There are certain Supermodels in SL who need the sparkle and glittering gimmicks to shine and then there are those who just naturally shine with their own inner light. I am honored to present to you our next model spotlight Tesan Lane, a humble Male Supermodel who is shining brightly in his own right.
Tesan Lane has been blazing his way to the top with his quiet inner strength and dignity combined with his professionalism and unique sense of style. He is a gentleman and truly loves modelling which shows in every job that he undertakes. He was crowned MR SL INTERNATIONAL last year and been named RFYRE Face of the Month September. He is a MODAVIA Supermodel, Mister Virtual World 2010 Finalist and is represented by the best SL Modelling agencies like Bestar and Bestyle, Modelx Agency, Elegance International Modeling Agency, Team Edo, SW&MB, Evane, Face2face (model and trainer), Glance international Agency, L.A Modeling, BOSL Agency and DIOR Agency (manager and model).
Q: Please tell us about yourself how you ventured into the modelling industry.
TL: When I have first disembarked on Second Life, I was like everybody at the beginning…. Lost.
I saw in shops these guys with perfect skins posing on vendors and I wanted to try it.
It was very hard as you can imagine … Doors stay closed. Then I have met people who allowed me to put my first foot in the fashion industry and since then, my career evolved gradually. I thank all the people who were able to help me in this adventure.
Q: Please tell us about some of your accomplishments within the modelling industry and describe what would be one of the most defining moments of your modelling career.
TL: As I have said, my career evolve step by step. My very first accomplishment was to be a Model’pic for one of the biggest French designer, Solylence Houston, I had finally attained my first modelling goal. Then there was my first interview for one of the biggest Modeling Agencies : GLANCE. I still thank Patty Cortes for her confidence. And then the first casting for BOSL wedding show, an important moment too. Bestar Tour is also a part of my favorite accomplishments because it allowed me to meet my wonderfull wife, Agtaope Carter Lane (kisss dear:)). It has also opened for me many doors of some agencies as Bestyle, Modelx, Style of Edo and Evane.. My last one accomplishment is to be a Modavia Supermodel.
But my biggest accomplishment is naturally to have been crowned MISTER SL INTERNATIONAL 2009. I’m very proud because I worked hard for that.
Q: You have certainly established yourself well within the modelling industry. Please tell us what you believe are the essential elements to being a successful model. Do you have any advice for aspiring models?
TL: I have a small experience as a model in reality and I can say that rules are practically the same…
It is necessary to go into the criteria and at the same time to be different from the others. It is necessary to perfect the physical aspect (skin, shape etc.) but also to have a good attitude as much in the choice of the clothes as in the language and behavior. Be on all the castings and be very reliable. Never forget a photo shoot or a show and especially not take easy this profession.. The important is to remain Professional in any situations and for that, we have some excellent model’s academy on Second Life.
Q: What do you like and dislike about modelling?
TL: I like modeling because I’m an addict of fashion and I like nice stuff.
For me, Fashion is a kind of art, very variable and diversified. I like the variety. I hate looking like everybody else, and in the SL fashion industry, We can really model ourselves uniquely by infusing our own fashion style. I also like the atmosphere of the shows and I love to emphasize the designer’s outfits which I model the best that I can.
On the other hand I don’t like the certain mentality, jealousy and superiority which certain person can make others feel. It is really a bad attitude which denies the fashion industry.
Q: Finally, please tell us what motivates you to be a model. Who inspires you the most and what is your inspiration?
TL: As I said in the beginning, I was in admiration of the models on vendors and who run on fashion shows. It’s not because I wanted to be famous.. only about the atmosphere.. I had this feeling that this job was for me.. And I worked very hard to succeed. But now i can say that it wasn’t in vain.
Mimmi Boa and Salvo Waydelich have inspired me because we can say that they represent one of the biggest face of the SL Fashion Industry today.
Q: Is there anything else that you would like to add?
TL: Well, I just want to thank many people around me which all helped me in my second life adventure.
The first is my Wife, Agtaope Carter Lane for being there in any circumstances and who always supported me in all my projects.
My brother, Toky Raymaker, one of the best reshaper of SL, which has improve my shape for Mister International and which has allowed to gain the price.
My sister Mariella who encouraged me to make this contest and supported me up to the end while I wanted to give up.
My brother Philipp Dollinger and sister Monica Dieterle who are always there for me.
And finally Thanks to You for having chosen me for this interview.. It was a pleasure thanks again.
Thank you so Tesan Lane for letting me interview him and for sharing his experiences and modeling tips with us. Please leave some comments for him and give him some love.