There is this general misconception from a vast majority of people about the job of a model and its intricacies. Unfortunately, this results in beauty talents facing discrimination from some members of the society.

So, we want to look at this from two perspectives; from the eyes of the average man in the society and a model’s. In an exclusive interview with OT’Chik Models, a fashion model brought into light the recurring issues that bring about this misconception and a possible solution.

This is Cambel, a model, influencer and fitness guru who hails from Akwa Ibom State in South-South Nigeria. Before delving right into her opinion on this issue, let’s dig in to her background a little bit…

 How did your journey to become a model and beauty influencer begin and how long have you been in this field?

I started modeling at the age of 16 with an agency in Eket Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom state. Up till this moment, I’ve been involved in lots of adverts for several brands in my state.

 

What challenges did you encounter while pursuing this career?

I didn’t face much challenges. Perhaps it was because I never took it as a major career. You know, I only jump at offers that relate to modeling and branding and not basically as a major thing.

 

 Do you have any regrets so far?

Not really. I wouldn’t say I’ve had any. We all make mistakes in life, but it’s nothing life threatening.

 

What other interests do you pursue aside modeling?

I am a fashion entrepreneur. My brand name is cambelglitz. So, I would say I am a part time model and full time entrepreneur.

A lot of models face degradation and discrimination from members of the society, particularly because of the way and style they dress, have you ever experienced such and what do you think is the solution to this menace?

I haven’t experienced such. Although, I know a couple of others who have. In my opinion, I feel why society degrades models is due to the way some agencies turn it to be. Some agencies portray their models in bad light. For instance, encouraging prostitution.  But we need to come to the realization that models are not prostitutes.

 

Where do you see yourself in the next 3-5 years?

I see my self living and fulfilling my dreams

 

 

12 Comments

  • Posted September 17, 2020
    by China Joy

    Well, you wouldn’t blame some of us. Many of you models do the wrongful portraying yourself. But I totally agree with you, models aint prostitutes.

  • Posted September 17, 2020
    by Kolawole

    I’ve always wanted to be a model but my major fear is finding an agency that won’t exploit me. How do you think I can go about this?

  • Posted September 17, 2020
    by Nneoma Blessing

    Hi CAMBEL, my name is Nneoma Blessing I’m currently in Akwa Ibom. How do I manage the fact that I’m a student and my desire to become a model too? I don’t want to lose concentration but at the same time, I also want to be a model for real. I’d really appreciate your response. Thanks

  • Posted September 17, 2020
    by Mirabel

    Models aren’t prostitutes. Thank you for this

    • Posted September 17, 2020
      by Cambel

      You are welcome

  • Posted September 17, 2020
    by Abraham Seyi

    Hi CAMBEL can you share us your IG name so we can contact you. There’s some questions I wanna ask you directly. I love your pictures by the way lol

    • Posted September 17, 2020
      by Cambel

      @cambel_

  • Posted September 17, 2020
    by Amir

    Models are not prostitute ,,,,but most prostitute use modeling as a means of portraying their agenda….so what do you have to say about shooting a completely nude video or pictures,,,,is it part of the modeling career or its a prostitution career …

    • Posted September 17, 2020
      by Cambel

      Well, just as there was a Judas in the midst of 12 apostles. There will always be people who use their position to do the wrong thing. But it doesn’t make the job of being an apostle evil. I don’t know if you understand my point. There will always be good and bad on earth. But earth is generally, not a bad place, just the bad people on it.

  • Posted September 17, 2020
    by Cambel

    @cambel is the Ig handle

  • Posted September 17, 2020
    by Sharon

    What has being a model brought to your life so far?

  • Posted September 17, 2020
    by Tata

    Hmmmmm what a topic. Nigerians alone see womanhood as prostitution. Only ppl in the movie Industry play a roll and the next thing the call her a escort. For me Nigerians are Educated educated but not Educated. Modeling can come in any form because it’s there business. Will you tell a food seller how to cook her rice 🍚 because she has different ways of cooking it . Modeling is not prostitution( the heart of man is prostitution) 🙏🏽🤫

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