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My attitude and my looks, which will help benefit me to becoming a successful model
Raevell, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
I have a passion for fashion modelling and Acting. As a model, I started building my portfolio. First, booking photo shoots with local photographers as well as gaining more experience and exposure while walking in fashion shows, getting the feel to how it is on the Runway.
Who is your inspiration in life Raevell? How do you keep inspired?
Life has inspired me. I honestly cannot finger point anyone who has inspired me because no one influenced me to follow this dream. This is something I've always wanted and dreamed for myself. Watching others make it, and shine like I want to shine is also what inspires me to keep going, and motivates me to stay focused!
We all make mistakes Raevell; 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'm still gaining my experience, have not encountered those situations yet.
Raevell, 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?
This is also something I have not encountered yet but when I do, I know I have a sense of urgency, So if something needs to be done, I'm on it and won't stop until it's finished, unfortunately, it's only one person and can only attend to one client at a time. My service will be very efficient
Please tell us Raevell, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
As a beginner model, I low key take mental notes. I observe what other models do while walking down the runway, so I know what works and what doesn't work. I also critic myself, I try to see what I could do better next time, there is always room for improvement.
Raevell, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I also work as a Medical Assistant, working at an out-patient clinic. Not all the time the Medical Assistants are on the same page as far as training. So when I deeply explain the reasoning behind my actions and explain why it is important for us all as a team to do it as well, gives them a better understanding for why I do certain things and gives the staff knowledge for why we go that extra mile while caring for the patients. I smooth the workflow and benefits the providers we work for.
Raevell, 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?
My proudest moment is when I finally had the confidence to put my self out there and let the world know who I am and what I'm trying to do, I was surprised by all of the love and support I received from friends and family, telling me I have the potential, I can make this happen, just simply believing in me. Something I honestly didn't think most people felt this way about me.
Raevell, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
My photo shoots. I can be creative and put outfits together with the different style clothing I have in my closet. Its very fun, probably one of the things I enjoy the most, which is why I'm mostly interested in Print/ catalogue modelling.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
Just put your all into it. Don't let no one tell it to you cant be done. If a successful model is what you want to be, go for it. You'll be surprised where motivation and determination can lead you.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
photographer: Fran Smith @frannyapple @Rstarsphotography