Yusuf Siddiqui

Yusuf Siddiqui

Celebrating Tony Blair's eventual demise on this beautiful day. Eid Mubarak my friends 🙏🏾

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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.

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.

#💀 exams make me do crazy things like post super severe mirror photos. Also shoutout to all my skeletal peeps on Insta.

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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.

Burnt out 📖

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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

 

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