Nadia Rahmat

The Marc by Marc Jacobs model tells us a joke.

BY EDITORS | Mar 8, 2016 | Funny Jokes From Beautiful Women


Wanna hear a clean joke? 
Johnny had a bath with bubbles. Wanna hear a dirty joke? Bubbles is a man.


Remember that slow crawl from plucky kid to angst-filled teen? Nadia Rahmat recalls the awkward puberty stage all too well, but what was borne from adolescent pain yielded something unique. As a teenager, Rahmat's low self-esteem was wanting. "When I was 13 or 14, I gained some confidence and decided to primp myself," she says, "but a few of the girls in school said, 'Oh, Nadia is just trying to get with the guys," and wrote these mean things on desks that were directed at me." She grew despondent, but her mum, in all her sagely mum-ness, said, "They don't know you. Just do your thing and be true to yourself." Soon, Rahmat pulled herself out of her funk; her self-assurance grew. Dressing to the best of her own drum and caring not one whit for her critics, her eclecticism found favour with the-powers-that-be at Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Rahmat became one of 11 faces for its spring 2015 campaign. "Initially, when people ask me to model, it's usually to fit in with a certain theme, but soon, they notice that I can do other stuff," she says, referring to her recent Gucci shoot for Glam Magazine Malaysia. In the spread, you can see her personality mixing with the luxuria of the outfits. Now represented by Upfront Models, her minders' plans for her to extend far beyond our fair shores. We ask Rahmat what she would say to her secondary school haters should their paths ever cross, and she chooses to be the bigger person. But as suckers for schadenfreude, we'll say it on her behalf: nyah-nyah-nyah-nyah

From: Esquire Singapore's March 2016 issue.