Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Adwoa Aboah on the April 2018 Cover of Allure Magazine

There is no doubt that model Adwoa Aboah is the most sought after model in the industry right now. She is the April 2018 cover star of Allure magazine. Adwoa is sitting beautifully on the cover which was shot by Daniel Johnson. In the issue, she talks modeling, the toxic effects of social media, removing sexual predators and more. Continue below to read excerpts from her interview. For more on Adwoa's feature, visit Allure.com and pick up a copy on newsstand.

On modeling:
I didn’t think I could be [a model]. There were certain friends of my mom and dad’s who said I could model, blah, blah, blah, but I was insecure. I don’t think I was confident enough, and I don’t think there was a space within the industry for somebody who looked like me. I worked; I did odd jobs. There were times I had money and times I didn’t. It was up and down.

On her Gurls Talk event:
They have to be free. I don’t care if you think £5 isn’t a lot — it is to someone. And I want to make sure they have a place to come to. If I had somewhere I felt safe enough to talk about the things going on in my life, whether they be small or big, I don’t think I would have bottled up everything so much and had it fall to pieces during 2014.  

On the toxic effects of social media:
The jealousy it can make me have sometimes...It’s mental. It’s detrimental to everyone. Who is more successful, or rich, or beautiful — you’ll always be able to pick it out. Why didn’t I go to that party? You didn’t want to go in the first place. I try not to spend a lot of time on it.

On if models has a duty to use their following for good:
One hundred percent. I had an argument with somebody the other day who said, ‘But what if they don’t have anything to say?’ Maybe you’re against fur, against animal cruelty; maybe it’s breast cancer — the list goes on. It’d be very sad if there wasn’t something you felt passionate about. There must be something you want to change. You have a responsibility. We all do. The ones with lots of followers have even more of a responsibility because you’re getting your image out there. You have the power. You can use it for good.

On removing people from fashion being accused of sexual misconduct:
Get them out. I feel no sympathy. It’ll benefit everyone. It’ll benefit models; it’ll benefit younger designers, younger photographers, less established people within the industry — it’ll give them a chance.

Credit: Allure

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