Speaking with Maya Jama, the model discusses her career and how the fashion industry is finally changing for the better as she covers our Autumn 21 issue.

Eva Apio Cover
Eva Apio Cover

“Don’t take a ‘no’ personally. It’s not you, it’s just the industry. You’re someone’s no, but you’re [also] somebody else’s yes.”

Since beginning her modelling career at the age of 6, Eva Apio has established herself in the fashion world and beyond. After being rejected from the industry for being “too short,” the resilient model earned a much-deserved contract with Storm Models before ending up at Premier today, securing jobs with Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Off White and more. From being name dropped in rap songs to launching her own self-titled foundation giving back to underprivileged children in her native Uganda, Apio continues to prove her beauty is more than skin deep.

Catching up with her friend, TV and radio presenter Maya Jama for our Autumn 2021 issue, Apio reflects on her journey into modelling, struggles with internet fame, and how the fashion industry is finally changing for the better.

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Bartek Szmigulski
Toni-Blaze Ibekwe
Ernesto Montenovo
Kareem Jarche
Ciana Conway
Eva Apio at Dawbell
Production Director
Sam Geroldi
Editorial Director
Huw Gwyther
Cover Design
Olivia Woodgate
Styling Assistants
Rafael Perez Alvarez and Mao Miyakoshi
Special thanks to
Deerhurst Road Shoot Location