I am currently a student at the University of Texas at Dallas pursuing a degree in Healthcare Management and PreMed. I am also a student at the Santino Bros wrestling academy in Los Angeles one day hoping to become a professional wrestler. I am currently an aspiring model in the DFW area; I am signed to Grogan Management LLC. I feel that I am a creative individual, my fashion choices and looks are definitely out of the ordinary. I have a style that is all mine, and I am just looking for the right platform to express my uniqueness!
Our readers would love to get to know you more Sameer. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
I am a Student, a Model, and an aspiring Professional Wrestler. I have a very diverse skills set and a very distinct style. I am often the one who livens up a gathering or party, and there is no subject that I can’t talk about!
Sameer, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Young Model?
My passion is to be unique and use my uniqueness to inspire others to express themselves. I got into modeling after doing numerous shoots with friends who are aspiring photographers. I was told I had a look for it, so I tried my hand at it and signed with an agency I liked.
Who is your inspiration in life Sameer? How do you keep inspired?
One of my main inspirations is Daniel Bryan. If you don’t know who that is, he's a professional wrestler who worked his way up from the bottom and proved to the world that unconventional is not something that should be frowned upon, but something that should be embraced. I stay inspired by finding new role models to look up to!
We all make mistakes Sameer; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Young Model; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
When it comes to modelling, it is cut throat, and it can be hard making good friends who have your best interest at heart. In the beginning, I was very green or new to the business, but I thought I knew what I was doing. This turned out to be the wrong attitude. I soon realized that keeping an open mind and open ears are the key to success, especially in a people-oriented industry!
Sameer, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Young Model, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?
It can be tricky at times, but with practice, you become willing and able to handle large crowds and clients.
Please tell us Sameer, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Young Model?
One particular memory I have is when I had a featured role in a music video, and an audition 3 hours away the following day. I had to exercise time management to make everything happen.
Sameer, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
There was a role for a driver available, and originally the producer was looking for a Caucasian male. I did not fit exactly what he was looking for, but I convinced him that the exotic look would add a new flair to the video. Eventually, he began to resonate with my vision, and voila, the rest is history!
Sameer, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Young 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 think it was landing my first major role. Handling rejection just comes with the job, and it can begin to take a toll. When I landed a role in a music video, it was a huge accomplishment for me, and it showed me that persistence is key.
Sameer, 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 was doing a photoshoot with high-end muscle cars with two other models, very standard looking guys. They were new to the photoshoot scene, and didn't know what to do or how to pose. I helped them loosen up and set up different shots from different angles to capture beautiful shots!
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Young Model?*
Just stay persistent. There will be times when you contemplate whether or not its worth it, and at the end of the day, it’s your call to make. But success doesn’t come from laziness; it comes from hard work!
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes! I am open to collaborations with streetwear companies, high fashion companies, fitness companies, anyone that wants to add some flair to their brand and has a creative flow to their work environment, I would be more than open to working with!
Photographer: Hadee Haque