In Conversation with: Nyasha Roselyn Marere
My name is Nyasha Roselyn Marere. Born and bred in Harare. Before I decided to be a model I aspired to be a governor. That was my dream, but I ended up studying Tourism, I was now aiming to be an air hostess and along the way modelling just happened and I became a renowned African model in India. I am the first born out of 5. In other words, I am a co-parent we all know how it goes being the first born. I am a naturally born leader, goal getter, strong, sassy and talented. I think these traits came with me being the first born.
I’m not really good in sports but tennis is my favourite. I am a gym freak I don’t get tired of working out, I eat healthy food (not something I really like) lol but because of my job I learnt to make sure my body is healthy. I’m talkative, I’m a very open-minded person and easy to get along with. I watch a lot of crime shows and because of them I think I should join the forensic department at the FBI lol I am very observant and pay attention to detail.
My family comes first in my life I love and adore them so much that everything else doesn’t matter. To me Loyalty is everything, so I tend not to have many friends because people lack loyalty. I find the best company within myself. I watch a lot of movies and read. It helps me to ease my mind. If anything, I’m the most supportive person to anyone and everyone. I want all of us to prosper therefore I always help whenever I can. I stay in my lane and above all I mind my business.
How did you get into modelling?
The death of my father made me start thinking of my strengths rather than my weaknesses. Also, everyone always complimented my body and advised I would make a great model, so I decided why not.
What are you most passionate about in life?
Who/what can’t you live without?
My mom she means more than the world to me.
What is the most important lesson that life has taught you?
Life changes abruptly when u least expect it, stay humble always.
How would your friends and family describe you?
Goal getter, strong, independent.
What have you achieved in your modelling career so far?
Money aside, I have achieved something that money can't do and that’s humility and self-love.
What have been the highs and lows of your career?
Highs- adverts in Nigeria (indomie noodle) Australia (naudic clothing). Lows (racism) it’s way too much in the industry.
What is your favourite place that your career has taken you so far?
Bhutan (very peaceful place to take a break from all the modelling buzz).
What is your routine to prepare yourself for photoshoots?
Working out, early sleep, healthy eating and of course peace of mind.
When are you happiest?
When I'm in the studio.
Who inspires you the most in life?
Who are your favourite models and why them?
Naomi Campbell, Tyra banks because they are fierce and breaking the rules is what got them far.
What are your other interests, besides modelling?
Dancing and traveling.
What are your favourite songs right now?
Nice for what- Drake / Icon- Will Smith.
If you could give up anything for a year what would it be and why?
Internet/ Social Media lol then travel without having to update everything on SC.
What are you most proud of about being Zimbabwean?
We are very smart, civil and literate. trust me I have seen worse from other countries.
What advice would you give to young and aspiring models?
Don't let anyone fool you by selling dreams to you. Work hard only talent takes you far.
How would you like to be remembered?
As a helper, someone who made other people’s dreams to come true.
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