18-year old model, Serena Gabriella Cheade, is obsessed with sunflowers. And in her obsession, she has found poetry and art. The teen has become popular on Instagram and Twitter with her quirky posts going viral by the day.
Journal Post spoke to the model in an exclusive interview.
sThe African model adorns herself with her favorite flower. (Image source: Twitter)
Serena is a model by day and a poetry prodigy by night. She pens poems in multiple languages, including French and English. At the young age of 18, Serena has already achieved so much; she has written her own poetry book, and aims to walk the runway at Paris Fashion Week.
In an interview with Journal Post, Serena spoke about her love for sunflowers and how that served as inspiration for her first poetry book; “When I saw a sunflower for the first time, I felt my poetry come to life, such a beautiful feeling.”
Serena says her obsession with sunflowers began a while back, and grew as she took more and more interest in facts about the flower. Once she started delving further into the obsession, she discovered metaphors that fit her poetry perfectly.
In her poems, the model particularly likes to talk about the mother-child relationship. She compares the relationship of a mother and her child to that of the sun and a sunflower.
Serena takes the simple things in nature and uses them as metaphors in her poems. She said in her interview, “I just tend to bind myself to the mundane and turn it into poetry.”
The young model was born and raised in Ivory Coast, Africa, but has since moved to Lebanon. She has worked with brands like Paul Mitchell, L’oreal, Blondi’s, and Desigual in Lebanon.
In the future, she plans to move to France to pursue her modeling career. We wish her all the best in her career and her poetry!