Donte Burgos
United States
State / Region
New York

Just a 22-year-old trying not to be a statistic coming from the Bronx where The average male in these streets dies in their early 20s. Right now I'm now not working. Just following my dreams to be a model/singer 

Would you like to complete our full Editorial interview or skip straight to uploading your photos? (12 more interview questions).

Our readers would love to get to know you more Donte. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?

I got all my tattoos at 17. I regret a lot of them. But I also love having so much, makes me feel unique. Basketball is my favorite sport and I run pretty well lol. Childhood wasn't so good, been in 3 different Forster homes since 4 years old. 

Donte, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?

To be an international model, and to show people what you come from is not what you have to become.

Who is your inspiration in life Donte? How do you keep inspired?

Thinking.. Chris Brown and Dave East, those two guys I relate to a lot. Chris Brown; an international star, give me belief and hope because of His many accomplishments. It's hard trying to do something you love and not seeing instant gratification. You start to disbelief and give up. 

We all make mistakes Donte, 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.
Casting calls, I am so nervous on the inside, I think the casting directors see it. I'm getting better though 

Donte, 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 wish I had many clients lol. Hopefully, that time will come.

Please tell us, Donte, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Model?

Cutting my hair, doing it, taking care of myself a little bit more than the average person 

Donte, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
Always addressing a situation in person, not phone or text. You get better understanding

Donte, 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 know it's not much, but, being in men's fashion week ss18 was pretty cool

Donte, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
The stylist let me tie my drag on for the shoot

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?

Keep going, gotta be prepared for doors to close in your face. There is no success without struggle 

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands, and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Would love to do high fashion like Fendi, Balmain, Gucci, etc..

Please add any photo credits for the photos you uploaded so that everybody can get recognized. Please fill this out properly,
(Name and Instagram @Username)

@willycharriva @wwd 


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