Rising Nigerian model Thacutegeminme has made a case for petite models across the globe to be allowed to also walk on the runway.
Thacutegeminme, in an interview with journalists said she desires to open a modelling agency in future and provide the opportunity for models that fall into her category can walk on the runway someday, saying everyone deserves a chance.
The University of Lagos (UNILAG) undergraduate model, who said her 5.3” height had denied her the opportunity to be a runway model, said she had to settle for face modelling.
“I’ve always loved to be a model, especially a runway model but my height couldn’t get me that because I’m 5.3. So, I just opted for face modelling instead.”
“I became interested because I like flashy lifestyles, cameras, photo shoots, and looking different all the time. This is because as a model, it’s like you’re a thousand people in one person and this help increases my self-esteem. This is because I am a shy person growing up,” she said.
Regretting that models in Nigeria are not given their dues and appropriately remunerated, she vowed to the situation and perception about modelling in the country by giving a voice to all irrespective of status.
The young model, who never attended a fashion or modelling course, acknowledged the role of social media in some works with international brands, aspires to become a globally recognized model.
She added: “It’s inborn. Naturally, I just loved watching fashion shows on television as a kid and also watch and admire my sisters do it. I am from a family of 7 where I am the fourth together with my twin brother,
She lauded the support of her parents, saying she looked forward to God for inspiration at all times.