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Melanin popping Ghanaian Model, Gifty Boakye stands at 5’11 and dreams of traveling to Milan and modeling for Victoria Secret.

Agency, if any: Paradis Models

Age: 24

Height: 5’11

Instagram: @giftyb_

Where were you born? Alexandria, Virginia

Ethnicity: Ghanaian

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

Favorite things: Gummi bears, inspirational quotes, bubble wrap

What music are you listening to at the moment? I’m still on Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’

Favorite movie, tv show: Coming to America & Martin hands down.

Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product: Yves Saint Laurent, Georgio Armani SΓ­, Fenty Sinamon Highlighter Stick.

What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling? Be a member of the Peace Corps.

What’s something uncool that you love anyway? I would say working hard. These days sitting and waiting for blessings to fall into your lap is the trend. I’m all about going for what you want creating your own opportunities.

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country? TC Williams HS class of 2011, Shout out to Mr. Welsh AP Lit was LIT

Place you would love to visit: Milan

Which brand would you really love to model for? Victoria Secret!

Farfetch.com (US)

Favorite modeling experience so far? The Moncler 2011 FW Fashion Presentation. That was amazing to be a part off.

Currently, you’re obsessed with/about? I’m obsessed with how Afrobeats music is becoming a movement spilling into all genres of music worldwide.

3 Words that best describe you as a person? Believer, Open-hearted, Focused.

Any shoutouts? To God for the gift of life… and to everyone that shops NVTIVE, my brand that launched in May to pay homage to who you are and where you come from.

Images courtesy ofΒ Gilbert Asante and Donald Gray.


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