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KANAAN: Q&A

We caught up with our newest face Kanaan Pitan for a quick chat post LFWM!

Age: 18

Nationality: Irish

Hometown: Birmingham

How were you discovered?

I applied via the Nevs website and I was invited in to meet the men’s division. I was super nervous meeting everyone but luckily they liked me :)

How was 2019 for you?

2019 has definitely been the year in which I have achieved the most. I passed my driving test first time, completed my A-levels with AAA, got into King’s College London and last but not least got signed to one of the best agencies in London :) 2019 was a pivotal year for me and showed me I can really achieve whatever I put my mind to

Any new year’s resolutions for 2020?

I’m going to try my absolute best to not eat as much chicken and chips! I’m also going to successfully try and balance university and modelling. My aim is to work abroad this year modelling too; I haven’t as of yet and it is something I really want to do

How did you enjoy your first London Fashion week? 

It has been one of the best experiences I have ever had. It’s everything that I imagined and more. I modelled for 1 x 1 Studio, it was really fun and the team on set were really lovely.  I also didn’t expect to meet so many other models and build such good vibes with people I can tell I will be friends with for a long time, especially the Nevs boys. #Fam 

What are those all essential items you carry in your kit?

In my bag, without fail you will always find an iPhone charger, vaseline for my lips, cocoa butter, a bottle of water and a hair brush for my waves. I make sure to carry my portfolio too, that’s a necessity :)

Who is your ultimate style icon?

Karim Benzema, he’s a footballer but he’s the drippiest guy I’ve ever seen

Favourite Brand?

Nike!

What couldn't you live without?

Jollof rice :)

Who is your biggest inspiration and why? 

Alton Mason, he is what I aspire to be in a model. More than just a breathing mannequin, his modelling is more an art than anything. I admire how much of a free spirit he is and want to be able to show my personality through my modelling

What are you obsessed with right now? 

The Netflix series ‘Money Heist’, I’ve now been up till 5am two nights in a row binge watching it..

What is currently on your playlist? 

A lot of chilled R&B, helps me sleep on the train when I didn’t get any the night before

What makes you smile?

Twitter at 3am

What is your most recent purchase?

A denim jacket from a future client called ASOS *wink* *wink*

Tell us a secret…

The day I got signed I smiled the whole way home like a lunatic

Dream show/presentation to be a part of and why? 

I would love to be the face of H&M for the nostalgia because I used to work there before I got into modelling and it was there where people first said I should be on the posters as a model rather than behind the till, so, I have a huge desire to fulfil that :)

If you weren’t a model you would be a..

Studying chemistry at uni

One word to describe Nevs? 

Familia

Dream vacation?

A trip to Milan with my boys involving some modelling and a few days where we can just chill and enjoy a lad’s holiday

Sum yourself up in 3 words

Animated, memorable and ambitious

 

Follow Kanaan on Instagram: @kanaan._