There are some people in this world who have the ability to give off nothing but positive energy no matter who is in the room and this weeks guest, Widny Bazile, happens to be one of them.
She spent the first twelve years of her life growing up in Haiti where people would wake up everyday and have to worry about how they were going to survive. When her father was walking her from school one day she saw a shooting and her gut reaction was to leave her father and sprint back home. Till this day, this was one of the biggest lessons she had learned which was to never run away from your problems and always attack them head first.
Widny eventually moved to Worcester, MA and she slowly began to find her passion for modeling when she first started creating at the age of 16. She was going through a lot in her life and was on the pursuit to finding her purpose. She did what she wanted, didn’t care what other people thought of her and never stopped pushing herself forward. Although she had 0 intentions of living in LA, she eventually she found herself there and started to grow
Over the past couple years she's been featured in Kanye West’s ‘Yeezy Season 4’ and Vogue Magazine. Most recently she signed to Factor Chosen LA, a successful talent agency and has appeared in music videos for both “Young Dumb & Broke” by Khalid and “Bad At Love” with Halsey.
In this episode Widny discusses using the power of perception to skip the line of 6,000 people to get into an audition, learning to budget her money and making the best with what she had, leveraging social media platforms to build an “online resume” of her work and the formula of success begins with yourself.
One of the main takeaways from this episode is to give the world what you would like to receive. Bring nothing but good and positive vibes to a room full of people, show love and support to people who’re chasing their own dreams, pick up that person who needs a hand and be the bigger person in any situation. We can’t pinpoint how these actions today will help us tomorrow but the good intentions will come back to us in some way, shape or form.
Podcast Outline (Time Markers For Audio Version)
Who is Widny Bazile today and how young is she?
Model who is 21 years young
Born in Haiti and moved to the U.S. (Worcester, MA) when she was 12 (3:40)
The lifestyle is completely different. People wake up and have to worry about where they’re going to eat, survive etc.
One of the best lessons Widney learned while growing up was to never run away from your problems
She had seen a man on a motorcycle shoot and kill someone and her gut instinct was to run away until she had got home and leave her father behind (7:55)
Once you run you show people you’re scared of them and you should always be ready to face what is in front of you
Looking back if Widney could go back in time she never would’ve moved to Atlanta, GA (11:20)
She had took a bus to NYC to audition for Yeezy Season 3, got the call back but could not make it to the city in time
Auditioning for Yeezy Season 4 (6,000 woman of all different backgrounds)
Could not find parking, the line kept getting bigger and but she knew she had to make it through the door
Her friends acted as if she was famous and were part of her team, escorted her to the front and got her through the door (15:15)
Once she gets through the door she tells herself, “99.99% I will make it”
Finding her passion for modeling started when she began creating at 16, was going through a lot at the time and had to find her purpose (17:25)
Did what she wanted, didn’t care what other people thought of her and has never stopped
Gets to express herself how she wants, does what she loves, meets the most amazing people and has traveled to all different locations all because of creating
It’s been a struggle because if you have a dream, you have to be able to move, give up friends and lifestyles (18:15)
Finding ways to make it work with the resources you have available
Moving to LA was never planned (22:55)
Someone saw her make Vogue Magazine and told her she belongs out in SoCal
A lot was going on in her life, she booked a trip to LA to see what would happen and never looked back
Having built her Instagram up and creating an “online resume” she began messaging people and found ways to build and grow
Not getting her first gig with Stella McCartney
She learned how to budget her money and how to get around town even if it meant taking 2-3 buses (32:25)
Recently signed with Factor Chosen LA, a talent agency (34:35)
Widny’s now agent would send her texts about upcoming auditions before they had even signed her
Always showed her love, liked her personality and believed in her which then led to a business relationship
Appeared in the “Young Dumb & Broke” music video for Khalid which has 47+ Millions views (41:55)
All the kids that Widny had wanted to work with were on this set
Video was shot as a “senior year” of highschool and Widny was named “Most Creative” and made the rose she handed to Khalid in the music video
Appeared in “Bad At Love” with Halsey which is 14+ Mill (49:25)
Shot in the middle of a desert with a drop top old orange Cadillac
Widny’s look is very unique and makes her stand out from a crowd
It doesn’t matter where she is going she wants to represent herself in the most amazing way because you never know who you could meet (53:05)
Tries to understand other models perspective and wants to make sure she is only sending good vibes
Giving a bright light to the world (56:05)
You cannot solve your problems with the same mindset that you had, you have to switch it up to get different results
People say “the sky's the limit” but there really is no limit (59:00)
You can be whoever you want to you just need to be the best person you can possibly be
If you want it you can definitely get it
If Widny could solve any problem in the world it would be hunger (61:20)
Success begins with yourself (62:45)
If you’re gonna do it you need to do it better than anyone else
Ask Bobbbaaaay 1 question
What triggered you to do this interview with me?
Picture frame on the wall 10 years from now, what/who do we see? (69:55)
On the cover of Vanity Fair
Where to find Widny on social media
What 2-3 pieces of advice would you give to someone trying to find their purpose/passion (71:55)
Find who you’re and love yourself
You have to drop friendships, lifestyles and things just to be a place that is better
Once you put yourself in that position just go all in and put yourself in rooms where the greatest are
Go after everything you want and don’t think about the money issue