The world is filled with unsolicited opinions and stereotypes based on one’s appearance but to break t the shackles of those stereotypes is truly exhilarating.
This becomes evident when people pursue modelling or step into the glam world. The life journey of Irfan Khan Yousafzai, a model, actor and influencer from Lucknow is nothing short of Inspiration for people who want to transform their dreams into reality.
Irfan started as a teen model in a beauty pageant and won Mr Photogenic of the year and slowly picked the pace to become Ama the face of prominent brands like Myntra, Amazon, Nautica, H&M, Samsung, Aldo, and MG Motors among a plethora of other fashion brands.
In a candid interview with Republic News India, Irfan Khan shared insights into his modelling career.
being asked about his inspiration to become a model, Irfan answered. “When I stepped into this career, I did not have any one so the desire to become successful became my biggest inspiration.” Talking about how he decided to become a model, he said. “I used to get a lot of compliments for standing out from the crowd and looking apart which I thought was a form of trolling or leg pulling but when I got in 11th standard, I entered a local Fashion pageant and to my surprise, won it. Since then there has been no looking back.”
Irfan later talked about his struggles in the industry and said, “Being a rookie, the industry felt intimidating and I came across a few wrong people, underpaid gigs and sometimes hours of waiting with nothing fruitful and the pressure to carve my way out was immense.
But with patience and many auditions, I luckily for once, got selected for a brand Print shoot. Since then I have worked with over 400 brands till now including, been a part of ad campaigns, and currently, I’m a part of Amazon influencer Program as an official influencer.
Irfan added, “Being a part of Lucknow Khadi Fashion Show was like an honour for me.”
He talked about his support system and said, “ my parents were and are rock solid as my support system, though, sometimes they fully didn’t understand my work. My parents are my role model and never stopped me from chasing my dreams.
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