Eric Dearborn has been a full time model for twelve years. He managed to take time to share with us his experience with modeling in the industry. Here is his story:
Name: Eric Dearborn
Shoe size: 10
Eye color: Brown
Hair color: Brown
Tattoos: 2 on arms
Family heritage: African American
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California.
Currently residing in: Bi Costal
Represented by: LA MODELS
On what working basis do you model?: Full time
How long have you been modeling?: 12 years
what experiences do you have in modeling? Mainly print/catalog
What do you enjoy most about modeling?: Free time
How did you get involved/first become interested in modeling?: Discovered in a mall
Highlight of your modeling career?: Working with Bruce Weber
Lowlight of your modeling career?: Not sure
The biggest challenge for a diverse model working in the mainstream?: The biggest challenge is knowing that you are usually the second most important person on the shoot.
How do you keep fit?: Eating habits and a little gym.
What do you like to do when you are not modeling?: Surfing
Any modeling goals you want to achieve?: None I am happy with whatever comes my way.
Do you see yourself continuing to model in the next 5-10 years?: Great question… I have no idea.
Do you any words of advice for new upcoming, aspiring diverse models?: I don’t want to come off mean but never take yourself too serious no matter what you accomplish because we can all be easily replaced.