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Introducing our ‘Tempo’ cover star: South Sudan-born, London-based model Adit Priscilla

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Don’t mistake Adit Priscilla’s soft-spoken nature for ambivalence – the South Sudan-born, London-based model knows exactly what she wants, and she’s ready to take it all in her stride. A big dreamer with an even bigger heart, she’s here to manifest her desires – and there isn’t a dream too large. She won’t tax her life with your negativity, in fact she’ll take your expectations and bench them, always ready to do things her way. No stranger to international runways, and a favourite of Chanel, Priscilla’s life might not look like it did two years ago. But while the distance between her and home might be far, she’s grounded in her faith and family, ready to take on the next challenge, whatever form it may take. You’re welcome to join her for the journey – but you’ll need to leave your doubts at the door.

The first thing you should know about me is ... I’m a quiet person and people can sometimes observe that negatively. I am my best self when ... When I’m in a positive environment. I’m currently living in ... London, in the United Kingdom. The energy feels ... It feels real. My star sign is … Libra. It suits me because … Libras are known for being reserved, and that translates to my personality as a Libra. I end my day by ... A word of prayer and talking to my family back home. The best advice l have been given is … Be yourself, always.

Working with Chanel is … Surreal. I mean, this brand will forever be in my heart. My love for the Chanel family is deep, and I feel blessed to be part of the family and I am grateful, and I will be forever grateful. Much love.

A song that best describes me is … Little Brown Girl by Ebony Jenae. The quality I admire most in others is … How open and how kind they are to others. I find inspiration in … Art. The most recent album I listened to was ... God Did by DJ Khaled. My first concert / live music experience was … It was at my primary school, and in the Sunday school at the church. The music that fortifies me is … Gospel music. My friends would describe me as … Quiet, innocent and a unique person. If I could be anywhere, I would be … With my mum, always. An album or artist that reminds me of my childhood is … A Ugandan singer called Mowzey Radio. My personal ethos is … Love and respect.


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A moment that defined me was … I was once a poor girl with incomplete dreams. I felt discouraged at times, but now it feels like I’m in a movie, seeing my life changing.

I’m currently readingThe Art of Life Admin by Elizabeth F. Emens. I feel most connected to others when ... I’m in positive surroundings. I feel most myself when … I’m being myself. The future looks … Bright and beautiful. 


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Adit Priscilla @ Storm Models wears CHANEL jacket, pants, earrings and necklace.