We put together a number of questions for the model/dancer. Check it out below.
1) What age did you realise modelling/dance was the path you wanted to take?
I knew I wanted to take dance seriously when I was in secondary school. I used to attend dance class during my lunch breaks. I was the only boy in the class so people used to laugh at me for doing it… But they ain’t laughing now. After finishing secondary school I decided to go to college and study it for three years, but after auditioning and getting a place at university I decided that it wasn’t the path for me.
In regards to modelling, I never really thought to much about it. I used to do a few bits here and there for friends brands, but I would say I started to take it seriously about a year or so ago.
2) What was the first modelling job/contract you got?
To be really honest, I can’t remember who my first modelling job was for… There’s been quite a few.
3) On a day to day basis, what would your ‘ideal’ outfit consist of? If it could only be one?
My ideal outfit would probably consist of all black with loads of gold jewellery or all denim with gold jewellery.
4) When your not on-set, what do you enjoy spending your time doing aside from dance?
Well sometimes I style but I’ve let that go a bit to focus on teaching dance and modelling, so when I’m not on set I guess I would be working my normal job which is a sales assistant for a vintage clothing company called Cow.
5) What has your biggest accomplishment in the fashion world been so far?
I would say my biggest achievement so far was during London fashion week in September 2014, when I was featured by vogue alongside a good friend of mine for their street style section. The reason I say this is because all up to this day people still stop me in the streets and talk about that day and how iconic it was and I guess at the time I didn’t realise how much of an impact it was going to have. I wish I could relive that day.
6) If you were given the chance, would you launch your own label or fashion house, and if so what stylistic direction would you take?
With where I am right now I wouldn’t launch my own label, no, but who knows what life might have in store for me later on in years to come… But right now it would have to be a no.
7) Who is your favourite fashion designer and why?
I would say my favourite fashion designer right now would be KTZ. I’ve supported them for a number of years and they’ve always been so supportive of me in everything I do, they are like family to me. I love their designs and their creativity really does amaze me, especially when it shows during their LCM & LFW collections. Every season I always wonder how they will out do themselves but they seem to do so with such grace & ease.
8) Did you always receive support when trying to achieve greatness within the fashion/modelling world?
I’ve been blessed to have such supportive people around me, but at the same time I’ve had people who aren’t as supportive, but that’s just life… not everyone is going to like you or what you do. You can’t please everyone nor do I want to please everyone, so as long as I’m happy that’s all that matters.
9) What would your advice be to someone trying to break into fashion/modelling?
My advice would simply be to stay true to yourself and never give up. Even when you feel like giving up….Don’t & trust in your timing and your talent. What’s destined for you will happen in due time.
10) Do you think becoming a model has the same requirements it may have 10 years ago?
I would say no… In today’s day & age, the doors have been opened a lot more shorter models. Their walking catwalks now, so no you don’t really have to be 10ft tall and stick thin to succeed. I guess depending on the designer, if they like your look then that’s all that matters.
With some pretty wise words, be sure to check Ramario out on IG here.