Editor: Mia G
This 23-year-old is one of Nassau’s newest models on the Bahamian Fashion scene. He was born in Nassau on the 27th of November 1997. With a natural ability to strike a pose, modeling seems, almost second nature to him.
We met with Darius and we asked:
B2B: What brought about your interest in modeling?
DM: My aunt and many family friends had helped encourage me to become a model due to physique and my looks.
B2B: What is your goal when it comes to modeling?
DM: I want to explore and travel the world and discover new fashions. I also hope to open doorways for those after me as well and help to further place The Bahamas on the map.
B2B: When you think of modeling, what type of modeling do you aspire to do, print work and/or runway modeling?
DM: I aspire to do print work modeling. I’m not knowledgeable enough on fashion to become a runway model, but I do hope to see my face on websites, on marketing advertisements and magazine covers.
B2B: After your first project as a professional model, did your perception of modeling change? Was it what you expected and if not, how did it differ?
DM: Yes, my perception did change, and I gained much more confidence in myself after the project. It was more than I had expected but I am now open and looking for more exposure.
B2B: With the experience you now have, what advice would you give to new/upcoming models?
DM: Be confident! That is my advice, be bold, daring and confident. Never be afraid to step out of your comfort zone.
B2B: Where do you see yourself in five years when it comes to your modeling career.
DM: I see myself inside magazines, as a brand ambassador and owning my own clothing company.
We asked him to complete the following statements:
My friends say I am handsome, bold, outspoken and daring.
It makes me happy to know that I have friends who support my dreams and aspirations.
It makes me unhappy to know that mental health, especially among men, is not taken into account or taken seriously.
My music preference is dancehall.
My favorite food is curry chicken.
The world would be a much better place if people focused more on the positive and how their actions, big or small, make a huge impact in the lives of others.
People would be surprised to know that I have not always been photogenic and was teased for my looks growing up.
My favorite pastime is watching DC Comic Films, Anime and gaming.