By: Throy Catan
AT the age of 22, Ryan M. Kolton already achieved what most people dreamed of: a successful career in modeling, acting, and owning a business named, Hit The Ground. Not only that, he also a media consultant, and music manager.
Because of his good looks and physique, he received numerous modeling and acting projects from different productions and corporate companies.
Ryan was born in Ukraine, but he was exposed in many different cultures because he moved frequently with his parents around the world. Because of this, he easily appreciates the diversity of style in modeling.
“When I was young, I learned that you can communicate with others using movements and manners when I do modelling. The way you pouted your lips, the angles, the way you lean, and expressing feelings can create stories.” Ryan said.
During his days at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Ryan appeared in several magazines such as Adon Magazine, a fashion men’s magazine based in New York. He also appeared in movies, such as Jay Rocco, Past Presence, and Compound 147.
After he arrived in the Philippines few months ago, he received several projects, and he became one of the rising stars in modeling.
Last September 9, he appeared in Star Awards for Music as one of the presenters. He’s a guest speaker of BFC Lab and Watson’s Transformation – Beauty + Fitness held in SM Makati. A week later, September 22, he introduced himself in front of the Caviteños during Tori Garcia’s #MayPaTShirtSiAteToriSaMgaBata mall show. The Caviteños love him already.
Is this the sign Ryan stays for a long time in the Philippines and pursuit his career here? “I don’t know what future brings me, but I definitely stay here a bit longer. People here are warm. They welcome with an open arms. They’re very nice. Career-wise, there are projects lining up around Metro Manila. It’s great!” He said.
Despite his busy schedule, he took the initiative to come directly to Lombok, Indonesia for volunteers and conduct fundraising for earthquake victims in Lombok. He asked for a help to find partners / media, as well as communities who might be able to help implement it. For further questions, you may contact @ifqevent.