Meet Luis Lucas

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Luis Lucas is a model with Colombian, Mexican, Guatemalan heritage. He has always been a performer, through acting and dancing and is now crossing over to the modeling world. He has a keen interest in working with new people and to always grow and learn. This is his story:

Name: Luis Lucas

Age: 22

Height: 5’10

Weight: 142

Shoe size: 9 1/2

Waist: 30″

Eye color: brown

Hair color: black

Tattoos: none

Piercings: none

Family heritage: Colombian, Mexican and Guatemalan.

Place of birth: El Centro, California

Currently residing in: Los Angeles, California

On what working basis do you model?: freelance

How long have you been modeling?: 2 years

what experiences do you have in modeling?: Print and commercial

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What do you enjoy most about modeling?: Everything! I think i’ts such a beautiful piece of art, but I would have to say that my favorite thing is seeing the final shots. A great shot always inspires me to keep going.

How did you get involved in modeling?: By accident. I never considered myself to be photogenic. I also do acting and dancing and one day I was getting my self some new head shots, the photographer liked me. He said that I was energetic and creative and that I should try some modeling and see where it takes me, so here I am.

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What would you say is the highlight of your modeling experience?: Learning about everything. I learn something new all the time in this industry, about my self, about life, abut the business. It’s a great learning experience, and when you see a great shot that you put such hard work in it its such a great feeling too.

What would you say is your lowlight of your modeling experience?: Competition. There’s so many models out there; tall, short, muscular, skinny. You never know what they are looking for and I always think “am I good enough? am I fit enough?”. It never ends.

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You always gotta keep learning, be better than what you are, trying to bring something new and different to the table. You gotta be in your “A game” all the time, because nobody likes a mediocre model. You are your biggest challenge. In order to succeed, you have to keep growing and learning.

How do you keep fit?: I’m naturally skinny. I’ve been skinny my whole life. It’s so easy for me to lose weight lol. I try to hit the gym in a regular basis and I’m also a dancer so that keeps me fit.

What do you like to do when you are not modeling?: Dance, dance and more dance. I also love going to the movies, hanging with my friends, music. Regular things.

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Any modeling aspirations you want to achieve?: Well, I will like to get signed with a big agency someday and see where that takes me. My biggest goal is to be in a big campaign ad. That’s been a dream of mine since forever.

Do you see yourself continuing to model in the next 5-10 years?: As long as there are photographers, I will keep modeling.

Do you any words of advice for new upcoming, aspiring diverse models?: Take any advise you can get, use it and run with it.

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More on Luis Lucas here:
Photographer Credits:
Scott Hoover Photography
Don Pollard Photography and Imaging
Zedneram Imagery


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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