M'seddi's path to success was not always a gluten-filled fairytale, though: New to the baking world in his twenties, and yet, at the same time, having grown up in it for his whole life, he was often underestimated, ignored, and told that he was too young—even by some of his own employees. But M'seddi has never been intimidated by the cynics or by the connotations of his youth. Instead, it only pushes him further. Now he plans the expansion of his baguette empire, speaking with a confidence that, after his latest success, no one can brush off as naïveté. In a few years, M'seddi hopes to open another shop in Asia, Dubai, or maybe New York: "Une aventure," as he says. He speaks about his age proudly, believing that it was the catalyst for his past achievement, a signal of all future triumphs, and a model for everyone else. "I think it's a gift because I am an example for young people," he says. "When I win, I show it's possible for all."