"I had to maintain a very organized schedule the entire time to make sure that I was getting the most out of the time that I was there."
United States, California
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Andy. Tell us ABOUT yourself.
I'm a male model and actor from San Diego with over two years of experience with skills in print, runway, and commercial modelling. I'm an Instagram influencer with over 14,000 followers, and I've worked with well-known brands such as Fanta Dove, and Sony Pictures. I attended the International Model and Talent Agency convention in New York City in July of 2016 and placed top 10 in the Jeans, Swimwear, and TV Beauty competitions.
Our readers would love to get to know you more Andy. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
I love the outdoors, fashion, and cars. I would consider myself a well-dressed man and a fashion icon in some aspects.
Andy, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
I started modelling when I graduated high school. I went to a local agency and enrolled in modelling school and attended that for six months. After I had graduated from there, I started picking up modelling and acting jobs here and there. I then attended International Model and Talent Agency in New York City which helped improve my modelling and acting skills immensely.
Who is your inspiration in life Andy? How do you keep inspired?
My dad is my inspiration. He is the one I look up to and aspire to be someday. I keep by constantly pushing myself to do better and become he best at what I do.
We all make mistakes Andy; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about a time being a Model; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
While I was attending International Model and Talent Agency in New York, I had a huge setback. I didn't receive any callbacks after the week was over and I was absolutely devasted. I pushed my fellow Models away, and I suffered alone. I wish I had kept my friends close because they could have helped me overcome the situation.
Andy , 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 prioritizing your clients’ needs?
I prioritize my clients' needs by making sure that I am giving me full attention and focus on each client and the job that's been set out for me. I try and keep a very organized schedule so that I can be at each model call on time and professional. My time means a lot to me, so I try not to waste other clients' time.
Please tell us, Andy, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
While I was in New York, our schedule was packed full of activities and auditions. I had to be very strategic in choosing which auditions to attend and which ones to skip. I had to maintain a very organized schedule the entire time to make sure that I was getting the most out of the time that I was there.
Andy, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
I work at Starbucks part time as well. I am a very clean person as many people know. I was able to show my fellow baristas the best way to clean a specific area. Now that station gets cleaned and organized correctly every time.
Andy, 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?
I think my proudest moment as a model was when I became the Male Ambassador for SKIIVY Underwear brand. I am now in many of their advertisements and on their website.
Andy, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
I use my Instagram to be creative, and I love to use lighting and different filters to make my pictures use the best that they can look. It's difficult to choose the best pictures to use, but it's rewarding to see the final product.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
I would tell anyone who wants to be a successful model that you're going to get a lot of no's before you get a yes. Don't give up. If you want to be in this industry, you'll be in this industry.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes, I already promote brands and products on social media so I would love to help brands get their name out there or wear clothes from fashion brands.
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