The name Scott Pears sounds quite foreign and I had to ask If he was Nigerian or something but Scott Esosa Igbinoba is a proud son of Edo State in Nigeria. According to him, Scott Pears is a unique name he came up with after falling in love with pears baby oil a long time ago, he thought to himself why don't he put Scott and pears together and it sounded nice. That was the birth of the brand that everyone has come to terms with, especially as a young fast rising model.
I had to ask a critical question regarding treatment given to models in this part of the world He said ''models are not given respect like other countries do, we are the face of every brand so we deserve to be respected.''
I really do hope that one day models will not be seen as hungry people. According to him models complain about not been paid well by brand or not even paid at all, ''that's just pure disrespect! this makes parents disallow their children from becoming models because of the mindset they have about models''. One significant area I found vital was the creation of a body that will unite or fight for the plights of models. A body that can sue any brand for misconduct and breach of payment or agreement.
Scott ensures he stays fit even though It is tough for every model especially when you get an impromptu job. There is no time to relax now according to him but he exercises at least for an hour every morning. He takes lots of fruits especially watermelon which helps in rejuvenating lost cells and reduces stress. All of these he says is just to be in shape as a professional model.
Despite the few challenges, Modeling has been rewarding for Scott, It has given him the exposure, respect and confidence. Interestingly, some people now look up to him as a mentor. Going for castings is still a tough route to achieving certain feats because of the top models he meets there and also the challenge of being signed by top agencies. All of these has not slowed him down especially when he looks back to what made him start. He wants to be seen not just as a model but a motivational speaker as well. He wants to be seen as a model who motivates others to never give up on their dreams especially when they look at his works.
We all have good and bad stories growing up and Scott has continued to emerge stronger despite coming from a polygamous home but he is happy that his father gave all his children quality education.
Scott desires to work with brands like Adidas, Gucci, Mai Atafo ,Orange Culture and the likes.