Malaika Firth (born 23 March 1994) is a Kenyan-born British fashion model who walked in the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
Malaika was born in Mombasa, Kenya to a successful family - her grandmother runs a restaurant. When Malaika turned 17, her mother encouraged her to consider modelling after seeing a program on television. The first agency she saw signed Malaika right away.
Her runway debut was at the 2012 New York Fashion Week. Her first major client was Prada, and she gained a lot of notice by walking in the Prada fall 2013 campaign. Her real breakthrough, though, occurred when she walked in the fashion week for the 2014 spring/summer season. The brands that used her in 2013 re-booked her for 2014, always a good sign.
Malaika Firth has been on several covers:
- April 2015: Vogue Japan
- October 2014: Miss Vogue UK
|Malaika on the cover of a shopping supplement in the November 2013 issue of Vogue UK.|
Malaika has appeared in many editorials, including:
December: Harper's Bazaar UK2015
May: Vogue Spain
February: Vogue Paris
July: Vogue Portugal2014
June: Vogue Russia
May: The Edit
April: O, Observer Fashion, Vogue Japan
March: Elle France, Document Journal, Vogue USA
February: W, Vogue Japan
- December: Numéro France
- October Miss Vogue UK, Elle USA, Vogue USA
- September Vogue UK
- June Porter
- April Vogue Paris, W
- March W, Vogue Italy, 032c
- February Vogue UK, W, LOVE, Vogue Paris
- December Vogue UK
- September Interview Magazine, Document Journal
Malaika lives in London and continues to book top brands such as Valentino, Burberry and Prada. It is very early in her career, but it appears that Malaika Firth is going places.