Philadelphia-based Vitiligo model, Yvesmark Chery stands at 5’8 and refuses to let modeling agency’s strict height requirements stop him from pursuing his dream of being signed.

Interview

Name: Yvesmark Chery

Agency, if any: N/A

Age: 21

Height: 5โ€™8

Instagram: @yvesmark.chery

Where were you born? Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Philadelphia, PA.

Ethnicity: Haitian-American

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Favorite things: Besides modeling, some of my favorite things include boxing, playing the saxophone, and traveling.

What music are you listening to at the moment? I listen to all genres of music. However, I currently listen to a lot of chill and slower pace music. I listen to mostly Neo Soul, R&B, and Gospel.

Favorite movie, TV show: My favorite movie is The Dark Knight. The film was excellent from start to finish. It also gave birth to one of the greatest villain performances Iโ€™ve seen in my opinion. For my favorite TV show, I would have to say Money Heist on Netflix. This drama and thriller show had me yelling at my TV screen.

Favorite designer, fragrance or grooming product: My favorite fragrance, would be Dolce & Gabbana: Light Blue. Fellas, if you want to attract the ladies, that cologne is vital.

What would you be doing if you werenโ€™t modeling? If I werenโ€™t modeling, I would be working in a corporate setting in the Information Technology department. Or, probably work as a Project Manager or Business Analyst.

Whatโ€™s something uncool that you love anyway? Anime! I grew up watching different types of Anime and even reading them at times.

Whatโ€™s the best thing about your hometown/country? The best thing about Philadelphia is the history and people. There is so much talent in Philadelphia that range from many different industries.

Place you would love to visit: I love to travel! I would love to visit any Caribbean Island especially, Haiti because I am Haitian. Also, Iโ€™m interested in traveling to the Philippines. Soon come.

Which brand would you love to model for? I would love to model for ZARA and NIKE. I would model for Zara because thatโ€™s my favorite store. Love their clothing and the materials they use for their clothing. I would model for NIKE because I feel that once you model for NIKE, you made it as a model.

Favorite modeling experience so far? My favorite modeling experience so far was when an agency invited me out to New York Fashion Week to model for a brand. At that point, I was only three months into my modeling career. But, I had the chance to meet some cool models, such as Michael Lockley, and converse with other dope influencers.

Where do you feel the most stuck in your modeling career? Currently, I feel stuck trying to find the perfect agency for me. Most of the agencies I want to sign with have a strict height requirement. However, that doesnโ€™t stop me from applying though.

Currently, youโ€™re obsessed with/about? This may sound like a clichรฉ statement but, I am currently obsessed with becoming successful especially since I recently graduated college. I plan on helping my parents out financially and doing what I can to make them proud.

3 Words that best describe you as a person? Ambitious. Chill. Determined.

Favorite entertainer or public personality? I have to give it to my fellow Philadelphian, Kevin Hart. You can see that he truly loves doing what he does. Also, you can tell that heโ€™s a genuine character.

Your favorite quote? โ€œThe heights of great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.โ€ โ€“ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Any shoutouts? I would like to give a shoutout to OBVIOUS Magazine for giving me the opportunity to be featured. Also, I would like to shoutout Jared Alexander who is my photographer. His work is dope, and he is a visionary. Some of my best work came from him. You can check his IG page out @xander.foto.


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