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Meet Model Devran Perkins How did you get started modeling? Tell us about yourself. I moved to D.C. about three years ago, and I began a serving job and a lot of my tables kept asking if I was a model and I felt bad for telling them I wasn’t one. So I started doing research of the industry and became fond of the idea of modeling and the creativity within the fashion industry. Before modeling, I was a collegiate athlete playing soccer and that was pretty much my life. Three adjectives to describe yourself. I would have to say high spirited, hard working and personable. What do you enjoy the most about modeling? I really enjoy the creativity of modeling. Nothing is ever a bad idea. Also, networking and meeting so many people is great. Just talking with them about their experiences is amazing, especially those who have been in the industry for awhile. What do you not enjoy about modeling? I don’t really enjoy the stigma that comes with modeling. Being a model is fun, but it is not this overly glamorous life right from the start. It’s like any other job where you have to be professional, work your way up, and hold yourself to a high standard. Favorite color? Blue Favorite food? Halo Top ice cream, I could eat it everyday. What designer would you love to model/walk for? Why? Calvin Klein because I love their clothing.

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What photographer would you love to shoot with? Why? Brian Jamie I really enjoy the aesthetic of his pictures. Speak it into existence, where do you see yourself in 5 years? In five year I will have hopefully started my acting career, hopefully landing some small roles but certainly making some noise to become a well known actor some day. Dream vacation you would like to take (or have taken)? I really want to go to a remote area in the Bahamas, somewhere quiet and peaceful. Your zodiac sign? Aries Favorite superhero? Why? Deadpool because he is somewhat of a smart-aleck which is funny. What person, living or dead, do you admire the most? Why? Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock, he’s such an inspiration and has the drive that I want to achieve one day. He is the perfect example that hard work beats talent any day of the week. What’s your favorite quote? My favorite quote is a bar from Russ’s new album, There’s Really A Wolf, and the line goes “rather deal with oh well than what if” which really spoke to me, sometimes it is easy to just stay safe and do something because it’s easy and give up on a dream. I didn’t want to be stuck doing something because I was too scared to try something, if I fail then that’s better than not trying at all.

What’s your theme song? “Congratulations” by Post Malone. What is your favorite body part? Eyes What do you do when you are not modeling? Working at my serving job still, school, and hang out with family. Favorite movie? Stepbrothers, I can quote the whole movie. Favorite actor/actress? Favorite actor is Will Ferrell. Your idea of happiness and/or your idea of misery? My idea of happiness is cliché but doing something your passionate about and my idea of misery is being one of those people who just follows the assembly line of life working somewhere they have no passion for. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Learning languages. Guilty Pleasure? I like getting under people’s skin and learning what makes them tick. Last show you binge-watched? The Office Last book you read? The Lost Ones Follow Devran on Social Media IG: @devran.perkins Snapchat: devran_perkins Book Devran through Anti Model Management www.antimgt.com

SALYSÉ Magazine | Vol 3: No 39 | September 2017  

A Fashion, Beauty, and Conceptual Art Photography Magazine.