New Model Army – Glass meets Carson Hiner

Name: Carson Hiner
Agency: Fusion (NYC)
Age: 22
Nationality: American

Carson2Carson Hiner. Photograph: Ssam Kim

How did you become a model?
I was attending school at the University of South Florida when a photographer approached me. He asked if I had ever modeled. I was pretty taken back by the question as in my mind it was not really a thing people did for a living (haha!). One thing led to another, I signed with Next Miami and I have been fairly fortunate ever since.

Who are your heroes in life?
My parents, hands down. Unarguably the two greatest humans I have even been fortunate enough to know, let alone be raised by.

Carson Hiner. Photograph: Ssam Kim

What is your present state of mind?
That is a tough one, because emotions are never consistent and you are always teetering with a different mood, but overall I would say happy and focused.

What is your idea of happiness?
Another interesting question! I would say that there is too many people out there pursuing happiness, thinking it is a destination, when it is really just a state of mind. I think it is being content, at the very least, with where you are at, and constantly striving to better yourself.

Carson1Carson Hiner. Photograph: Ssam Kim

How would you like to be perceived by others?
Just as myself is fine. It may be a niche market, but I just kind of want to be myself and see who sticks around.

If you were not a model, what would you be?
Probably working in a brewery. I am huge beer nerd, always down to grab a pint or two.

Carson3Carson Hiner. Photograph: Ssam Kim

What advice do you have for other models?
We are all in this together; we are all going through different struggles on the same plane. Jobs may be few and far between, but they will come. Do not get too hard on yourself and do not let your bookers scrutinise you. Keep your head up and keep on keepin’ on.

by Ssam Kim

All photograph: Ssam Kim

Carson is on Instagram here

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