Hey fellow fashion style moguls! How is the going? We now come to the season finale of talking about models, I know ya’all did miss seeing me! I present to you Kanaiya Ndegwa who is a model and the founder of #reCLAIM. His modelling career began when a good friend of his signed him up to vie for Mr CUEA (The Catholic University of Eastern Africa) back in late October 2014 where he managed to score 1st runners up.
During the Mr & Miss CUEA period he met Dharshie Freddie, former top model and photographer who became his brother and mentor ever since.
#reCLAIM started early this year with the intention of sharing and building his story to inspire others no matter their age and that no matter how bad one messes up in life, it is possible to bounce back if you take it seriously, give it your all and believe in God above all.
It has been a difficult journey unlocking past wounds and remembering events he once thought he forgot however the support, both openly and privately have made this journey more worthwhile. Apart from private sessions with #reCLAIMers and occasional CSR’s he is also going to start vlogging very soon as he is already blogging about #reCLAIM.
In January 2015 he joined Kenya Fashion Awards Academy to hone his modeling skills and continue his #reCLAIM story. Go figure!!
He was trained by Letoya Johnstone in modelling etiquette, swagger and attitude which has since paid off in his life in and out of modelling. Six months down the line he’s made great friends from the academy that he’s proud to call family who continue to do well in the modelling industry today.
Having been in the industry for just under one year he has graced a number of shows such as Kenya Fashion Awards Launch, Mcensal Fashion Extravaganza, 2015 GES Summit Launch Cocktail with Sangeeta Patel, FAFA/Maybelline with Ajuma Nasenyana and the 2015 Kenya Fashion Awards Gala Night where he was awarded Up – Coming Male Model of the Year. Amen to success!!
He has also been featured in The Nairobian among other local spreads. He is also a speed junkie!#he is a biker. He does muay thai which is a martial art to keep fit and I gotta say it seems to be working….. Kanaiya is also a member of the Kenya Model United Nations and Stand Up and Shout Out among other organizations and not counting the fact that he is a businessman and a student among other things. He truly is a jack of all trades but is he a master of them all?
This is just the beginning for my hommie Kanaiya but the best is yet to come for #reCLAIM and his modeling career!
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