UPM: So who, in your network, gave you an opportunity that changed your life?
TAM LEE: Man! That’s a good one. I would have to recall one of the agencies I’ve worked with in the past. Candy Bennet of Penny Candy Productions worked with me as a referral from Tommy McClure of Fashion Week Columbus. As a result of working with Candy, I was immersed into the Columbus market. Through her (Candy), I didn’t have an agent but I was able to test the waters of being a freelance model (without agent representation) and it worked! Not just for the acting industry but everything I’ve done. To be honest, it’s worked much better for than having an agent. So far, I’ve had 3 agents and each one I had to fire because I got better results marketing myself than their marketing me.
UPM: What movies have you been since doing freelance work?
Or let’s talk about OneKreate!
OMG! It was like being in one big photo shoot. Models filled every room. Designers stepped up their showcase! The clothing was so diverse! The accessories were amazing and the energy was off the chart. We almost forgot to work!
Can you say Alex Vinash?!
His interview with Nia Noelle of Radio One was so informative! Not only is a he a true designer but he is master of using his environment to distinguish himself! No excuses with this man! His adaptability amazed everyone. He even decided to accept student from Columbus State Community College to intern for him! The man has great energy and honest but most of all humble! The biggest trait we admired mostly about him. No airs. No conceit. Arrogance was absent. His work spoke for itself and he enjoyed what his work said and so did we!