Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail 126.7K If You Like This Article Kindly Give Us A Share! FashionGHANA: Can you introduce yourself? Marie: Hello, my name is Marie-Michelle Koffi. I’m a 23-year-old accounting student and a model from Cote d’Ivoire. FashionGHANA: How long have you been pursuing modeling? Marie: I’ve been in the modeling industry for a fulfilling period of 3 years. FashionGHANA: What is the modeling scene like in Cote d’Ivoire? Marie: The modeling scene in Cote d’Ivoire is experiencing remarkable growth, with a rising interest in fashion that contributes significantly to our country’s development. More Articles You Would Love Belois Couture, Wanger Agu, Titi Belo & Style Temple @ Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2016, Day 1; Nigeria Songstress Becca Robbed Off Lots Of Money And Goods & May Have To Cancel Concerts FashionGHANA: What has been the highlight of your modeling career so far? Marie: One of the biggest highlights of my modeling career was being part of the International Festival of African Fashion (FIMA) & FIMO TOGO. FashionGHANA: What is the biggest challenge you face in the modeling industry in Cote d’Ivoire? Marie: The lack of fair financial evaluation for models is one of the biggest challenges in the modeling industry in Cote d’Ivoire. It’s essential for the fashion industry to recognize and appreciate the value that models bring. FashionGHANA: Which African fashion shows do you aspire to participate in the future? Marie: In the future, I aspire to participate in prestigious shows like Paris Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, Lagos Fashion Week, Arise Fashion Week in Africa, and Accra Fashion Week. FashionGHANA: Is it possible to have a successful full-time modeling career in Africa alone? Marie: While I believe it’s challenging to rely solely on modeling in Africa, I recognize that the industry is still growing, and I complement it with other interests. Ideally, I wish I could focus solely on modeling. FashionGHANA: How do you maintain your figure? Do you exercise or go to the gym? Marie: I keep my figure in shape through regular running and maintaining a balanced diet. FashionGHANA: How do you handle rejection at castings? Marie: Experiencing rejection at castings taught me a valuable lesson. I understand that it’s part of the industry and it motivates me to work harder and improve myself. FashionGHANA: Your unique look, with curves and blonde hair, is eye-catching. How has it helped you in your modeling career? Marie: Having a unique look with curves and blonde hair sets me apart and attracts attention during castings, which has been beneficial for my modeling career. FashionGHANA: What do you enjoy the most about being a model? Marie: The self-confidence gained through modeling is what I cherish the most about this profession. It has transformed me and provided opportunities to meet wonderful people during my travels. FashionGHANA: What advice would you give to young girls aspiring to become models? Marie: To all the young girls aspiring to become models, I encourage you to follow your passion. Join agencies, and don’t be afraid of rejection. Treat it as a stepping stone towards improvement and growth. Pursue what you love and believe in yourself. See her portfolio below and follow her at www.instagram.com/_model_225. Read More Like This On Cote d’Ivoire Stunners UPCOMING TOP EVENTS! VIEW ALL EVENTSAFRICAS BIGGEST FASHION WEEK IS HERE!Click Here To Submit stories Email: [email protected] or HashTag #FashionGHANA model crushmodelcrush Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail FashionGHANA Admin FashionGHANA.com is a Fashion PR Company, Events planning & management team as well as Africa's leading Fashion Media House. Get Intouch with us and let's see how we can help you grow. info@FashionGHANAcom More For You #BIKINIBAE: South Africa’s Premium Swimwear Sensation Pamala Hughes Is Serving Ravishing Bikini Looks #BIKINIEBAE: More Than A Barbie; Afro-Latina Alexis Hernandez Has The Internet Going Crazy... #BeautyOfTheWeek: Meet The Bald & Bold Daala Oruwari; Undeniably One Of Nigeria’s Most... #BIKINIEBAE: From Runway Royalty to InstaGlam Star; Meet Kiara Pike, The Fashion Universe’s... #BeautyOfTheWeek: Meet The Gorgeous Gem Sakhile Zie That Represented Zimbabwe At Miss Supranational... #BIKINIEBAE: Luscious Insta-Viral 18y/o Nigerian Beauty Folashade Speaks To Us About Dating, Seductivity... #BeautyOfTheWeek: Meet The Stunning Angella Summer Namubiru, A Beautiful Ugandan With A Heart... #MODELCRUSH: Meet Mihret Engda, The Ethiopian Model Making Waves on the Global Fashion... #BIKINIBAE: Meet Joanna James, The Afrolicious Model Redefining Swimwear Beauty #BIKINIBAE: Meet Assi Iman, The Prolific Guinean Model Exhibiting African Culture In Her... Leave a Comment Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.