John Holden

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John Holden
jpholden12@gmail.com
@jpholes
https://www.facebook.com/jp.holden.3
Country
United States
State / Region
New York

Firstly John, how would you best describe yourself?
Model


John, please tell us your talent/work rate per hour?
Singer, model, some acting, speaking/public speaking, brand promoting. Anywhere from 15-50 an hour, i am very reasonable and open to negotiation 

John. Tell us ABOUT yourself. 
I am a 5th year's pre-medical student majoring in exercise science with a minor in biology at the College of Brockport in upstate, NY. My goal is either to purse medical school in the hopes of becoming an emergency physician or work full time as a model, actor, singer, etc. 

I am a professional cyclist, and I travel throughout the east coast and midwest to race in some of the biggest pro races in the US. I have worked five years in emergency medicine as a volunteer, tech, and medical scribe. I work as a bike mechanic, medical scribe, Nik entertainment singer, and model to make a living while racing 10-20 hours a week and going to school full-time. I sang in an acapella group for four years as well as three different choirs for 11 years. While I lived in st.Louis, MO I was able to do some modeling for a start-up clothing company that unfortunately no longer exists but discovered I enjoy modeling.

I am a naturally driven individual who consistently works hard at achieving his goals and outlasts most other individuals when times get tough. I have learned to how to manage a busy schedule while giving everything 100% effort. 

I often refer to my daily rituals as part of a bigger process called the “Grind”. This is the constant struggle and battle we all face day to day just trying to survive or thrive. It encompasses the never-ending path towards achieving ones goals, and it is something that I truly live by. Every morning I look at the screen saver on my laptop and read “ Welcome to the Grind”. What better way to start your day than that. 


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

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

I am a naturally driven individual who consistently works hard at achieving his goals and outlasts most other individuals when times get tough. I have learned to how to manage a busy schedule while giving everything 100% effort. 
I often refer to my daily rituals as part of a bigger process called the “Grind”. This is the constant struggle and battle we all face day to day just trying to survive or thrive. It encompasses the never-ending path towards achieving ones goals, and it is something that I truly live by. Every morning I look at the screen saver on my laptop and read “ Welcome to the Grind”. What better way to start your day than that. 

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

I first began as a model when I was in St.louis and wanted to help out a friend with his film. I was recommended to take some photos for a clothing company start-up first to get a feel for the job I would have after. Since then I have always wanted to pursue singing, modeling, acting, etc. It has always been something I knew I could be great at but didn't know where to get started. 
I am passionate about cycling as I race at the professional level in the US and nutrition. I have been trying to help others by giving lectures and having one on one meetings with individuals. I focus on plant-strong nutrition and healthy living from a physical and mental perspective 

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

I use my past self to stay inspired. I look back and see all of the obstacles I had overcome and realize that I can achieve my goals presently because I was able to in the past. Also, I use this as a self-reflection to truly see how I have grown an changed as an individual. 

We all make mistakes John; 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, I have never had a bad experience or issue of that matter, partially because I have only done two photo shoots. With everything in life, i treat everyone with respect and kindness. I have a very professional mindset and a fun personality, so I do not burn any bridges

John , 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 would be very upfront and communicate what I am capable of and hear what they need from me. I do my best to never slam myself with so much work that this could happen. "Never bite off more than you can chew" is something I live by. I am willing to work hard but not sacrifice quality for quantity especially for clients

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

Because I have not had a lot of experience in the industry yet, i do not feel I can give an honest answer 

John, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
I was talking to a customer at the bike shop where I work about why buying a new part was a better decision than not. I simply gave him the evidence as well as touched on morality and ethics. I moral reasoned him that the part he needed would provide more safety for his daughter and if it were my daughter, i would buy the part. 

John, 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 was doing a photo shot in St. Louis, and I was walking on some tree branches while the photographer was shooting. I almost slipped and fell, but he continued shooting. Later we went back to look at the pictures, and both loved the pictures that were completely natural (Ex. when I almost fell). From this, i realized that I truly needed to be myself and the pictures would be great. It was almost a metaphor for balancing who I was with who I was trying to be. Never settling but not overreaching

John, 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 I was doing a photo shoot for a shorts company, and I got to choose the shots. I loved being able to setup myself on pops of choice that I was comfortable with, but it was difficult because of the creativity and look at the shot was solely in my hands. With some direction, I take better shots based on the-the photographer wants, but depending on what it is going on, I love the freedom to express myself. 

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

Make sure you are doing it for the right reasons. These reasons should be as true to yourself as you believe they are. Stay positive and always look for ways to improve yourself physically and mentally. 

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I am looking to work with a brand or fashion talent on a more full-time basis

Now for the best part john! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Photo Credits:
Instagram @ dbs_photo David Bolan smith, and myself for the others 



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