FAIZ IZZAT, 24, SOCIAL MEDIA EXECUTIVE
Get you a guy who knows fashion like Faiz Izzat. This social media exec-cum-freelance fashion model can definitely tell the difference between candy apple red and wine red. While he hits the gym 5-6 times a week, Faiz still has time to juggle three jobs, spend time with his family and kick back on the couch for a football game.
Tell us a little bit about what you do.
I’m a social media executive in Studio8 Media Prima, so I’m the man behind all of the content in my digital platform. Apart of that, I’m a fashion model and drama actor freelancer.
Who’s the one designer you wish you could walk for/ work with? Why?
Alexander McQueen, his provocative work was more than just fashion. His attitude and runway presentations shocked many.
Military jacket, H&M; T-shirt, jeans, belt and ring, Faiz’s own.
The spotlight on models can be intense, but flitting. How do you plan to stay ahead of the times, when trends are changing ever so quickly?
Keep believing in myself. When you compare yourself to other people, you can get insecure. Everyone is unique, we just have to remember that.
How do you stay in shape for this career? Do you prefer sports or hitting the gym? Why?
My motto is; do as much as you can, while you can! Obviously not something Arnold Schwarzenegger would agree with, but it works for me… I try to visit the gym 5-6 times a week, but it doesn’t always happen. During the days I work out, I always do one hour of weights (and abs) and one hour of cardio. And other days I swim, run and hiking.
What are the three things every man needs in his closet?
A white dress shirt, denim jeans and a respectable pair of white sneakers.
My family is my life, and everything else comes second as far as what’s important to me.
– Faiz’s most treasured possesion.
What is the one thing you absolutely cannot stand?
I’m absolutely cannot tolerate with people changing their minds over and over after they have committed to something.
Where is your happy place? Why?
My late grandfather’s hometown, he lives in the countryside. People living in the countryside are happier.
What energizes you and brings you excitement? Why?
I can’t go a day without listening to Arctic monkeys songs, it make me feel so damn energetic for the whole day.
What do you like most about first dates?
My first date was so horrible that the conversation was more awkward than the silences, I’m so sorry ex.
What qualities do you value in the people with whom you spend time? Can you tell us about your closest group of friends?
Genuine, the kind that won’t talk behind your back when there’s an issue. I have a few good friends from high school, we stick together like a family and they are the best I’ve ever had. I also keep my circle small, less bullshit!
Tell us what are the top 3 things in your bucket list?
Take a great Europe trip, see the landscapes and wildlife of Namibia and the last one is discover paradise in French Polynesia.
What are you excited about that’s coming up in 2018?
2018 FIFA World Cup and really, really good movies.