Meet Eric Dearborn

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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

Height: 6’0″

Weight: 165

Shoe size: 10

Waist: 31

Eye color: Brown

Hair color: Brown

Tattoos: 2 on arms

Piercings: None

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Edrenalin is a self-taught model and photographer. He has modeled since 2001 but started to explore photography to document his travels. To date, Edrenalin has shot in every continent (except Antartica), organised and assisted community, advocacy and art initiatives. His projects in the past ranged from photo books, documentaries, blogs and mentoring new models.

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