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Please share with us your experience during the Mr. America International competition. How does a national and an international competition differ from one another?

First of all, my participation in an international competition was purely by chance. I entered the Mr. VietNam International 2012 without any prior preparation, while vacationing in Las Vegas. Much to my surprise, I placed second. After the competition, I began my professional modeling career and signed a three year contract with City Model Management in San Francisco. A year later, I won the title Mr. America International 2013, hosted in the U.S.

To me, one difference between a national and an international competition is the level of preparation that goes into each event to ensure physical and mental standards are met, as well as the serious dedication to a physical training routine. The more high-profile the competition, the higher the preparation and expectations of physical appearance. Therefore, a strict diet and exercise regime must almost become a daily lifestyle.


What distinguishes a supermodel from a model?

I think a supermodel must have a beautiful, fit body, but most important, a supermodel must always be professional and know how to handle situations on the catwalks, during photo shoots and commercial shoots. A supermodel’s class is revealed in her professionalism like showing up on time, respecting the intentions of designers, photographers and crew. In addition, a model must possess a passion, a love for the trade, in order to become a well known supermodel in the fashion industry.