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Our FALL-WINTER special #HOPEISSUE is covered with Osman Santus Koroma. Osman is 24 years old and he is from Sierra Leone/West Africa. He has been living in Istanbul, Turkey and has been working as a fashion model for almost 3 years now. Osman hopes and believes in the new bright future where he will be able to accomplish and gain international success in the fashion industry and finally establish his own business network…

Interview OBEN BUDAK


Photographer KEMAL DEDECAN


Osman wears JORAH CLOSET

Photography Assistant EMRETHEROMEO

How and why did you decide to become a model?

I have always loved dressing up and style myself in front of the mirror. I have a very big passion for Fashion. Once, a friend of mine from the modeling industry complimented me that my style and posing look just great. So, I took his advice seriously and that is how I found myself here, being a fashion model. 

Out of all the shootings you have been in, which one means the most to you?

Definitely that would be my first shooting that means the most to me. I did a campaign for a very cool brand, JorahCloset. Whenever I look at the pictures I feel proud of myself, that I have accomplished something very big.

What do you think about the evolution of Men’s fashion? How do you see it?

I always find male fashion industry diverse and very interesting, especially in the sense that men are becoming more comfortable in the world when it comes to unique styles, fashion items etc.

What do you do in order to keep your body in good shape?

I usually work out 6 days a week, drink a lot of water, and eat healthy & appropriate food. 

Do you have a personal grooming routine? What is it?

I always shower twice a day, brush my teeth and cut my hair once every three weeks.

What is your free day like? What models do beside castings & shootings?

I collaborate with some store owners to make some clothing sales online. 

How do you define your dressing style? Why?

My dressing style is a combination of street style with classicism.

What is the most fun part of Istanbul? Where do you hang out? 

The most fun part of Istanbul is to hang out with my friends in Taksim. 

Modeling has an expiration date. What are your future plans & hopes besides modeling?

I hope to own my own business one day, that’s why I’m working very hard to accomplish as much as possible.

What is your favorite city you would love to live in one day?

I would love to travel to New York city and live there because I strongly believe it is a city of great opportunities.


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