Signed to IMG Worldwide model management, Awa Ceesay, age 22, stands at 5’10”. Originating from Paris, France, Awa was discovered simply walking the streets. Jon Viatge from Scouting One, has been coaching her every international step of the way. We at BE Entertained Magazine have discovered many aspects of her journey as a model.
Favorite piece of clothing:
Fashion is ever evolving, but shoes are what I love. Thierry Mugler/Nicola Formichetti for his interpretation of the strong woman and Christian Louboutin are my favorite designers.
What’s your idea of fun?
My idea of fun is to dress up and go out to the clubs wearing my crazy shoes and dancing to Rihanna or Beyonce on the dance-floor.
Food is definitely one of my passions. When I get time off from modeling, I like to cook French style, inspired by French chefs such as Cyril Lignac.
Favorite modeling experience so far?
Everything happened really quickly and before I knew it I was walking down the catwalk in the Hermès show during Paris fashion week. I wish words could describe how grand and gorgeous the show was. It was amazing! I feel very privileged to have been chosen, I love Hermès. Who doesn’t?
What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
The people in Paris have a certain elegance about them. I’m inspired by the streets. Parisian have a very strong individual style which I am so proud of. I am also so lucky to be in the same city that boasts iconic landmarks like Champ Elysée, The Arc De Triomphe, and the magical Tour Eiffel. I feel so fortunate that I can just stroll down the streets to these places while other people need to fly several hours to see them.
Favorite artist (any kind):
Picasso is definitely the first one who springs to mind. It amazes me how he paints a 3D face on a 2D medium. I mean, being able to see both ears on the same side of the head is sometimes odd, but I like it.
Place you would love to visit:
NYC is a very vibrant place with great energy, I’ve had the pleasure of going there in the past but I’d love to visit again! As already stated by tons of people, or worn it on a t-shirt : I ‘heart’ NY
Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
I am currently obsessed with my modeling career. It’s a great way to meet people and travel to all sorts of exotic places around the world. I work very hard to give the best results possible and at times, the hours are long. But thankfully I have a really understanding agent and they look after my business well so that I can focus 100% on my job.