Sekya Maiya is West Philly-born model standing 5’9.5 loves designer, LaQuan Smith. Her uncool vice is listening to music on a vintage CD player and dreams of visiting Thailand.

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Name: Sekya Maiya

Agency, if any: None

Age: 20

Height: 5’9.5

Instagram: @sekyamaiya

Where were you born? West Philadelphia, PA

Ethnicity: African-American

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Favorite things: Sewing has always been one of my favorite things to do! Taking pictures and car rides at night are also a some of my favorite things.

What music are you listening to at the moment? I’m currently listening to DVSN, Brent Faiyaz, PartyNextDoor and tons of R&B throwbacks!

Favorite movie, tv show: I have a lot of favorite movies but the first one I thought of was The Other Woman. My favorite TV show is Family Guy.

Favorite designer, fragrance or grooming product: If I had to choose one designer of all my faves, it would probably be someone pretty new & fresh… LaQuan Smith! He gives me LIFE! My favorite grooming product is Mario Badescu’s Vitamin E Serum… I love a natural glory face!

What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling? If I weren’t modeling, I’d be designing, which I currently started! (www.bysekyamaiya.com)

What’s something uncool that you love anyway? I love old school things…. picnics, casual strolls, playing music through the CD player! Seems so uncool now but “the old school way” will always be my fave way to do things.

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country? I love how my city comes together during big events like the Eagles Super Bowl. It was a pretty memorable moment!

Place you would love to visit: I’d love to visit Thailand, Greece, and Paris!

Which brand would you love to model for? I’d love to model for @lacedbytanaya, @creepyyeha, Matte Brand, and Fenty… to name a few!

Favorite modeling experience so far? My favorite modeling experience so far is just overall watching my own growth as a model/muse!

Currently, you’re obsessed with/about? Now, I’m obsessed with turning my current life into my dream life. And that is a comfortable life where I’m happy and doing what I love and of course, getting paid for it!

3 Words that best describe you as a person? Weird. Funny. Goofy.

Favorite entertainer or public personality? One of my favorites right now is Wallo (@wallo267), he’s a great motivator!

Your favorite quote? “Note to self: You gotta do this for you. This is for you. This isn’t about anybody. Live for you! Honor you! Never lose sight of that.”

Any shoutouts? A huge shoutout to @I_am_a_rolemodel who sparked my passion for wanting to model!


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