|“I have wished and dreamt of being a model and with my black beauty I |
know it’s the best part I have taken I know and I believe this the right
time for me.”- Hanna Ofosu
This 18-year-old Ghanaian born beauty used to be bullied because of her dark skin. Now she want to promote self-love and appreciation of self, by showing her beauty to the world and promoting dark skin complexion.
10 questions for the NEW male face of Melanin Wonder 2019
Two months ago melanin wonder had the coronation of the new male face of melanin wonder. The 1st runner up stepped in the shoes of Terence Munzemba, who unfortunately had to step down from his title, due to personal circumstances. We now proudly introduce the new male face of Melanin Wonder, Lester Wilson!
1. Who are you if u had to describe yourself?
Who am I?! I think this is one of the hardest questions alive…. Hmm, I am someone who is growing and learning a lot, trying to find my balance, while I am exploring my talents as I go. I am a student of life, very conscious of myself and trying to be of everything around me. I am someone who has a lot of curiosity (which can be my biggest problem sometimes) but yeah, I love to get inspired by people and hope to inspire someone one day as well.
2. What is your heritage and age and where did you grow up?
I was born and raised in Rotterdam, but my parents are from the Caribbean. My mom is from St. Lucia and my dad is from Curacao. I am now 25 years old.
3. What are some of your biggest passions?
Good question… to start I have unconditional love for basketball, it is a sport where I fell in love with since watching the movie Space Jam for the first time, I think I was 6 or 7 years old at that time. But I started playing it when I was 16. To me it was an outlet, it was a way to express myself as an art form. The sport helped me a lot to grow as a person and it improved my health a lot, ball is life. Another great passion to me, besides basketball, is architecture, sometimes spaces and buildings can make you feel a certain way, some buildings somehow inspires me and architecture literally shapes the world, that´s what I like the most about it. I love creating or designing in general, whether its really making something out of nothing or writing, creating art or doing something with technology and innovation. I just love the respected fields of fine arts trying to find my fit.
4. Why did you apply for the face of Melanin Wonder?
Well, as I am exploring my talents, Melanin Wonder seemed like an amazing opportunity to grow as a model and to find other ways to express myself. It was an opportunity to expand my modeling portfolio and to gain more experience. I wanted to connect with more people, with more creatives to see where we can make some changes or make a difference.
5. What does the term melanin wonder mean to you personally?
Melanin Wonder, hmmm… When I think about it, to me it means, if I had to dissect both words, Melanin to me means directly, people with a bit of color, no matter what shade or tint they just got IT. And wonder I translate it to literally a wonder, a miracle, a unicorn or one of a kind. Just really WONDER-full and lovely.
6. How would your friends describe you?
I really don’t know haha but I think they would say that I will bring positive calm energy or very aware. But I don’t really know for sure.
7. What are some of your favorite songs at the moment?
Pfooeee. though one, at this moment I listen to a lot of underground/ up and coming artists, from rap to Hip Hop, R&B, etc. most of them in English, as long as it vibes I can listen to it. I listen to Dani Deleigh and Chris Brown easy, to Ty Dolla $ign and J.cole with purple emoji and just a whole lot more to name.
8. You have a startup, tell us more about it.
Yes, thank you for asking. The company name is Purpose. I want to create/develop smart mirrors to really add value to peoples lives. To help them focus on their Purpose in life and to provide them with tools which remind them of it. We focus on the people, the next leaders of today. We believe in changing the world starts with changing ourselves
9. How will Purpose impact the world?
We are going to change the world, we are not only developing a new tech product, a smart mirror, but we are building a movement around it. This is going to be a revolution in our daily lives and we will have an impact by directly trying to change the way we think about and view ourselves and the world around us. Follow us to understand the movement. With every step closer, everything will become clear.
10. What tips do you have for those who want to start a business in tech?
If you have a great idea that will benefit the people/world and/or, the earth or other living beings, go for it. Now tech is becoming and already is a big part of our daily lives, I find, that it should be an extension of our greater self, where we as humans are limited, technology and innovation take its place, but it should be in harmony with our existence. It must have a positive impact and it should suit/have a Purpose, (pun intended) 😛
Where can people find you? Social media handles! Linkedin?
People can find me on:
- Instagram: @lesterwilson and my startup @purpose_themovement
- add me on Facebook/LinkedIn as well: @Lester Wilson
- and like/follow the startup accounts on Facebook and Linkedin: @Purpose
We are starting a new movement and where we want to create some changes starting with ourselves and I want everyone to join meLester Wilson
” Its a dream to be a model, it seems like a beautiful experience! And I would like to have more feedback how to
This 18-year-old has the drive to become better and better each day. He is young and the world is at his feet, we are curious to know what the future hold for him. Do you see him as the next ‘Face of Melanin Wonder 2019’?
” I want to represent a country which is Ghana. Besides that with my background in modeling and being a photographer I know what the people want to expect and what they want to see”- Salman Lartey
This 24-year-old sure does have an eye for talent! Do you see his talent and potential to become the next ‘Face of Melanin Wonder 2019?’Stay tuned…!