WCW: Sophila, we salute you, with both hands

Published in Entertainment | Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Name: Sophila Kasukumya
Occupation: Law student & model
Sign: Aquarius
Favorite food: Sea food

Whats the best part of your job?
Well the best part is definitely getting all glammed up! There is nothing more exciting than getting all dressed up in the finest clothes by the baddest designers and having your face beat up by makeup gurus! [Laughs] Mostly getting recognized by major companies because of the work you have done. That I should say is an amazing feeling!!

What's the most challenging?
Well this should be easy. I must say staying in shape…the gym is not your friend. Also maintaining your standard is more difficult than it looks. Being a public figure or model in this case requires you to represent yourself 24/7 because all eyes are on you.

What are some of the highlights of your career?
Being Miss Zambia/Zimbabwe is definitely one of them. Reason being that Zimbabwe is my second home and scooping the crown made me proud to represent both my homes. Second one is scooping 1st princess Miss Zambia 2014. This one clearly is the biggest and widely recognized pageant in Zambia so that makes me really proud of myself.

What haven't you done yet that you'd like to do?
This is going to be a long list:

1. Take part in New York fashion week.
2. Miss World - which I was actually meant to participate in but couldn’t because funds were unavailable at the time in 2016.
3. Go to Paris [Laughs] - no judging!
4. This one might surprise you: release a song or two.
5. Write a book, probably about what I’ve gone through in life.
6. Have my own agency.

The list is endless.

Who inspires you?
Not to sound cliché but my mother. Her strength is the main reason. I can't really break it down to say what she has gone through, but through it all she has emerged and still stands strong. Her faith in God is a beautiful attribute too.

Next should be Tyra Banks, because even after her modeling career came to an end she went on to help upcoming models. That's a humbling attribute. Few women in this world are able to give others a chance to grow.

What are your 3 favorite songs?
Scars To Your Beautiful by Alessia Cara. Lovely and uplifting. Society should not define what beauty is.

Say You Won't Let Go by James Arthur. Can't tell you the reason for this one [laughs].

The Birds by The Weeknd. Just amazing.

Describe your prefect date.
Wellll. Watching the sun rise .Pretty simple huh? It’s just the most beautiful sight.

What is one thing we’d never catch you doing?
Come on guys?!? Well, ummm, you'd never catch me naked [laughs].

Who’s your celebrity crush?
My celebrity crush is Kylie Jenner, because damn she fine as hell!!! I mean, despite the fact that she’s undergone several surgeries, she’s just fiiiiiiine!!! Don't hate, appreciate!

Describe your clothing style.
Well I’m all over, really. On a normal day I’m the jeans and t-shirt type of girl, but when I’m out? Lawd help me (Dies) I will go all out!!! Love looking classy, but it’s a battle with my lil wild side. Lil dress, high heels, blazer and lipstick then we good to go.

What’s your super power?
My superpower should be loving and caring. If I got you in my circle I'll keep you in. If I love you I'll do whatever it takes.

What are you most excited about this year?
I am so, so, so looking forward to my growth as a model. I want to get bigger and better! I mean who doesn't? *Wink*, watch this space…

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