I studied Communications/ Business at the University of Rhode Island, coupled with being a student-athlete. I started my media career with two major television networks, WPRI-12, as the Live Lottery Host, before Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, and WLNE-TV/ABC6, as a Sports Intern.
I am a very ambitious, outgoing, young man and enjoy putting myself out there. I have been featured and even starred in several short films for the New England Institute of Technology and recently started to pursue a career in modeling.
Being so ambitious, its only natural to have an overwhelming amount of hobbies. A few being, fresh and salt water fishing. I enjoy fishing so much that I even created my fishing website, where I have developed a little portfolio of sorts. I also love playing sports, poker, chess, and just recently picked up the electric guitar.
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Our readers would love to get to know you more Brent. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
What is unique about me, is the way I view life. I don't believe in gravitating toward the social normalities of our society. I believe in living life with your heart. Doing, participating, and experiencing things you truly love. Life is not promised. Not today. Not tomorrow. Not even the next few minutes. Why settle, when you can have the world? If you are looking forward to retirement, then you don't love what you are doing. If you truly loved what you are doing, you will simply want to do it forever.
Brent, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
I am a very passionate person and to be completely honest; I want the world. Life has so much to offer, and I want to experience everything it throws at me, good and bad so that I can grow, smarter, stronger, and wiser.
I love to travel. I just recently traveled the United States in my 2008 Honda Civic. Five weeks, 9800 miles later, I have grown tremendously and developed a clear vision of what I want in this world and lastly, who I am.
Who is your inspiration in life Brent? How do you keep inspired?
My hero, my best friend, my father. Words can't express how much he meant to me and how much of a positive impact he had on my life.
I ask myself every day, would this make him proud?
That alone is my inspiration.
We all make mistakes Brent; 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.
Fortunately, for me, I have not crossed that bridge yet. But who knows what the future holds?
Brent , 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?
Three words; organization, time management, and efficiency. If you keep building and practising these skills, prioritizing your clients' needs come organically.
Please tell us, Brent, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
Shooting in natural settings, I believe, takes some degree of strategy. Mother nature will always have her way. So being able to manipulate sets to look natural, coupled with the manipulation of natural lighting, definitely takes some degree of strategic planning.
Brent, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
Well, I obtained a degree in liberal arts, so I think it's safe to say that persuasion is somewhat in my expertise. But it's not just about my vision, it's about both parties. Collaborating and expressing ideas that can benefit both the model and the photographer is something I strongly believe in. I simply suggest some strengths in my modeling and see where the photographer wants to take it. That way we can both get the perfect shot.
Brent 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 to everyone. What is it and why?
Personally, I have not reached it yet. The more important question is, who's going to be there with me when I do?
Brent, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Creativity is part of the job. From the sets, poses, and the expressions from the model. It's all an idea that was made possible from the minds/visions of inspired individuals.
Every shoot is exciting. You just don't know what greatness will come of it. It's kinda like fishing. You know you have something on the end of the line, but you don't know what it is until it reaches the surface.
Conforming, for me, is the most difficult part of the job. But it challenges you to be different and try new things. Things that could easily open so many doors, and help develop the endless amount of unique skill sets and abilities that you could never have imagined.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
Put yourself out there. Disregard your insecurities, self-doubt, and your ego. Those will only stop you from reaching your max potential. Keep fighting for your dream and the world will eventually have to accept you. Display confidence, whether it's real or fake. No one is perfect, and everyone has some insecurity, big or small. If you put 110% into anything, disregarding everything negative, it will be impossible to fail. Failure is simply not an option for something that sets your soul on fire.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Absolutely! I want to experience everything. Diversity only makes me and everything else better.
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