Person of interest: Harriet Nyaayo, Model and Econometrician

Fondly referred to as The Queen of Ruby, Harriet, is a 23 year old model and student at Kenyatta University pursuing a degree in Econometrics and Statistics. We sought to know more about her and this is what she had to say

KenyaWest: Which words best describe you?

Harriet: I consider myself to be a complex human being. I can’t explain about me! Thoughts of words can’t define me

KenyaWest: When did you start modelling?

Harriet: I have always had a desire to model but last year is when I gathered all courage and started doing it

KenyaWest: What did your parent first think of you being a model and where they supportive?

Harriet: My dad doesn’t even know what modelling is 🙂 🙂 🙂 and my mum is a feminist. She equips me to understand that I can celebrate my own self without being put down or needing to apologize for the way I look. I think this attitude is really crucial for a model and hence I believe I have an indirect support from her.


KenyaWest: If your were not a model, what other profession would you have been doing instead?

Harriet: I have a degree in Econometrics and Statistics, so without modelling I am still an “Econometrician.”

KenyaWest: Who are your role models?

Harriet: I have two friends whom I admire so much. I’d steal a lesson or two to make my life better. One of them is Dj Brihood. I love his persistence and hard work to in everything he does. The other is  Model Ann Kwamboka whom we call Huddah of Kisii. She’s a great inspiration.

KenyaWest: What’s your favourite dress?

Harriet: I don’t have one. I usually dress according to my mood.

KenyaWest: Do you diet to keep a model’s body shape?

Harriet: I don’t watch my weight and I ain’t on any diet. I eat what i feel like when I feel like and since I have a super appetite. My body shape is just in my genes or lineage 🙂 🙂

KenyaWest: Which brand of alcohol do you take?

Harriet: I don’t drink. I only take water or something soft.

KenyaWest: If a young girl/boy wanted to be a model what would your advice for them be?

Harriet: being a model doesn’t need perfection, all is needed is a face audience can identify in a second. You have to give whats needed by nature and whats needed is something new.inshort dont venture to this field with hunger of being superstar, be role model

KenyaWest: What’s your silliest obsession ?

Harriet: I’m really obsessed with traveling and shopping

KenyaWest: Plans for the future?

Harriet: The future is today. So I live life as it comes

KenyaWest:  Parting shot?

Harriet: Everything starts with a dream…so dream it and make it

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