Confessions of a Foodie: Reinaldo K. (The Foodie Magazine, Dec 2014)

The fledgling influencer of this age simply fascinates us with their dreams and creativity, especially with what they achieved in social media world.

That’s why we would like you to meet Reinaldo Kusumonegoro.

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It is a wonder that nowadays college students can gain prominence faster than it was perhaps 5 to 10 years ago. One may guess that social media would be the reason why but apparently that’s not all. There’s also a slice of talent, of hardship, and a learning curve as that go along with it.

That’s why I decided to meet Reinaldo Kusumonegoro who is now on his third year as college student. Through his Instagram account we witness that Reinaldo has this stylish consistency and perfection on every shot that he made; be it for food, fashion, and his daily activity.

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As one of the hottest new icons right now in the Instagram world, the aesthetic approach that he made for his shots came from not just pressing the shutter nor finding the right angle naturally, but with deliberation. The insight for him came from both experience and knowledge from a very young age.

“A few years ago when the local Instagram world was still quiet and people would only share immediately what they just shot. In line with my part time job as a marketer for a clothing company, I started to research on how to do things right there”, so he says starting to spill in the beans of his success.

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As of this moment, Reinaldo is fast reaching 40,000 followers and he admits that it was all owing to his consistency in maintaining the quality of his Instagram content as well as when he received a great opportunity from Instagram itself. “One time I was lucky to be included as one of the suggested users in Instagram and was featured for around three months”, he says.

Aside from his busyness as an Instagram icon, Reinaldo gives his dedication also for his study. “I am now majoring in food technology and actually seeing myself involved in F&B business after I graduated. Hopefully this will be a good start for an interesting future ahead with all that has been happening in my life”, shares Reinaldo.

Before we part, of course I did not forget to ask what he really fancies most to eat or drink. For that, Reinaldo answers diplomatically poetic, “Although I do really fancy chocolate, coffee, and Indomie; basically for me it’s all about capturing the right moment with what you want to have to eat or drink – be it when it is raining outside or when the sun shines brilliantly.”

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Visit Reinaldo’s Instagram account at @reinaldo_k

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Featured in THE FOODIE MAGAZINE December 2014 edition

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Supporting pictures are courtesy of Reinaldo K’s personal collection

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