Alicia Nassolo is a model with Zipper of Sylvia Owori. She spoke to Showbiz Uganda about her modeling career and her nomination in Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards.
SU: So who is Alicia Nassolo?
Alicia: She is this funny and stubborn girl who likes making friends allover
SU: Tell us about your career
Alicia: I started modeling career in 2012. I have so far worked with Sylvia Owori, Ras Kasozi, Martha Jabo, Raphael Kasule and almost all agencies and designers around till now and still going forward.
Alicia Nassolo during a catwalk
SU: Tell us about your modeling?
Alicia: Ohhhh…been modeling since 2012, its almost 3 years now…am so passionate about it because my family supports me in every way and I book a lot of gigs. I am the runway queen! No doubt about it!
SU: What challenges have faced in the industry?
Alicia: I work for peanuts! There is favouritism. With this I mean when there’s an upcoming fashion show you would like to work on, there are particular models they put out there disregarding others. Yet what I want is whenever there’s a show, it should be put out there for models to showcase. We have potential models everywhere. And here in Uganda, Modeling is not yet taken as a job like in other countries. People think we are getting pimped like other fake agencies do!
Alicia during one of her photo shoots
SU: How do you feel about Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards nomination?
Alicia: I thought I would be on the outstanding list 2015 because I have been outstanding this year! But its all good because that nomination is enough to market me more and more opportunities might avail out any sooner! Can’t complain. I am nominated in the Upcoming female model 2015! Hehehehe!!!
SU: Who inspired you into modeling?
Alicia: My family. I used to watch models on TV n there was this particular one I resembled… that was in 2010 in my form 6 then they r like u can do this. So my first runway was in club Rouge, Stiletto party with Tracy Borah. Then there were several bikini runways I did there n club silk too. I started other runways in 2013 with Flosha and Gibson.
Alicia is nominated in Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards 2015
SU: What message do you have for aspiring models?
Alicia: They should be tough like the industry but first things first be passionate about modeling before u become a model! Booking runway gigs is also about your hard work. You should always lookout for yourself. In other wards, fight for your space!