Mariama Gaye (born 3 December 1993) is a Gambian-Swedish model known for her work in high fashion. She is a descendant of the royal Mali Empire and a traditional African princess. Gaye has worked with several prominent designers and brands and has appeared in numerous magazines including Vogue, Forbes, and Elle as well as her work with designer Zamina Scillasdotter.[1]

Mariama Gaye
Born (1993-12-03) 3 December 1993 (age 30)
OccupationFashion Model
Years active2020–present
Modeling information
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBrown

She is the first Gambian woman to be featured on Vogue Scandinavia.

Early life and education edit

Gaye was born in The Gambia, but moved to Sweden at the age of 6 to be reunited with her mother. She completed her high school education in social studies and media from Lundellska school in 2012. Currently, she is enrolled in the law program at Uppsala University.

Modelling career edit

Gaye started her modelling career at the age of 25 after being encouraged by her cousin to apply to modelling agencies. She was rejected by two agencies before finally being accepted by a smaller agency. After a year, she was featured in Elle, Vogue and Forbes.[2] Despite her success, she faced bullying from other models and a couple of designers which caused her to consider taking a break from modelling. However, she persevered and joined MIKAs,[3] the biggest agency in Sweden. She has since walked in several fashion shows, including Stockholm Fashion Week[4] in August 2021, where she did two different shows and one was also shown on London Fashion Week. She has also been featured in multiple Vogue shoots,[5] including a shoot in Denmark in March 2022. In April 2022, she walked the runway at the Elle[6] gala in Sweden.

References edit

  1. ^ "Zamina Scillasdotter". Zamina Scillasdotter. Retrieved 2 May 2023.
  2. ^ Robinson, Roxanne. "Sustainable In Sweden: Stockholm Fashion Week Returns With A Focus On The Future". Forbes. Retrieved 2 May 2023.
  3. ^ Gaye, Mariama. "MIKAs Mariama G". MIKAs. Retrieved 2 May 2023.
  4. ^ Mariama, Gaye. "Zamina Scillasdotter SS22 — stockholmfashionweek". Retrieved 2 May 2023.
  5. ^ "Helmstedt Copenhagen Fall 2022 Collection". Vogue. 31 March 2022. Retrieved 2 May 2023.
  6. ^ Lannerhjelm, Michelle (1 September 2021). "Hållbart och kraftfullt – så ser våren ut hos Zamina Scillasdotter". (in Swedish). Retrieved 2 May 2023.