PHOTOS: CHRISTIAN BRYLLE. MODEL: MAYOWA NICHOLAS/THE SOCIETY MANAGEMENT. CASTING: DAVID CHEN. SPECIAL THANKS: FAST ASHLEYS.
Mayowa Nicholas would like to be “an icon.” The Nigerian model is well on her way; she’s currently a member of Models.com’s “Hot List” and, since first getting scouted three years ago, has starred in campaigns for Miu Miu, Dolce & Gabbana, Saint Laurent, and H&M.
THE PERSON I ADMIRE THE MOST:
My mom, who has always been an inspiration to me.
AN EVENT I WISH I’D WITNESSED:
I would love to witness the ball drop on New Year’s Eve at Times Square—I still have not done that yet!
QUESTIONS I CAN’T ANSWER:
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
MY BIGGEST ADVENTURE:
Definitely when I went to Dubai and did a jeep safari in the desert.
MY GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT:
I think it is just being where I am today—all the things I’ve accomplished in a short period of time, and being able to grow as a person through all of it.
THINGS I’D LIKE TO IMPROVE ABOUT MYSELF:
I have to learn how to not take things too seriously.
GAMES I PLAY:
I hardly play games, but if I do I go for the racing ones.
MY GREATEST VICE:
THINGS I’LL BE REMEMBERED BY:
SOME THINGS I’D RATHER FORGET:
Night flights. 🙁
MY IDEA OF HAPPINESS:
Going to the spa for a hot stone massage—it makes me so happy.
ONE LAST FAVOR I’D LIKE TO ASK:
For all women to feel beautiful and empowered.
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