Angelo Robb is a 20 year old with a Jamaican background. The 5’7 office assistant and kids dance instructor was “extremely excited” for the opportunity to model some Wearable Therapy clothing and bring attention to important social issues. Before starting his photo shoot, Angelo embraced one of our core values: positivity. He’s sure to always be “keeping positivity with me at all times.” Check out what other values Angelo shares with us in his Q&A:
What style of fashions do you prefer to pose in?
I really like urban fashion as well as formal fashion, I love wearing a suit.
Where can our customers find you or your work online?
You can find me on Instagram.
Can you describe the design that you are posing in for WT?
I posed in a variety of WT designs!
What is your favorite WT product?
My favorite product are the Zipper Hoodies, as they feel really nice and the designs are so beautiful.
PROUD- Being able to bring ideas in my head into reality
ANGRY –Systematic oppression and racism that’s woven into the fabrics of society affecting our everyday lives
EXCITED- Doing photo shoots and getting photos back. But also planning for the future
SCARED- The current state of police brutality in the US and Canada and how some lives are valued more than others, this also makes me scared for the children growing up now and what kind of future they will have
LUCKY- That I was able to attend post-secondary education, as that’s not the reality for many others due to the cost and other socio-economic factors
CONFLICTED- About what career path to take and If I should focus more on my creative passion or more typical professional careers
EMPOWERED- The fact that we live in the internet age where knowledge is readily accessible and you are able to learn about things that interest you at the click of a button
HOPEFUL- That we have the power to shape our lives and our future while doing our part to make society better and working together to make things more equity and sustainable
SAD- The rising cost of living in Toronto and the fact that housing doesn’t seem to be a priority, as I believe everyone deserves to have somewhere to live
STRONG- Having support from family and friends, as good healthy relationships help us to be better emotionally, physically, mentally, and socially
Freeway or Scenic Route? Freeway as it makes travel much quick and I enjoy the city view
Night out with friends or a quiet night in? A quiet night in with Netflix and a cup of tea is good enough for me
Adventure trip or relaxing vacation? A relaxing vacation, as I’ve always wanted to visit Cuba or Hawaii
Great job with long hours or Okay job with lots of time off? Great job with long hours, as when you love what you’re doing time just flies by
The 1950s, 60s, 70s or 80s? The 80’s
Are your real life (people you know) role models?
I’ve had the chance to meet and interact with a range of diverse people that are all role models in their own way. Seeing others do what they love inspires me to do the same.
Are your famous/well-known role models?
I love Rihanna for her attitude of being herself no matter what, as well as Rob Evans for being one of the few top male models in the industry.
Would you like to work with/for in the future?
I would love to work with Urban Planet, Calvin Klein, Balmain and H&M.
Inspired you most as a child?
As a child, Dora was really inspiring, she was always going on an adventure and she never stopped learning new things. Her pet monkey was also pretty cool #TeamBoots.
Pushes you the hardest?
WT is all about Defining Your Normal. So, let’s find out more about what makes you You!
What is your definition of ‘normal’?
I don’t have one, as I don’t believe in the word normal because it often leads to the marginalization and alienation of certain groups of people, while valuing traits from others.
We are all about celebrating peopleǯs awesomeness, so what makes you awesome?
I think my positive thinking and desire to change the world makes me awesome.
What is a challenge that you face often in your life?
I often face the challenge of figuring out what to eat when I’m in downtown Toronto. It’s always a battle between trying to eat healthy, but not spending too much money on food.
What is the best compliment that you have ever received?
That I was inspiring, as I’m always hoping I can inspire others to follow their dreams and be themselves.
What was the best criticism you ever received?
That I need to be more patient and that I’m young and I have more time than I think.
What makes your life easier?
What makes your life more difficult?
Cheesecake and pizza.
What is your definition of success?
Having a life you don’t need a vacation from.
We are all changing and evolving all the time. How are you in the process of changing?
I’m changing by becoming brave enough to try and make my own dreams come true and having a better concept of who I am.
If you could interview anyone, whom would you choose?
I would interview Rihanna.