I have a first class BSc Hons degree alongside my modelling work
Shen, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
I did a few photoshoots just for fun then won a modelling competition.
Who is your inspiration in life Shen? How do you keep inspired?
I have a passion for modelling and seeing models such as Andriana Lima and Kendall Jenner doing what they love inspires me to keep pushing forward with my modelling career.
We all make mistakes Shen; 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 did a photoshoot with a friend. It was her first time and the whole time I took the lead and was telling her how to pose, and I was pretty hard on her. I realised I was only looking and saying what she was doing wrong. I apologised and made sure I gave her some good feedback about what she had done well. She told me she did feel a little under pressure from me, and so she couldn't relax at first, but once I chilled out a bit, she was fine. We both laughed after.
Shen, 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?
It depends on what my client needs are. If they need me to take extra time, travel or produce a certain look I make sure in advance that I plan out and organise how I will achieve what is needed.
Please tell us, Shen, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
Sometimes I have one shot after another. I ensure I am organised, have my Mua booked and travel arrangements in order. I also ensure I take plenty of brakes in between and eat a healthy diet to keep my energy levels up. With the right organisational skills and teamwork, anything can be achieved.
Shen, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
When I worked in an office, I persuade the manager to arrange a team day and lunch after. It helped the team, and the manager decided to do it more regularly.
Shen, 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 won a competition called UK Calendar Girls.
Shen, 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 did a photoshoot in the cold and rain. It was amazing as we got some cool images, but I was very cold and wet.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
Be creative and believe in yourself, self-confidence is so important. If your passion is modelling, keep doing 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?
Interested in all of the above.
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