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Canadian Model Senait is Our Latest Girl Crush

One of our favourite young canucks answers our burning questions on food, career and beauty

FLARE Summer 2013 Special Issue; Photo by Chris Nicholls

FLARE Summer 2012 Special Issue; Photo by Chris Nicholls

Model Senait Gidey has already reached mono-moniker status in the fashion world where’s she known simply as “Senait.” At only 18, the Canadian beauty has walked in numerous big-name runway presentations (for Fall 2013 alone, she strutted for Chanel, Kenzo, Max Mara, Burberry, Emilio Pucci and Christopher Kane to name but a few) and has graced the pages of FLARE multiple times with her radiant skin, impeccable brows and full lips (lucky us!). She was recently photographed for the May 2013 issue of Harper’s Bazaar—a controversial shoot featuring baby animals styled by the one and only Carine Roitfeld—further cementing her arrival as fashion’s newest it-girl. And though she’s busy flitting around the world, starring in runway shows and fashion spreads, Senait took some time out after a recent trip to Europe to fill out our questionnaire.

Senait Gidey Chris Nicholls FLARE

FLARE September 2011; Photo by Chris Nicholls

12 Quick Questions with Senait:

Fave look worn on the runway for Fall 2013? I have two favourite looks from this season. The classic trench and red dress from Burberry.

Burberry Fall 2013; Photos by Anthea Simms

Burberry Fall 2013; Photos by Anthea Simms

What’s on your iPod: I was just listening to the Spice Girls.

Your proudest moment? Walking for Karl in Chanel!

Chanel Fall 2013; Photo by Anthea Simms

Chanel Fall 2013; Photo by Anthea Simms

What do you still want to accomplish?  I want to get over my fear of heights and go skydiving.

What do you hope to be doing in 10 years? Doing what I’m doing now! It’s a lot of work, but I love it.

What do you wish you had more time for? Sightseeing. I’ve been to many amazing cities but it’s always been for work.

Best job perk? I love that I get to meet all sorts of interesting people in different areas of the world. Some free clothes along the way doesn’t hurt.

Favourite city? My heart is still in Cape Town.

Go-to restaurant/hotel/shop? I still love going to Holt Renfrew in Toronto.

Favourite food? I’m a sucker for a margarita pizza!

Best beauty tip? Daily moisturizer!

Skin/hair routine? I can’t live without my Moroccanoil Hair Mask!

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