A look into the lives of our Community Creatives
What inspired you to venture into modeling?
Modeling was definitely not something I had my heart set out to do. In fact, most of my "works" are usually behind the camera, usually I'm the photographer. Through working with models over time, I just became accustomed to stepping in front of the camera to showcase different angles, styles, techniques, and poses a model could do to add a variety into his or her looks. I think naturally, that's how I became comfortable with being in front of the camera too!
If I had one word to describe my modeling style, I'd describe it as "purposeful". From fitness to commercials, product placement; I am in a very fortunate position to be able to model for what I want and decline projects that don't align with my beliefs. With that being said, when I model, I want to model for a purpose. To me, anyone can take a picture, anyone can be the subject in a picture, but it takes a story to make something meaningful.
I think that's dependent on the project, but in general, I hope that people get inspired and motivated through my photos.
As an Asian model, having form-fitting clothes means everything. To me, it gives a sense of confidence; I mean it's like that saying "Look good, feel good, do good." But on top of that, it also creates a sense of belonging. I hate browsing through the store, finding a piece I really like, only to realize the sizing for me is off. It doesn't make sense to spend a lot of money on a brand new piece of clothing only to spend more on it to get it to fit right. Going through that experience over and over can really make you feel like an outlier in the world.
I'm a full-time producer. Whether it's making content for myself, for other brands, developing apps, websites; producer is really the best word to sum it all up, I'm always up to something!
"Jeans and a T-Shirt."
"Nimble Made - Plum."