Model of the Week: Awa Ceesay


IMG Paris (IMG Worldwide)


179cm (5’10.5″)

Place of Origin:
Paris, France

Ethnic Origin:
1/2 Sénégalese, 1/2 Gambian


How discovered:
I was discovered by Jon Viatge from Scouting One, he is great and has been very patient with me helping me to understand the fashion industry with the help of IMG Models, who have been with me and supported me ever since. I was walking in the street and he spotted me. And that’s how my modelling career was born!

Favorite things:
My iPod. It goes everywhere with me.

Favorite music, band:
I like to dance to the beat of Beyonce. Rihanna makes me want to express myself! David Guetta is very nice as well. Bruno Mars is amazing!

Food is definitely one of my passions. When I get time off from modeling, I like to cook French style, inspired by French chefs such as Cyril Lignac

Favorite piece of clothing:
Fashion is ever evolving, but shoes are what I love. Thierry Mugler/Nicola Formichetti for his interpretation of the strong woman and Christian Louboutin are my favourite designers.

What’s your idea of fun?
My idea of fun is to dress up and go out to the clubs wearing my crazy shoes and dancing to Rihanna or Beyonce on the dancefloor.

Favorite modeling experience so far?
Everything happened really quickly and before I knew it I was walking down the catwalk in the Hermès show during Paris fashion week. I wish words could describe how grand and gorgeous the show was. It was amazing! I feel very privileged to have been chosen, I love Hermès. Who doesn’t?

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
The people in Paris have a certain elegance about them. I’m inspired by the streets. Parisian have a very strong individual style which I am so proud of. I am also so lucky to be in the same city that boasts iconic landmarks like Champ Elysée, The Arc De Triomphe, and the magical Tour Eiffel. I feel so fortunate that I can just stroll down the streets to these places while other people need to fly several hours to see them.

Favorite artist (any kind):
Picasso is definitely the first one who springs to mind. It amazes me how he paints a 3D face on a 2D medium. I mean, being able to see both ears on the same side of the head is sometimes odd, but I like it.

Place you would love to visit:
NYC is a very vibrant place with great energy, I’ve had the pleasure of going there in the past but I’d love to visit again! As already stated by tons of people, or worn it on a t-shirt : I ‘heart’ NY

Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
I am currently obsessed with my modeling career. It’s a great way to meet people and travel to all sorts of exotic places around the world. I work very hard to give the best results possible and at times, the hours are long. But thankfully I have a really understanding agent and they look after my business well so that I can focus 100% on my job.

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  • ATP

    those legs are fabulous!

  • Beautiful and perfct body. I like her!

  • Wow she is gorgeous! excited to see how she blossoms!! its nice to see that she isnt like 12 years old aswell!!! ha =]

  • you know there is something very majestic, elegant and exotic about nubian models.. i also feel that the industry doesnt pay enough respect and attention to them. Their ability for high fashion ad sophisticated products is astounding… more photographers and designers should take them on.. they also tend to have a simplicity of character that makes them amazing to work with and carry out good photo works. Here Awa is amazing just in the raw natural shots alone. Not needing super done up and in simple clothing you can tell the strengths to modelling she offers. Definitely hope to see more from her in time and hope she sticks with it as initially the industry can be challenging for black models.

  • M

    @Amaresh Wardha

    “Nubian” is a racial term and does not belong on here.

  • romain

    I met this girl at Australian Fashion week the past few days and aside from her great personality she truly is stunning and these pictures really do her no justice. I wish her all the best of luck

  • christi

    wow shes 18,dark,182cm.i want to run d ways like her.

  • her eyes are just so intriguing and you just keep on staring. her body is also fit for the purpose, very nice

  • Yasmin

    Is she saying she’s 20 years old in her video, because in the interview it says she’s 22 ??? (maybe 20 is her “model age” ;D )

  • Laura

    Also, the term ‘Nubian’ refers to people from the Egypt/Sudan region, not Senegal or Gambia.

  • Gi

    Amazing!! She’s so elegant and fabulous! Divine long legs!

  • Dani

    Her legs are AMAZING and look at those lips! Wow!

  • I like her lips and looong legs.

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  • Mimi

    So beautiful. Her eyes and lips are CAPTIVATING.

  • KF

    Her body is perfect but that’s it for me.

  • what an amazing natural beauty, love her complexion and legs!

  • Now I think you are so pretty an I love your pictures one day I hope to be a modle some dayyyy jusss so you know I am such a big fan of yours ps god bless you an keep enjoying your life……..

  • How stunning is this woman?!

  • tennecia

    i wanna be just like you one day soon rather .

  • loving the legs and face, really beautiful. and those lips!

  • Dania

    Beautiful body but not so beautiful face, specially the lips!

  • PIerre

    She’s beautifull, élégante and natural!

  • Last image, wow figure!

  • sHEE

    @Dania -WHOA! You didn’t know full-lips are the IT factor now a days? You MUST reside under a rock!! Awa is B-E-U-TEA-FULL! Head to toe with FABuLIPS!

  • Lucas

    Amazing face. Kinda like innocence looks she has.

  • Andrea

    I really think she looks like a guy rather than a woman. Sorry.

  • Dominique-Marie Chanel von Ashton

    @Andrea That is offensive, I have to disagree, because Awa is gorgeous.

  • mearah

    She is gorgeous