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MODELS OF THE MONTH

NELLA NGINGO

Photographer: Carin Verbruggen

MUA: Nikki De Vries

Hair: Ilona Deleeuw

Stylist: Ivana Dzodan

 

Photographer: Claire Setian

(Test Shoot)

 

 

Photographer: Claire Setian

(Test Shoot)

 

 

 

 

 

1. Why modeling? What made you decide that this is what you will put all your effort into? 

It kind of happened organically. A friend of mine was a starting photographer and he started doing some test shots with me and it went great. After doing more, I realized that I was good at it and became more and more passionate about modelling and fashion.

 

2. How did you start modeling and what were the first steps you took as a new model?

After my friend took some test shots of me and I put them online, I started getting requests for shoots from various photographers for tfp shoots. They were all for free but it helped me build my portfolio and based on that portfolio, I got signed by my current agency.

 

 

3. How did you feel when you got signed to your first agency and what was that experience like?

It was great because now the agency could help me get jobs and send me to go-sees. It's hardly possible to book jobs in the modelling world with no agency.

 

4. What, if any, are some criticisms that you heard early on and still may hear from agents, clients, photographers, etc. that you've worked on to make yourself a better model?

Believe it or not, I used to be pretty thick and curvy. Once I started getting more passionate about modeling, I realized I had to lose weight. I lost weight by eating healthy, drinking lots of water, and running. I still do that to keep up with the small size requiremenrs in the industry. It's hard work but I'm willing to do what it takes.

 

5. Who is your favorite singer, rapper, or group/band of all time?

I would have to say Frank Ocean.

 

6. What is your favorite food ever? Including desserts!

I love a great steak with vegetables or salmon. I don't enjoy sweets but if I had to get a dessert, I'd go for an apple pie! 

 

7. What inspires you? It can be a person, a quote, an action performed by someone, anything.

I read this quote a few years ago that said "Never give up because the day you give up could have been the day you made it." I wish I knew who wrote it because it helped me a lot through my journey and still does!

Photographer: Carin Verbruggen

MUA: Nikki De Vries

Hair: Ilona Deleeuw

Stylist: Ivana Dzodan

 

8. Do you have any other talents that we should know about? Singing, dancing, acting, etc.

I'm extremely good at math and I'm a computer geek! Haha 

 

9. Do you have any advice for young models today that you wish someone would have told you when you first started?

If this is what you're really passionate about, work hard and do what it takes. Study the greats so you can become great, be professional, and most of all; believe in yourself. It might be a hard road but with good work ethic and confidence, you can get there!

 

10. So, how is All Models Worldwide doing!? Do you think we've got what it takes to be a top name in fashion and modeling in the future?

I think you're doing a greag job by creating a platform for models and fashion. Keep it up!

 

 

Nella is a leader for so many different aspects of modeling. She is proving that darker skin toned models can succeed. She's an amazing example of hard work to get her body measurements where she needed them to be and a poster girl for models with tattoos! She will prove to be quite the role model for many upcoming models. We look forward to seeing Nella in top campaign ads soon. We're calling it right now!

 

 

Follow Nella on Instagram: @nellarozz

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