Branden Lee Hyman
Photographer (Above): Andre Widjaja
How old were you when you began modeling?
I was 19 years old when I began modeling!
What do you feel has been your greatest accomplishments thus far?
My greatest accomplishment thus far is probably an underwear/athletic wear campaign I did.
Who is an artist that you would love to work with?
An artist I would love to work with/for is Olivier Rousteing, so essentially Balmain.
Are you signed? If so, what agency?
I am signed! To AMTI Toronto, home of Victoria’s Secret super model Hereith Paul.
Who is one of your favorite models? Past or present.
The iconic Tyson Beckford. Genuinely a black icon who has transcended the modeling industry in a lot of ways.
What is the best way for you to be contacted for prospective work/opportunities?
The best way for me to be contacted for model/work inquiries is my agents email:
Being a newface I am still figuring out which suits me best in terms of print,runway or editorial. I’m hoping I can do all 3! I think I can definitely succeed print wise, but I’m hoping I’m unique enough for all three.
How was your first experience as a model?
My first experience as a model was quite funny. I remember it like yesterday I was at a casting for Roots Canada. As we were in the waiting room a man named Andrew Coatsworth with Elmer Olsen models began to chat with me. I told him I just began modelling that month and he welcomed me to the modeling world gave me some wise insights on modeling and life. He also mentioned he’d probably been modelling twice my life time when I mentioned my age hahah. I believe him as he seemed quite experienced and happened to be on the Roots posters as we walked into casting.
Photographer (Above): Joey Acott
What are some of your do's and don'ts when preparing for a photo shoot?
Some of my do’s and don’ts when it comes to preparing for a photo shoot.. hmm I would say do’s definitely a lot of working out, eating clean, right sleep and hydration, probably not eating too much, studying other models. Don’ts I would say eating too much, overthinking, leaving things till last minute.
Photographer (Above & Below): Andre Widjaja
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years I see myself as a successful international model. Hopefully in all the big markets, LA, NYC, Paris, London, and Milan. Hopefully, just doing my thing inspiring people and other young models just like the people I look up to now.
Where can people find you on social media?
@brandenleehyman on Instagram and Twitter.