Featured Model: Tyan Klass

"My goals as a model will be to grace the covers of your top magazines."

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Tell us about yourself: Why do you want to work as a model? Why are you interested in modelling as a career?

The first time I ever wore something model inspired, I was had just turned 13, it hasn't been long since I'm only 14 now, but I had gotten so judge and criticised for something that I liked? Then, I promised myself that I wouldn't dress a certain way and try to be who I am because some girls in my school didn't like it. A few weeks later my mom showed me this top she has when she was younger and told me it would suit me, even though I loved it, I wouldn't have worn it cause I would've been judged. She told me, "if you are comfortable and confident with who you are, who cares what someone else thinks? nothing anyone says can bring you down if you are happy with yourself" Ever since, I've learnt to not bother about the important things and I've learnt to do the best to make myself happy because no one else can. I just want people to be happy with themselves and I hope I can help as many as I can.

How important is modelling education: Have you attended modelling courses? What related courses or studies have you taken?

I haven't been able to take up any courses, but I practise posing and my catwalk on my own.

What do you think makes someone “fit” to be a model?

Physical Confidence. If you aren't confident in how you look, you aren't going to make other people feel the same way. I feel like that's a very low-key component.

What are your goals as a model? How do you see yourself progressing in this field?

My biggest goal is to be in NYFW (New York Fashion Week) one day. Being Singaporean makes this dream really mentally difficult, but I know if I really push my limits, I may not get it, but at least I'll know I tried my best.

What do you know about advertising psychology and photography?

I know that it can sometimes be insanely stereotypical. I've been in situations where a photographer wouldn't take photos of me when I've proposed to collaborate and shoot just because I'm dark. It can really suck sometimes, knowing that even if you are the best looking person in a crowd, you just aren't.

How do you communicate with people? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clients’ requirements?

I'm very patient and always up for anything! Modelling has become such a large part of me and honestly, I just cannot resist a good shoot.

Do you eat nutritiously? How often do you exercise or go to the gym?

I don't excersie very often, but I have been eating healthily & avoiding fat.

What is your dream role as a model?

To inspire people to be happy with themselves.

Do you have any limitations? How do you define your boundaries when choosing to accept a modelling request?

I think the only thing I wouldn't do is take nude photographs, but I don't think that is unreasonable.

State your availability: Would you travel? Work full-time, part time? Any hours?

I try my best to have no limits to my modelling, I would travel the world if I could! However, being a student does mean there are certain parts of a year cannot be messed with.

Booking Information:

Email: the02tdk@gmail.com

Instagram : @tyanklass

Twitter : @tydaniklass



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