Contestant #36: Shamoy Persad was asked to submit a personal video and answer key questions along with his submission to allow us to see his human side.

How has this competition affected you in a positive way?
This competition has affected me in many positive ways since the competition started more people are starting to reach out to me as in photographers and stylist, this opportunity has given me a lot of good exposure !

When was the last time you helped someone in need?
The last time I helped someone in need, usually I try to help people when I see people in need of help period but I would have to say recently I helped an elderly woman who was moving chairs in the food court at the mall for her and her husband to sit and eat, so I moved them for her.

How do you handle public scrutiny?
I handle it very well being the model with long hair I get a lot of bad talk and some good so I learned how to deal with things like that very quickly which is to ignore most of the negative things people will say.

What makes a model a model?
Didn’t answer.

What makes YOU a model?
I am a very unique looking individual at first I thought modeling was just looking good in front of the camera which it is but there is much more to it like using angles being able to create emotions in the picture. What makes me a model is that I can take criticism which has helped me to learn and grow as a model.

What’s your FAVORITE quote?
“Devil on my shoulders, the Lord is my witness”

What are your Top 3 Dream jobs/campaigns you would like to book and why?
Didn’t answer.

Favorite food?
Favorite food has to be Roti. That’s island food !

Dream place to travel?
Dream place to travel is Paris man I would love to visit there one day.

Workout Regimen?
My workout regimen is something I am very dedicated to. I workout everyday but I focus on different muscles and parts of my body each day.

Shamoy Persad, what’s your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram?
-twitter: @shamoyyy
-instagram: @shamoyy

Are there any people you would like to personally thank?
YES! Big thank you to the whole OBVIOUS Magazine family. You guys let me be apart of this amazing competition and I am very grateful for the opportunity and cant wait to meet you guys. 

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