Photographer (Above): E FIG
How old were you when you began modeling?
I was 20 years old when I began modeling at my school North Carolina Central. I was apart of Bon Vivant Fashion Society.
What do you feel has been your greatest accomplishments thus far?
My greatest accomplishments thus far would first have to be that I moved to New York. I walked in New York fashion week several times and have a billboard in Times Square. Now I have 5 agencies and will be going to Europe Jan 1st. Those are the biggest I feel.
Who is an artist that you would love to work with?
Kanye West, Rihanna, Jerry Lorenzo, Virgil Abloh ,Dapper Dan , and Many more
Photographer (Above & Below): Steven Taylor
Are you signed? If so, what agency?
CRAWFORD MODELS - New York
MERAKI MODEL MANAGEMENT- LA
D MANAGEMENT- Milan
MP MANAGEMENT- Paris and Chicago
Who is one of your favorite models? Past or present.
Tyson Beckord, def one of the best to ever do it! As of right now there's so many dope guys in the game it’s hard to choose. But def Adonis Bosso and Abdulaye Niang are doing there thing. I like the level of dopeness all around they bring no matter their concept.
What is the best way for you to be contacted for prospective work/opportunities?
Def the best way to contact me for work is through my agencies.
I don’t really label myself in any category I think I can do anything they throw at me. I feel I can walk in European fashion weeks to smiling in Kohls ads, athletic brands, to street wear.
How was your first experience as a model?
It was amazing. My first real experience in the spotlight was when I did B.E.T. 'Rip The Runway' in 2012 and 2013. I got to travel to New York from North Carolina and be surrounded by people in the fashion industry. It was televised on tv and people from back home got to see me on tv. Made my mother happy also.
What are some of your do's and don'ts when preparing for a photo shoot?
When it comes to photo shoots I don’t have a lot of do’s and dont’s. I really just expect everyone to be professional and also create an inviting environment which makes people want to be there. As far as shooting, I don’t think about it too much just know what they want me to give and set my mind in that direction kind of like acting. Definitely like to listen to music while shooting.
Photographer (Above): Steven Taylor
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years, I’m not sure exactly where I will be but I have goals. I want get into acting, having a business, get into investing, and hopefully I’m somewhere happy where I want to be in 5 years. Oh and family definitely might have one of my own by then.
Where can people find you on social media?
11. You can find me on Instagram at @_yah_yah and twitter is same hashtag. I’m mostly on Instagram. I also have tumblr you can find my images floating around there as well as my page just type my name.