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Meet Luis Perrusquia

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Meet Luis Perrusquia

Posted on 18 January 2011 by Edrenalin

Luis Perrusquia works as a personal trainer and full time model.

With his superhuman strength he has made strides in developing his portfolio and has been featured across numerous blogs, for both modeling and fitness.

For anyone curious about his ethnic heritage he is half Boriqua, a quarter Mexican and a quarter German. Here is his story:


Name: Luis Perrusquia

Age:24

Height:5’10

Weight:165

Shoe size:10.5

Chest:37 in

Waist:29.5

Eye colour: Brown

Hair colour: Black

Tattoos: No

Piercings: Both ears

Family heritage: Puerto Rican/Mexican/German

Place of birth: Dover, De, USA

Currently residing in: Owings Mills, MD

represented?: No agency

On what working basis do you model?: Fulltime

How long have you been modeling?: 5 months

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What experiences do you have in modeling?:

Zion’s Lights Fashion Show- 10/09/2010. 226 State st, Dover, De, 19901 Schwartz Center for the Arts, Dover, De, 19901

Coached by Runway coach Alva Page

1st annual Punchline clothing show 10/16/2010 “The Arena” 7th and Ritner, Philadelphia, Pa

Funkey Monkey fashion show 10/23/2010. 1206 Union st, Wilmington, De 19806

Interviewer “Sisters only” 11/06/2010 Washington Convention center, 801 Mount Vernon Place Washington D.C., DC

Nieman Marcus fashion show 11/13/2010. Arundel Mills Mall 10 yr celebration. 7000 Arundel Mills Circle # D2, Hanover, MD

“Catwalk for a cause” 11/14/2010. Tremont Hotel. 225 N Charles St. Downtown Baltimore, MD 21201

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What do you enjoy most about modeling?: The spotlight, I love being loved. When people tell me they love my pictures and complimented.

How did you first become interested in modeling?: I was working at a bank and I was working out during work hours, I walked back over to my work area and overheard all my fellow employees talking about how good looking and fit I was. So I started looking for photographers.

Modeling highlight: When I was doing a show in Dover, De and I was joking around in rehearsal one day and when I stopped at the runway to pose I lifted up my shirt and showed my 6 pac. So During the show the runway coaches asked me to do it because the show was dead. I did it and the crowd went wild. Still makes me smile until this day.

Modeling lowlight: Being told by an agent at a certain agency that I was “too short” to model for them.

What do you think is the biggest challenge for a diverse model working in the mainstream?: I think that people who fall into the “diverse” category maybe too short, too bulky, too muscular, they need to fit in somewhere. It’s really hard to find that right photographer that can shoot you great and eventually get you jobs.

How do you keep fit?: I work out 6 days a week for an hour and a half. I constantly eat to fuel my body and repair my muscles. I always eat lean, whey protein, salads, fruit. I like to use resistance bands and non-weight workouts to keep lean.

What do you like to do when you are not modeling?: I like working out. Playing basketball and baseball. I also like to read magazines, books and internet articles. I actually spend most of my time reading.

Any modeling goals you want to achieve?: I would love to be a Calvin Klein underwear model. I would also love to model for Armani and Abercrombie and Fitch.

Do you see yourself continuing to model in the next 5-10 years?: Yes, I see myself for years to come. I want to act as well but modeling is something I love. I will never let it go.

Do you any words of advice for new upcoming, aspiring diverse models?: Always keep your head up. Not everyone is going to like you or even your “look”. People are mean, and will say anything to stop you from accomplishing your dreams. So when you fall down get back up. It’s what I have always done and have enjoyed success modeling.

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More on Luis Perrusquia:

www.luiptraining.com

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Meet Luis Lucas

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Meet Luis Lucas

Posted on 04 January 2011 by Edrenalin

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

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