Interview: Model Wes Myron (Canada, USA) (Winner of the Month)
Can you tell us a little about you? I was born and raised in Victoria, BC, Canada, and that’s a big part of who I am. I grew up in love with the game of ice hockey and was fortunate enough to play it professionally, getting drafted to the NHL! However, I got injured out of the game in my early twenties, and have since gone on to set my sights on helping and inspiring people on their health and fitness journeys, while also enjoying an up and coming modelling career! I’m super busy but I love to find time to just relax in Victoria with friends and family! If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be? I’d like to take more risks and be a bit more positive! I tend to sometimes always see what could go wrong before what could go right! I feel like it’s a good and a bad thing though because it tends to make me over prepare so the things I go through with are always my best work, but I pass on some things because I don’t take the big risk! This will change though - haha - thanks for bringing it to my attention! How did you start modeling? When injuries ended my hockey career I did a little bit of sports modelling locally, but nothing too serious! Then it really took off when I was discovered on Instagram while promoting my health and lifestyle business. Things ramped up and next thing I knew I was in NY, London and Montreal and I haven’t really looked back! What do you think of the work as a model? It can be long days and you have to work hard to stay in great shape, but I enjoy travelling the world and meeting lots of great people! You have to have a think skin and a lot of internal drive and motivation to fight through the constant rejection! But it’s fun proving people wrong, haha! What is your beauty regimen? I don’t really have one, haha, I tend to just do the usual stuff and try to keep me skin clear and my teeth white. I do like to sweat as much as I can either in the gym or sauna or anywhere I can. I find it keeps me looking healthy! What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others? I don’t know if these are different than others, but I tend to set big goals and do whatever it takes to get there! I don’t really live for the weekend. I want my job and life to be fun, exciting and super busy taking me all over the place any day of the week! What are your plans for the future? To continue to grow my health and lifestyle brand and inspire people to get and stay fit and healthy! I also want to ride out my modelling career for as long as it allows me to and I have a lingering goal of maybe getting into some acting down the road! It’s all moving so fast but I wouldn’t change a thing! What are some of your favorite experiences so far? My hockey days gave me sooo many great experiences which were amazing and also great learning opportunities! I look back on those times a lot and realize how much a learnt and how much it’s shaped who I am today! I now love where my life has taken me and I recently had a really cool modelling experience in London headlining a show over there! I can’t wait to make more memories! Do you have any advice for those who want to start modelling? Have fun with it as you start out! Take lots of different pictures and see what you like to do and be photographed doing! There are lots of different modelling avenues! Stay persistent and have a thick skin. What do you think of the magazine? I’m still learning lots about the modeling world and I like reading your in depth model profiles as it helps me learn different tricks of the trade and how to excel in this industry!