Mayowa Nicholas Cast For Victoria's Secret 2017
Mayowa Nicholas has landed one of modelling’s most coveted gigs. While it might be skimpy on clothes, the Victoria’s Secret show is held up in the model industry as the ultimate gig and a huge vote of confidence in a model's career. Since winning Elite Model Look Nigeria just 3 years ago, Mayowa has seen her career go stratospheric.
She will be walking the show alongside three other girls who competed in the Elite Model Look World with her in Shenzen, China, in 2014. Alécia Morais, Amilna Estevão and Estelle Chen will join Mayowa in the show in Shanghai in November. We caught up with Mayowa to find out more.
How does it feel to be part of the Victoria's Secret 2017 show?
Being confirmed for the Victoria's Secret show is an absolute dream come true. I still can believe it. I teared up after I heard the news that I was confirmed. I am so grateful and blessed to be a part of it!
Did you ever think you would walk in the VS show?
I have always thought about it. It has always been a dream that one day I will be in the VS show but I just didn't think it would happen soon because it's so a huge dream and takes so much hard work in terms of preparation to be ready for the casting!
What’s been your favourite experience of the casting process for the VS show so far?
I think my favourite experience is preparing for the casting in terms of eating healthy and working out. The day of the casting was quite nerve racking, too - but exciting! I got to meet the amazing VS team and show them my personality. The whole process was really amazing!
Who was the first person you told after you found out?
My mom! I immediately called her. She was in tears because she knew how hard I worked for it months before the casting, and how bad I wanted it. It was truly a memorable day for me!
What is the best advice you ever received?
Don't stop until you make that dream a reality. That's from my mom.
Do you have any advice for the Elite Model Look 2017 Finalists?
My advice to them will be to have fun, learn and make friends because EML is a once in a life time opportunity and truly a memorable experience. Don’t lose focus, stay true to yourself - and don't forget to smile!