ModelDetour.com has been watching Corey Kirk’s work over the course of the year. When I finally mustered up the courage to ask him to do an interview, I was delighted because he was more than happy to to do it and be our last featured model for 2010. Here is his story :-
Name: Corey Kirk
Shoe Size: 11
Chest: 42 R Jacket
Eye Colour: Green
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Family Heritage: 75% Polish 25% Irish
Place of birth: Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada
Currently Residing?: Toronto, Canada
Represented?: Freelance for the time being but will not be for very long
On what working basis do you model? Part Time
How long have you been modeling?: 1 year
What experiences do you have in modeling? Runway, commercial, print, editorial, bodypaint, event, acting.
What do you enjoy most about modeling?: I enjoy the ability to do things that the everyday average person can’t do. It’s also nice to able to provide for myself and my beautiful girlfriend.
How did you get involved in modeling?: I was attending a pageant workshop with an ex-girlfriend of mine when a photographer by the name of Kerry Allen spotted me outside waiting and approached me to talk about modeling. After a short conversation, he passed me his card and said if I’d ever be interested in modeling to give him a call as he wanted to shoot with me. Two weeks had past and I decided that I had nothing to lose, so I call him up and book my first shoot. After seeing the pictures I truly believed that this way something that I could do and it all started from that moment.
The highlight of my modeling career to date was being featured on the cover of Fab Magazine in September. It was my first cover and I absolutely loved the image they picked to showcase me across Canada.
The low point of my modeling career came when I’ve worked with certain photographers that did not respect the reason for our shoot and had alternative plans that I did not agree with.
The biggest challenge for a model is trying to be everything for everyone. Each creative director, photographer, etc… wants you to act and look a certain that fits their vision. The problem comes when you are working multiple days in a row and certain people want you to have long hair and others want short hair. Some want you to have body hair and others don’t. Trying to accommodate all of these requests are impossible and it’s a mental struggle inside your mind on what you need to do in order to get booked.
How do you keep fit?: I am a complete gym rat. You van find me in the gym 6 days a week, most days I go to the gym twice for a total of 5 to 6 hours. The only way to stay looking good and healthy is to work all of your bodies systems through weight training, cardiovascular training, and recreational sports. As for weight training, I hit every muscle group twice a week with hitting the abdominals every second day to get the perfect mid-section.
When I’m not modeling I like to be outdoors enjoying the best back yard in the world, The Canadian Wilderness. In Canada we are blessed to have such a diverse landscape that allows for a wide range of outdoor activities; biking, hiking, dirt biking, fish, haunting, swimming, etc.
Any modeling aspirations?: I really want to get signed by a top agency in New York. I’ve been traveling to New York now monthly and would love to be with one of the elite level agencies in that market. From there I would like to get booked for a national wide print campaign.
Do you see yourself continuing to model in the next 5-10 years?: Planning out my modeling career has been something that I have been doing a lot of these past weeks and I’m already starting to transition what I do in order to have longevity in the industry. 5 years absolutely I see myself still doing fitness and fashion on a regular basis. As for 10 years down the road, I’d like to say yes I’ll still be doing it, at that point I’ll be looking to transaction more into acting because the market for a 30+ year old market starts to shrink and the opportunities in acting can go on for many more years to follow.
Do you any words of advice for new upcoming, aspiring models?: Whatever you decide to do in modeling you have to do it with your heart and on your own terms. Bring yourself to each photo shoot and take it as it will be your very last shoot you’ll ever do. Modeling is something that you have to be extremely passionate about be able to bring your true personality out in your expressions.
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