Ayla was photographed exclusively for MODELS.com by Liberto Fillo, with styling by Esperanza de la Fuente, hair by Charles Stanley & makeup by Dan Delgado.


Ayla Murray (@ay.murray)


Viva London



Place of Origin:
South London, UK

Ethnic Origin:
English and Jamaican


Did you always want to be a model? Tell us about how you were discovered.
I didn’t always want to be a model but it always seemed like it could be a possibility. I was often told I was beautiful by the people around me. I think that is part of what made me so confident, in the beginning. I am eternally grateful to those people. I was discovered whilst walking down Carnaby Street, just after I had a few drinks with some friends. You can imagine how surreal and comical it felt at first. It soon became real when I signed my contract, two months later and started traveling the world.

Most memorable modeling experience so far?
I guess it would be seeing myself in the window of the Wolford store in London for the Wolford x N. 21 campaign I shot with Robin Galiegue and Elodie David, 5 minutes from where I was scouted on Carnaby St.

One song you have on repeat, and why?
Cajmere feat. Dajae – Brighter days (Underground Goodies Mix)

What other passions do you have aside from modeling?
I love music. I DJ, drum, and bass sometimes for @Scaletrax at The Glove That Fits, in Hackney. I also love to sing but I don’t do that so publicly, that’s more of a ‘shower by myself’ vibe.

What is something you’ve always wanted to do/try?
Teleportation, but for arguments sake I guess it would also be equally as cool to play a set at BoomTown Festival.

What’s one thing people may be surprised to find out about you?
I’m very spiritual and would much prefer to live in a forest, with my cats. Not practical but true.

What change would you like to see in the world?
Where do I start?