I am an Actor and Model. I have been doing both for 5yrs. I am a member of SAG-AFTRA. I have experience in TV/Film, Commercial, Print and Runway. I teach tumbling part-time and I still actively participate in it.
Our readers would love to get to know you more Brian. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
I am very hardworking and willing to learn about all aspects of the entertainment industry. I am very east to work with without any complaints from anyone.
Brian, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
I am very passionate about all projects that I acquire. Having any opportunity is important because it could have gone to someone else. I aspire to succeed in entertainment, and I will never give up on it. My start as a model came from people telling me to do it. Like, strangers would make comments to me about it, so I just listened.
Who is your inspiration in life Brian? How do you keep inspired?
Not to be cocky, but I'm my inspiration. I know what I've been through in my life and each day as I push forward to my goals makes me work harder and harder to reach them. I stay inspired by my family and friends. They believe in me and follow my progress.
We all make mistakes Brian; 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 get along with everyone. I've never had a time that I wish I could take back. All of my projects and opportunities have been great.
Brian , 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?
All of the clients are a priority in some fashion. The marketability will vary based on the length of a project and the payment for a project. I give the same quality for all projects, but a client is paying more may get more posts.
Please tell us, Brian, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
This past Black Friday, I had multiple companies reach out to me for campaigns with their products for the huge Black Friday deals. So, I researched each product and made different campaigns and sent them to targeted locations where I knew they would flourish.
Brian, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
I deal with this quite a bit at my teaching job. It's not about getting others to understand your way, but more so about getting others to understand the benefits and consequences. I've never had to do this for any entertainment jobs tho.
Brian, 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 with share to everyone. What is it and why?
My proudest moment as a model has been being seen on a Billboard near where I grew up for an advertisement of a grand opening of a popular theatre chain. All of my friends and family have driven past it daily, and all have emailed, text and called to tell me about it. I'm also posted inside the theatre as well as on a preview before the movies start.
Brian, 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 was doing a circus-themed shoot. I went as an acrobat because I'm good at it. I made a sort of trapeze and hung from the ceiling. I was doing handstands and flips. 5 of those photos made it on Vogue Italia!!
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
My only advice is to keep going and be persistent. You never know what job could get you on a Billboard or your face on the box of a product sold in stores nation wide!!
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 looking to collaborate with brands. I have revamped my social media pages to focus more on what I'm doing in entertainment and have gotten a much bigger audience, and it could benefit us both with collaborating.
Photographer: Jen Stanko
Make-up: Nancy Vela
Photographer: Kris Markus Krajewski