Model using modeling to further dream of being engineer
Amodel forged from the stage of Lao Super Model 2014, Mr Anoulack Phanthavong or Liong to his friends, is currently heavily focused on education and reaching his dream of one day being an engineer.
Liong is now a 20 year-old student in year one in the Faculty of Engineering at the National University of Laos after recently graduating from Vientiane Secondary School just last year.
Mr Anoulack Phanthavong walks the catwalk to promote a Lao silk brand. --Photos First Modelinglao
While studying in secondary school, Mr Anoulack earned money to assist his parents with education fees by competing in Lao Super Model 2014 by attempting to showcase his talent as an excellent model.
He finished as a top ten finalist in the contest but after competing realised that entertainment events and venues would still come to him wanting to procure his talent and was able to make some money.
Because of his dashing good looks and natural height, even though he was not the winner of Lao Super Model 2014, he still had a chance to join fashion events across the country and earning some good money in the process.
He says he wants to thank the Lao Super Model project for opening opportunities for him to promote fashion culture and Lao designers in an effort to help them develop their brands.
Besides learning at secondary school, Anoulack had also taken time to learn Chinese at Liaodu Chinese School in 2015 to improve his language skills which he hopes will come in handy after he graduates as an engineer.
He says he is now focused and committed to his studies at the Faculty of Engineering but still joins the odd fashion event to make some extra money.
He says that he will need four years to complete his studies at the faculty after which he hopes to get a good job designing and constructing roads.
In his spare time, Liong likes playing music and football after work as a model or studying in class.
By Sisouphan Amphonephong
(Latest Update March 4 , 2017 )