Meet Mayowa – one of H&M’s summer stars

Meet Mayowa – one of H&M’s summer stars

The Nigerian stunner shines in H&M’s summer campaign – read on as Mayowa Nicholas reveals her beauty secrets and what’s on her bucket list.

Mayowa Nicholas won the Nigerian Elle Model Look competition when she was only 14 years old – and it didn’t take long before she made her international debut. Her big breakthrough came at the autumn/winter 2016 fashion weeks, when Mayowa walked in all prestige shows. 

This summer she is one of the stars of H&M’s yearly summer campaign, alongside rising stars Birgit Kos, Maartje Verhoef and Luna Bijl. 

We caught up in between shots on the set of the summer campaign, and asked her to reveal some of her model secrets. 

IN MY CAREER, I AM MOST PROUD OVER…
”I am most proud of the things I've achieved so far, and also being able to grow and learn to become a better version of myself.”

MY CREATIVE OUTLET IS…
”My room! Haha.”

MY MODEL ICON IS…
”Gisele Bündchen.”

MY BEAUTY SECRET IS…
”It's very simple – I mostly hydrate my skin by drinking a lot of water, and I support that by using an Embryolisse cream.”

MY SECRET TALENT IS…
”I really don't have one that I know of! Maybe it's still a secret?”

A FICTIONAL CHARACTER I RELATE TO IS…
”Hermione Granger from Harry Potter.”

THE MOST CHALLENGING PART OF BEING A MODEL IS…
”Having to deal with criticism and rejection.”

MY GO-TO SONG AT KARAOKE IS…
Come Closer by WizKid.”

THE QUALITY I LIKE MOST IN OTHER PEOPLE IS…
”Humility.”

Post-modelling, I would like to become an accountant.


MAYOWA NICHOLAS
 

I SMELL LIKE…
”Roses.”

MY FAVOURITE OFF DUTY LOOK IS…
”Anything simple and chic.”

RIGHT NOW, I AM OBSESSED WITH…
”Chokers and mum jeans.”

ONE THING ON MY BUCKET LIST IS…
”To travel to the Seychelles.”

THE BEST BEAUTY TIP I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS…
”Always hydrate, always hydrate!”

ONE MYTH ABOUT MODELS I WOULD LIKE TO BUST IS…
”I think the misconception people have about models is that we don't work hard for what we get – and that's not true at all.”

MY FAVOURITE RESTAURANT IS…
”Junior's Restaurant in Brooklyn, New York.”

SOMEONE I STALK ON INSTAGRAM IS…
”No one.”

THE BEST LIFE ADVICE I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS…
"On your way to the top, never lose yourself. Remember where you came from."

POST-MODELLING, I WOULD LIKE TO…
”Become an accountant.”

MY CHILDHOOD NICKNAME WAS… 
”Wawa.”

BEING A MODEL, I’VE LEARNT…
”To be independent. I also learned to be patient and to be optimistic, regardless of what I still want to achieve.”

MY FAVOURITE TV SHOW IS…
Two Broke Girls.

RIGHT NOW, I AM READING…
Becoming by Cindy Crawford.”

MY GOAL IN LIFE IS…
”To become the best version of myself – and to be happy.”

 

MAYOWA NICHOLAS

CITY: New York

AGENCY: The Society Management 

DISCOVERED: By Elite Model Look scouts in 2014 

INSTAGRAM: @mayowanicholas

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