Interview with Alex Barchman (@abarchman8)
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
My modeling career started when I was recruited by ‘Abercrombie and Fitch’ in my twenties. I was sitting in a restaurant for brunch when I noticed that a guy at the table next to us kept looking over at me. I was dressed in a tank top, skinny jeans, with a suntan and a ponytail and even when I was stuffing my mouth with cheesecake, he kept glancing and then recruited me there.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
I would tell them to be chill and relaxed as modeling is something that you can do best when you’re feeling confident and your actual self. So it’s important to be confident of your own unique personality.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
It’s thanks to all those who have supported me till now. I wasn’t restricted to a career by my parents but pursued what I wanted to. Though, as part of some difficult times, there was a particular lady who played a major role in luring me to London so I guess that also led me to be settled here since then.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
I love to bring a smile to the people around me so I try my best to do that and entertain my customers so that they have a pleasant and fun time while they are at my restaurant.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page”. – St. Augustine
I think it is quite fun and adventurous to have multiple interests and explore new things. That is also why I love to travel and enjoy the unique experiences of each place – whether it is the Turkish Lycian coast, Greek islands, or the romantic setting of Rome.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
They can follow me on my Instagram account @abachman8