Samaher Omar, A Worldwide Professional Saudi Arabian Model On The Come Up.
Born and raised in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. 29 year old Samaher Omar has been modeling since 2013, she is also an actress and worked in a few web series (Youtube ) as well as with MBC.
What got you into modeling? Was it a passion of yours?
Yes, I had this passion since I was a kid , I always loved posing for the camera. I took lots of pictures as a kid,when I turned 22, I took a decision to look for modeling agencies in Jeddah and get into the modeling industry.
How is it being a model In Saudi Arabia?
At first, it was really good , we had classes for catwalk and how to be professional and everything. However, a few years later everything changed. People started calling themselves models, and clients of course not all but some started looking to hire models for lower prices and didn’t care if they had what it takes to be a model, if they were a good poser or capable of doing runway show. all they cared about was which one takes a lower payment. And that really affected us as professional models. It went out of control as today, we see lots of guys and girls calling themselves models but don’t have what it requires to be a model at, the end this is my opinion and this is what I’ve seen and been through during the past years.
Has society held you back or supported you?
My family did support me , society wasn’t very supportive but now everything has changed and I can yes, now society is supportive but back then no.
Every creative/entrepreneur goes through challenges and failures, what are some of yours and how did you overcome them?
I don’t call it failure as long as I’ve learned a lesson out of it, there was a time where i took wrong decisions at work and wasted time and energy. But I always told myself “never regret anything just don’t repeat what you have done”. Later on I started to choose wisely and did some research before taking any step , each and everyone of us goes through ups and down so it’s just all about moving on cause time is money.
How did you bounce back from these “mistakes” and what advice do you have for those who are going through their own “failures”?
For me it wasn’t easy. I had no one to guide me except myself, so I just started all over again by offering offers to the clients and precisely choosing with whom to work with. That got me back on track , my advice is not to copy or think like someone else, be unique and make good decisions. Doesn’t matter what negative comments you get as long you love what you’re doing. If you are sure that this is what you want, nothing can stop you.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Professional model worldwide.
All industries are being changed and disrupted by technology and social media, how is the modeling industry being disrupted based on your experience?
Modeling got disrupted by the some of the Clients and models themselves. Some have no idea what modeling is, lots of things need to be taken in consideration, people who don't have what it takes to be part of this job should not be part of it.
Finally, you’re favorite quote.
“You become what you believe”
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