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Malaika Firth backstage at Proenza Schouler SS14Photography by Lea Colombo

Introducing Our London #dazedModelInsider

London Fashion Week has arrived, and with it our next model insider - Malaika Firth

Almost two decades ago Naomi Campbell shook expectations as the face of Prada. That was 1994, also the year that Malaika Firth was born, perhaps less significant until you consider that this 19 year-old has just re-awakened those headlines again by being the first black model to feature in a Prada campaign since that year. 

Now, in her hometown, the half-Kenyan, half-British @MalaikaFirth will be taking over as our next #dazedmodelinsider, but before you start following her on and off the catwalks of London fashion week, we invite her for a little pop quiz. 

Who would you rather live with Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs or Raf Simons? 

All of them in a hippy commune!

What's the last thing you walked out of? 

A red eye BA flight to London Fashion Week.

What's your poison? 

Junk food.

What's been the most surreal experience you've had backstage during fashion week? 

When everyone surrounds you and starts doing your hair plus makeup….to have that amount of people transforming you is quite surreal.

Have you ever missed a show? 

No, I’m always professional.

If your clothes could talk right now, what would they say?


What is your guilty pleasure during fashion week?

Alone time while people do my makeup and I can zone out.

What's in your bag right now? 

Purse, sunglasses and a book called “I Declare” by Joel Osteen.

What's the best thing you've Instagrammed? 

My baby cousin.

What's the worst thing you've read on twitter? 

I ignore negative vibes on twitter.

What shows are you most looking forward to? 

I love shows…so any shows I’m grateful for.