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I love photography, music, sports, and fashion. These are my passions and have been for some time now.
Allen, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
As stated before I have a passion for photography, music, and fashion. I aspire to too great things with whatever I may choose to do in life. At this point, I don't have any clear direction as to what I want to take head-on, but all three of those categories will have something to do with it, I can assure it!
Who is your inspiration in life Allen? How do you keep inspired?
I have a vast amount of inspirations that motivate me throughout every day; whether it be a quote, song, or even a random video clip, there's so many things & people that inspire its hard for me to lose inspiration. From my parents to family members, friends, even celebrities there are so many different avenues for inspiration and motivation, that it's very rare that I feel like I'm not motivated. There's always something to keep me going and pushing through whatever obstacles I may face.
We all make mistakes Allen; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Model; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I haven't been in this industry long enough to have encountered a situation of this magnitude. So I don't have an answer to this question.
Allen, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs?
Again, I haven't been in this industry long enough to have encountered a situation where I've needed to prioritise clients needs because I haven't done any "professional" work up to this point.
Please tell us, Allen, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
The day that our clothing brand had its first release. We were running behind schedule on getting pictures taken for the new product because we were waiting for the shipment which didn't arrive until the day before the release date. We all had to work together to make sure the photo shoot was on point with no mistakes so that we could edit and publish the pictures to our website before the release time. We managed to get everything together and complete literally as our time expired. It was a great task to handle, but we got it done!
Allen, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I cannot think of an instance where this has taken place. I'm sure it has happened at some point, but I can't think of a specific instance right now to give an example!
Allen, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
One of my proudest moments modelling was seeing my pictures go up on our clothing brands website; it's impairing and motivating to see your face on a website for the whole world to see!
Allen, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Anytime that I am designing for the clothing brand is a time that I get to be as creative as possible. With designing clothes it's definitely fun and exciting being able to see your designs come to life but the actual process of creating is never easy, can be fun but with so many options to choose from (colors, type of text, materials) it can be difficult at times as well but all in all it's a great experience!
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
I haven't been in this industry long enough at this point to have formed any opinion or ideas to be able to advise on models!
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I am interested in working with brands, creatives, as well as fashion talents. I don't want to limit myself to any particular thing; I want to keep all lanes open to being as creative space possible. I don't have any specific people or brands that I would like to work with at this time, but I definitely would like to work with as many positive + uplifting brands/people as possible!
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