Ugandan model, Aamito Lagum who shot into fame after winning the debut edition of Africa’s Next Top Model posed for ace photographer Remi Adetiba’s camera’s recently and the result is fierce!
Since her debut, Aamito has walked in runway shows for top brands such as Burberry, Marc Jacobs, Paul Smith, Rag & Bone and Topshop.
She recently talked to Okayafrica about life on the runway and a whole lot of other interesting things.
Here are excerpts from the interview and more pictures from the shoot.
On her personal highlight from walking runways: Securing the much sought after opening spot at Balenciaga’s A/W 15 show.
On Oluchi Orlando: “Oluchi was my golden ticket into the Chocolate Factory,” Aamito tells the magazine of the Nigerian supermodel and TV personality. “Even before Africa’s Next Top Model, I had gotten to learn her story, and she embodied the struggle of many an African talent; me inclusive. It was when I heard that she was coming to a country next to mine [Kenya] for auditions that I knew it was my closest shot.” Aamito recalls the best advice she received from Oluchi: “One of the toughest moments on the show was when I was down on my morale and Oluchi walked up to us and said ‘what are you doing here? [The reality show] is a simulation of what the fashion industry is…it’s tough. It is never going to be easier than this. Are you able to look past today’s sweat? If you are, then that is what will you make you stand out.’
On her biggest fan: “[My mother] has seen me learning to walk,” Aamito tells us. “She was there for my first photoshoot in which the only label I wore was my baby smile. It’s not that she just sees my pictures; she HAS to see my pictures. She is prouder than anyone else can claim to be of me. She gets to see some clips of my walks though. Having given so much into making me who I am today, she cannot be any prouder.”
Read the full interview here
Photo Credit: Remiadetiba.com
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