A glimpse into the life and mind of the country’s most sought after face, Nibir Adnan Nahid.
What’s your number one passion in life?
Right now, my number one passion and ambition is to be able to become a global ambassador for Bangladesh through modelling.
What has been your favorite fashion show so far?
Dhaka fashion week.
3 accessories you never leave home without?
A wristwatch, my bracelets and a smile.
What is your most prized possession in your closet?
My first Beats Headphones!
If you weren’t a model, what would you be doing?
A Pilot or a Chef. I love cooking.
Who are your style icons?
Jon Kortajarena, Nick Bateman
Your favorite movie of all time?
I am a huge movie geek and I love Bollywood films! 3 idiots is one of my all time favorites. Kaho Na Pyar Hai is also a very special film for me as it was when I got to see my idol Hrithik Roshan for the first time. When it comes to Hollywood, I love every single Marvel film.
What kind of music do you listen to when you’re at the gym?
I think it depends on what you’re doing at the gym. I have started high intensity training, so for music, I personally prefer anything that gives me the extra vigour to work out harder uplifts my mood and gets me charged up!
The perfect way to wind down after a long day?
Watching Netflix on my couch and munching on healthy snacks.
Favorite city you have visited?
London – I just loved the architecture, the history, food, buzz and the fashion scene. I love the fact that there is so much diversity in that city.
Your top 3 favorite Instagram accounts?
Accounts based on men’s fashion and style, calories, tips based on health nutrition facts, alongside elite model management Milan and elite model management Paris.
A designer label you love but can never wear?
I love experimenting with clothes so I’m open to all designers!
An unhealthy food item you miss eating?
Rashogolla and Biryani. I am an avid foodie and sometimes I just cannot help it. (Judge away!)
What do you eat on your cheat days?
Homemade pizza and biryani.
Your worst fear while walking the ramp?
I am pretty fearless on the ramp and not fazed by worries of falling over or wardrobe malfunctions. The only thing that worries me when I walk is to ensure that I am able to do justice to the designer’s creativity. I know how much hard work goes on behind the scenes.
Which famous fashion brand would you love to walk for?
So many! From India, it’s Sabyasachi, as I really feel the brand connects with my Bengali roots. From the West, it’s Gucci and Dolce and Gabbana.
What was the most memorable gift you’ve received?
The most precious gift are prayers from my parents. When I first arrived in Mumbai, I found a letter in my wallet from mum. She said how much she loved and believed in me and that her prayers were with me. That letter will be forever special to me.
What is one thing you’d like to change about yourself?
I’d love to be able to slow down and quit overthinking on certain issues.
The best and worst thing about being a model?
I love that I am able to represent my country on the global stage and how modelling enables me to connect with so many people from all around the world. The worst thing is the fact that I am constantly on a diet! I am a real foodie and miss being able to eat burgers, chips, pizzas and ice cream.
Which motto in life do you live by?
Always be kind no matter what. My mum taught me this motto when I was a child. I really believe in kindness; in the way we act with each other. It’s such an underrated value these days, especially in the age of social media.