“I HAD A MIX OF EMOTIONS THE FIRST TIME I WALKED ON A PROFESSIONAL RUNWAY” – CLAIREE OTOBIA

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“I HAD A MIX OF EMOTIONS THE FIRST TIME I WALKED ON A PROFESSIONAL RUNWAY” – CLAIREE OTOBIA

What could beat passion when it comes to modeling? Well, I’d say absolutely nothing, because passion never fails. Karl Lagerfeld once said ” the secret to modeling is not being perfect….but every model needs a face that people can recognize in a second.

A model’s career begins the moment he/she has been put in the spotlight and our “Model in Focus” at the moment will be sharing her experience….in this amazing interview she granted us recently. Read the full interview below.

Tell us about yourself.
My name is Clairee Otobia Graham, I am a fashion model from Accra, Ghana.

Clairee Otobia
Shot by: Nyhiraba Kwaku

What do you love about modeling?
Modeling gives me confidence, and it has made me embrace who I am. Modeling makes you believe yourself.

What would you be, if you weren’t a model?
I would have been a Journalist.

What are your career goals in the fashion industry?
My goal in this industry is to stay positive while working on debuting on the big screen very soon.

Shot by: Nyhiraba Kwaku

How would you define fashion?
In my opinion, fashion is the ability for me to express myself in whatever I choose to wear, in a way that it influences other people around me.

What is your best modeling experience so far?
My best modeling experience was the first time I walked on a professional runway, (Accra fashion week 2018) in October, 2018, I had a mix of emotions, I was a bit nervous and excited at the same time. Lol .

What is your favorite colour?
My favorite colour is Blue, it symbolizes trust, intelligence and above all confidence.

Have you attended any fashion shows in the past 3 months?
Yes, I recently featured for Runway Ghana showcase 2019.

Shot by: Nyhiraba Kwaku

Who is your fashion icon?
My fashion icons are Naomi Campbell and Diva Davanna.

What is your favorite food?
I love jollof rice, anytime. *smiles*.

How often do you exercise or go to the gym?
I workout mostly on Saturdays.

Who is your favourite designer?
I don’t really have a favourite designer.

CLAIREE OTOBIA

In your opinion, what should every woman have in her wardrobe?
I believe that every woman loves to show off her feminism through what she wears, so I’d say a woman’s wardrobe should contain her favorite items that give her joy.

Who inspires you the most?
My parents are my biggest inspiration.

You can reach out to me on Instagram by clicking on my handle @mzz_clairee. I’d be glad to hear from you.

Kindly share your thoughts in the comment session below.

Photo credit(s): Nyhiraba Kwaku

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