Being Rihanna’s muse? Now that is called a goal!

While almost every teenage Indian dreams about meeting Rihanna, Naomi Janumala from Mumbai has been able to not only meet her but work with her as well; all by the age of nineteen! 

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Rihanna’s new luxury fashion label Fenty has been in the news for all the right reasons. The much-anticipated brand was launched as a beacon of body-positivity. From bigger sizes to curvy mannequins, the launch saw it all. And once again, Rihanna is making waves back home for the right reasons. Since Fenty is known for diversity, they had to cast an Asian face. And when they chose Naomi Janumala, a 19-year old Indian model, Twitter broke into joy!

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What’s more? Rihanna directed and lensed the campaign herself! So, Naomi got to play muse to Bad Girl Riri! The reason why Rihanna wanted to cast an Indian face was as some of her clothes and earrings were inspired by the saree and ‘jhumka’ respectively. Naomi’s favourite shot happened to be in a yellow dress set- a mini skirt with a wide slit on both sides teamed with a tight, strapped crop top. 

Photo credits: Naomi Janumala

Naomi is not new to the world of modelling. She began her career three years ago with Anima Creative Management and has already worked for leading brands like Adidas, H&M, Nike x Nordstrom, Levi’s, American Eagle, Alexander Wang, Opening Ceremony x Disney, and Matthew Adams Dolan to name a few. She was scouted from her Instagram page. 

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She happens to have a few Bollywood ties as she is popular ‘90s comic actor Johnny Lever’s niece. Her father, Jimmy Moses, is also a comedian and he was a part of the recent Hindi Movie Soorma, starring Diljit Dosanjh.

We can only imagine the heights she would chart in a few more years. We wish this Indian beauty all the best and hope to see her making the country prouder!

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