20-year-old Bintu Sonko is a Danish model born to Gambian parents. Read our exclusive interview with the Gambian beauty.
What’s On-Gambia: Tell us about yourself?
Bintu: My name is Bintu, I am 20 years old and live in Denmark, I am born and raised in Denmark, but my parents are from The Gambia.
Is it easy being a black girl in Denmark?
To be honest, it is very hard being a black model in Denmark, but you have to work your way up and know the right people so you get the right connections.
Did you always want to be a model and how did you get into this business?
I wanted to be a model since i was little; I loved the camera. My mum always tells me: “I knew you were going to be a model since you were a little girl.”
Who are your role models in the industry?
My biggest role model would be Naomi Campbell, she just have her head in the game and knows how it all works out in the modeling industry.
Will you ever pose naked for the camera?
I would never pose nude, I've had a lot of offers to pose nude. I have my values, and I also have a family who I respect, and I would never go that far.
What do you wear in your everyday life?
To be honest, I love Michael Jordan, Gucci, Chanel and Louis Vuitton - that is some of the marks I wear in my everyday life. I am not saying that I don't like regular marks; I am just into clothing with its value on point.
Which part of your body do you like the most?
I like my face, long legs - well, can I say I like every single inch of my body?
How do you stay in shape?
I work out, and eat healthy, that is the best way to keep your body in shape, and healthy as well.
What do you have right now in your hand bag?
Hmm, what I have in my handbag right now? My Chanel change perfume, my door lip-gloss, my credit card - which is my little baby - haha, - and a little mirror of cause.
What is your relationship status?
I am in a relationship, with the love of my life.
Can you give some advice to those who want to be models?
If you have a dream, live it, you have to be strong, and be aware of some people will talk, but keep on working and follow your dream.
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