Every month, we are featuring up and coming models and photographers that we feel best represent what Real means to us. We celebrate everyone. Enter the challenge and show us how our product makes you Real.


ALANNA DERGAN @alannadergan


Hometown: Burbank, CA

Current Location: Burbank, CA

How would your best friend describe you?


How did you get into modeling?

Started when I was little kid in beauty pageants and went from there!

What’s your favorite photoshoot you’ve ever done, and why?

I did a beach shoot on the beach in roller blades and it was fun cause I got to take cool photos while roller blading eating ice cream :)  

Who is your role model?

Mvkdre she's a model I've seen on Instagram and she's just very naturally beautiful and I love her style!

If you could give one piece of advice to an aspiring model, what would it be?

Always have fun! And be comfortable in your skin

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love to go to festivals!


DARIYON JOSEPH @dariyonjoseph 


Age: 23

Hometown: Houston, Texas          

Current Location: Los angeles, CA

How would your best friend describe you?
Awkward, goofy & that I'm always eating.

How did you get into photography?

It’s funny because it just kind of came out of nowhere for me. I remember always dabbling around with instant cameras and things since a kid as a hobby. I thought it was so fascinating but my main focus was always sports.I played them my whole life. So, fast forward to my 3rd year of college I am studying Kinesiology/Early childhood education and I realized it just wasn’t for me. My younger brother models and one day he says hey “have you ever thought of being a photographer you love fashion and have a great eye." So I started to take pictures of him and his friends. I guess people loved them because everyone started hitting me up to take pictures. I decided to go all the way in and pursue photography because it makes me happy. I completely zone into another world when I get to create.

How would you describe your creative process?

I usually create Mood-boards & brainstorm to get ideas. I envision what look or vibe would be perfect for the model.

What’s the craziest photoshoot you’ve ever done?
I was in New York last February for NYFW and I had a shoot that was outside. It was below freezing the whole week. So Instead of cancelling or changing the look we had planned we figured it would be a good idea to just go ahead and see what happens. My fingers felt like they were literally about to fall off. Somehow we managed to pull through, it happens to be one of the funnest shoots I’ve had.

What influences your work?

A little of everything fashion, music, other photographers that inspire me.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

If i'm not editing pictures, I'm usually doing something active like playing basketball, skateboarding or looking for new places to eat because I love food.

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