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Tony Korcaba: Modeling brings forth so many unique people and styles.

Tony, can you please briefly introduce yourself? How your interest in the modeling industry has sparked?

I am a 22-year-old from Edmonton, Canada, who recently moved to Melbourne, Australia as a humanities teacher meanwhile traveling to different parts of the world in my spare time. Everything fashion and beauty inspired me from a young age, and I always wanted to model. I even had a few opportunities lined up but never continued far with them. With that dream in mind, I chose to revisit and start up this part of my life again, which brings me here!

Tell us more about yourself. What else do you do next to modeling?

I have an immense passion for fitness. When I was 18, I began a weight loss journey, losing 100 pounds. Developing a passion for fitness has allowed me to further challenge myself and work on becoming the most confident, best version of myself. From hiking, taking spin classes, going on runs along the beach, and strength training, I like to keep busy and incorporate movement into my daily life. It’s my favorite form of self-care!

What is your favorite thing about modeling?

The raw art of it all is the most beautiful thing about it. Modeling brings forth so many unique people and styles. It's a way for models, stylists, designers, and other creatives to express ourselves and the messages we want to share. I have always loved getting done up and looking and feeling my absolute best and I believe fashion can have such a positive impact on a person’s mental well-being.

If you could change something in the modeling world, what would it be?

Something that has been changing slowly over time, but I believe it could be changing more rapidly, is representation and inclusivity in modeling including but not limited to various genders, races, and body sizes. This shift has the opportunity to significantly impact not only the modelling world but the world. After all, everyone should be able to look at social media, magazines, and TV and see someone who resonates with them.

Who is someone you feel has really influenced you? Why?

Many women have greatly influenced me, but most notably, my mom has and continues to. She is hard-working, independent, and has the kindest, warmest soul. I am tremendously grateful to have always had her as my strongest support system and inspiration, and she’s given me the courage to do so many amazing things. Looking back to my early days of auditions for TV shows and modeling, my mother ensured that her highly dreaming and ambitious young boy was doing all the things he dreamed of while navigating the challenges of being an immigrant and trying to support our family.

In your own eyes, how has modeling experience changed you as a person? What have you learned?

The modelling world has opened many doors, and I have had the opportunity to meet many people with lots of experience who offer suggestions and feedback which have helped me develop as a model. Meeting so many remarkable people and hearing their stories have broadened my view of the world beyond modeling and encouraged me to get out of my comfort zone.

You have a beautiful portfolio and you have worked on so many projects as a model. Which of the projects you have worked on left the biggest footprint on your modeling experience so far?

My most recent work, most of my work has only been done with local agencies in my city and has never had the opportunity to reach most of the world. I look forward to continuing my journey and growth.

What is the most important thing(s) you want potential clients to know about you?

I believe that my work is very versatile, I am confident in anything from suits and dress shoes to more modern and feminine styles. My flexibility and willingness to explore new styles and creative concepts showcase my uniqueness.

What is the most courageous thing you have ever done?

Packing up my entire life in Canada and moving with just three suitcases to the other side of the world, of course!

Looking back how has modeling experience changed your personal/professional life? Have you grown more comfortable with yourself since you started?

Absolutely. The different shoots I've done and changes in my style have boosted my confidence and helped me develop into my own. Like everyone, some days that can alter how I feel, but reminding myself of how far I have come in both my physical and mental health journey brings me back to loving who I am as I am.

Are there any current projects you’re working on that you can tell us about?

Mr. H Studios was my most recent and I look forward to meeting with him again when I travel back to North America. We have a few projects in mind we’d love to execute together! My next step on this side of the world is gaining some more connections down under and other places I travel, hoping to share my art wherever I go.

Where can our readers keep up with your work and connect with you?

My main social media presence is on Instagram. Check out my profile, @Toneiio, where you can better get to know me and follow along with my everyday life and travels!

Model: Tony Korcaba @toneiio

Retoucher: Chandra Kanth P @ckimaging Retoucher: Julia Ch Retouch @retouch.juliach

Photographer/Creative Director: Mr. H Studios @mr.hstudios


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