Model lawyer struts her stuff
From Roll on Friday 27/05/11:
For her 9 to 5, Lyndal Yaqub [pictured] toils away as an associate at Auckland firm Law & Associates, specialising in litigation and employment law. But for the rest of the time, Yaqub has a lucrative side-line as a model.
Law is not a profession known for its loveliness, [b]ut maybe things are different over in New Zealand, where Yaqub manages to juggle a burgeoning legal career - she qualified as a barrister and solicitor in 2005 - with a side-line in modelling with Scout International Models.
And whilst at first blush there seems to be a world of difference between the dry old world of lawyering and the glitz of modelling, she reckons there are clear similarities. "Litigation is about having a thick skin, being persuasive, and achieving positive results for your clients - as is modelling". And her employers have been generous enough to let her take time off for shoots on location or overseas.
Whilst she thinks of herself first and foremost as a lawyer, Yaqub explains "I continue to accept modelling assignments as I love to keep busy and it is a great way for me to inject some glamour into my life as a lawyer!"
Glamour is one word for it I guess. Call me a cynic, but I’ve always regarded modelling as something of a slippery slope into things a tad more sleazy. Let’s hope Yaqub doesn’t end up on page 3 of New Zealand’s version of the Daily Star offering up her nuggets of wisdom as to litigation strategy as well as a full-blown spread of her jahooblies.