Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Hey beautiful people, how are y'all doing today?? Happy Sunday. So y'all know how much I love models like (in my head) I literally sometimes feel like models are the reason why clothes get made, anyway so I interviewed Model Livinus Osakwuye who I got to know through another model I interviewed Anderson Jeremiah if you missed his interview click HERE well I was stalking him on social media (laughs) which by the way is what I always do with every and anyone I have interviewed and will interview just to be able to gain basic knowledge and info about them. 

So I saw some photos with Anderson and Levis and I got interested in him because the boy has been on so many runways and has quickly become a favorite among designers and I am happy to have interviewed him and glad to share it with you guys, I hope y'all have a good read, enjoy.

DVF: Tell me about yourself and your family background?

Levis: My name is Livinus Osakwuye, friends call me Levis I’m from delta state ike south “Agbor” last born out of eight, my parents are awesome people and I am a model, I started modeling in 2013.

DVF: Was modeling always a passion for you, something you wanted to do
or did it happen to come into your life?

Levis: I never thought of it though...  A friend told me about it, that was way back in  2009 but at first, I didn't really know much about the modeling industry...  I actually didn't follow up on it that year. But then like two years after I started watching fashion shows on TV, that's when I really got interested in it.

DVF: That's nice,  so how did you then get into it?

Levis: I had to go to modeling school for a week and learn my professional catwalk and skills though it was a bit challenging cause I really didn't know if I was getting right or wrong.

DVF: Yeah, it must have been tough being uncertain

Levis: In that year 2013, I heard of a modeling audition then I tried it, that was my first audition and to my surprise I got picked and ever since I have been modeling professionally now for three years.

DVF: So how has your life changed now that you're a model as opposed to Levis the normal everyday guy?

Levis: It's been good, it has gotten me to believe in myself more, being a model makes me happy and I feel like the sky is my limit and I know that I will get to the top by the grace of God but generally not much has really changed though just that I've been getting attention from people who I doubt that without modeling would have seen me.

DVF : So you have an awesome physique, how do you keep fit?

Levis: Yes I do, thanks... I go jogging like three times a week, I also go to the gym and I eat fruits to stay healthy but I am not on a diet and I do not starve myself either but I avoid fatty foods

DVF: What is your body statistics?

Levis: Medium, height is 6'2, my chest is size 40, waist is 31 and my shoe size is 44
DVF : I noticed that you have recently lost weight, was the weight loss an intentional act that you worked towards or did it happen naturally?

Levis: A bit of both because I worked towards it and there is also the stress factor due to some personal things that have happened but I am fine now, I also stopped working out for a while but have resumed again so all of that is why I have lost weight.

DVF: That's nice, so between photography, editorials, commercials and runway modeling which aspect is your favorite?

Levis: Runway

DVF: Why?

Levis: Runway modeling is the major reason why I went into the fashion world... cause I have so much passion for it

DVF: Makes sense seeing how you've been in a whole lot of runways, do you ever get nervous due to the people watching as you strut down the catwalk?

Levis: Not at all anymore ... but honestly at first when I started I used to really get nervous.

DVF : Have you had instances where you have been a model for a designer on the runway but you didn't like the clothes?

Levis: Not really, I have been lucky to work with amazing designers that always make me feel perfect each time I wear their designs.

DVF: Okay, that's nice. Do you have any particular designer that you always love to model for?

Levis: I don't have any in particular...  Any designer who's creative I can always rock their designs... so for me any is good to go.

DVF: When you became a model what aspect of it did you find most challenging?

Levis: The competition, the competition is quite much because they're a lot of good models in the business.. 

What about your family, how did they take your decision to become a model?

Levis: My family supports me

Okay so tell me about the Naija face model and what it’s about? 

Naija face model is aimed at creating an avenue for young models who are passionate about their career to be scouted, groomed, established and also have their voices heard and marked by the rest of the world

DVF: How did you become the brand ambassador and as it’s brand ambassador what’s your job?

Levis: I became its brand ambassador because of my contribution to its growth and success and their intention is to push me globally.
The Naija face model company has seen the discrimination in the modeling world, so its mission is to make both slim sized and plus-sized models contest together in a pageant.

Naija face model is also the only platform where models can achieve their desired goals, aims and objectives because it's not just about choosing a winner or a contest, Naija face model is coming out to make Nigerian models penetrate into the global world of pageantry.

We also want to be the foremost leading agency that companies and organizations can use to push their businesses by using our face to market their products and services

DVF: You recently also got featured as the leading man in a music video, is being a male video vixen something you've had an interest in?

Levis: Well, as a model you have the license to basically do anything and everything that the entertainment industry has to offer and featuring in music videos as a vixen is something I've  for sure been interested in doing so when the opportunity came, I took it and it was quite a lot of fun, I enjoyed it and would do it again and again (smiles) 

DVF: What's your favorite color?

Levis: Sky blue and white.

DVF: Favorite food?

Levis: I eat all kinds of food basically anything delicious

DVF: Where's the one place in the world that you would absolutely love to visit?

Levis: Israel but I have a lot of other places that I would also like to visit like USA, Canada, Australia, and Holland in fact I should stop there cause there are a lot

DVF: What do you do for fun?

Levis: I enjoy hanging out with friends and listening to music

DVF: What kind of music is your favorite?

Levis: Pop and RnB

DVF: Nice, so..... asides from being a model, do you have eyes for any other career path?

Levis: Yes I do, but I wouldn't say it's exactly a different career path because it's still in the fashion industry as I would like to be a fashion designer and also have an agency of my own one day... I'm working towards that.

DVF: Fashion designing, that's great. So what aspect of fashion designing are you interested in?

Levis: High fashion designs really have my interest right now

DVF: That's lovely, so what should we be expectant of from the Livinus Osakwuye brand?

 Levis: Well my aim is to go international with my modeling career and also like I mentioned earlier work on my own designs and build towards my own modeling agency.

DVF: That's great, I wish you the best of luck with everything and thank you for your time and for sharing your story with me.

Levis: It's okay bro, thanks.



  This Interview was originally posted on the 27th of November 2016 but was updated and re posted on the 26th of June 2019.

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