Cassey Chanel is the coolest Kenyan born, London based model you’re gonna wish you’d been following on Instagram sooner. Having modelled for the likes of ASOS, Centrefold, Suitcase, Wonderland and Pylot; she’s no stranger to the camera. We caught up with Cassey to chat about her inspiration, her background & her career in modelling…
1. Tell us about yourself in tweet form (you’ve got 140 characters!)
I'm that quiet girl who barely talks at first but once i click with someone I can be crazy fun and someone good to share thoughts with.
2. How did you get into modelling?
I got scouted once, outside my school and the second time, on instagram.
3. What’s been your proudest moment to date?
Seeing all the campaigns I've done in windows of stores as well as seeing my face on covers and being told "I see you everywhere" from people at my shoots who first worked with me as when I was a new face. Also making my Dad proud. I didn't come from a privileged background and I had to learn the slow, hard way to success. I had no help from anyone when starting off modeling with the stress of having £5 in my bank to last me a day and not living in the best conditions. I started at the age of 15 and lived in really poor conditions in London. I've come a very long way since then, and am very proud of how someone as young as I was then, has dealt with all kinds of shit just to get to where I am today.
4. Who or what would you cite as your biggest inspiration?
My dad and my boyfriend just because they're a phone call away and don't sympathise with me if I'm feeling down haha. Sounds a bit mean right? But that makes me thick skinned and think to myself "okay stop being a lil bitch, people have it worse, stop crying and do something about it".
5. What’s on your playlist right now?
Nights Out by Metronomy, Look At Me by xxxtentacion, Shuffle A Dream By Little Dragon, Tchikita by Jul.
6. Describe your style...
7. You’re throwing a dinner party & can invite three people, dead or alive, who’ve you got there?
Die Antwoord, Lana Del Ray and Sade.
8. Current food obsession?
9. Tell us a random fact about yourself...
I can look at you with one eye looking at you and the other eye looking away, it's really funny
10. What does 2017 hold for you?
You can catch up with Cassey’s work on her Instagram here.
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