Dammy Adesh is one of the hottest, fast rising models in town. In this chat, she shares her passion for the industry and hopes and plans for future. Below are excerpts of the interview.
Why are you interested in becoming a model?
My name is Damilola Adeshina but my fans call me Dammy Adesh. I am a native of Ijagbo in Kwara State. I am a 500 level student of Babcock University studying Accounting. It has always been my passion to be a model and I see it as a platform to be a role model and be influential in my community. I am interested in this career because I believe I have what it takes to be a top model and it is my desire to be the next Miss World.
Have you attended fashion modelling courses?
Yes I have. I have undergone catwalk classes, poise and etiquette grooming and photographic grooming at Steve Ray Modelling and Fashion School.
Why would you think you are fit to be a model?
I know I am the most beautiful girl in the world. I’ve got a figure and shape with good height and I am an intelligent lady. I have a strong personality with good sense of humour. I love challenges because modeling has always been my dream. I hope to become a brand ambassador for various organizations and companies. I hope to participate in major shows like Mercedes Fashion Week, London Fashion Week , Milan Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week among others. I want to glamorously rock every fashion show and become famous and well respected.
What are your goals as a model and how do you see yourself progress in this industry?
I want to be a voice that will resonate in the minds of people. I want to create a new face in the industry by helping up and coming youths that want to be models and also to be diligent and hardworking in my daily activities.
How do you communicate with people? Are you patient and friendly?
I am an out spoken person. I love to say my mind and say the truth at at times. I love god people with good sense of humour, people that I can easily understand and they understand me as well. Like they say, people make the world go round, I am always careful of my words in other for me not to offend people when I relate with them. I am patient and friendly lady and I like to observe a situation before I react.
How often do you exercise or go to the gym?
I like to maintain a balanced diet because as a model, you need to watch what you eat. I eat a lot of fruits and I drink a lot of water. This keeps me balanced and be able to do my aerobics, my yoga and go to the gym. I do my exercises everyday to maintain my sexy body and figure.
Do you have limitations? Would you model any kind of clothing at all?
I am open to model any kind of clothing and I like to try new things. I am lover of fashion, I love wearing good clothes, I love trending fashion accessories, I love Gucci and I look forward to work with all the fashion brands. I love shoots, modeling various designers’ collections, going on locations, partying, having fun, attending shows and interact with my fellow models.
What is your greatest strength as a model?
My strength as a model is my ability to interact with the camera and interpret my jobs. My body is my greatest point of which you can see; hips don’t lie (laughs).
As a model, have you every broken a contract or agreement?
No, I am a very disciplined child from a very prominent background of which I was taught to be cultured and respectful. I will never to go out of my way to disregard rules and regulation or agreement even at home.
When entering a new modelling show, describe how you build relationships with the creative team and with your fellow models?
I am a very friendly person with an open mind. I love to interact, love to keep people lively, get to introduce myself, know everyone and also try to know the creative team to build an understanding relationship and as well follow on the job at hand.
Are you parents in support of you becoming a model?
Yes they are. They are my number one fan and they have always supported me in any way they can. Also, I have a good manager and a good thing that makes sure that everything goes right for me; my designer/instructor, my make-up artist, my hair stylist, my gym instructor and everyone else. We all work together as a family to achieve my dreams. I am indeed lucky to have all of them in my life.
What are the challenges you have faced as a model?
I wouldn’t call them challenges because they are things that people do when they become models. For instance, on a shoot I was on, I had to be painted all over in a zebra look, and the ink rolled into my eyes (laughs) it was so painful but I just had to endure and get use to the system. So I don’t see anything as a challenge that I have to face as a model, it’s more of experience and getting to be on top.