I am a recent college graduate that played two sports in college. I majored in criminal justice and minored in the Spanish language. I just recently signed with my first agency and I look forward to my future.
Lucas, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
I was contacted on Instagram to be a model. I am very passionate about being outdoors, sports, and being with my two dogs: Jax and Arya.
Who is your inspiration in life Lucas? How do you keep inspired?
My inspiration in life is my older brother. He had worked his whole life independently and now is successful with a big family. I talk to him almost every day.
We all make mistakes Lucas; 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.
I wish I had communicated more with one of my agents for a shoot that I ended up having to miss out on.
Lucas, 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?
I work in sales as well, so I have become much better at dealing with multiple clients as well. You have to make sure everyone feels important, and while in your mind you know which is a higher priority you can't tell them that. They all have to feel the same.
Please tell us, Lucas, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
I am still new, so I haven't had too crazy of time yet, but since I work another job every week, I have to schedule out shoots and my work to fit.
Lucas, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
Working in sales, I have to do this almost every day. I have to be able to see from their point of view as well as let them see my point of view. Make them feel appreciated no matter what.
Lucas, 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 proudest moment was the day I signed my first contract in April.
Lucas, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Shots often times have to be creative with your poses, which can be difficult sometimes.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
I would say never to give up. Not every client nor every agency is going to say yes. Keep your mind on your goal, and you will achieve 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?
Yes. I would love to work with fashion brands and creative talents I would like to expand my career.
Photographer: Joem Bayawa @joembayawaphtography