NEW ERA with : WILLIAM SOAMES
2020 will be a year that marks the history books for many reasons. We are experiencing a pandemic of historic standards whilst simultaneously writing new history books for the future, welcoming diversity and equality for all. For the majority of us work has been a write off this year but nevertheless our minds have still been challenged and expanded. Covid-19 has demanded we pause to think on what really matters and the Black Lives Matter movement has forced us to question and examine how we live our lives, paving a way for a new and improved future.
You’ve been modelling for two and half years. What has been a career highlight?
Walking Louis Vuitton at Paris Fashion Week.
What do you enjoy about modelling the most?
Getting to travel around the world & see different cultures.
Travel comes hand in hand with working in fashion. Where has been your favourite place to travel to? What would you recommend our readers do/see/eat there?
New York was probably my favourite place. I recommend Chick Fil A as they make really good burgers.
If you weren’t modelling what would you be doing?
Where and you have you been quarantining with?
I have been in quarantine with my two dogs Simba & Huncho at our house.
If you could choose one famous person to quarantine with, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
I would choose my Grandma who was a very well known singer in Kenya. I Love You Granny GiGi.
It’s very easy to get bogged down with the negatives of Covid-19, but what positives have you taken from this period?
The air being clearer as not much pollution has been released.
Lockdown has afforded us the time to pause and reflect. What have you learnt about yourself over the past few months?
I have learned that I am a vert mature and responsible looking after myself.
What are you most looking forward to post lockdown?
Killing the fashion industry like I usually do haha, but most importantly seeing all my loved ones.
Only 9% of people would like to return to their former lives pre lockdown pre lockdown. What changes would you like to put in place in your life post lockdown?
Being out & enjoying life more, tomorrow’s never promised.
On the topic of change, the Black Lives Matter movement is rightly changing the world one march and petition at a time. It’s been couple of weeks with a lot to process. How does this make you feel?
Until I see changes is when I’ll be happy & comfortable. BLACK LIVES MATTER!
The fashion industry may be celebrating diversity but its still has along way to go. From your own experience and knowledge, where would you like the industry to improve and change for the better?
Everyone should just be treated the same, with love & respect. That’s all I want.
Often the best way to implement change is through educating ourselves and inspiring others. Do you have any stories or people you would like to share with our readers?
There are millions of stories of innocent black men and women getting killed, I would like you all to read and share there stories as Black Lives have always mattered.
William appears courtesy of 777 Casting Management.