Heart to Heart Q&A Series: Mimi

What’s your name?
Mariam Merghanie

Where and when were you born?
I’ve born in UAE, Alain 17th of July

Where are you currently based?
Dubai

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

Where did you go to school?
Emirates private school

What did you like most about school?
Being around my best friends, also calling my name after a trouble i made was a relief especially from maths lesson

What would people you know find surprising about you as a teen?
I get mad very very fast even though i am so friendly

What was your first job?
Beauty consultant

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Who was the most significant influence in your career?
My friends and family

What is your definition of “happiness”?
Self love, the sea


What is your happiest memory?
When I closed my first deal as a property advisor in Dubai

What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Am proud of how I improved in my business life and am proud of me putting a check marks next to my goals

What is some memorable lesson you have learned in life?
Never trust easily

Who do you admire most in your family and why?
My mother , she is the strongest and she raised me to be strong and beautiful in every second in my life

Whose biggest fan are you?
My cats

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Running

What is your most favorite city ?
Málaga

What is your definition of beauty?
Melanin

What is something every woman needs in her wardrobe?
White shirt , black jeans , and a blazer

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What do you find most rewarding about your job (modeling and real estate)?
For modeling i love the vibes its not about the income its always about the flash lights

What is rewarding about real estate ? Obviously the connections and the good suitable income

Do you have a favorite male model?
Not really

What routine would you like to share with Doha Style followers? (can you make a video)?
My pixxie hair styling routine

What is the best beauty advice you were ever given?
Using concealer only works

When and how did you learn to model?
I started modeling when i was 15 with my friends older sister, it was terrible but I learned in a really short time

What is the one thing you wish people knew about you?
I am a transparent young lady so not really anything

What is the most memorable travel experience?
When me and my classmate skipped school and went to Abu Dhabi and got cought

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

How is it like to be a Sudanese/black female in UAE?
Its fun

When and why did you first model?
I was 15 years old amd i loved the idea since then

What sorts of settings/clothes/brands do you prefer to shoot for or wear?
I consider my self flexible with it but I rather go for more of a funky look and never bridal looks

What do you consider the most challenging aspect of your work as a model?
A rude unprofessional makeup artist

What song/s do you have on repeat these days?
Leave the door open

When do you feel sexiest?
When i achieve one of my goals in my suit and heels

What was your favorite activity during quarantine?
Watching Netflix

Who is your support system?
My mother and my management and work mates

What is your favorite place to shop?
Emirates mall

How would your best friends describe you?
Crazy

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

Mostly a hobby

Do you have any siblings?
Yes i have a bigger sister and brother

What do your close friends call you?

Mimi
Have you got in trouble because of your rebellious character when you were a teen?

Not really

What pets do you like most? Do you have any?

I love cats , and i have 2 cute fluffy cats

Where do you get your inspiration from?

Everywhere u cant be specific when it comes to inspiration

What has been (or still) the biggest challenge as a model?

Arguing with the team cause i dontt wanna do a bridal look

Does everyone look better with make-up?
Ofc not , I believe makeup makes everything pretty and perfect but some girls have a really beautiful natural beauty and make up just ruin it

What advice can you give to prospective models?
Just be yourself and feel free

How long have you been a model?
6 years

What country/city would you rather live in?

Spain

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.

Maria Sadiq

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