I'm a beast on the mic haha.
Cordy, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
I was scouted about two years ago while walking in New York. It's funny how it happened actually. Some man with a backpack came up to friends and me and told me that he liked my face lol. I hesitated because it's not every day that something like that happened. He ended up telling me about himself and gave me a business card. Well, I did my research and ended up finding out that he was a real agent. The rest is history...
Who is your inspiration in life Cordy? How do you keep inspired?
My inspiration in life is the successful people in life that went through very difficult obstacles but remained consistent. There's nothing harder than being there but not there. For example, a signed model/ actor who passed the first stage which is getting signed with an agency but can't find any work. That can be very difficult and can lead many to give up on their hopes and dreams.
We all make mistakes Cordy; 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.
It's very hard to remain patient as a model. You think that once you get signed, you'll start making money. That's not the case. You have to be patient and willing to work with thinking about the money. Hard work comes first then the money. It shouldn't be the other way around.
Cordy, 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?
It's all about being organised. I keep everything on my iPhone notes app and calendar app. I also have a separate email for modelling.
Please tell us, Cordy, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
I love google maps. If I have like six castings in one day. I would check the time first and use google maps to find out how close they are to each other. I would go to the one that's closest first if not then the one is ending soonest. If they all end around the same time the goal will be going to the closest one first, then to the one with the most castings around. For example, if I'm in midtown and three of the casts are around the same area in Brooklyn, one is in Soho, and one is in midtown, I will go to the midtown one first, the Brooklyn ones second and the Soho one last. It's all about getting the most done the most efficient way possible.
Cordy, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I talk less and do it. My actions will persuade them.
Cordy, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
My first fashion week show at 2017 men's fashion week this past July.
Cordy, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
When it comes to music, I love expressing my creativity. The recording is not the first step, but there's so much art when it comes to mixing a track and getting it to sound right.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
Networking is more important than money. I would go to a casting and not get the job but will meet so many great people in the process. These people will support and work with me and help each other develop.Another advice is patience. Modelling is not easy. Keep networking, keep grinding and don't think about the money. Pretty soon the money will start coming to you.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
In the future, I will love to work on developing my own shoe brand.
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