FASHION ILLUSTRATIONS of RINOR RAQI by KSYUSHA KOVALYOVA



     On a blustery, cold day, Rinor Raqi, our January cover model, struck Fab Ego with his devotion and chameleon-like moves.  22-year-old Raqi grew up in Austria, where he graduated with a degree in economics before moving to the U.S.  During a sit-down interview following several hours of shooting, Raqi spoke with intelligence and candor about his Albanian parents, Austria, and life in NYC.  He revealed how one of his talents, being good with kids, gave him the opportunity to work in America as a nanny, to jump-start his modeling  career.  Afterwards, Editor-in-Chief Yulia Rock, exclaimed:  “He is very photogenic and ready to shot every free minute which is true devotion.  This is what I look for in my models!”  



by Alicia Ng