Monday, November 05, 2012

Raphael Kiefer: Soul Rebel

Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Height: 6'2"
Chest: 40"
Waist: 32"
Hips: 40"
Shoe size: 11"
Body Type: Toned

"Soul Rebel is the best phrase to describe who I am. People wouldn't exactly describe me as normal as I tend to walk to the beat of a different drummer. Its hard to explain in just a few words. I guess I'm just wired differently and I always question that which is accepted to be the standard way of thinking."

- Raphael Kiefer

Raphael Kiefer is a 28-year old model, writer and entrepreneur.  This Filipino-Swiss looker hails from Cagayan de Oro City and holds a degree in Psychology which he earned from Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan.  He is currently based in Manila to fulfill his modeling and business commitments.

Raph's initial foray into modeling was via the MTV Fashionista-Best Model of the World Philippine competition in 2004.  Fortunately for the then modeling newbie, Raph, he was adjudged the winner of the pageant and was given the chance to represent the Philippines in the international competition held in Istanbul, Turkey.  This win paved the way for him to easily penetrate the fashion industry both locally and internationally.  In a career spanning 9 years, he has done several projects such as print ads, television commercials as well as major campaigns of popular fashion brands.

At the moment, Raph considers that he is already in the twilight of his modeling career.  Now, he aspires to be a mentor to the new breed of models.  He explained that this gives him a different kind of satisfaction.

Raph has recently decided to shift his focus into industries not related to modeling.  He said that he wants to explore other avenues to realize what he is really capable of doing.  For him, life is about finding oneself and the way to do it is to actually experiment with different things and keep on learning and never stop evolving.  He further exclaims that despite already figuring out what one's real purpose in life is, a person should keep his mind open to many other possibilities.