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Most of the people notice my thanks to my afro or my very colorful and extra-long hairstyles. They told me I'd got my personality
Haingotiana, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as Model?
My inspiration started when I realized that they weren't enough black natural hair models. I wanted to show all the young girls like me that we can be beautiful even with dark skin or nappy hair. I started my first work when I was in high school when I started to be confident with myself.
Who is your inspiration in life Haingotiana? How do you stay inspired as a Model?
I don't have a proper person as a model I get inspired by seeing other girls like me be confident with themselves. And I stay inspired thanks to the photographers who work with me and show me that we can do real work together
We all make mistakes Haingotiana; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
I would never straighten my natural hair ever again to pleased people!
Haingotiana, How do you describe yourself in terms of working with clients?
I'm a very open-minded person. I love learning new things, try new stuff.
Please tell us Haingotiana, how do you prioritize work, social life, friends, and family?
Definitely family first. It thanks to them that I can do all the things I did. My first supporters, so as my friends. Then social media's helped me to improve and get more opportunities.
Haingotiana, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I was working for fashion; it was my first time. My boss wouldn't let my mum be on VIP. Nothing was going on well, I told him you know why I don't care I'm not even famous yet, you ask me to work for you because I've got potential, if the show is terrible they'll never know me. You're the one who's famous tho. I still have a lot to learn, but I know that I'll never let someone treat me like you did. Then he let my mum be in the VIP
Haingotiana, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model.
To work for a feminist magazine called Censored in Lyon And worked for the fashion week as an organizer.
Haingotiana, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
When I started to assume myself completely with my braids to the floor, a lot of people wanted to work with me.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
Never give up. Even if someone tells you you can't do it, go further! It means they know you got something.
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