A Canadian beauty of East African descent, 21-year old Senait Gidey offers a welcome splash of colour in an industry that is often lacking. Discovered at Elmer Olsen Models’ “boot camp to big time” event, she waited to finish high school before taking up modelling full-time, and worked in her native Toronto for a year before making the moving to New York.
Early in her career she got the opportunity to travel to Cape Town, a trip which she recalls fondly as a great learning experience. She has also worked in London, Milan, and Paris, and has walked numerous major runways including Chanel, Max Mara, Burberry, and Christopher Kane.
Acknowledging that modelling is a relatively short-lived career, she hopes to one day own a brand which incorporates her values and the things she loves outside of the industry. Senait is also an avid baker, and often spoils her friends with her fabulous cookie creations.
After you’ve checked out her pics below, give her a follow in Instagram at @senaitgidey!