Exclusive Interview With MOBIGUN TOP MODEL 2017, Queen Harmony Aluge.
Q. CAN WE MEET YOU?
A. I am Harmony kose Aluge. I am nineteen years old. I was born on 15th April,1998. I am from Delta State,Agbor, to be precise, Eka south LGA. I am also from River state,Oyibo LGA. I am a prospective student of Rivers State University of Science and Technology.
Q. WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF AN IDEAL QUEEN?
A. An ideal queen is someone who conducts herself in a proper manner with class and has all forms of etiquette and portrays the image of Queen Elizabeth of England. An ideal queen is also humble, yet stern;she is loyal and favourable to those around her. She commands respect and is given respect without having to work for it. She has an Aura that makes an entire room stand up when she walks in. Her smile brings joy to the hearts of people. She brings out the best in people and never takes all the glory but gives it to her team. An ideal queen knows how to rule and rule well.
Q. DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY.
A. Emm... I am a free person. There is nothing about me hidden. My favourite colours are black, red and white, in that particular order, because I feel that colours are a symbol of your personality. These are my colours and this is my personality. I am a Christian, a proud member of Salvation Ministry; I do not joke with God neither do I joke with going to Church. I am a dancer and a dance instructor. I love languages. My hobbies are singing, dancing and meeting new people. I also love music.
Q. HOW CAN YOU DESCRIBE A MODEL?
A. A model is a person that uses her body for art. Modeling is clothes on the runway or a photoshoot with just a face or hand and feet. Modeling is still art, every picture tells a story; so a model is art brought to life.
Q. THERE IS A SAYING THAT MODELS ARE PROSTITUTES. WHAT IS YOUR VIEW ABOUT THIS?
A. Models cannot be prostitutes because prostitutes are people or girIs who sell their bodies for money. Models do not sell their bodies for money, instead, their bodies are used to portray arts. They are used for something bigger and greater. Models don't sell themselves for sex; their bodies are used for work of art. They express emotions via their pictures. They bring art to life. Prostitutes are not models, they are different. some people may want to do nude modelling, that's because they want to showcase their curves, thereby revealing the work of art, of God. It does not mean they are prostitutes. People just have a wrong impression about models which is not good because models go according to our beliefs, ethics and culture. They don't go out of the line.
Q. DO YOU THINK MODELS ARE AN ESSENTIAL PART OF BUSINESS GROWTH? WHY?
A. Models are essential, they are the key to business growth. A model grows business because of her attractions. Just as the saying goes, "if you want to get a job done, get a woman involved". There is nothing more interesting than seeing a beautiful person endowed with brain and beauty promoting a business. A queen commands respect,her aura presents itself wherever she goes and when she is a face of a business, that business is sure to grow. So models are essential keys in business.
Q. WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL IN THE MODELLING INDUSTRY?
A. My role model is Tyra Banks. Next is Naomi Campbell. Tyra Banks has built an empire of modelling. Tyra Banks on her own is art. She is a model with a plus sized body. She's got beauty and brain. She has a lot of ladies she trains and those looking up to her. I would love to be like her someday. Naomi Campbell's face is a work of art. She is absolutely brilliant and beautiful and she's done a lot for herself.
Q. WHAT PART OF IGBO CULTURE DO YOU FIND SO INTERESTING?
A. (Laughs)ok, I love dance, so I will say dance. But most especially, I think it's the marriage ceremony. There's just something about the way the Igbos get married. Its a festival and celebration for friends and families. It has different stages and they are all beautiful. The bride is so honoured by her groom, the love from him and the stress he goes through just to get married. I find this beautiful. The dance(laughs) and the language, even when an igbo man speaks igbo, and he doesn't know how to speak English,my dear it is still something to hear, it is still something funny(laughs) and lovely at the same time. So, these are my favourite parts of the Igbo culture. The Igbo culture is beautiful.
Q. WHERE DO YOU FIND YOURSELF 5 YEARS FROM NOW?
A. I have been asked this question a lot. In five years, I should be done with the law school, I should have my dance school growing into a dance company internationally, I should be hosting competitions between dance teams and I should be a very big business woman by then. I should also be a well known model, i should be somewhere in my music. It is all by God's grace. So, in five years, I should have been accomplished, sitting on a round table, looking at my accomplishments with my family eating and drinking, laughing, being happy. That's where I see myself in the next 5 years.