20 Questions with Aïssata Diallo
Photographed by Kevin Berru
Location Garza Blanca Cancun
What’s the first thing you thought of this morning?
The first thing I thought of this morning was prayer. I was just thankful and blessed.
How would you describe yourself, in three words?
Fun, family-oriented, and very spiritual.
How did you begin your career as an influencer, and what steps did you take to get where you are today?
I kind of did not plan on being an influencer. I’m supposed to be a doctor, but turns out I’m scared of blood. I’m scared of needles. I’m scared of everything that has to do with being a doctor. So instead, I just started playing around with social media and next thing you know, I’m an influencer, influencing you guys.
What’s something your followers may not know about you?
One of many things my followers do not know about me is I’m a really down-to-earth, friendly, and goofy person. People just see my page and how well-curated it is and they just assume I’m really bougie and I’m in over myself, and I don’t like that. I’m really friendly. Talk to me, guys.
As an influencer, how do you hope to influence people most through your platforms?
As an influencer, my ultimate goal is always to inspire, motivate, and kind of give a platform for people who look like me and people who come where I come from, because there’s not a lot of genuine people out here doing what I do.
What can people expect to see from you in the year of 2021?
In the year 2021, expect some amazing things. I am currently working on my own brand, so be on the lookout for that. I’m really excited, so stay tuned.
What would you consider your uniform?
I like to be comfortable. I like to feel confident in whatever I wear. Yeah, comfortable and confident.
Vintage or designer?
Sneakers or heels?
Sneakers, even though I’m short and I probably need heels.
What is your go-to beauty look at this very moment?
I love a cat eye, some bronze, and a glowy, dewy look with some lip gloss.
What is your favorite Pixi product?
My current favorite Pixi product is the Rose Glow Mist. I love dewy looks.
Who are the three women that are blowing your mind right now?
Oh my God. I love Rihanna. I love you so much. I hope one day you see this. Rihanna is, oh, I love that woman. I love Michelle Obama. And last, but not least, I really love Zendaya.
What was your favorite part of your getaway with Modeliste at Garza Blanca?
One of my favorite parts of being in beautiful Garza Blanca with
Modeliste is the connections and friendships that I’ve made in this short amount of time. Nothing but amazing vibes.
Is there anything you’d like to say to your fans?
I just want to say thank you, guys, so much for supporting me and believing in me and just being here with me throughout this journey, the ups and downs. And I can’t wait to make you guys proud.
What do you love most about Modeliste Magazine?
My favorite part about Modeliste Magazine is the fact that they give a platform for smaller influencers like me, and you guys get to see new audiences every month. And they take you on amazing vacations. Are you kidding me? Yeah, I love to MODE AROUND THE GLOBE.