DUBAI: Lebanese-Australian model and influencer Jessica Kahawaty jetted to Milan this week to support her favorite Italian football team Inter Milan, which she incidentally models for.
Kahawaty is also expected to attend Milan Fashion Week, set to take place from Sept. 17-23.
The model teased her 898,000 followers, writing on her Instagram Story, “NYC-Milano for something big tomorrow, can you guess?”
On the following story, the model revealed to her fans that she was flying over to attend a Champions League game between Inter Milan FC and SK Slavia Prague , which took place on Tuesday. She wrote, “You all guessed it! Going to be at the Champions League game supporting @inter. See you at San Siro Stadium Milano!”
In July, Kahawaty unveiled her gritty ad campaign for Inter Milan.
The clip, which Kahawaty and Inter shared on their Instagram pages, featured various dedicated professionals, from a dancer to a kite surfer, refining their craft through sheer hard work.
“Whatever they say/ don’t bother trying. Triers can quit/ while I’m here, flying,” a male voice says in the video, before adding, “I’ve failed without guard/ I’ve fallen hard. I’ve been so wrong/ And that made me strong.”
The camera then panned to Kahawaty, wearing the club’s signature black-and-blue striped kit, who seems to be standing in a cavernous tunnel, as she says, “But this is not for everyone.”
The model took to Instagram to share the clip at the time, captioning the post: “Proud to reveal my international campaign for @inter football team” in English, Italian and Arabic.
She stars alongside Chinese contemporary dancer Duan Jingting, the former Shanghai Ballet dancer who shot to fame on “So You Think You Can Dance China” and Airton Cozzolino, a champion kite surfer.
Kahawaty studied business, finance and law in Sydney and then made a move into modelling and event hosting.
The social media influencer, is also keen supporter of a number of humanitarian causes, including UNICEF and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Last year, fashion house Louis Vuitton selected Kahawaty to work with UNICEF at the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan to help children affected by the Syrian crisis, which has seen millions of people displaced.
The multi-talented celebrity also gave a talk at the TEDxSciencesPo event in Paris in April 2018.
The conference, according to a press release, brought together influencers “who work toward breaking the wall between the East and the West” and aims to “provide an essential bridge, to fuse the gap between rising trends of neo-conservatism predominant in the South of France and the cultural diversity that characterizes the Arab world.”