Christabel Lukpata is a professional model and a beauty queen hails from Cross River state, Nigeria. From a family of 9 and a student of Federal Polytechnic, Oko. In this Interview with Fourwall Magazine, Christabel shared her experience in the modeling industry.
I love singing, dancing, catwalking. My favorite color is red, white and black.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOU CHALLENGE AS A MODEL?
Not being selected whenever I go for casting or audition and meeting scam agencies for 4 years but during those period, I have just being doing the branch of modeling that I didn’t want to gain exposure but officially I started my dream career this.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN INTO THE MODELING INDUSTRY?
4 years but during those period, i have been doing the branch of modeling that i didn’t want to gain exposure but officially started my dream career this year.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU INTO PURSING MODELING AS A CAREER?
It’s actually funny, nothing really i saw a movie where they did a fashion show and since then, I developed love for it.
WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL AND WHY THIS PERSON?
HOW DO YOU USE SOCIAL MEDIA AND HAS IT BEEN HELPFUL IN YOUR MODELING CAREER?
I post my contents there, a lot of creative videos and my catwalk videos too… It has helped cos I got my first job from there.
YOUR ACHIEVEMENT IN THE MODELING INDUSTRY SO FAR?
Being a beauty queen, correcting the narrative that models are not prostitute, belonging to a model academy and I’m soon gonna walk on the runway for the first time. I feel so excited about it.
WHAT DO YOU WHEN YOU ARE NOT MODELING?
WHAT ARE THE DREAM FOR THE FUTURE?
Becoming a top and international model, owning an academy where I teach aspiring models about modlling and catwalking.
WHAT TYPE OF MODEL ARE YOU AND WHY DID YOU CHOOSE IT?
Runway, commercial and editorial model… I chose runway because I always feel this confidence that I’m on top of the world whenever I’m strutting.
ARE YOU UNDER ANY AGENCY?
Well yes, I’m still a pageant queen but my tenure will expire after a year. Once I’m done, I’m a freelance
IF YOU ARE GIVEN A CHANCE TO CHANGE ONE THING IN NIGERIA MODELING INDUSTRY, WHAT WOULD THAT BE?
Scam agencies, promising what they can’t give and asking the female models to sleep with organizers before benefitting.
WHICH BRAND DO YOU WISH TO MODEL FOR?
Darling superstar, Louis Vuitton
HOW CAN PEOPLE INTERESTED TO WORK WITH YOU REACH YOU?
Through my phone number 08100741652 or social media