Bangladesh Times On Saturday 1 June, over 20 male models of Bangladesh convened together over an iftar party at popular hotspot Mirage restaurant to launch the first ever Model Association of Bangladesh (MAB).
The gathering included all of the current crop of top Bangladesh male models including Azim Uddula, Raaz mania, Shahariar Newaz joney, Faarhan Sahed,Ronie imran,Tanzim imran, Aman Sabit, Ahnaf Alam, Apurbo Opu, Faisal Khan Neal ,Shehzad Omar,Fazla-Rabbi Khan,MD Nihaf ,Rifat Abdullah, Nibir Adnan Nahid Together they discussed the current challenges of operating in the Bangladesh fashion industry, how to create and innovate to strengthen the modelling profession, and support for models who are trying to breakthrough.
The group noted that there was no government enlisted professional body for the model industry. Other media (including film and tv industries) had well developed associations who looked after their members and ensured a certain professional standard through accreditation. The models wanted MAB to be a similar body aimed at supporting the fashion industry of Bangladesh to become more professional and a world leading player.
Speaking at the event, models said:
We’r delighted to have hosted the first gathering of MAB today. This is a much needed initiative which is aimed at bringing together the top models of Bangladesh – we are stronger together and have one voice. I hope the organisation will grow and support all models of Bangladesh – male and female – and also from across our great country.
As proud Bangladeshis, we want to support our country to continue to prosper and grow. We are Ambassadors for Bangladesh, at home and globally, it’s crucial that MAB thrives and supports the best diverse talent.
J Hasibur Rahman