Model of the Week: Akiima walked for Azzedine Alaia alongside Naomi Campbell herself

Akiima was shot exclusively for MODELS.com by Julien Bernard, with styling by Laetitia Gimenez, hair by Jean Baptiste Santens @ Capsule, makeup by Megumi Zlatoff @ Agence Saint Germain, and casting production by Maxence Orard. Thanks to Charlotte Dubos. All clothing by Véronique Leroy, tights by Falke.

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Name:
Akiima

Agency:
IMG Paris (Paris)
Also:
IMG (New York)
IMG Australia (Sydney)
Finesse Models (Adelaide)

Age:
20

Height:
181cm (5’11.5″)

Instagram:
@akiima

Place of Origin:
Australia

Ethnic Origin:
South Sudanese

Birthsign:
Aquarius

How discovered:
By Brigette Mitchell in Adelaide, walked into the agency.

What was your first modeling job?
Being the face of Adelaide Fashion Festival 2017.

Favorite things:
My laptop and wifi. I need something to entertain me while I’m traveling. Love walking around when I’m in a new country. Deeply enjoy a good book.

What are you listening to at the moment?
SZA’s latest album CTRL.

Favorite movie, tv show:
Gone With The Wind and Poetic Justice

Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product:
Victoria’s Secret fragrances are beautiful

What were you doing before modeling?
Studying and working.

What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
I would be a nurse. Hopefully one day I will be one.

What’s something uncool that you love anyway?
I hate to say this, but OPEN TOE SANDALS!

Favorite modeling experience so far?
Walking Azzedine Alaia couture show in Paris with Naomi Campbell.

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
Friendly faces and how quiet it is.

Which brand would you really love to model for?
Christian Dior

Place you would love to visit:
Rome.

Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
Music.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
“Things happen for a reason.”

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