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Meet Fabian Meraz of @face_2311

Today we’d like to introduce you to Fabian Meraz.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Fabian. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I was born in Chicago Illinois but was raised in my dad’s cattle ranch in Mexico, Durango Santiago Papasquiaro. I left my dad’s ranch to be on my own at 15. Needless to say I had some pretty damaged mentors in Chicago and made a lot of bad choices but it was all I knew at the time and didn’t realize what I was doing was wrong. At 25 I sought redemption and joined the Marines. Needless to say it was the best decision and it took me out of the environment I only knew at the time. I did a Tour in Afghanistan and served 4 years honorably. When I came out of the Marines I was still coping with issues while serving but was discovered by a magazine photographer that took my picture and from there it snowballed into a full time career as a model. What I’m told is that my tattoos and demeanor create some unique photography. All my tattoos are by my best friend of 14yrs Andrew Sussman, sponsored artist of Eternal Inks. He’s the only man that has tattooed my body and will remain so to this day. He’s always been more than just my artist. He’s been practically a great friend and mentor. I’m happy to display his artwork on a bigger scale. I’m doing high fashion which is not common for a person with my aesthetics. But I found therapy in working with artistic ambitious people from all over the world. I’m fortunate to move past all my shortcomings from my rough up bring and be a creator and collaborator to the photography medium. I also create my own content with the help of great talents that I have met in my career. Their passion matches my own and we create something truly unique in my perspective. I’m a print, fashion campaign, and runway model. I’m starting to dive I to acting as I believe the 2 go hand in hand. My hopes is to be an example that our past faults do not define us and we always have the opportunity to be better human beings. I’m fortunate for everyone I’ve met in this industry. It’s made my world so much bigger than what I imagined it to be. I hope to go overseas with my career and just experience new cultures. I have a new found thirst for life and I thank my career and my time in service for that. My Instagram shows my personal projects and can be found at @face_2311 my artist Andy can also be found @tattoosbyandrewsussman

Has it been a smooth road?
There has been tremendous obstacles like learning how to be aesthetically fit for modeling. You can’t be too big or small. That’s where my personal trainer and Veteran friend Dom Butts has helped me. The diet can make for some pretty unpleasant moods but its part of my career so I stay focus. There’s also constant rejection and one has to have thick skin to move past it. For a lot of people the constant rejection catches up to them mentally and poor self-esteem develops. I take rejection as me moving forward. I’d rather move in any direction than to stand still.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the @face_2311 story. Tell us more about the business.
I’m a Professional model and I’m mainly based in Los Angeles. Needless to say I’m single with no children so I travel a lot for my career. I have print, fashion campaign, and runway experience. I’m proud that I can add edginess to people’s brands. I take every job no matter what it is as if it was my last. It helps keep me sharp and maintain good professional habits. What sets me apart is my artwork and demeanor to the camera. I can convey a wide range of emotions to compliment any brand or clothing line. I’m happy to say I was recently in Raging Runways new style of runway show. I was with The Hause Of Pook and was honored to be a part of a different kind of runway where we were allowed to have fun and show personality on the runway which is a first.

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
I believe tattoos will be a standard with High Fashion. I would like to be one of the pioneers of bringing the world of high fashion and tattoos together just like China and Europe.


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Contact Info:

  • Phone: 9499735626
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  • Instagram: @face_2311
  • Facebook: Fabian Meraz
  • Other: IMDB Fabian Meraz

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