Model of the Week: Shanelle Nyasiase went from aspiring flight attendant to Alexander McQueen campaign star

Shanelle was shot exclusively for MODELS.com by Jessica Gordon, with styling by Julie Nivert, and makeup by Samuel Ruffin Hendrix. Thanks to Pierre and Lanny.


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Name:
Shanelle Nyasiase

Agency:
Red Model Management (New York)
MP Milan ()
MP Paris ()
MP MEGA MIAMI ()

Age:
21

Height:
5’9.5

Instagram:
@shanellenyasiase

Place of Origin:
Kenya

Ethnic Origin:
Sudanese

Birthsign:
Leo

How discovered:
By Ingrid Tamborin through photographer Daniele Tamagni

What was your first modeling job?
African brands Kiko Romeo and Adele Dejak

Favorite things:
Music, scrolling through my IG feed, traveling to new places and my family

What are you listening to at the moment?
SZA, Big Thief + Drake

Favorite movie, tv show:
Too busy to watch tv at the moment, but love a good drama series.

Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product:
Sunday Riley Eye Contour Cream
Marc Jacobs Beauty – Highliner Gel Eye Crayon
Rose Water
Margiela Replica – By the Fireplace

What were you doing before modeling?
I was studying to become a flight attendant because my dream was to do a job that would make me travel a lot.

What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
FLIGHT ATTENDANT!

What’s something uncool that you love anyway?
Sleeping

Favorite modeling experience so far?
All of them are my favorite, but opening and closing for Loewe, walking MJ and doing the Alexander McQueen SS18 campaign.

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
Nairobi is a vibrant young city full of clubs and nice places to hang out. You should all visit…

Which brand would you really love to model for?
Celine / Maybelline contract

Place you would love to visit:
I love Brazil and I love places on the beach with the sun and beautiful weather!

Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
Alexander McQueen studded leather boots

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Always be true to yourself and the sky is the limit if you work hard and don’t give up.

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  • double m-by miguel

    Stunning, stunning in all pictures. She is my favorite face at this moment.