Fabio Dessena


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Where are you from?: I am originally from South Africa and am half Italian.

What do you do for work?: I work in London as a model. 

What do you do for fulfillment?: I'm a hip-hop artist. That's where my fulfillment comes from.

What is your dream creative project?: I would love to help youth where I'm from, just put people on. Perhaps start my own label or something and scout for talent. For modelling I would love to do a Stone Island campaign but I'm due to do that in the next two years.

Do you consider yourself a freshman, sophomore or senior in your field?: Sophomore. I've been around in the modelling game for like two years and I've done a fair bit. I've put on other models so I'm used to scouting but I've pretty much done everything that there is to do as a model: runway, campaigns, look-books, e-comm...I've done all of it. But to reach the next level I want to do something even bigger, like I haven't done a Louis campaign yet but soon come.

What can’t you leave the house without?: A pot of Vaseline, my wallet, and headphones.

What's a typical day in the life for you?: If I'm not in the city, I will probably just head to the gym and then to the studio. On a shoot day, I go wherever I'm told to go, eat all of the food in craft services, do my thing, chill, and shoot.

What would your perfect 24 hours consist of?: Copping some shoes, getting a callback, and finding some beats that are fire.

Biggest misconception of model life: That you get free clothes and that every model is stuck up.

Where's your favourite place to eat?: Cheesecake Factory.

Where's your favourite place to shop?: Nike.

Is there something you really want to do in your city that you haven't yet?: Tons of bars that I need to go to.

What are your go-to tunes for getting ready to leave the house in the morning?: In the morning, I prefer something more mellow, like PARTYNEXTDOOR.

What are your go-to tunes for exercising?: Stick Talk by Future, Rise and Shine by J. Cole and Boom Boom by Fredo.

What are your go-to tunes for going out for a night on the town?: POA by Future, Back to the Crib by Chris Brown and Juelz Santana and All That by The Game, Big Sean and Lil Wayne.

What was your new years resolution?: Not to fuck with fuckboys.

What do you think are the qualities of a life well lived?: Happiness, contentment, and good memories.

Kindly recommend 3 people that inspire you: Jimmy Prime
Mac Miller