Zahara Warrior Nadia Rahmat

April 19, 2017 2 min read

This week we were beyond excited to interview our Zahara Warrior. This girl is nothing but passion and inspiration to us. She entered a Marc Jacobs contest with over 100K submissions worldwide last year, and ended up scoring 1 of the 11 spots. As a local Singaporean we pull strength and motivation, as she has quickly become one of the biggest names in modeling history for Singapore – Nadia Rahmat.

What was your reaction when you were selected as 1 of the 11 models selected for the Spring/Summer 2015 Marc Jacobs Campaign?

I was euphoric and in disbelief! Just thinking of the scale and exposure of the campaign overwhelmed me haha

Was it a hard adjustment becoming a public figure and representing Singapore as a model so quickly?

Not really actually. Before the campaign blew up I was already recognized on the streets just by my Instagram handle, and was already getting little features in some publications so it was a comfortable transition.

Have you always been known as braid girl growing up? What is the inspiration behind the braids? We love them!

Not at all! I’ve always had my hair down and never really knew what to do with it! Then I experimented with getting an undercut 4 years ago (I still have it now) and then my braids came along after from being inspired by FKA Twigs and her style

As a Zahara Warrior what is one piece of advice you can give to young girls?

Never waste your time trying to explain yourself to people who are committed to misunderstanding you. Alot of young girls obsess over what people say or think about them, and that shouldn’t be the way. The day our society truly matures is when we start looking at other people as human beings and not based on what they can only make out from their exterior appearances. Besides, negativity is so unproductive and trust me, when you project positivity it will show in all aspects of your life! So just be comfortable with who you are <3

Want more? Fall in love with her on instagram @skinnykatwoman and her blog.

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