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The It Girl: Nour Guiga

This week we are crushing on Tunisian, LA-based model Nour Guiga, who is on a mission to fight stereotypes faced by Arab women all around the world. Here, she shares with us what drives her, the importance of finding time for our inner child and why you should always be true to yourself.

Photo by Hend Jebali. Originally published in FFDesigners

Tell us a little about your background.

I was born in Hammamet, Tunisia. I grew up in a mix of two cultures. My mother is French and my dad is Tunisian.

I would learn everything about the French language and European history at school, then hang out with my Tunisian friends and learn about my home country’s culture and ways. At 18, I left Tunisia to move to Paris where I first took acting lessons before studying journalism.

I started modeling in 2007, while in highschool, and then, in 2014, I decided to start modeling full time and joined agencies in Paris, Milan, and Munich.

What inspires you?

I’m inspired by people who take risks and get out of their comfort zones to achieve their dreams and goals.

Also, people that own who they are, think for themselves and don’t let other people’s negativity affect them.

Favourite city and why?

My favourite city is Montreal, Canada. Whenever I’m there I feel a real sense of peace and calm. It’s a beautiful city with lots of nature. People are the nicest I’ve ever met and you’ll find some of the best food in the world!

What do you do in your spare time?