I don’t want to be a super model,i want to be a role model is what Whitney Wanjiru tells us of her ambition in the modeling industry. The 19 years old upcoming ambitious model from Kabati is focused on being a role model within her locality, inspiring other upcoming models and being a force to reckon with in the industry.

Who is Whitney Wanjiru?

I am a passionate lady who loves what i do ,i have a steady source of motivation that drives me to do my best .I thrive on a challenge and constantly set goals for myself.Been a first born has made me a responsible woman,constantly checking in with the goal to determine how close or how far away i am and what it will take to make it happen.

Why Modeling?

Modelling is my passion . I love style ,Beauty,culture, talent and inspiration.. Its a career which i have been willing to pursue since i was young ..its a style of living in me and that’s why i find myself modelling anytime.

Any contests you have participated?

Yeah in high school…i managed to be both miss smile and miss environment… Also in open forum…Talanta zetu exploits… Am also looking forward to Miss Kabete National Polytechnic.

Who do you look up to in the industry?

Cynthia Waruguru is my role model in the modelling industry.

Do your parents support you?

They are always my number one fans.. They never let me down financially.

Challenges as an upcoming model?

Mmmmh …challenges are there…unstable income is the main challenge,I lack stable income to satisfy my wants in the modelling industry.Connections are everything,success is not happening overnight one has to strive and sacrifice a lot and the last one club and night life.

Advice to any upcoming model?

They should keep searching, keep exploring the world of fashion.. Be proud of what you doing..Go for shoots post best pics let them know the best in you.They should also network with others to learn more and lastly starting off on the right foot in the modelling world.

Favorite quote?

I don’t want to be a super model,i want to be a role model.

Your experience in working with House of Legacy?

Definitely it has been a nice and the best experience, Special thanks to the founder of House Of Legacy …You are building our talents and to Charles. He believed in me ,i have gained a lot of exposure am not the same because am gaining experience in modelling… Thank you so much.

Am inspired by models who start from the bottom and succeed with effort and humility without changing is what she signed out on,below are photos from a shoot we did with her.


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