In the fashion world, models seemingly come and go as if they are moving through a revolving door. However, one New York-based model and actor is becoming a regular in the modeling world, and he is looking to take advantage of the opportunities in front of him. Rudy Bundini is facing imminent success, partly due to how he has used his persona, following, and social media platforms.
Born in Basel, Switzerland, Rudy Bundini immigrated to the United States to pursue the many dreams he wanted to achieve. Once a heavyweight boxing champion, Bundini began to pursue a modeling career when he arrived in America. Almost immediately, the hopeful model began experiencing great successes and began raking in the accolades. Named as sITMA’s 2019 “Male Commercial Model of the Year”, Bundini recently became a new face of Nike and Versace. Along with these modeling gigs, Rudy has been featured in a Forbes piece on a new wave of modeling influencers and landed cover with the magazines Solis and Faddy.
With the arrival of the current global pandemic, however, Rudy Bundini has been forced to put his rapidly budding model career on hold. This roadblock has stopped the rising star from keeping himself in the spotlight and establishing his personal brand. Through Instagram and its livestreaming feature, Bundini has kept a strong connection with his fanbase and continues to keep himself relevant to the public eye. His regular livestreams, which have featured conversations with rappers Tory Lanez and Snoop Dogg, have helped him grow his social media presence to over 2.5 million followers, and they have established himself as one of the next top male models in the industry.
This success has not come all on its own though, as Rudy Bundini has established himself as one of the hardest working models in the entire industry. In the highly saturated businesses of fashion and modeling, Bundini focuses on setting himself apart from the others, and he was able to share the insights he has learned over the years in his aforementioned Forbes feature. “Match your talents and abilities with the job requirements,” shares Bundini. He continued, “If you love what you do, you’ll enjoy the journey regardless of the destination your work brings you.” The driving force behind the work ethic Bundini has built his career on can be summed up by one quote from his Forbes feature. “Stop waiting for somebody to elevate your game. You are already equipped with everything you need to manifest your own greatness”.