Unlocking someone’s true potential is akin to discovering hidden treasure. It’s not as profoundly hidden as you might think – sometimes it is just beneath the surface, and you need someone to help you rediscover it to bring it back to life. Many people underestimate their potential and their capabilities. Naomi Ekindi is a renowned IMG model who believes that hard work, grit, and grime can help unleash your actual potential.
Beginning her career with one of the biggest names in the fashion field, she debuted as a model for Dior, propelling her straight to the ranks of supermodels. Naomi became one of the youngest on set and took on numerous Dior campaigns in the past year, promising more in the future. Born in Paris, she lived in and around London all through her early years, finally settling in the city of her birth.
Because of her parents’ educational careers and their somewhat dysfunctional relationship, she was forced to change schools almost every year. As challenging as that is for a young child, it gave her one of her best qualities – a streak of sociability. She mastered the art of winning people’s hearts, a skill she learned throughout high school and practiced in her career, propelling her to the position she holds today.
Specific characteristics distinguish her from other models: she shows strength in the face of adversity and is authentic in her personal and professional life. Her success as a model is a testament to her youth; maturity and experience are not dependent on age. She had an impressive career beginning, debuting as one of the very few colored French models as well as a queer person. Determined and driven, her sights are set on becoming one of the most influential models as well as a successful actress and director.
When the Dior house adopted Naomi in 2021, she quickly earned the name “Dior Baby.” She collaborated with them on all of their shows, Dior magazine, and look books throughout the year till its end. She also fronted two significant couture campaigns and appeared in the Dior beauty campaign.
Getting rich and earning profit while keeping your head down doesn’t sit well with Naomi as an individual who values representation. Before she became an influential model, her Instagram had thousands of followers due to her relatable and funny content. Naomi recalls the messages she received from her audiences back in the day – how happy she felt to see people enjoying her range and the admiration she earned, achieving extraordinary feats.
Naomi has quickly emerged as a role model for all young people, whether they are queer youth, children of color, or those troubled by life’s tests. She wishes to work for such people and would sincerely enjoy providing them with positive mentorship if given a chance. That is her dream, and she hopes to achieve it through modeling, writing, directing, and acting, all in her own unique style.