Tell us a little about yourself and your modeling career.
My name is Doherty Iyanuoluwa, born into a family of seven, I am eighteen years old, and 6ft tall. I am a Nigerian, I am a Christian, and I live and grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. I am currently a student in Caleb University, Nigeria. Studying Business Administration. My modeling career started early last year my first work was a photo-shoot for Demin brand on the 16th of May, 2016. Then, another photo-shoot with Humarnia on the 17th of june, 2016. Another, CUSA meets runway I wore three designers clothes on the runway July 6, 2016. I did more shoots for LIAM Nigeria in October themed “Bush boy” people on social media call me bush boy now my friends inclusive , the name is still trending till now.
Who do you look up to in the modeling industry locally and internationally and why?
I look up to Son of Davidson locally because he is a Nigerian Model who is a top model locally and internationally. I look up to Winnie Harlow because I like her captions on Instagram and regardless of her having Vitiligo she embraces her body and is also one of the top models internationally. I love all the shoots of Winnie Harlow and also that of son of Davidson.
Has gender or sexuality hindered you from opportunities in your career as a model? Tell us about it.
Gender or sexuality has not hindered me in any way in my career in my past and also presently.
What is or has been your challenge/frustration growing as a model?
My challenges and frustration has been the fact that not all casting I go for that I get selected. And also whenever I go for a casting, I always make sure I am well prepared and when I don’t get picked I often wonder why.
What can you say to aspiring models?
What I say to aspiring models is to believe and see every ‘no’ as part of the story they will tell when they become top models. Work out, stay healthy don’t ever give up on yourself or your dreams because with hard work and God, the sky is just the starting point.
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