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Poised for Stardom: Dorcas The Model is interrupting her career and going back to SHS

For Dorcas, (@dorcasthemodel) the budding Ghanaian model discovered in May, when a ex-Vogue editor found her working with cattle near Nsawam, the easing of lockdown restrictions has come as a mixed blessing.

On the one hand, the gradual opening up means that the day when she can head to the fashion capitals of the world and begin her career on the catwalks for real, is creeping closer. On the other hand the opening of the SHS to final year students means that next Monday she will be heading back to school to write her final exams

Dorcas The Model ready for her first professional shoot

 

A big a change from the flashes and furbelows of the fashion world!

School bag in hand, Dorcas tell us why she is happy to return to bucket showers, gari soakings and hours and hours of homework.

“I know that fashion models tend to have very short careers – like football players- so its important for me to continue my education so that when my moment of stardom is over I have a solid career behind me.”

“I would like to study graphic design later, so I know I have to have a strong pass at SHS level to be able to make it. This way I will have a fall-back career.”

“I also think that it’s great that the final year student in Ghana have not lost a whole year. I would urge al the young girls like me to get back to work seriously because education is very important”

And how does she feel about saying goodbye (temporarily) to the bright lights fashion world?

“Well” and Dorcas laughs, “ I only did one shoot!”  . That  mazing shoot was with Nil Djarbeng, the famous photographer and editor of Lightville Magazine. We here present in exclusivity her first photos !

Enjoy! And good luck in the exams, Dorcas!

Check our Dorcas’ first fashion shoot by Nii Adjarbeng below

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