The universe knows and steers the spotlight his way in a not-so-ordinary manner; soon after, the internet takes notice.
In a world where attention spans are fleeting and content consumption is incessant, the status of virality is akin to a digital wildfire. Whether through a clever meme, heartwarming video, or controversial take, the journey from obscurity to ubiquity reflects the unpredictable nature of online fame.
However, Abraham Lawyer’s recognition isn’t tethered to that conventional narrative. As the Filipino community stands united in support of Michelle Dee, Miss Universe Philippines 2023, on her journey back to El Salvador, her brother has swiftly become a focal point of internet attention.
Beyond possessing a physical appearance that could easily match that of a Disney prince, this 20-year-old model is also a seasoned professional tennis ace, having competed in both local and international tournaments.
As Michelle described him as “the cutest bell boy in the universe,” Abe enjoys learning and immersing himself in the disciplines of financial accounting and videography/photography.
“I also enjoy understanding the fundamentals of a functional business, especially what makes a certain capable person so mindful in his or her decisions,” he shares.
For this nearly 6-foot-6 Abe, it’s a rewarding pursuit to uncover the essence of effective leadership and discern the factors that contribute to sound and thoughtful choices within the realm of business operations or life in general.
But, aside from these endeavors, he remains respectful, consistently mindful of where he stands. “But it doesn’t mean I plan to ever settle. I’m very ambitious about my goals and I have a lot of focus on making myself valuable on a global scale.”
True enough, as someone with a global mindset, he rightfully earns title of a certified #ParcinqSuperFresh artist. For him, embodying this status means being “new and exciting to the eyes of the consumer.”
But being new doesn’t last forever, he says. “I wouldn’t say I’m at the top of my game, I know I’m still inclining both in success and popularity, so the strategy is of what more I can offer.”
What more can he offer? That we will see, and we’re confident that, like his transformational sister, Abe can shake the entire universe.
Q. How would you describe 2023?
Abe: Wild yet fun!
Q. How does it feel to have your support for your sister, Michelle Dee, go viral during her Miss Universe journey?
Abe: Fantastic! She deserves every bit of success, everyone knows how hard she’s worked for it.
Q. With the videos and photos gaining attention online, how has this impacted your life, and what are your thoughts on the response from viewers?
Abe: Well it’s been positive so far (laughs). Looking forward to what more comes up.
Q. The attention has not only been on your support but also on your modeling. What aspirations do you have in the modeling industry?
Abe: You know I could always look better. The angles, my natural features, choice in poses and others have great potential in this industry. It would be a great idea for someone who wants to manage me to take advantage of that.
Q. What’s the best part of being a model?
Abe: It provides the opportunity to practice magnifying what we look great at, this isn’t just a subject of vanity, it's an industry on how we increase our own value to a demanding market.
Photography by Jan Mayo
Creative Direction by Rxandy Capinpin
Art Direction by Joe Andy
Production Coordination by Chardy Baldoza
Styling by Edrick Paz, Dani Familara
Hair and Make Up by Lars Cabanacan
Special thanks to Mercator Empire, The Purple Work, and Top Tea
Words and Interview by Hans Ethan Carbonilla
Shot at Studio LAJ