NAIROBI NEXT TOP MODEL

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A beauty pageant is a celebration of beauty. It is an act and a venue to acknowledge and give honor to the beauty God has given us. It is also an effective means for campaigning for social awareness on different social issues and problems that need our attention.

It’s not just your imagination but the modeling industry is changing! The industry is expanding and slowly giving everyone a chance to be different and to thrive in their uniqueness. Models of different ages, ethnicity, and body types are booking lucrative and high-profile gigs, as brands catch onto the fact that most women don’t aspire to be stick-thin teenagers and that men also need a chance in this field.
Nairobi Next Top Model is a competition in which a number of aspiring models compete for the title of “Nairobi’s Next Top Model” and a chance to begin or grow their career in the modeling industry. Nairobi next top model will be scouting annually once a year. This year the Models selected took part in Nairobi Next Model Season 2017 after professional training, professional photo shoots including nature and street photography backdrops and not forgetting the  great workouts led by our skilled  trainer Rydah Aftermath who dedicated his time and skills to ensure the models were well equipped to face the Judges. Thank you Rydah. You have made the journey better for all of us.

The models also had a chance to showcase their talents through acting, dancing, and singing. Watch out for the movie and song to be released soon. The main mission of Nairobi Next Top Model is to Transform the modeling industry in Kenya by producing models who not only cover catwalks but also stand for a cause. Time has come for models to bring a positive influence to the world and not just look pretty. We had a chance to Visit Nyumbani Children’s Home and shared our stories with the youths and children. We want to make the world a better place by helping other people have positive and strong minds. The categories include; Runway Models (Both Sexes), Petite Models (Female Only) and Plus size Models(female only).
Being amongst the finalists, I can confirm that the training has been real! In a few days, we will be winding up. It is only fair you hear what a few of the contestants I was able to reach have to say in regard to this competition and their personal dreams and visions. We start with me;

DOLLY CHEPNGETICH

1..Well, what motivated me to join NNTM?

I have always had an interest in fashion and modeling from a young age and when this opportunity came by I knew it was what I needed to help me know more about the industry. My other reason for joining this pageant is to develop and boost my self-esteem so that I am able to help others do the same.

2.What do you do?

Apart from being a model, I am a medical underwriter in an insurance company and a blogger (seeing as this is my blog).

3.What would you like to be remembered for?

I would like people to remember me as the positive thinker who influenced a lot of people to believe in themselves.

4.What have you learned so far about the Industry?

It is not for the faint-hearted. It requires persistence, determination, resilience, a strong personality and character. Definitely the youth today faces much more pressure than the previous generation. They have to adapt to several circumstances at once. This kind of pressure has made the world much more dynamic and fast-paced.

TYFFANIE KWAMBOKA

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TYFFANIE KWAMBOKA

 

1.Well what motivated me to join NNTM?

I have always been into high fashion runway modeling and all but I was always discouraged by my height. I’m  5’5″  and I pretty much thought they needed 5’6″ or 5’7″ models. When I heard about this opportunity, I decided to give it a shot?

2.What do you do?

I’m currently taking a course in flight operations and dispatch but will soon start filling up on my hours to fulfill my dream of becoming a commercial pilot.

3.What would you like to be remembered for?

Well, everyone wants to be remembered for being great, right? Of course I’d want to be remembered as the pilot who can model..(laughing) but it’s not always about that. I want to be remembered as the high fashion model who puts other people’s needs before hers.

4.What have you learned so far about the Industry?

It’s not as easy as it seems. It’s not all about the cat walks, the shoots, the fancy clothes and the fun runway events you get to cover. It’s about being a role to other people. Be it male, black or white, as a model, can you help someone? Being someone other people can look up to. That’s what modeling is about..

YVELLANE OGADA

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YVELLANE OGADA


1.Well what motivated me to join NNTM?

Frequently women in the society are objectfied and hence laid upon the platform of a house wife. As for me, I took a different version of being my own woman for I am also a mother and I work as well. I joined NNTM to be a pillar to all women who have gone through life’s hardships and still stood tall and strong to pursue a long-life dream and stand out, not to outshine but to be the light to guide and arouse the once forgotten passion and beauty in oneself.

2.What do you do?

I work as a Regional Coordinator in sales at Huduma Center GPO.

3.What would you like to be remembered for?

I wouldn’t like people to remember me for anything except as a woman who never gave up striving to archive the best in life, a mother who got back on her feet to lead a successful life in her career and modeling too. A woman who sacrificed her time and patience to make the world realize that modeling is not just about exposing your body but it’s about nurturing an inbuilt talent and using it for the greater good. Beauty is skin deep…A heart holds the true beauty of a model and her actions speak it out.

4.What have you learned so far about the Industry?

Down the road I faced challenges on exposure of my body to a point I realized that being a model you don’t need to do what you are asked to but you need to do what you feel is best for you. Climbing the ladder is not only a step but a journey. Be professional in the industry and don’t get caught up with emotions. Don’t expose your true self to everyone for it may be used as a weakness and you could become a target once everyone sees how much potential you have. This industry is about to change and it begins with me.

