TAPS KARIMA ADEBIBE
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[ August 29th 2006 ]
Independent has courted newly anointed Lara
Croft model Karima
Adebibe and quizzed her on life in the boots
video-game icon and what the future might hold
after her tenure ends.
has been an amazing experience. I'd come to the
end of a day of doing SAS combat training and
be really exhausted - physically and mentally
- but then get all excited again when I was told
I'd be learning how to fire a gun the next day.
I just had to dose myself up on vitamin C to keep
always more creative than I was academic. I've
been offered modelling jobs since the age of about
12 but my mum would never let me do them because
obviously I was too young. Then while I was doing
the foundation I was offered more and ended up
doing a big campaign for Coca-Cola.
the modelling to just be something to do at the
weekend but then I was doing so many jobs, covers
for girls' magazines and that sort of thing, that
I decided to stop doing the fashion course and
concentrate on modelling instead."
after Lara Croft, Karima tenders the following:
"I definitely like the idea of going to LA and
doing an acting course while working as a waitress,
doing all that thing. I've also just been asked
to take part in a campaign against climate change
which I'm really excited about."
interview is available online here.