"I think that any education is important. Knowledge is the new currency."
Often it is difficult to multitask - working or studying while also pursuing your dream to be a global model. But Eric Human is a great example of someone who is able to juggle study with pursing a modelling career. He's been studying a Bachelor of Business in Entrepreneurship at RMIT, and he attributes education to much of his success today. Even though his field of study might not be directly relevant to his passions, he feels it equips him with a good background. While it doesn't look like Eric gets too much studying done (from his Instagram), he clearly is able to maintain a healthy work-life balance and social life.
Eat your heart out with Eric's interview!
Tell us about yourself: Why do you want to work as a model? Why are you interested in modelling as a career?
My name is Eric Human and I'm born in Sweden with a South African dad and a Swedish mom. I'm currently based in Melbourne completing a bachelor of business at RMIT. I've always wanted it since I was a kid. My parents always said "this kid is going to be a model" due to always wanting to be in front of the camera. So I guess that the interest of being captured in front of the camera led to being a model.
How important is modelling education: Have you attended modelling courses? What related courses or studies have you taken?
I think that any education is important. Knowledge is the new currency.
What do you think makes someone “fit” to be a model?
Easy, self confidence.
What are your goals as a model? How do you see yourself progressing in this field?
I see myself growing in all aspects that come with modelling. I'm a little bit weak for the ocean, so I wouldn't mind doing lots of works for surf companies.
What do you know about the advertisement industry, advertising psychology and photography?
I know that all marketing is good marketing!
How do you communicate with people? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clients’ requirements?
I'm very friendly. I think that everyone deserves a fair chance when entering a conversation.
Do you eat nutritiously? How often do you exercise or go to the gym?
I eat no sugar and only brown carbs 2-4 times per week, and I have been doing it for three years now. It's a lifestyle, it's a choice. Also, I work out 5-10 times per week.
What is your dream role as a model?
To travel the world.
Do you have any limitations? How do you define your boundaries when choosing to accept a modelling request?
Right now I'm studying at the same time at RMIT in Melbourne.
State your availability: Would you travel? Work full-time, part-time? Any hours?
Yes during my four month summer breaks or after uni, I would love to travel.
Tell us what's your memorable experience so far.
Having my interview with GIANT Model Management on my birthday.
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