“At some point, I lost all interest in the modeling industry after being exploited several times,” he said.
King Araboi is no stranger when it comes to the ramp, but for a while now the fashion model disappeared from the modeling scenes. King Araboi who had his breakthrough as a model in 2016 after becoming the face of NSFAF, spoke to Unwrap.online and gave honest opinions on what is happening with his modeling career.
When asked why he has not been keen on the ramps lately he said he lost interest in the whole modeling industry after being exploited several times.He further added that sometimes he didn’t get paid as a model and “People would tell me I did my gig for exposure after we agreed that I’ll get compensated”. As a result he stopped attending castings and only accepted gigs when he got a phone call personally.
After consistent exploitation, the model decided to take a break and refocus on what really makes him happy, he took a three year break from modelling. He then started expanding “King_AraBoi” as a brand in terms of presenting and and acting. The Namibian modeling industry is also a competitive space and as a model you need to look after yourself in terms of health and fitness to meet the requirements of the designers or agencies.
Armando told Unwrap.online: “I’m ready for the challenge” .He believes that everyone has something unique to offer in terms of the Industry. He is ready to make an “comeback” in the modeling Industry. “With my four years experience in the industry I believe I got this now. I know how to survive in the industry,” says the fashion model.
As for now, the model started exercising at home to get his body in the best shape possible and to get that “Summer body”.
King Araboi was also elected as a member of the Namibian Fashion Council but unfortunately he had to step down. “Our weekly meetings clashed with my working schedule and as we know you have to secure the bag at all costs,” he said. The Fashion model added that he enjoyed working with the Fashion council before he stepped down and will work on bigger projects in the future.