Nicole Atieno is an international Kenyan model who won the “Breakthrough Contest’ in 2018. Many designers celebrate her and the majority refer to her as the new Naomi Campbell. Further, she is pretty and beautiful, and thus, has made the face of many global magazines. Additionally, Atieno has overpowering confidence on the runway and has modeled in New York, Milan, Paris, and London.
Photo Credit: Nicole Atieno Gucci 2016
Nicole Atieno was born in 1997 in Kisumu, Kenya. However, she later moved with her mother to Germany at the age of eleven. She later did her first test shoot during her birthday. Atieno further proceeded to participate in a modeling competition and attracted the interest of distinguished model agent Alexander Kern. As a result, she signed her first modeling contract and began working for the chief designer of Gucci, Alessandro Michele. Additionally, she began booking for print campaigns and runway shows. Currently, Nicole is working with Gucci, Bottega, Veneta, Rihanna’s Fenty, and Valentino among countless others.
Nicole on Harper’s Magazine
Photo Credit: Nicole Atieno Harper’s Bazaar
In 2018, Harper Magazine awarded her the ‘Breakthrough Women’s Model of 2018’ and it solidified her position on the international stage.
Nicole Atieno Modeling for Fenty
Photo Credit: Nicole Atieno Modelling for Rihanna’s Fenty
Nicole decided to pursue her interests and quickly became one of the 2018’s season standouts. Atieno stood out as a model and has worked for Miu Miu, Valentino, Gucci, and Fenty. Indeed, Africa is the future for fashion and modeling since the world is finally appreciating the color melanin. Atieno is now the beacon of hope for African ladies who seek to pursue this profession.
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