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"Anyone can be a model. There are no requirements to be a model, just to model with most agencies. If you have the passion for it, then you are fit for it."
Tell us about yourself: Why do you want to work as a model? Why are you interested in modelling as a career? I love modelling because it gives me the opportunity to travel and see the world while I am working and that's all I need in life.
How important is modelling education: Have you attended modelling courses? What related courses or studies have you taken? To me, modelling education isn't that important. I have never taken a modelling course. If you can convey an emotion and the camera can capture that, you're all set!
What do you think makes someone “fit” to be a model? Anyone can be a model. There are no requirements to be a model, just to model with most agencies. If you have the passion for it, then you are fit for it.
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What are your goals as a model? How do you see yourself progressing in this field? One of my biggest goals as a model is to do a Calvin Klein ad or campaign. As time goes on, I would love to transition into acting because I just love this industry.
What do you know about the advertisement industry, advertising psychology and photography? Advertisements, in general, are what run the modelling industry. Without advertisements, there's no modelling. Along with that, when we model for products, we are representing that product and in turn become part of the product as well. We model the product in hopes of making it more appealing to the target market that the company is going for.
How do you communicate with people? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clients’ requirements? I'm a very patient and friendly person :) At least I'd like to think so. If a client needs something done, I will make it happen as long as I am comfortable with the shot and what they want from me. They are paying me to do a job, and I don't want the client to feel like they didn't get their money worth.
Do you eat nutritiously? How often do you exercise or go to the gym? Yes, I'm actually on a pretty strict diet of chicken breast and brown rice. I go to the gym five days a week as of now, and I've never felt better.
What is your dream role as a model? My dream role as a model would have to be being the main role in a movie. I've seen a few models pull it off and I have to give props to them because that's a hard gig to land.
Do you have any limitations? How do you define your boundaries when choosing to accept a modelling request? I will do anything that I am comfortable with, so it's hard to explain that line to the point, but I have never had a problem with a modelling request. I just won't do nude work. My line is drawn before that :)
State your availability: Would you travel? Work full-time, part-time? Any hours? I'm available whenever I'm not working. I would work 24/7 if it were physically possible. I would love to travel anywhere that there's opportunity for me. I'm actually in my first international market right now in Bangkok, Thailand and I'm loving every second of it. As for hours, I've shot a commercial from 6 pm to 6 am before so hours are not a thing when it comes to work.
One of my most memorable experiences so far so getting that phone call in Dallas from my agent asking if I wanted to model in Bangkok. I was so ecstatic, and that feeling can never be replicated. Amazing.
Photo Credits: @calebcaveny
Photographer: Darion Ko Model: Caleb Caveny
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