We talk great expectations, dream vacations and serious trainer obsessions with the gorgeous Maddie Siesay!

Age: 20

Nationality: British

Hometown: London

How were you discovered: I was scouted in Stratford Westfield Shopping Centre 

What were you doing before you were a model?

I was studying fashion and textiles at Westminster Kingsway 

How is 2016 shaping up for you so far?

So far 2016 has been very rewarding for me, so much has happened, and God willing, so much more will come

How excited are you to be a part of the Nevs Fam?

Nevs have been amazing from the first day I got signed. Everyone is very caring and that's a good aspect to have in an agency! 

What makes you tick? 

Most of the time I love being around family and friends, but I do also like having a good night out ;D I also like being in my own company; drawing, painting, exploring new music, but the best part is sharing what you have learned with other people

What are your super essential items you carry with you to castings?

Of course my portfolio and a good read, but super super essentials are a good lip balm (Lush Honey Trap), and of course, coconut oil! Oh and I also carry my toothbrush and toothpaste everywhere - freshness is key! :)

What do you enjoy most about your job?

The shows! I love a good catwalk. I also really enjoy shoots as its like acting, you change into a character from an individuals vision. I think that's pretty cool 

What is your most treasured possession?

As bad as it sounds - a few pairs of my trainers, although the most special to me are the bracelets my mum gives me every time she has a new collection. Now I have even made my own!

Dream Vacation?

Either Fiji or Iceland

Favourite Designer?

At the moment its my sister who is designing her own bucket hats and backpacks, but I do love me some Ashish! To be honest, any new up and coming designers too

Couldn’t live without?

My family

Currently on your playlist? 

I have been listening to a lot of The Internet, Sango, Goldlink, and finding new music from others 

What makes you smile? 

Being around genuine people who make me smile and who are on the same positive vibe is what makes me happy

Most recent purchase? 

The Nike Mayfly Woven trainers in black! Good summer buy - well, the summer that is yet to come..

Fave movie of all time?

I have so many but, The Devil Wears Prada, The Twilight saga and Pretty Woman

Highlight of your career so far? 

Walking for Burberry, Vivienne Westwood and Rih for RiverIsland - where I met her too!

Can you sum yourself up in three words? 

Bubbly, Easy-Going and Positive

Currently reading?

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. I read it back in school but never finished it

Biggest fear?

Type Try-phobia into Google. If I see any sort of holes or weird patterns I get the heebie jeebies!

Biggest challenge to date?

So far it has been getting to know myself and love everything about me, which I still have trouble with, but everyday I learn something new and it's very insightful :)

Whats your secret to a happy life? 

It's quite simple really; don't gravitate to the same cycle of negative vibes, and when you open your heart and genuinely tell people you love them and think they're special, that only makes you a better, bigger, kinder and more loving person and attracts more love into your life

Your mantra is?

Be easy, and let Maddie be Maddie

Obsessed with right now?

American series called Dexter - Can’t . Stop . Watching

What do you think is the key to a good work / life balance?

It would be to take everyday as it comes - forget about yesterday and live in the moment. You don't really have a choice with modelling, you can’t plan too much ahead with our schedules, but I think that's a good thing. It only makes you more spontaneous

What does the rest of 2016 hold for you - anything exciting in the pipeline

Halfway through 2016 and so much has happened that I'm so grateful for already! But signing to Nevs was definitely a highlight - definitely got plenty of things going my way God willing! It's gonna be an exciting one. Keep an eye out

Image: Clare Setian for Volt Magazine | Makeup: Saskia Willow


Follow Maddie on Instagram: @immadd