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  • Writer's pictureAmanda Betts


Updated: Jan 9, 2022

Having left the company I co-founded in Red11, one of the things I love about what I’m now doing is SCOUTING, training and mentoring new models and talent. I do this by working alongside agencies I work with in 62 & UNIQUE MODELS. I'm keen to know more than just how talent look, but what they can do and how I can help them achieve their dreams and goals. And then there's THE BIG QUESTIONS I ask all my talent: What do you believe are the biggest challenges facing the world? What are you doing to do your bit? What was your biggest challenge and how did getting through it positively affect you? What advice would you give your younger self?

I scouted WIREMU (and his brother BEN), did a digital posing and training session with him, and signed him with 62 Models. I was delighted to discover WIREMU and his brother BEN have written two songs, too. So we filmed them at KINGSIZE STUDIOS (thanks Kingsize. I love that couch!). I think these boys are going places so watch (and listen out for more on) this space!

In the meantime, allow me to introduce you to the beautiful and talented WIREMU. I love his piece of advice for his younger self, even though he's only 19! And with a smile that would melt a frosty stranger's reservation, enjoy this multi-talented cutie!

NEWSFLASH!NEWSFLASH!NEWSFLASH! WIREMU secured a TV commercial within a week of being signed to 62 Models! Congratulations to MARIJKE, WIREMU's booker, and WIREMU THAT'S SERIOUSLY FAST WORK, GUYS! So for booking enquiries, get in touch with MARIJKA!


LANGUAGES: Maori, English.

SKILLS, TALENTS, SPORTS, MUSIC, ARTISTIC: Guitar 8.5/10 (fast learner) Rugby League 9/10 Beatboxing 6.5/10. Rapping(written) 8/10 Rapping(freestyle) 7.5/10 Singing 7/10 Art(drawing)7.5/10 Athelitic Ability (training, running, swimming, jumping, sprinting, throwing) 9/10.

WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN? My friend Harry. He told me ‘The only person you are trying to be better than, is the person you were yesterday’

WHAT ONE PIECE OF ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE YOUR YOUNGER SELF? Don’t doubt yourself, ever. Don’t be afraid to walk in the dark, for the obstacles ahead of you, aren’t as frightening as they seem.

WHAT IS REAL CONFIDENCE TO YOU? Being able to truly express yourself publicly (talk, dance, sing, act), without any fear ever of the judgments others have of you.

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