To succeed in the modeling industry today takes skill, hardwork and dedication. Long gone are the days when a tall, toned body and perfectly symmetrical face would guarantee work (let alone, fame). Although perfection is welcomed, cutting edge editorials and magazines are looking for that little bit more edge these days.
We have all noticed a real change in the industry and how tattoos and body art are perceived.
My name is Bryan Snell and I am currently 25 years old. Born in Berlin, Germany and raised in the Central Florida area, I have currently have relocated to Atlanta, GA to pursue acting and modeling. My main hobby revolves around fitness and health to remain in shape for my career.
Any basic principles or belief you stand by?
A basic principle i stand by is be generous, loving and show appreciation. Stay humble and remain true to yourself.
How long have you been modeling?
I have been modeling for 7 months now.
What's your favorite part?
My favorite part about modeling is observing your talent after you are done with the photo shoot. I also enjoy networking and meeting new talent/people
Home life for me growing up was different. Parents got a divorce at a young age and from there it was just me, my mother and my sister. My mom does not drive so that was always a responsibility of mine to get her from point A to point B (which i did not mind). I was an absolute terror in my younger ages, constantly in trouble, getting arrested and getting into fights. Thankfully i changed my life around and eventually found God.
Were you always supported in your endeavors?
My mom is actually the reason i started my modeling career, so yes she has always supported me.
What has been your favorite experience?
My favorite experience has been the traveling that i get to do since modeling started.
What’s a typical day for you?
A typical day for me consists of casting calls, gym, eating all day, photo shoots and then probably homework unfortunately.
What is the biggest challenge you faced in your career?
The biggest challenge I have faced in my career is adjusting to the wants of the industry. Tattoos and piercings only take you so far in my opinion so i have been removing piercings and adjusting accordingly to my goals.
What has been your biggest achievement?
My biggest achievement in modeling so far has been networking and shooting in Atlanta. I also landed a magazine cover last month and that was something crazy. Landing a speaking role in Tyler Perry's show was by far the best thing i have accomplished thus far.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
In five years, i see myself as a main character in a movie. I want to excel and grow as an actor and make worth of my full potential. I will be one of the most known actors and perfect my craft on my way.
If you could shoot with your favorite celebrity who would it be. And what kind of concept?
If I could shoot with my favorite celebrity I would probably have to pick Dwayne Johnson. I would love recreate some fast and the furious styles. I think me and Channing Tatum would do pretty well together too in a shoot for the ladies lol.
Once act of kindness everyone should follow?
The act of kindness everybody should follow is to show generosity and keep giving.
Atlanta fashion week is coming up and i submitted to the event so we'll see what happens! Also more castings and calls to come.
What would you tell anyone doubting themselves?
The last thing you can do is doubt yourself in any path you take in life. As Steve Harvey said, "you have to jump and take the leap of faith." In life if you do not jump you will never soar. Keep pushing and be the hardest worker in the room, you will succeed.
Who inspires you?
My biggest inspiration is Dwayne Johnson.