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I have never been to a fashion school but I have been working hard to get into the industry. I graduated as a programmer from a tech institute but ever since I have got into a lot of artistic projects and programs. Currently I am a part time actor, singer, beatboxer and getting into modelling. I have done a few modelling projects and I'm excited to get into more mainstream ones. Please check out some of the pics I have posted in my Instagram and let me know what you think. Thanks! :)
Our readers would love to get to know you more Uvin. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
I have been an independent individual since the age of 17. Life was tough back then and I had to keep my head held high and keep going forward as I was all alone living in Canada as an international student. I graduated from software development and Network engineering at Sheridan College with honors. Soon after I was recruited to RBC into a special leadership program. To this day I work there but I have always had an interests for arts. Since about one and a half years I have been focusing on my artistic side aggressively. I have always enjoyed creativity, collaboration and composition. Whenever I can, I work on acting projects, modelling projects, music projects and I learn and create. The cycle never stops! I also do a lot of community work. I work with a charity foundation called unity charity and teach and share experiences about to the youth about the culture of hiphop and beatbox. I also showcase from time to time around at charity events/festivals.
Uvin, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
I have many aspirations from modelling to acting to making music. Getting into modelling was not something I was planning. It just naturally happened as I got into the music and acting industry. But I'm glad I did because I really enjoy it. I would love to be part of fashion shows, magazine covers someday and I'm sure if I keep working hard, I will get there someday
Who is your inspiration in life Uvin? How do you keep inspired?
Everyone! What I have come to learn is that, people come from different paths of life and I try to understand and learn from their experiences and struggles. Everyone inspires either in a good way or a bad way. But at the end of the day, it's all about relating yourself to those stories and see what you can do differently to become successful at whatever field you want to be successful at.
We all make mistakes Uvin, we wish we could take back. Please tell us about a time being a Model , you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I can't really speak to this as I am pretty new to the modeling industry. I haven't faced any uncomfortable situations yet. But when I do, I'll definitely share it
Uvin ,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?
It's all about first seeing what you are comfortable with. Prioritizing all depends on what you are looking for. Sometimes it's to get bigger gigs, sometimes it's to promote yourself, sometimes it's about money and sometimes it's about timelines. Balancing these factors is the key to prioritizing.
Please tell us Uvin, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
Haven't had such an experience yet.
Uvin, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
Once at a shoot, there was a small language barrier. So what I did was I posed for the shoot on how I wanted to be and I asked her to angle it. Sometime you just need to show instead of tell.
Uvin 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?
Yet to be accomplished
What advice would you give to the people who wants to be successful as a Model?
What I have learnt is that modelling is not just for the good looking people, instead it is a market need. Don't be discouraged if you don't get into an agency or couldn't make it to a cover. It doesn't mean you are a bad model, just means you weren't the correct criteria they were looking for. Just keep going.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes! I would love to get into any type of brand clothing whether it is urban clothes, casual poshe, suits. I would also like to get into fashion shows.
Photographer: Ximena Berecochea