Shawn was shot exclusively for models.com by Lucie Rox, with styling by Margherita Alaimo. Many thanks to Alice Grindley.

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Name:
Shawn Golomingi

Agency:
Nevs (London)
Also with: L Bui Models (mother agency)

Age:
19

Height:
6’3″

Instagram:
@shawnkg_

Place of Origin:
East London, England (born & raised)

Ethnic Origin:
My father is half Congolese & Belgian and my mother is Congolese so the percentage would be 75% Congolese and 25% Belgian

Birthsign:
Capricorn

How discovered:
I was scouted on the shop floor during my shift when I was working at Superdry back in November last year. Idris Elba visited the store because he was launching his brand with Superdry and conveniently on the day of the release we had a lot of press coming into the store and I happened to bump into my current agent who approached me while I was walking on the shop floor and it pretty much took off from there.

Favorite things:
I enjoy working out at the gym and one thing that I really cannot live without is my headphones. Breaking them is one of my worst nightmares!

What are you listening to at the moment?
Recently I’ve been listening to Sade, J Cole and a lot of chill PR&B music. My music playlist is really diverse so I can pretty much listen to anyone as long as I like the song.

Favorite movie, tv show:
I haven’t watched TV in a while but I like the show Empire

Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product:
I own a lot of Calvin Klein products such as clothes and cologne so I’d say CK. I don’t have a particular beauty product but I definitely need one because I have days where my skin can break out like crazy.

What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
Had I not been modelling, I’d probably be working at another retail store so I’m grateful to be in current my position. But I also study so I’d still be doing that.

What’s something uncool that you love anyway?
I’m not too sure about that… I’d like to think that I’m a pretty cool person

Favorite modeling experience so far?
It has to be opening for the Astrid Andersen show. Especially since that was the first time that I really did anything since I started modelling. At the time I didn’t even have a comp card let alone a portfolio so opening for my first show was really a huge deal for me.

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
Definitely the public transport. It’s very easy to get from A to B over here and that’s what I love about it.

Which brand would you really love to model for?
I have quite a few brands that I’d like to model for but if I had to pick the first two I’d probably say Tom Ford or Balmain.

Place you would love to visit:
New York is next on my checklist. Hopefully before I turn 21.

Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
Hoverboards.

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  • Brussels

    your such a great model you inspire me @shawnkg

  • Fantastic