DUBAI: Moroccan Italian model Malika El-Maslouhi was awarded Model of the Year in Italy on Tuesday.
Before the announcement, the runway star teased fans on Instagram with a picture of her getting her makeup done and wrote: “This morning I got ready for something important.”
“Memo: if you want it, you must go get it!” she wrote in an Instagram post after the event. “This morning I was awarded Model of the Year Italy. Grazie mille to everyone that made today possible.”
El-Maslouhi, who was born in Milan to an Italian mother and a Moroccan father, is one of the most in-demand models in the fashion industry at the moment.
The catwalk star, who made her modelling debut when she was 18-years-old, had a stellar fall 2022 season earlier this year, gracing the runways of storied fashion houses in New York, London, Milan and Paris and walking for the likes of Ulla Johnson, Prabal Gurung, David Koma, Boss, Missoni, Messika and more.
In the past, she has walked for Dior, Chanel and Valentino, among others, in addition to appearing in international campaigns for prestigious brands like Lanvin and Dundas.