Gabriella Ndungu was born and raised in Kenya, Africa and lives in Sarasota, Florida. She is the last born of three children. She is 22 years old and moved to America five years ago. She has been seriously modeling since October of 2019. She loves dancing, adventuring, going to the beach, meeting new people and experiencing different cultures. She has an obsession for badminton and think the beach is one of the best places to go to clear your head and meditate. She speaks two languages, English and Swahili. She hopes one day to be able to help the homeless kids back in her country and follow in her mother’s footsteps of taking some people off the streets and helping as many people as she can.
How does it feel to be selected as one of the Abners Angels?
Honestly, it’s a crazy mixed emotional roller coaster, because it means my hard work is starting to get noticed.
What was the first job you ever booked as a model?
It was a fashion boutique called Obsessed Boutique. Funny thing is I had been shopping at that store for a while and one day I happened to tag them in some clothes I had. They asked me if I would love to join in a shoot and that’s how it all began.
Indoor or outdoor shoot?
Outdoor shoot any day. Nothing beats finding random aesthetic locations to shoot at.
What is your favorite physical attribute about yourself?
A lot of people automatically assume it is my ass, but I love my eyes. There is just so much mystery that comes from someone looking at you.
What is one model/photographer you would love to work with?
One of the main reasons I started modeling is because of Ashley Graham. She made me believe in myself and gain enough confidence to go for it. I would love to model with her. As for a photographer, I would love to collaborate with @Lucademassis. It is very rare to meet someone who makes pure art. Anybody can take a picture, but to me he is one of the very few people who makes art. The other photographer I have always dreamed of working with is @kadeem.stewart and he agreed to shoot a concept with me so a collaboration is in the works for that.
What makes you an Angel?
Something a lot of people tell me is I have a very kind heart. I believe in treating people how I would love to be treated, so I make sure I am always kind or helpful to anyone I can. You never know how you impact someone’s life. I believe it is our duty to spread love that’s what makes me an Angel.
Who’s the scariest movie villain of all time?
For me it is Thanos from avengers. For one he looks scary and is really big. My main reason why I find him the scariest is because, he really believed he was helping human kind by killing people and had a justification for all his wrongs. He never felt what he did was wrong down to his death and was willing to sacrifice the person he loved the most to achieve his desire.
If 2020 was a book, what would its title be?
What is the craziest thing you have done, but you don’t regret it?
The craziest thing that I have ever done and do not regret has to be chasing my modeling dream. Being that I am all self taught and I have not looked back ever since, I am so grateful for the doors that have been opening up for me.
Name a food you can’t stand that most people seem to love?
Anything that has cheese. I cannot stand the smell of cheese, the taste and even how it looks. I prefer cheese less pizza, but if that option is not available I pull the cheese off.
How do you know when you are in love?
I am a romance at heart. One thing about me is that when I love, I love deep. I know I am truly in love when I feel like that person complements me and if I can see them in my future. Also If I am willing to do anything for the person then I truly love them.
How would you change the world in 2020?
By spreading love and trying to help as many people as I can, especially homeless people. A lot of people misjudge them. When in truth it is very easy for anyone to become homeless.
How can everyone keep in contact with you on social media?
I am the most active on my Instagram @gabriellandungu. I do my best to reply to if not all, most people’s dm’s and comments under posts. It is very important to engage with your followers as much as you can and just let them know that you appreciate them.