Meet Mikky Jones, Mr Fashion Nigeria World 2014 Winner. He shares his experience as he prepares to handover to his successor. Mikky Jones has been a wonderful person in the office of Mr Fashion Nigeria World 2014. We had a short interaction with him and he spoke on his journey so far, how he would like to be remembered, his motivation into fashion world, his passion, his expectations for life partner, as well as his aspirations.
How did you feel winning Mr Fashion Nigeria in the first place?
I felt good, I felt great. I never expected it. I was really scared at first for participating in Mr. Fashion Nigeria. Honestly, coming back I did not know anybody, nobody knew my name, they just knew Mikky Jones. I really wanted to be a King. Mr Fashion Nigeria came and my parents encouraged me. My mum supported me. And said she wanted to be mama Mr. Fashion Nigeria. I know people knew me as Mikky Jones and if I didn’t win it would have been challenging. So there was so much pressure. I prayed and fasted about it. And I thank God I won and had the platform. So I’m getting there.
HOW DO YOU FEEL HANDING OVER?
First of all I must say Michy Okafor (CEO Mr & Miss Fashion Nigeria World) is one of the best guy anyone would want to work with, He’s not just been a manager but also a best friend. Am really gonna miss that. Trust me, if I could extend my tenure as Mr Fashion Nigeria world I would have done so. Never forget this: House Of Michy is on a mission & we ain’t gonna retire until our Mission is accomplished.
What has been your greatest challenge in the industry so far?
Not knowing a lot of people in the industry. It’s really about who you know, that way people are able to reach you. So, yes, it’s a challenge I have had moving back but its better now. Talking about my character, am a bit reserved with people I’m comfortable with and I guess they would describe me as crazy. It takes me a while to open up to people.
How would you describe your fashion sense?
I love to try out new things. I love being corporate and dapper in suits. I’m trying to look a bit more traditional in my native. I’m a guy that loves suits. My style icon is Justin Timberlake. I have never seen him dress down-he is always on point. I like that.
Who has inspired you the most in your life?
Are you a Christian?
Yes, I am a serious Christian. I’m not perfect. I go out and have my fun. But I fear and respect God a lot and would never take the glory.
How do you deal with criticism?
I love criticism. It has always made me go farther in Mr fashion Nigeria, I don’t read comments anymore. So I was determined to do well.
Any love interest?
My career is my love interest.
What are you looking for in a partner?
Someone patient, hardworking, God fearing, sexy, beautiful and has a good heart.
What is your favourite food?
Coconut Rice / Afang Soup
Your life motto?
With God nothing is impossible.
How would you like to be remembered?
As a man who crossed boundaries and went beyond the expected. A man that was influential and inspiring.