Hey Jacob! Thank you for taking time to chat with us today.
We would love to hear more about you and your story. Where you started and
where you are now?
Originally I got into sneakers and that introduced me to the whole streetwear fashion scene. I followed a lot of fashion pages on Instagram. Fast forward a couple months, I started taking my own pictures by taking my dresser mirror and taking it outside or different locations. The brands I mainly wore at the time were Supreme, Bape, and Yeezy. At that point that’s when I started caring about growing followers on Instagram to really see where it could take me. Growing up I never had one true hobby, I could never find something to stick to but ever since I’ve taken my own pictures I’ve received good feedback. That really drove me to keep pushing and keep grinding. I never thought I’d ever have people who truly support me and I can’t express how grateful I am for that!
Since I’ve started my career I’ve walked in New York Fashion Week and Los Angeles Fashion Week. I’ve been featured in Elle, Cosmopolitan, and Harpers Bazaar. I’ve worked with dozens of brands and have been paid for my work! I even got verified on a social media app!
How did you know the world of modeling was something you wanted to pursue?
Once I started taking my own pictures I was receiving a lot of good feedback and a lot of people mentioned that I look like a model or that they like my pictures. From that point on I have been 100% committed to turning this fantasy into reality
You have had some amazing opportunities. One of which was to walk in Fashion week. Tell us more about this and what it was like for you.
When I walked in New York Fashion Week it my first ever time stepping foot on the runway, of course in this industry you have to be confident so I just went for it and that got me invited out to Los Angeles Fashion Week. At both of the Fashion Weeks it was such a memorable moment, I loved being around other models and everyone else that plays a part in the industry. My favorite part is when I’m backstage with all my friends getting all pumped up before we walk out and own that stage!
What is something you do in your free time that you enjoy
When I’m not out on a trip I usually tend to just stay home, it’s peaceful and that keeps me comfortable. I spend a lot of my time with my girlfriend or my family, either going out to eat or just to see each other. I’m constantly creating in my head, I have so many visions that I want to make happen. I’m not going to put any spoilers out there but know that these are Instagram ideas, video ideas, modeling ideas, and tiktok ideas. Aside from being home, seeing loved ones, and creating. I’m always trying to find a new hustle, I’m so motivated to make money I want to learn everything I can.
Where do you hope to see yourself in 5 years?
Getting consistent high profile bookings/work, constantly traveling with no breaks. I’d like to have big investments for my future and have a house either somewhere really warm or in the mountains. No matter where I choose to live I’ll always have to travel for work. By then I’d hope to be on the cover of at least three high profile magazines, either have a partnership with a certain brand or having one of the biggest agencies in the industry working with me. Something I’m going to strive hard for is to walk in Paris Fashion Week.
Anything else you would like to share with our readers?
If you guys want something but are afraid to go for it, I truly believe you should follow your dreams. You have to work hard, nothing comes overnight and you’ll never know what can happen until you try!
Where can we find you on social media?
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