From Bread Seller to Top Model: Meet TY Bello’s Latest Discovery

Celebrity photographer Ty Bello recently photographed UK based singer Tinie Tempah on the street of Lagos for a ThisDay Style cover feature. During the shoot, a particular bread hawker photo bombed the shot that has now gone viral. Talk about being in the right place at the right time.

The image was so great everyone started asking if she was a model…

The viral image

Ty responded?

BEATIFUL MISS X:WHO IS SHE.? Every one has been asking if this lady is a model .. It was just perfect coincidence … She just happened to be walking by while I photographed . It happened so fast .She definitely SHOULD be a model. .. I’m happy to help her build a portfolio if she’s interested .She’s so beautiful and photographed so well. I’ll find a way to track her down somehow . You guys can also help #lagos

Earlier today, everything came together as the mystery lady was found.?

So I found her …our beauty from the @tiniegram shoot and boy have I got a fantastic story to share with you all. Right here is an amazing 27yr old mother of two , Jumoke Sunday with an incredible life story .I called on three amazing artists @bimpeonakoya for beautiful makeup .. @zubbydefinition for hair and @emaedosio to make a short documentary about her .. Every one gave a yes !on the spot . They were all at the studio within an hour and we had the most amazing shoot with her. I’ve also spoken to a few people about the best way to help move her forward and reunite her with her family . … The process has already begone and I’ll figure out the best way to have anyone who wants to be part of the journey .Meeting and photographing her has inspired us all and we can’t wait for the good that will come to her from all of this to unfold . She doesn’t speak English well but here ,she was explaining how she found us . I had sent an assistant , as many of you advised ,to leave a message with the people in the area where we photographed her… So here she is .. #Olajumoke #tybellophotography #findingjumoke #thebeginning

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Such a great story. Even without a modelling career, we are sure Jumoke will treasure this experience as seen in the picture below.

Jumoke and TY Bello together.


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