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A viral post on Twitter has changed the life of a 24-year old Pakistani expatriate who was working as a carpenter in Saudi Arabia. Muhammad Waqas, who came to the kingdom four years ago, was always interested in becoming a model but he had little hope of succeeding. “I came to Saudi Arabia four years ago to work as a carpenter and I never thought of becoming a model in advertising,” said Muhammad to local media channels.
However, a quick social media post from his friend changed his career. “One day, I saw my friend Faisal editing a photo session. I told him I wanted to work in this field since childhood, but in Pakistan I didn’t get any opportunity, so my friend suggested and took a picture of me and sent it to the relevant person.,” he added. A screenshot of Muhammad’s friend asking to get the youngster a chance in the modeling industry, went viral online. In a tweet that has gained over 33,000 likes so far, user @tamimi1_1 asked agencies seeking models to contact him. “Brands wanting to model this handsome man, please contact me” @tamimi1_1 wrote. Muhammad was soon offered modeling opportunities.
Recently on Twitter, Muhammad posted self-modeling pictures for a Saudi-based vest-making company. The aspiring model is currently updating his social media accounts, sharing snippets from photo shoots he attended. @MuhammadWaqas1_ already gained over 19,000 followers in Twitter.