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Monday, 16 September 2019

Models Corner: Marilyn Jackson

Ikoyi Elite is proud to publish our first ever model interview. We will be featuring Marilyn Jackson a Nigerian-based fashion model who was kind enough to take time out of her busy schedule to answer our questions. Let us see what the talented Marilyn has to say below


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Ikoyi EliteHello, please could you introduce yourself?
MarilynHello my name is Marilyn Jackson, and I am a Nigerian-based model.

Ikoyi EliteHow did you break into the modelling industry?
MarilynWell I always wanted to be a model since I was a kid, so I entered into it after high school.

Ikoyi EliteAre you a commercial or high fashion model?
MarilynCommercial /runway.

Ikoyi EliteWhat agency/agencies represent you?
MarilynFor know-it-all Sparrows modeling agency. But I am yet to be signed.

Ikoyi EliteWhat challenges did you face while launching your modelling career?
MarilynMy height. I am not that tall so I get a whole lot of rejection and I sometimes feel intimidated.

Ikoyi EliteHow do you maintain your looks?
MarilynBy eating fresh and living healthy. Working out and drinking a lot of water.

Ikoyi EliteWhat is your most memorable job?
MarilynHaven't seen any worth it.

Ikoyi EliteIs modelling really as glamorous as it seems?
MarilynNo, it's not. Only people in it know the answer. The struggle.

Ikoyi EliteWhat is your dream modelling assignment?
MarilynAdvertising campaign for a cosmetics brand and Victoria's secret runway show.

Ikoyi EliteWhat are your favourite industry networking events? 
MarilynLondon Fashion Week.

Ikoyi EliteWhich is your preferred fashion week?
MarilynMilan and London fashion week.

Ikoyi EliteWhat lesser known fashion weeks should models look out for?
MarilynMercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

Ikoyi EliteWhich iconic model/models do you admire?
MarilynAkele Ruth, Aliana king and Adutek.

Ikoyi EliteWhat advice do you have for an aspiring model who is trying to inexpensively build a portfolio of high quality pictures? What kind of photographers, stylists, makeup artists and hairstylist do they approach?
MarilynLike I always tell some people, look for the style that suits you. You can always use you phone to take pictures for starters.

Ikoyi EliteDo you have any more information to add?
Marilyn: Nothing else, thank you.

Thank you very much Marilyn for sharing your life as a model with us. We wish you success in your modelling career.

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