Damian Lee Is a Fashion Model as well as an entrepreneur having his hands in many things. Damian is originally from California, born and raised. Damian has always had big dreams of becoming a model. He got his first major start into modeling after receiving his first contract in Las Vegas, from there he went on to New York and graced several runways, becoming a traveling working model. Damian has also done print work for multiple magazines and fashion sites, including British Vogue and British GQ. He has been making his way through the industry very strategically and authentically.
Heart & Soul recently had the opportunity to sit down and talk to Damian about his career and businesses.
What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?
Entrepreneurship has always been A major roll in my life. Multiple streams of income has always been the goal. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been one to try different outlets and see what fits into my life. I’m inspired by likeminded people who have the all or nothing attitude.
What are some of your rituals before you have a photo shoot?
Before a shoot the best thing for me is to have a clear mind. I also visualize each shot in my head before going in front of the camera. I also look for some inspiration that way I can bring that emotion into my photos.
What keeps you motivated in such a competitive industry?
For me , I’ve always loved competition. However I’ve learned in this industry that the best thing I can do for myself is never compare myself to anybody. There is only one me, and I’m destined for greatness. I stay in my own lane and always do whats best and suitable for my brand.
How has Covid 19 impacted your career?
Covid 19 was a blessing and a curse in some ways. It’s definitely opened my eyes to how valuable our time is. I used Covid as a way to maximize my time. It also helped me get a lot closer to myself. It definitely helped my mentality grow stronger.my career, and business has been able to blossom during such a hard time, and I’m thankful for that.
What does success look like to you?
Success for me is being able to wake up in the morning and love what i do. No boundaries or limits to my happiness. Success is being able have the freedom and the luxury to enjoy every moment of my life. Success to me is also a mental state as long as my mind body and soul are happy I will forever be successful. The money and the everything that comes with it will always be there.
Where would you like to see your career in the next five years?
The next five years for me I can see myself a lot further. I see myself on covers I can also see myself on the big screen. I see my name being a lot larger than what it is now. Five years from now I will have everything I’ve been aspiring for. My personal life and career both with be matched equally, as they are now , however it’ll be much more. I’ll have everything that’s being manifested at this time.