RYAN META

Heritage? NZ Maori: Nga Tukorehe from Levin

WHAT DO YOU DO? Fashion designer, photographer, videographer

WHAT CONTRIBUTIONS DO YOU MAKE TO BTGP? I’m the creative director so oversee the creative, website, filming, photography, design and I’m Amanda’s right hand man.

WHAT DOES ‘THE BRIDGE THE GAP PROJECT' MEAN TO YOU? BTGP means freedom and a helping hand up, not hand out, to disadvantaged teens.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO SUPPORT THE ‘BTGP’? To help others realise their potential and core values.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE YOUR TEEN SELF? Have more fun & stop overthinking.

WHICH FIVE PEOPLE, LIVING OR DEAD, WOULD YOU INVITE TO DINNER AND WHY?

Maya Angelou: To listen to her wise words

Brene Brown: To hear more about her research on vulnerability

Lana Del Rey: To pick her brain about her creative process

Grace Coddington: To hear about her experiences at vogue, how the fashion industry has changed since starting in the 60’s

Karen Walker: To hear the journey from unknown designer, to a fashion phenomenon 

WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN? ‘Don’t let fear get in the way’ - Amanda Betts

WHAT MAKES YOUR BLOOD BOIL? Injustice

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