Anzzia Magazine Summer 2019 Volume #31 - Page 12

Anzzia: Why did you choose to pursue a career as a model?

Owen: I feel like modeling is something that fell into my lap and I, in turn, fell in love with it. Another model referred me to Anthony Smith at Unspoken Model Management, I did a test photo shoot with him, and the rest is history.

Anzzia: What is your greatest strength, as a model?

Owen: My reliability. If I say I’m going to do something, I do it.

Anzzia: What is your greatest weakness, as a model? What are you doing to improve on it?

Owen: Currently, the lack of diversity in my portfolio. My agency has a number of shoots set up that will help diversify it a bit more. That and I’m always looking for projects to participate in that are different from anything I’ve done before.

Anzzia: Tell us about yourself: Why do you want to work as a model? Why are you interested in this career?

Owen: The opportunity to travel, meet new people, and make a name for myself is enticing. It’s what drew me in and what keeps me going.

Anzzia: Tell us about your education: Have you attended fashion modeling courses? What related courses or studies have you taken?

Owen: I recently graduated with a Bachelors in Exercise Science. I use the knowledge gained from this to help keep myself and fellow models who are signed to Unspoken Model Management stay fit. I have not had any formal modeling courses yet but we will be working on posing classes.

Anzzia: Professionally, what’s your goal?

Owen: I want to be the next Tyson Beckford. I want to become a household name and be

a sought after model.

Anzzia: What do you dislike about the art world?

Owen: People try to take advantage of newer models because they’re not knowledgable about the industry. That’s why it’s important to work with an agency and/or manager who can be trusted and knows what they’re doing.

Anzzia: What are your goals as a model? How do you see yourself progress in this field?

Owen: I want to rub elbows with the top models in the industry. I am constantly working on myself, my body, and my image. I am always working to better myself in every aspect.

Anzzia: What is your dream project?

Owen: Being published in Vogue or GQ and walking the runway or being in ad campaigns for high fashion designers like Balmain or Givenchy.

Anzzia: Do you eat nutritiously? How often do you exercise or go to the gym?

Owen: I eat what I want but do go to the gym at least 5 times a week to negate that.

Anzzia: What would you do if you couldn’t model?

Owen: It wouldn’t be the end of the world for me. I do have my Bachelor in Exercise Science so I’ve thought about being a personal trainer or even going back to school to pursue a Masters.

Anzzia: What do you hope to accomplish at our modeling agency?

Owen: Help take the agency to the next level, gain more clients and men’s fashion designers.

Anzzia: What advice would you give someone new to your industry?