Interview with LuHsAyY (@luhsayyy)
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
Started off playing basketball but due to injury and family issues decided to switch career paths and use my resources to land partnerships with brands such as boohooman kith and other brands
Can you share the most interest in exciting happened to you since you started doing this?
The most interesting story was just being able to learn more about different parts of the industry and get to work with high end modeling industry such as vogue and meeting some of the most influential photographers and landing modeling gigs with them just off my look. While being in this industry I’ve met great people and spoke to them such as lebron James, Travis Scott and other high end celebrities and learning more about them as people and learning what it takes to reach certain goals and what separates me from the typical average person.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not “burn out”?
I would recommend always staying humble and never let success or fame get to their head because I’m this industry you need as many peoples support and opinions you can get because everyone knows each other so your reputation is critically important. Another tip of advice I can give is never let your ego get in the way of asking for help and advice because that little tip of advice or guidance can be the reason you make it further in that industry
None of us can succeed 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?
J Ryan lacour has helped me a lot he took me under his wing and been a big brother too me and pretty much introduced me to the industry and helped me land modeling and influencer contracts. It started off when I got injured and couldn’t play basketball and was was sad seeing all my childhood friends move on to the NBA and college and at that time I just didn’t know what to do and talking to him everyday gave me motivation and told me to
Utilize my social media and start posting more so when that happened I took a trip to LA and met the head of multiple big brands and started working with boohooman and they pretty much made sure I was good and took care of me from there
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
Yes I have been by spreading motivation and wisdom to the people who look at me as motivation for them to start modeling and becoming an influencer especially now that times are hard it’s always good to help people out and give people motivation to keep going because you never what someone is going through mentally so I’ve been able to help in anyway I possible can
Do you have a favourite “written Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
“It all starts from home: so growing up my parents always installed me that if you can’t make your bed when you first wake up how do you think you can go somewhere else and succeed, this pretty much means if you can’t do the small things you won’t be able to do the big things so I’ve lived by that quote my whole life and it’s made a huge change in my life
.How can our readers follow you on social media?
All my readers can follow me on social media @luhsayyy
Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article?
Yes how growing up I live in France and west Africa so I picked up different types of cultures and I’m 100% fluent in French so that’s also helped me build connections in the industry with a lot of powerful people