Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Hey, my name is Alma Kaghai, am 20 years old, currently a third-year student at JKUAT pursuing Bachelor of Science in Procurement and Contract Management. Apart from being a student, I am a professional model and am certified, just graduated from Aftermath Modelling Agency which is one of the top modeling academies in Nairobi. Apart from that, I am an upcoming voice over artist and am so fascinated about radio and hosting. I love music, and you can deduce my personality from my taste in music, my favorite artists are Billie Ellish, Khalid, and James Arthur. Also, am ambitious and a go-getter. I always believe I can, and I try everything that I have passion for. Some I win while some I lose, but at the end of the day, I learn my strengths and also perfect in them.
Talk to us about your background,
I have been raised in a family of four, brought up by a single mum since my dad passed away in 2010 when I was 10 years old, and by then my mum was a housewife, and so she had to go out of her way to take the role of my dad and become the breadwinner of my family.
Is your family in support of your modeling
The first time I told my mum I wanted to become a model, like every other parent, she had this perception about modeling that it was all about showcasing your body, but currently, she is my number one fan. Yes, my family plays a significant role in my modeling career because any time I need some cash to do some concepts and shoots, I just have to tell my mum.
Given a chance, would you compete for miss Kenya?
Yes, of course. It is always a girl’s dream to become a Miss Kenya. To go for such kind of a tittle you have to be ready and go through minor competitions so that you can know what to expect. It needs a lot of training and self-acceptance. Eyeing for miss Kenya would give me a bigger platform for my charity work.
What is your greatest inspiration?
My greatest inspiration is my family. Having been raised by a single mum, who stopped at nothing to see me as who I am today. She has sacrificed a lot, and never have I ever missed an opportunity because she always is my number one fan.
What kind of modeling do you do, and how long has it been?
I do commercial modeling and high fashion modeling. I have been doing it since 2018 when I joined campus. In one and a half year, I have achieved a lot since I won my first Pageantry as the queen of cat walking.
b. what would you tell anyone looking forward to joining this career?
One of the main assumptions people get about modeling is that you just pose fancying from the camera and all about the slaying, but truth be told, modeling is beyond that, it is beyond the camera. Modeling is a full personality that needs your mind and energy. Anyone wanting to become a model, I would advise them to know why they want to become a model and what strength you can use to outdo other models since the industry is packed, and you will find different personalities.
Any brands you have worked with you would like to share?
One of the main brands I have worked with is Safstreet Fashion; he is a designer and also a model trainer who dresses models.
What is the one thing you are proud of?
My little achievement. That’s the one thing am always proud of because it still sets me aside from my peers; it really counts.
How has the corona pandemic affected your career?
The pandemic has widely affected my career negatively because with modeling; it is all about fieldwork majorly hence paralyzed all activities in the modeling industry.
What is your five-year plan?
My five-year plan is not just to continue being a model but to become a fashion stylist and also start my own cloth line. So, in five years’ time, I will be one of the greatest fashion stylists in the country. I also want to become a tv host, probably host a fashion show on tv.
What would you tell your ex given a chance?
Dude, when you had me, you didn’t know the gem you were holding. You took me for granted, not knowing that someday I will be someone whom you will really have to fight to get her attention, regretfully. You can no longer have me again, you had me, and you let me go without looking at the bigger picture.
Any closing remarks?
I appreciate the things that are molding me into a better woman! Even if it hurts or I don’t understand it, I need it for who I am becoming.