This week Team TTM had the pleasure of speaking to 21 year-old Dylan Yau. Newcastle born, with his family originating from Hong Kong, Dylan is determined to take his full time modelling career from strength to strength in his hometown and across the UK.

What do you enjoy most about being a model?

First of all I couldn’t of imagined myself in a day to day office job. That just wasn’t for me! I get a thrill of walking into a shop and seeing my face about it’s such a good feeling- and the money isn’t bad either!

What is your career highlight to date?

Probably working for the Size X New Balance campaign, they booked us a multimillion pound house in London and the food spread was amazing!

Name your five essential items you wouldn’t leave the house without.

My phone as all my jobs go on there.
Headphones as there is a LOT of travelling involved.
Hand cream – no body likes dry skin.
A cap or some sort of hat, my hair is uncontrollable.
My Rolex, I swear it doesn’t even tell the right time, just a good accessory!

If you weren’t modelling, which career would you pursue and why?

I would probably be in Hong Kong as that’s where my sister and my dad are. God knows what I would be doing, but there is so many opportunities for me there.

Let’s talk about favourites. What about…

Music- If you go on my Spotify, my playlist goes from hard UK grime to Shaun Mendez and even to Scooter! I literally listen to every genre.

Movies- I’ve basically watched every horror film out there whether they’re British made, French or Korean I’ve seen them all.

Who is your inspiration for being in this industry?

My mother! It’s nice seeing her proud of what I’m doing.

How do you spend your free time?

I spend too much time with my girlfriend haha but I try go to the gym twice a day; once in the morning which consists of cardio and then weights after I’ve ate.