Interview & Biography Model/Actress Gigi Dia (France)
Model/Actress Gigi Dia The Actress Who Made Waves with Haus Labs and Lady Gaga
In the glitzy and highly competitive world of Hollywood, French actress Gigi Dia has managed to make a remarkable name for herself. Since her move to Hollywood a few years ago, she has caught the attention of big brands, becoming the face of prominent campaigns for companies like Beauty Blender and Sephora. However, it was her collaboration with the iconic Lady Gaga that truly solidified her status as a star in the entertainment and beauty industry.
Gigi Dia's journey to success started in 2016 with her breakthrough performance in the short film "NIOFAR," which received an impressive 21 official selections at renowned film festivals, including the Cannes Film Festival and Sundance. The film, which centers around a young foreign girl from Senegal who arrives in France, brought Gigi critical acclaim and garnered six awards, catapulting her into the spotlight.
Her talent and versatility shone through as she ventured into international projects, notably in the film "NUMÉRO 10/NUMBER 10," where she portrayed AICHA, a determined female soccer player facing gender discrimination. This role held special significance for Gigi, as she firmly believes in breaking barriers and promoting equality, encouraging everyone to pursue their dreams regardless of gender.
As Gigi's star continued to rise, she found herself in the captivating film "L’Enfant Du Paradis," directed by Salim Kechiouche. In this movie, Gigi took on the role of Gigi, a friend of the main character from Los Angeles. The film's premiere at the Angoulême Francophone Film Festival garnered further praise for her outstanding performance.
However, Gigi Dia's ambition went beyond simply acting. She decided to explore her creativity further by venturing into writing and producing her own short film, titled "Our Boat." Not only did she take on the lead role in the film, but she also showcased her storytelling abilities. The film premiered at the prestigious LA Shorts International Film Festival, where it received much acclaim.
"Our Boat" is set in 1968 in Los Angeles and follows the story of French model Rose, whose life takes a drastic turn when her fiancé John disappears during a sailing trip. Determined to find her missing lover, Rose's search quickly turns her lifelong childhood friends into suspects. Amidst a whirlwind of deception and misdirection, the film delves into the mystery of John's disappearance and the depths to which Rose must go to uncover the truth.
Gigi's talent and dedication did not go unnoticed, catching the eye of none other than Lady Gaga herself. The pop superstar and entrepreneur chose Gigi Dia to star alongside her in the campaign for her cosmetic brand, Haus Labs. This partnership marked a significant milestone in Gigi's career, elevating her status and introducing her to an even wider audience. The campaign, which focused on promoting Haus Labs' foundation and other products, was showcased in all the Sephora stores across the United States, solidifying Gigi's presence in the beauty industry. Dia will again star in the upcoming campaign of Haus Labs to promote the new concealer.
With her star power and more exciting projects on the horizon, Gigi Dia continues to make her mark in Hollywood and beyond. Her determination to challenge stereotypes and promote inclusivity through her work serves as an inspiration to aspiring actors and creatives worldwide. As she prepares to feature in the upcoming campaign to promote Haus Labs' new concealer, there is no doubt that Gigi's star will continue to shine brightly, illuminating the path for others to follow.
Gigi's IG https://www.instagram.com/gigidia/
Her IMDB https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9392256/
Haus Labs campaign:
Makeup artist: @rokaebeauty
Hair stylist: @Marciahamilton
Photographer Afton Figueroa
For hair and make up it’s Kachay “Caché“ Dorsey
Photographer: Afton Figueroa
Interview & Biography Model/Actress Gigi Dia (France)
Can you tell us a little about you?
I’m an actress and filmmaker from Paris, France. I’m currently live in Los Angeles.
I recently produced, directed and star in the film Our Boat which premiered at LA Short international film festival.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
Honestly, nothing. I enjoy my journey of being an international actress. It can be very changeling sometimes but I enjoy every bit of it. I couldn’t live without being an artist. I was meant to do this job.
How did you start modeling/actress?
It was in 2016 in Paris, I was modeling back then when I met a director and his wife casting director. They told me they were looking for an actress like me, but for me there was no such thing! I was like, what? Me, an actress? I always loved watching movies but I wasn’t seeing any actresses looking like me. Or it was very rare! So I said no, I probably taught it was a joke. But a few weeks later the director invited me on his set, I remember it was in the streets of Paris, with a view on the Eiffel Tower and that’s when I fell in love. It was so cool to see all those cameras, the crew, and theses beautiful actresses! And there was even food! So I was like that’s it, that’s what I want to do!
And I never stopped ever since!
What do you think of the work as a model/actress?
I’ve been doing this for the past 7-8 years and I love it so much! I love working with brands and representing them. I always loved fashion and films so it’s a dream to be able to make a living out of it.
What is your beauty regimen?
I like skin care product. I have my routine that might look too much for some but each product that I use is useful to get the skin I love. I don’t wear make up everyday. I only were it when I go out to a party or event. But in my daily life, I love to be bare skin with only my serums and moisturizer on.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I think everyone if unique and everyone has their own qualities that makes them special.
For myself, I don’t know if I can tell. I’m just myself… I like to learn and share my knowledge, to work with amazing people. I love good vibes and to have fun. Work hard and play hard like they say!
What are your plans for the future?
To keep doing what I love and to improve myself each day! I want to keep producing and acting in films.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
Each experiences that I had are my favorites. I really pick projects that appeal to me. That I enjoy and that makes me grow and learn as a person and as an artist.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
Just do it already! They industry is more open now. There’s so many opportunities! Go and get them! But also create you own opportunities. If you have friends that are photographers, make a photoshoot with them.
What do you think of the magazine?
I love Modelland. It’s such a cool magazine. Such and honor to be on the cover of the September issue! Thank you for the opportunity!
Our Boat Cut