MEGGI NDRIO'S EMPOWERING MESSAGE: BREAKING FASHION STEREOTYPES WITH GRACE
Updated: Aug 23
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN VORAKA
Article Published on 22 Aug 2023 by Maria Bonetti | www.vorakamag.com
Celebrating the essence of elegance and style, the August 2023 issue of Voraka Magazine shines a spotlight on Meggi Ndrio, a former contestant of Greece's Next Top Model, who has transformed into a renowned fashion model gracing prestigious runways worldwide.
Meggi Ndrio's fashion journey began at 17, driven by a passion for clothing and the desire to share it globally. Encouraged by her mother, she stepped into the industry in Greece, launching her career through her debut agency. Over eight years, her path was a mix of victories and challenges, shaping her into a professional who valued resilience and professionalism. Despite difficulties, she remained steadfast for her team and clients.
After a pause to pursue law, Meggi's return coincided with "Greece's Next Top Model," an avenue she embraced to make her international mark. She aimed to transcend fashion's boundaries, fostering cultural unity.
Meggi tackled fame's double-edged nature, striving to remain authentic in the middle of both praise and criticism. Reflecting on her journey, she emphasized sound decisions, organization, and reliable teams. Networking's potential and pitfalls were clear to her.
Her commitment shone in her adaptability, evolving her look while preserving her core self. Meggi aspired to challenge norms and biases in high fashion, underscoring the power of tenacity, authenticity, and hard work in realizing dreams.
Meggi Ndrio has always been passionate about fashion. With her mom's support, she stepped into Greece's fashion world, facing ups and downs. Challenges couldn't dim her team spirit.After fame from"Greece's Next Top Model" both praise and criticism came her way but Meggi stood her ground. She evolved her style while staying real. Meggi aims to defy fashion norms, proving that being real and working hard can make dreams shine bright. In her story, readers will find inspiration, aspiration, and a celebration of the incredible journey that has shaped Meggi into the fashion icon she is today.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MEGGI NDRIO
What motivated you to pursue a career in fashion, and how did you break into the world of fashion weeks?
Since childhood, I've held ambitious dreams of showcasing my designs to my family. At 17, I pursued this dream with my supportive mother's help, securing my first modeling job in Greece. Though challenging, trusting myself and my dreams remains my motto. Following eight years in fashion, I temporarily paused for law school, now recognizing the rarity of blending a degree with a successful fashion career.
Was there a defining moment that ignited your passion for modeling and pushed you to overcome obstacles?
In photoshoots, I've faced challenges collaborating with photographers and clients. Not everyone may connect with you, but professionalism is key. Regardless of the shoot's concept or the people present, resilience is vital in modeling. Despite off days or headaches, strength is showcased—it's owed to the team and committed clients, irrespective of life's circumstances.
How did you conquer challenges along the way and stay resilient in such a competitive industry?
To continue reading the full interview, click here to download the August 2023 issue.