Raised, and still residing in Jacksonville, FL, I never really favoured those pesky gender standards on clothing and always had a way of standing out from the general population with my idea of dressing. On track to start college this August, I barely have time to breathe as he devotes passion in producing great content for my channel on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/getwithlu), grinding for his burgeoning modelling career, along with a graphic tee collection produced from pure imagination, tees, and denim (http://www.delucollect.com/). LGBT culture is dominating the world right now, but the gender queer or androgynous, the modelling scene has not had the same impact in American media, so my goal is to represent gay men of colour that look like myself.
Our readers would love to get to know you more Lu. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer?
My modernised style never fails to deliver a vintage but colorful twist. My clothing collection, Delucollect, has a theme that you can't grab at too many retailers around the U.S. I'm far from the stereotypical LGBT influencer.
Lu, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
My passion is exposure for my clothing brand and my brand. I aspire to not only enter but dominate the androgynous modelling scene. I started being aesthetically distinct the minute I was born.
Who is your inspiration in life Lu? How do you stay inspired as Model?
Myself, as cheesy as that sounds, I'm always looking to compete with what I did the day before.
We all make mistakes Lu; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
Not taking my career seriously earlier in life.
Lu, How do you describe yourself in terms of working with clients?
Always a team player and a people person.
Please tell us Lu, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family?
My work always comes first then family. I don't have too many friends.
Lu, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I'm always able to persuade my manager not to make me clean the bathrooms at my job.
Lu, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model.
Registering my clothing business, Delucollect, with Florida's division of corporations.
Lu, 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 formulating designs for my graphic tees for Delucollect, I was excited to infuse my passion for fashion onto the market, but it was difficult to stick to one theme considering I had so many ideas.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?*
Never stop putting content out because then you'll never be visible.
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