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SHAWN GOLOMINGI: NEW FACE

Say hello to our new face, Shawn Golomingi

Talk about whirlwind - Signed to Nevs only earlier this week, booked his first ever show within a few days, and ended up O p e n i n g that show at LCM AW16 for Astrid Anderson! Seems like yesterday was a pretty good day. Amid all that excitement, we caught up with the man himself for a quick chat..

First things first....

Soooo you opened for Astrid Andersen at LCM AW16 today - Pretty amazing or what right?!

Amazing is an understatement, it was thrilling!

Were you nervous, excited?

Honestly it was mixed emotions, I wasn't that nervous because I knew I wasn't going to be the only model walking there, and also because I've been practicing my walk for some time now (yep - he nailed it) 

How are you going to celebrate the occasion?

That is yet to be decided but, I do think I should treat myself!!

What were you doing before you started modelling?

I’m 19 and currently in my final year at college, and before modelling I was working part time at Superdry, just to make some extra money. I was actually scouted while I was working on the shop floor at Idris Elba's Superdry Launch back in November, so not very long ago!

What made you want to start modelling?

A slight part of it was curiosity but also because I love taking photos and I liked the idea of being the face of a brand, which then led me to look more into modelling

How exciting is it knowing you are now a part of the Nevs family?

It still feels surreal; I'm just enjoying soaking up the moment

Who would be your dream brand to model for/work with and why?

As cliché as it seems, I'd probably have to say Balmain. I really like the new collections and modelling for them would be dreamlike

What are you most looking forward to for the year ahead?

Pretty much just keeping an eye out for whatever opportunities come my way, this year has started great for me so I'm all ears and open arms!

5 Quick Fire:

Who is your ultimate style icon?

I don't have one particular favourite but, if I had to choose I'd probably say Kanye West or Miguel

What couldn't you live without?

My earphones

What was the last song you listened to?

The Weekend - Wanderlust

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

My parents, mainly because I feel like they're the foundation of who I am today so I'd definitely say them

What has been your biggest challenge?

Learning to accept things in life for the way they are and just learning more and more about myself in general

 

Follow Shawn on Instagram: Shawnkg_