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RAPHAEL MAROUANI, 20, Paris at New York Models

reflecting isolation


F WORD: What are your top five interests? RAPHAEL MAROUANI: Sports (BasketBall, Football), cooking, music, space sciences, and video games.

F WORD: How have you been dealing with the whole isolation thing? RAPHAEL MAROUANI: I’ve become a pro at crocheting and knitting. :) Just kidding, in reality, I have been procrastinating on things I should be using this time to accomplish.

F WORD: What have you been doing to occupy your time and mind? RAPHAEL MAROUANI: I have been working on my university classes, watching some movies, playing video games with friends and lots of board games with my family. I’ve also been playing my guitar and piano a lot.

F WORD: How are you feeling about the COVID-19 pandemic? RAPHAEL MAROUANI: The situation we have been facing is horrible but this should give us motivation and make us stronger as a society once it all passes.

F WORD: What are your thoughts on how your government and the world are dealing with it? RAPHAEL MAROUANI: I live in France and the measures that have been put into place are showing improvement and hopefully can salvage the economy and people's health. But it’s our responsibility to do our part by respecting the rules for the wellbeing of everyone.

F WORD: What is the best thing you’ve been able to do since isolation? RAPHAEL MAROUANI: I finally got the time to work on my abs and to focus on my university classes.

F WORD: What do you miss the most right now (due to isolation)? RAPHAEL MAROUANI: I miss my friends the most and playing basketball with my team.

F WORD: What would be your perfect soundtrack for this time? RAPHAEL MAROUANI: Joey Bada$$ - AMERIKKKAN IDOL.

F WORD: Can you suggest a movie/series/or book we should check out during isolation? RAPHAEL MAROUANI: Shutter Island is a really good movie, I would suggest that. If you are more into series, then 'You' on Netflix is great. And if you want a good read, '1984' is pretty great.

F WORD: A hopeful statement to encourage others: RAPHAEL MAROUANI: Whatever you want to do, don’t let anyone stop your will!



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