Francois Pretorius


Francois Pretorius
United States
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Francoisplease tell us your talent/work rate per hour?

Francois. Tell us ABOUT yourself. 
I've started working early right after school for a leading global petroleum chemical company in the US not only did it give me the opportunity to travel the world but also experience different cultures and of course different styles in fashion.

I was born and raised in South Africa and always moved to Richmond VA recently to continue my career.Moving to the US has given me the opportunity to finally further my focus on modeling and fashion.

I'm a hard working patient individual that love to socialize and be around is also very important to me.

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

I'm a people person meaning that socializing is very important to me.Love the beach and being outside.Further, I'm hardworking setting goals and achieving them is very junky!

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

My passion and goals are to ultimately do work in NYC, L.A. and Europe.I've been approached several times by people asking if I'm interested in modeling.Finally made a move when I was approached on Instagram.

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

Charlize Therein!!Being from South Africa and making it so far is so inspiring.She is so hard working and knowing where she came from and what she achieved in life just show you that anything is possible in life!

We all make mistakes Francois; 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.
We all make mistakes in the beginning.Mine was probably way to nervous the first time I was on the catwalk.After watching the videos of the show afterwards, it showed in my walk how nervous I was.

Francois , 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?

The main thing is to be focused, listen to your client's needs and what they are looking for.Thr main thing is to just be yourself and to enjoy it.

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

Planning how to juggle work and shows can be stressful at times.Planning of time is very important.

Francois, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
Working with what the photographer and client want and also throwing in a few ideas while shooting can go a long way!Be creative but don't take over the shoot.I've once done an equestrian shoot where the girl I was shooting with were extremely scared of horses.Well to make a long story short a managed to keep her calm enough to get some excellent shots!

Francois, 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?
Doing a show for my favourite South African designer and keeping everything I wore that night!

Francois, 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 always try to be creative when shooting with a client...the main thing is to listen what the client wants !

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

First thing is to find a good agency to represent you there are so many scams out there, Be careful and do your research. A portfolio is a must have.Strong head shots and full body length photos are good to have in your portfolio. Be yourself and enjoy it!

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
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Now for the best part Francois! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Photo Credits:
@Evie Mansfield


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