Born in Paris, France
Raised in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa.
Ethnicity: Ivorian/Italian/French & Lebanese/Guinean.
Ms. Tiacoh speaks English & French.
She stands at 5’9 Ft tall.
I became interested in modeling at the age of 10-11 years old. At the time, MTV aired shows where model’s lives were documented in the United States. This made me dream so much about this job! For me, being a model was impossible, unattainable. It was too good to be true.
Especially at that time I was either in Africa, where there are very few model agencies and where the industry is less developed or in France where I was already preparing myself for rejection from the agencies in light of everything I had heard about the fashion scene in France. But I’ve always been very flirtatious; I loved making myself beautiful, taking pretty pictures and sharing them on my blog. I also read a lot about models and their journeys. I think it allowed me to believe it was possible. I kept my hopes high to one day practice this profession.
Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, Ivory Coast.
Abidjan is the economic capital of Ivory Coast and is the most populated West African French-speaking city. It is also the second-largest French-speaking city in the world, and is the world’s third-largest French-speaking urban agglomeration after Paris and Kinshasa. Considered the cultural crossroads of West Africa, Abidjan is characterized by a high level of industrialization and urbanization.
Drawings of Melie Tiacoh below