Fresh faces to know on love, freedom and how they’re growing in 2020.
Sandali Jayasinghe @ IMG
My name is ... Sandali.
But my friends call me ... Mostly Sandali, but I have a few embarrassing ones amongst different friends.
My star sign is ... Leo. It suits me because ... I’d say I’m ambitious, and determined in situations that call for it.
The first thing you should know about me is ... I love cats and ice cream, with a fervent passion.
I stand for ... Freedom [from] prejudice. Regardless of your social class, sexuality, race, religion, or ability, we all deserve to live in society freely. I’m aware that such situations would only exist in a utopia, but if we all stood for such values then society can get better. I believe in the power of ... The youth. I believe that the youth of today were raised in a society which accepts and celebrates the very differences which makes us unique. We have the power to change the injustices, improve the environment, and make meaningful positive improvements to marginalised people.
"Courage is not caring about what other people think of you as long as you are true to your morals and are doing or supporting the right thing. It is about being assertive in one’s beliefs whilst having a growth mindset to accept criticism, and change for the better."
Courage is ... Not caring about what other people think of you as long as you are true to your morals and are doing or supporting the right thing. It is about being assertive in one’s beliefs whilst having a growth mindset to accept criticism, and change for the better.
A moment I had to be courageous was when ... I gave a friend my genuine opinion and advice instead of being a yes man to what I believed to be at the time a self-destructive idea.
'No justice, no peace' means ... We can’t be complicit in the government’s injustices. As the new generation we have the power to instigate change instead of being submissive to the underlying corruption and institutionalised injustice in society.
Lauren Brown @ IMG
My name is ... Lauren.
But my friends call me ... Lozza.
The first thing you should know about me is ... That I can come across as being very quiet and shy, but once you get to know me, I will be one of the craziest people you will ever meet.
Outside of modelling I ... Have a deep interest in photography, in particular photographing nature and landscapes. There is something so peaceful and invigorating about being able to capture nature in all of its glory. You will most likely find me putting myself in very awkward positions in order to get the right shot.
"There is something so peaceful and invigorating about being able to capture nature in all of its glory. You will most likely find me putting myself in very awkward positions in order to get the right shot."
Something I believe in ... Is that if someone puts their mind towards something, no matter how hard or impossible it may seem, it can be achieved, ultimately shaping one’s confidence for the better.
I believe in the power of ... Change, and that people have the ability to make a positive change in the world through perseverance and resilience. I believe that if all of the people of high power made use of their power in a positive way, then the overall future of our world would be more optimistic and accepting of everyone.
In the future, I hope to ... Be more confident in myself and be able to have the courage to make a difference in the world, even if it is small.
A moment or time I had to be courageous was when ... My friends and I decided to go to the school strike for climate early last year. Our school wasn’t keen on us going. However we decided to go against these rules and take a risk, as we believed that it was an important issue that needed all the support that it could get.
Tissa Fernando @ Kult Australia
My name is ... Tissa Fernando.
But my friends call me ... Floob.
My star sign is ... Cancer.
It suits me because ... I don’t know much about star signs, but I think it suits because of my supportive nature.
The first thing you should know about me is ... I’m kind of goofy.
Something I believe in is ... Karma.
I stand for ... Equal treatment of people and animals.
I believe in the power of ... Coming together to overcome obstacles.
What does courage mean to you? Doing something outside your comfort zone.
‘It’s better to live on your feet than die on your knees’ means ... It’s better to live with your own beliefs than follow someone else’s.
A moment when I had to be courageous was ... Walking down the runway for the opening of Men’s Fashion Week.
Tili Snelling @ IMG
My name is ... Mayatili.
But my friends call me .. Til.
My star sign is... Taurus.
It suits me because ... I’m always hungry.
My secret talent is ... Telling jokes.
Something I believe in is ... That everyone and everything is made equal, no being or creature has value of life over another.
I stand for ... Freedom and above all, love.
" I stand for Freedom and above all, love."
What does courage mean to you ... It is something that I deeply admire, as I don’t always have the courage to do many things. It takes a lot of self belief not to be scared of people’s judgement and disapproval and stand up for what you believe is right.
‘Love what you do’ ... Has a powerful meaning for me ... Life is too short to be wasted.
PHOTOGRAPHY Gabriela Hidalgo
MODELS Lauren Brown @ IMG, Sandali Jayasinghe @ IMG, Tili Snelling @ IMG, Tissa Fernando @ Kult Australia
HAIR Daniel Jianing Liu
VIDEOGRAPHY Redscope Films
Shot at Usfin Atelier.