Model and photographer, Victor Lopez-Lama moved to New York a few years ago for his studies. Now living in one of the fashion hubs of the world he is able to pursue his love for modeling and photography. This is his story:
Name: Victor Lopez-Lama
Weight: 145 lbs
Shoe size: 10.5
Eye colour: Dark Brown
Hair colour: Black
Family heritage: Dominican/Israeli
Place of birth: Santiago, Dominican Republic
Currently residing in: New York City
Represented?: Not Represented
On what working basis do you model?: Part time model
How long have you been modeling?: About 2 years ago.
What experiences do you have in modeling?: I’ve done some runway and catalogs for a t-shirt line named “Royal Cache“. Also some works for photographers.
What do you enjoy most about modeling?: I really enjoy portraying myself in front of the camera and also show off the designer’s clothes. I never thought about modeling after I moved to NYC when my friend, who is a photographer, needed a male model for one of his projects; so he asked me to take some shots of me and since that moment this is what I’m doing.
Highlight of your modeling experience?: That would be when I won a modeling competition held in Indonesia. It was very nice experience in my life.
Lowlight?: I don’t have anything on mind. I think there is no challenge for a diverse model because when you come from a diverse background, you have more markets open to work because of your look.
How do you keep fit?: Thank God I don’t have to work out a lot. I go to the gym 2 or 3 times in a week and also keeping an eye on what I eat.
What do you like to do when you are not modeling?: When I’m not modeling i grab my camera and go out to snap some pictures. Photography is one of my passions.
Any modeling goals that you want to achieve?: My goal right now is to get represented by a modeling agency.
Do you see yourself continuing to model in the next 5-10 years?: In my future I see myself continuing with the modeling and also as a fashion photographer.
Do you any words of advice for new upcoming, aspiring diverse models?: My advice is to commit yourself in everything you do and never give up to what you want.