Model Success Story | Elijah Rizzo Sainsbury

Elijah is the star of our Model Success Story, only 19 years old and is currently studying Fashion Design at University, he is a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ Community and his hobbies include making Tiktok’s and jamming out to some awesome tunes! Eli has proudly been signed by JR Management and we had the pleasure of catching up with Eli for a little Q&A session. Read Eli’s story here! 


Q. How did you find out about The Photo Studio?

I just so happened to stumble into a Fashion Designer at my first Runway Event ever! I was asked if I’d be interested in modelling. I then proceeded to tell them I didn’t have a portfolio or any experience within the Industry. They quickly reassured me that the “Photo Studio Australia” would be the first big step into my modelling journey in which they’d provide me with industry based knowledge and an amazing portfolio!


Q. How helpful was The Photo Studio in kickstarting your modelling career?

The Photo Studio Australia right from the very start has guided me to straight success! Right from when the door opened! I was greeted with open arms walking up those stairs into the Studio, it really felt like my first big step towards my modelling journey. When I left the studio I knew I wasn’t leaving empty handed. As promised, I was given Industry Based Knowledge from their expert team that would last me a lifetime! This knowledge and my portfolio have furthermore guided me to success within the Industry Today!


Q. What Agency are you signed with? 

JR Management


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Q. Are you enjoying modelling?

I never thought I could model. But to my surprise, I quickly learned that it was my missing half! I wouldn’t feel the same without it!

Q. Any Campaigns you have featured in? 

Yes, not long after my shoot with The Photo Studio Australia, I scored a fantastic collaboration with some apparel brands! Looking into the future, I have some exciting opportunities coming my way!


Q. What kind of modelling are you doing now?

I’m now represented in 3 separate divisions, Including Commercial/Acting, Modelling and Influencer!


Q. What is your next big goal in your modelling career?

My next big goal is to Model/Collaborate with “Cotton On Australia.”


Q.What was your favourite portfolio photo, and why?

It is the one below! It truly defines my masculine and feminine energy while truly capturing me in a Vintage/Retro Skater Aesthetic it was everything I wanted and more!!

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