How did your family feel about you becoming a model?
I didn’t want to shock my family because they didn’t have any idea that I wanted to do modeling. Even though I knew that I could do it, they’re more into school. You know I came from Ethiopia and I went to school in Holland but at the same time I have Ethiopian family. They are very traditional. They believe in being a doctor or pilot, or whatever. So I started really slowly because I didn’t want to shock them.
On Gate: Tilt blouse, sequin reptile print pant and python belt by Edwing D’Angelo. Antique gold sheen earrings by Circa Sixty Three. Shoes by Lilliana.