Lleyton Lewis The 17-Year-Old Actor & Model
Lleyton Lewis is the 17-year-old that is leading the way in his field of acting and modeling, he is trying to help and inspire those to through modeling and acting. Everyone be sure to check out and share his story.
Lleyton has around 7.7k followers on Instagram, everyone make sure you go give him a follow if you don’t already!
We got the chance to interview him, here are a few things he had to say.
How old are you?
I’m turning 17 next week Nov 21st.
Your an actor and a model what’s that like?
Yes I’m an actor and a model. I will start off will modeling. Modeling keeps me busy, Ive done 2 seasons of NYFW, since I’m over 6’ I’m in the Men’s Division. Definitely a highlight to walk in NYC.
Casting can be a little nerve wrecking cause I’m going against adults. You definitely have to have thick skin and be very secure with yourself to be a model. It’s always amazing to hear all your flaws (even the ones you didn’t know you had) talked about in front of you.
I’ve also been fortunate to have my face up in lights in Times Square on one of the Huge Waterfall Billboards. I can’t even describe that feeling. I know I made a comment when I got to NYC that one day I would be up there, and within 6 months I was !!!
As far as acting goes, I train under some of the best in the industry, definitely a passion of mine. However, being over 6’ and still a minor that makes acting challenging since I can’t play my age or younger. I look over 18.
So I just keep getting those auditions and keep in front of casting, cause when I turn 18 it’s game on! So til then it’s perfect my craft!
What are some of your plans for the future?
Right now I am working on a project (acting), hopefully soon I can start telling everyone! That’s the one thing with Acting, you have to be great at keeping it under wraps til they say you can discuss .
Also I’ve written my first children’s book, part of a series. Working with illustrator right now, so as soon as I know a release date I will be letting the whole world know.
Do you have any advice for teens in your field?
As far as advice to teens… you have to want this! It’s not easy and you have to have that hustle! Because if you don’t someone else will .
And I would also say you need to be really secure with yourself. This industry can be brutal, but if you love your craft it’s so worth it!
As a Model, there are days when I just want to crawl in bed without washing my face. BUT that’s a negative.. no can do! Your work ethic has to be on point!
As a model I have to take care of my skin, there are no exceptions! And the best advice I can give is have a great support system, mine is my mom! Couldn’t do this without her!
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