What is your favourite fashion accessory?
My glasses changed my trajectory in life. The moment I put those round CK glasses on, a veil was lifted, and I finally felt that I could truly see for the very first time. Ya boy looks good in them. Also, my trusty Minolta TC-1 can be found strapped around my neck on a day to day basis which I think is kind of a good look not going to lie.
🌺🌺🌺. Also lol Parliament is going to be voting on replacing the nuclear missile system, Trident, in the very near future. There is little time to contact your MP and tell them your disapproval and waste of £205 billion pounds on a archaic form of "security" for the UK. You can email or call your MP at 020-7219-3000 and tell them to not be a huge idiot when it comes down to the vote! I understand this caption and this photo have nothing in common but girl stopping weapons of mass destruction can't wait!!!
What is your favourite city in the world?
London. No question. It's the city where I was born and the one that has given me so many opportunities. These rent prices tho... that is another story.
What was the most delightful meal you ever had?
I guess it's a meal that I keep on eating periodically but my grandmother's lamb curry and roti. Nothing beats home cooked Indian food, something I was lucky to grow up on.
Instagram or Twitter?
Nowadays I've turned to Instagram almost exclusively. But back in the day when I was in high school, I used to be a twitter pro respected by all of my peers. However, Insta gives me the social media kick I need, and because I have multiple accounts for different aspects of myself, I always feel like I'm able to put content out there without censoring myself. @yusuf_siddiqui and @yusufsface are two different people, TRUSSSS MII.
What is your favourite music genre?
Damn, I don't want to sound like some basic ass person who says that they like all sorts of music, but here we are. My day to day playlist consists of 90's R&B/Indian music/Kpop/classical/acid jazz. Honestly I can't choose, but as long as it's not Country music, I can get down with it.
Which celebrity do you look up to?
M.I.A., a groundbreaker in her industry and someone who isn't afraid to speak her mind. Before castings, I always blast her songs to hype myself because listening to another brown person making it out there in a white-washed industry is good for the soul. I'm still trying to recover from her 2009 Grammy Awards performance where she was like eight months pregnant.
Interview by Kardelen Yuce
Images courtesy of Yusuf Siddiqui