Today’s guest is an internationally renowned photographer rubbing shoulders with some of the world’s top models. In fact, he is a judge on the popular TV show, America’s Next Top Model, that just announced it will be ending after 12 years and 22 seasons.
Nigel Barker has been with the show for a whopping 17 seasons. He also hosts Oxygen Network’s modeling competition series with Naomi Campbell, The Face. Nigel is highly-revered in the fashion and entertainment industry which has led to many exciting opportunities including his own show on VH1 called The Shot, as well as producing films, documentaries and commercials for a variety of people from Hollywood clients to charitable organizations. Most recently, Nigel was awarded the “Film Heals” Award for Humanitarianism at the 6th Annual Manhattan Film Festival for Dreams Are Not Forgotten.
With over 20 years of experience in the fashion industry, he has authored several books, most recently a New York Times best-seller titled, “Models of Influence: 50 Women Who Reset the Course of Fashion.”
Three takeaways from our interview:
- How he transitioned from his goals of pursuing medicine to the world of fashion.
- How compartmentalizing enhances his financial life.
- And the big failure that literally overnight turned into MAJOR success.
One of my favorite quotes from the interview: “I love working in the US because, if you can dream it, you can make it real, if you believe in yourself” – Click to Tweet
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