Heart to Heart Q & A Series: Marligger

What’s your name?

Ali Ammar

Where and when were you born?

I was born in n raised KSA but eventually moved  to khartoum in 2014

Where are you currently based?

Khartoum 

Where did you go to school? 

Graduated from Unity high school but went to kibeda international school early years of high school 

What did you like most about school?

I think I liked the pressure and the stress your put under during those years but not necessarily anything specific about the school 

Who was the most influential person to you as a child?

My father 

What would people you know find surprising about you as a teen?

The fact that I was actually a teenager 

What was your first job?

music video production 

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Photographer: @childofapoet

What job do you currently do, and what are the most challenging aspects of it?

I am currently studying university at UMST

But I freelance so each job would be per project 

What is your definition of “happiness”?

 Discipline and inner peace 

What is your happiest memory?

McD’s drive thru definitely 

What is some memorable lesson you have learned in life?

Don’t stress 

Worry about time 

Don’t get comfortable 

Who do you admire most in your family and why?

My mother, I mean no explanation needed 

Whose biggest fan are you?

PND

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like to rearrange things so if I have a min to spare I’d probably be changing things around my room 

What is your most favorite city?

Khartoum 

What do you find most rewarding about your job?

Seeing the finished product/project  and seeing how the small details make all the difference 

Who is the most influential male figure in your life, and Why?

I wouldn’t say it was one person 

Let’s just say it’s a combination of the brothers I got around me 

What is the last thing you googled?

Kitchen walls 

Do you have a favorite female model?

Channel iman 

When and how did you learn to model?

I started taking photos first and wanted to pursue photography but then got Infront if the camera once and I wanted to get into that instead 

What is the most memorable travel experience?

Traveling by bus was an “experience” 

If we looked in your fridge, what would we always find?

Milk 

What do you consider the most challenging aspect of your work as a model?

Being that I am in sudan the fact that there aren’t many brand/shops to model for .

What song/s do you have on repeat these days?

Chasing summer 

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Photographer: @_ibilalz

What was your favorite activity during quarantine?

Exercising n cooking 

Who is your support system?  

My friends n family 

What is your favorite place to shop?

Zara

How would your best friends describe you?

Extroverted

Do you pursue modeling as your career or just as a hobby?

It started off as a hobby but when I saw it as a Career started doing things differently to get to where I want to be 

Do you have any siblings?

A brother n a sister 

Were you rebellious in your teens? Have you got in trouble because of it?

I wouldn’t say I was rebellious but let’s just say we got into trouble once in a while

Where do you get your inspiration from?

Mostly nature or architecture but it could be anything really so my surroundings generally 

Tell us how did you get your start as a model?

A friend of mine who happens to be a photographer (shoutout ash) wanted to go out and take photos one day  we were both surprised by the outcome ngl and that was when I actually stated taking it seriously 

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Photographer: @_ibilalz Art Director: @zmirghaniart

Share something you would like the world to know about you?

people in Sudan are confused and usually ask what I am and what I do. they don’t get the working with the music industry and modeling it gets confusing somehow  

But just to clear the air i model i art direct  and I take photos sometimes 

What advice can you give to prospective models?

To be flexible, I’ve realized doing things in a very closed off way won’t get you far 

How long have you been a model?

 since 2018

What country/city would you rather live in?

Netherlands for sure 

Maria Sadiq

A 25-year-old passionate writer who started it off as a hobby but turned it into so much more! I love writing about all things beauty and fashion and spend most of my free time scrolling through Instagram or Pinterest, in search of new ideas and things to inspire me.

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