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Tabishplease tell us your talent/work rate per hour?
I can hula hoop, text with my eyes closed, drive and been playing badminton for my school on the team since freshman year.
Tabish. Tell us ABOUT yourself.
I am studying as a Junior at Metea Valley High School in Naperville's school district 204. I hope to continue working hard and become a Nurse Practitioner some day.
I have a very nurturing, hard-working, let's make it work together kind of personality. I don't believe in leaving anyone behind which is why I have a great circle of friends that I knew since my kindergarten days.
I love working with people of different paths of life which is why I do a lot of volunteering outside of my school with interfaith groups. I am very passionate about it.
I am more determined than ever to be a model because I have had many agencies tell me that I have great potential, but due to my height, they can't place me anywhere. I keep working hard because I am hopeful that there is an agency out there for me.
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Our readers would love to get to know you more Tabish. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
I am ME!!! That I think is the unique feature about me. Today, when everyone wants to be like someone else, I chose to continue to be me because I am very comfortable with who I am and I love myself. I am perfect the way I am because I believe God doesn't make mistakes.
Tabish, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
I am extremely passionate about working with people (young or young at heart) who are disabled (physically or mentally). I am also very passionate about volunteering for interfaith events. I aspire to become a model for girls or women who are not your typical 5'4 or 5'6' or 5'9" girls. I can achieve that by only being myself and by never giving up. I will keep pushing forward till I achieve it.
Who is your inspiration in life Tabish? How do you keep inspired?
My inspiration is my mom. I see and hear the woman she is every day, and it gives me hope. I hope that one day, I can be half the woman she is.
We all make mistakes Tabish; 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.
My mistake is more personal than professional. I recently lost a colleague to suicide. I regret that when he started acting different, I gave him space as it seemed like that was what he needed. What I regret is not pushing him more and asking what was going on with him. I did learn that I will never do that again. I will continue to stand up for others.
Tabish, 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 prioritizing your clients’ needs?
Multitasking and communication are key. It's also always helpful to be upfront and know when your plate is full. Taking on more and more defeats the purpose of providing clients with your 100%. It should be about quality, not quantity.
Please tell us Tabish, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
Cant think of any
Tabish, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
Unfortunately, I can't recall any.
Tabish, 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 to everyone. What is it and why?
To be honest, I am still new to this. So I would have to say, my proudest moment dates back to when I was five years old in a purple, poofy dress walking the ramp to accept my trophy for the "Best Smile" at the Pretty Little Princess pageant. I do hope to have more moments that make me and my mom proud.
Tabish, 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 practising for a monologue, and I wasn't getting it right. So I decided NOT to move and at all and just use my voice for different expressions. It was very difficult. I had a new found respect for actors and actresses.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
NEVER GIVE UP!!!! Never take no for an answer. If you give up on something, it just means you never wanted it bad enough.
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 very diverse and would love to work with a diverse group of people and projects.