Something unique about me is my heritage. Nobody ever guesses where I am from on the first go! .. haha. Both my parents are from Afghanistan and so am I but have lived in London since the age of 5
Masud, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
I started just by having an idea of creating an Instagram page, and it turned into modelling naturally I guess. Also, I loved to take pictures and felt natural being in front of the camera :)
Who is your inspiration in life Masud? How do you keep inspired?
My inspiration .. I would say is to live a comfortable life without worrying about finances. My mum is a big role model for me, seeing her work hard to provide for the family instilled in me a bit of her work ethic.
We all make mistakes Masud; 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.
Well, I can't think of any bad happenings with an individual colleague, but I can give some mottos I live by. Always treat your work partners with respect, say their name in conversations (top tip) as it helps them build a relationship with you quicker and stand your ground when confronted with talks about pricing (know your worth).
Masud, 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 will do my best to negotiate times and dates with clients depending on availability, and of course, the fee for the job plays a part in prioritisation. Also if I have a particular interest in the project, then that also would affect my prioritisation.
Please tell us Masud, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
Well, I've worn my sister's clothing before (t-shirts, jumpers, coat) as she has a bigger collection of clothes than me and it helps as she has good taste so whenever I'm running out of outfits I grab some from hers. Nobody normally ever notices!
Masud, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I currently work as a Physiotherapy Student. So I'm on placement, and I normally have to convince patients every day to get out of bed to get them home quicker! The longer they stay in bed, the longer they stay in the hospital. This usually helps along with the fact I offer them cups of tea afterwards. Very simple stuff! Haha
Masud, 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?
I currently don't feel my career has had a top moment. I am still building my clientele and thus the reason I would be willing to work for free at the moment to build my notoriety
Masud, 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 have to be creative with my work to portray on my page. In the outfits, I choose to wear I try to not just go with two primary colours but rather mix things up and see how it is. So just trial and error in that aspect I guess
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
Definitely be aware of your potential and capabilities because it's not smart to delude yourself into thinking you are a runway model when you look more like a bodybuilder so definitely know what and who you are and then you can put yourself into positions where your look will be fantastic and excel
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I am open to all types of collaborations with brands.