Name: Lee Justin
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Weight: 155 lbs
Eye: Light Brown
RowASeat1: When did you fall in love with fashion?
Lee Justin: I have always loved fashion particularly high fashion like dressing up in nice suits. However, I didn’t really focus on it until I started modeling at the age of 23.
RowASeat1: As a male model in Chicago, how consistent is work?
Lee Justin: Well I’m a freelance model so I try to get as much work as possible. I have to balance my modeling career with my main job and family. I will say I get between three to five gigs a month. I wish it were so much more.
RowASeat1: Tell us what inspired you to become a model?
Lee Justin: It was an accident to be honest. My classmates in high school said I should model after seeing my senior pictures but I didn’t take it seriously until I went with one of my friends to a fitting to support them.
The designer looked at me and said he wanted to use me in his show and I agreed and that’s how I started. From that point on I just fell in love with it. So I will give credit to my classmates, friends and to the designer because they inspired me to try it.
RowASeat1: Are you ever shy in front of the camera? If so, how did you overcome your shyness?
I truly become a different person in front of the camera or on the runway. I get into character.
RowASeat1: Often times the modeling industry gets a bad rep with the jealousy and egos amongst models and agencies. Have you encountered any of this behavior?
Lee Justin: Yes, but its just something you have to accept and work around. I try to remain as humble as possible in this industry and keep moving forward despite negative attitudes.
RowASeat1: Which designer’s show would you like to walk in? Why?
Lee Justin: Where do I begin? I would love to walk for Versace, Victor & Rolf, Calvin Klein, Borris Powell, Tom Ford, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana and Alexander McQueen, just to name a few. The experience would be great and to meet such extraordinary designers would be epic. I could learn so much and being in their clothes would make me feel like a million dollars.
RowASeat1: Besides modeling, do you have any hidden talents?
Lee Justin: I have never been trained, but I love to sing. I would like to receive training because I believe I could be so much better than I am.
RowASeat1: Which male models do you look up to in the industry? Have you learned anything from them that allowed you to upgrade your talents?
I feel like they’re staring into my soul when I look at their work. They also look different in their photos. So I try to display that same look in my work. I want people to look at my work and feel the exact same way.
RowASeat1: Name five things you can’t live without?
Lee Justin: I can’t live without love, God, family, Mexican food, and humor. Maybe technology.
RowASeat1: What do you plan to accomplish from the modeling industry?
Lee Justin: My ultimate goal is to become supermodel status. I want to travel the world and walk for any designer I can, and book major campaigns or commercials. This is my passion so I want to make it my full time priority. Of course I would love to be paid for all of this in the process so I can continue to make it my focus.
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