“The most important thing in any job is to love it.”
As a lifestyle influencer and model, Tunisian-born Chadan is always one step ahead in the fashion world. But what is the secret to her success and what ambition has she yet to achieve?
Please introduce yourself to our readers.
Hi, I am Chadan, a Tunisian model and lifestyle influencer living in Kuwait with a love for fashion.
Tell us about your education.
I hold a Masters degree in Physical Education.
When and how did you come to Kuwait?
I came to Kuwait 6 years ago for a business assignment.
When did you discover your interest in modelling?
I dreamt of becoming a model since I was young. I tried it in Tunis but my family believed that education should be completed before anything else and therefore refused me the opportunity of doing anything but studying.
How did you get into modelling? What do you think is the secret to your success in such a short time?
I started modelling about 3 years ago. I believe the secret to my success is my self confidence. I had a goal that I had to reach. That’s why I started doing research and reading about modelling. It was most important that I have qualifications.
Being known in a short time is because I have a vision to achieve. Also, the most important thing in any job is to love it and I give love from the heart.
Are there any no-goes for you? When do you say, ‘No, I won’t do it!’?
I say no when someone I work with is not professional or doesn’t have a proper plan for the shoot. And I say no for shoots that require my looks to be very bold.
Describe your perfect day off when you are not modelling?
My day off is always my perfect day because that’s the only day nothing is scheduled and everything is unexpected. I love gathering with friends and going out – and most likely sleeping!
What is your beauty routine?
I do daily gym workouts and also regular sports. I occasionally get a massage, a facial or hair mask treatments.
What do you do to stay in shape?
As well as the daily exercises mentioned above I drink lots of water and eat healthy food.
Where does your self-confidence come from?
It comes from the people who love me, the people who helped me come this far.
Name three things on your bucket list?
Sky diving, sky diving, sky diving!
What are your best memories since you started modelling?
The best moments are my first photo session, the first time being on stage for a fashion show and first time I was with an international designer, Yousef AlJasmy. Also, the first fashion show where I was the main model for all designers at Sehr AlSharq. This all happened in a short space of time.
Which three songs are you listening to on repeat at the moment?
1.Ma philosophie (Amal Bent)
3.Qanoun Kefek (Asala)
Is there a film that has stayed with you?
Shark Enstein, The Purge and Life Or Something Like It.
Do you have a secret talent?
What is your favourite food?
I love everything my best friend cooks, especially tom yum soup.
Which cuisine do you like to share with others?
A guilty pleasure?
I love chocolates!
What is your biggest dream to achieve?
To have my own fashion brand.
How do you feel to be on the cover of our magazine this month?
It is an amazing feeling when I see myself on the cover. I’m so blessed to have this opportunity.
Your message for us at CP magazine?
Thank you for your interest. Thank you for the great job. I wish you more luck and success.
PHOTOGRAPHY: HAMAD ALAINATI (@7mdphotography)
DIRECTED BY: JAMEEL ARIF (@jameelarif)
STYLING: CHADAN (@chadan_model)