I am the face of the future!

NANA FARIDI

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NANA FARIDI

1.Well what motivated me to join NNTM?

When I heard of NNTM, the first thing that came to my mind was a new experience, the opportunity to learn new stuff and meet new people and especially the chance to work with petite models. As a plus size working with plus fabulosity, I only interact with girls who are my size which is a lot of fun but I still wanted to interact with others. I saw the chance and took it!

2.What do you do?

Apart from being a model, I run a small salon in my area and I’m also a baker. That’s how I earn my living.

3.What have you learned so far about the Industry?

I have learned so many steps as well as how to be humble, a die-hard fighter deep down in order to make it in my modeling career.

GILLIAN WAIRIMU

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GILLIAN WAIRIMU

1.Well what motivated me to join NNTM?

My first time of trying out at a pageant, the trainer told me that I had the best walk but to my surprise I never even got to the top 10 .The second time I got to top 5 but I never gave up and the third time I got the crown. It’s always been my dream to be one of the best models in Kenya and when I heard of NNTM I was more than happy. At first I almost gave up because I thought  the models were so pretty and slimmer than myself but my passion for modelling kept me going. I believe this will give me a chance to give back to the community.

2.What do you do?

I am a model and a student.

3.What would you like to be remembered for?

I would love the world not to remember me as a queen but as a saviour to the lost and hopeless souls out there.

4.What have you learned so far about the Industry?

In the modelling world a model should be strong and be able to stand against anything that comes their way. Be a model not only of a facial mode. True beauty is that which is  reflected in your heart.

COLLINS MUHAWAN

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COLLINS MUHAWAN

1.Well, what motivated me to join NNTM?

I know NNTM will play a major role in building my image and brand. It’s also a new experience and a different path to take.

2.What do you do?

I am a film production and photography student at ADMI, part time model, photographer, video editor and a football player as well.

3.What would you like to be remembered for?

I would like people to remember me for how I changed their lives or influenced them to change their lives for better no matter how small the changes are. I would like to be a role model.

4.What have you learned so far about the Industry?

The modelling industry is  a ruthless one. I’ve got one statement for the modeling industry. Just like life, it doesn’t care how strong you are. It will beat you to your knees and crush you, IF YOU LET IT!

ELIZABETH OMONDI

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ELIZABETH OMONDI

1.Well, what motivated me to join NNTM?

I have always wanted to become a model from an early age and after seeing the opportunity I decided to give it a go.

2.What do you do?

Currently I am a student at the University of Nairobi, studying Urban and Regional Planning. When I’m not reading my course materials, you’ll find me reading anything on philosophy and African literature. I love singing and writing poetry.

3.What would you like to be remembered for?

I would like to be remembered as one who speaks, not by voice but by the intangible expression of feeling and thought, through my actions and the words I write.

4.What have you learned so far about the Industry?

So far everything I’ve learnt about modeling, I’ve learnt through being part of NNTM. I basically knew nothing when I joined, or rather I thought I knew what modeling was all about, but I’ve learnt that modeling is more than just walking runways in beautiful dresses and make up. I have learnt that it is more an expression of character and purposing to influence other people’s lives. I also learnt that themodeling industry is a platform whereby determination and focus are key. Nothing is handed to you on a silver platter for every single achievement reflects how much work you have put into it.

IMMACULATE BWANA

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1.Well what motivated me to join NNTM?

I got into NNTM because I saw it as a platform to get more exposure. I love fashion and that’s the reason I even got into modeling so as to familiarize myself with the industry.

2.What do you do?

I am a freelance model and I do stage plays.

3.What have you learned so far about the Industry?

This platform has taught me a lot about modeling. I’ve been able to meet amazing designers and stylists and I’ve met many beautiful and amazing people, some of whom I have become friends with.

 

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I am a Medical Underwriter in arguably one of the largest insurance companies in East Africa. It’s during this period that I emerged from my cocoon, I discovered interesting things about myself that have continually nudged me to face life with renewed radiance. I discovered my hobbies were not just sleeping and reading but I had more to offer life than I possibly thought. It’s safe to say these days I run out of time ….I love swimming, dancing, blogging, modelling and watching movies. As far as my long-term career development goals are concerned.My career goal right now is to get a chance to work as Business Developer-Health division, take up a senior management position later on and in due time become a CEO with an aim of impacting positively in the insurance industry.I plan to also study a Diploma in Insurance to add to my actuarial degree, grow in the underwriting department and get to a management position.If you are an employee,you should be shortlisting me now. When free I run a personal blog Dollypinky.com, please subscribe and get inspired by my articles. In addition, I am actively pursuing modelling at my free time. I have found interest in this field as it has helped me refine my body language and brought out additional positive aspects in my personality. Follow me on Instagram and twitter as Dollypinky_chepngetich and get to read my interesting posts which more often than not are accompanied by some good images.

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