Sabrina Dhowre Elba is the cover girl for DuJour Magazine‘s latest issue. The Somali Model stuns in the photos following the cover feature which were lensed by her multifaceted hubby Idris Elba.

Inside the magazine, she talks about how her modeling career started, her wedding to Idris, and her philanthropic aims. Read excerpts below:

On how her modeling career started
In my third year of university, I was approached at a mall by a woman who thought I should enter a pageant. I needed volunteer hours anyway for the program I was doing, and I thought it would be a good way to get into doing some philanthropic work, so I ended up doing it. I really didn’t think I would win, and I did. And it has stuck with me.

On her wedding to Idris and their relationship
I feel very blessed that I met my soul mate. Who just happens to be Idris Elba. So much happened, [Idris was named People’s] Sexiest Man Alive; we got married. I had to pinch myself. Is this life really happening right now?!”

On her passion for issues of child marriage and gender violence affecting young girls and women
I am really passionate about helping women in general. My mum was a domestic abuse victim. I want to tackle those causes. I don’t want to sit in fear of saying the wrong thing. If I say the wrong thing, I am sure there are lots of people on Twitter who will tell me, and I’ll learn and grow if I think what I said was wrong.

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Written by Bridget Arsenault
Photographed by Idris Elba
Styled by Calvin Opaleye