Allan Millora: Pride, Passion, and Photography

As a young boy, Allan Millora, grappled with self-doubt and apprehension. Growing up in a world where his true identity felt like a secret he must hide under the weight of societal expectations.

 

Being gay wasn’t easy. “I was ashamed of myself,” Allan recalls. “I was so fearful of what others might think of me.” He went through intense phases of depression and anxiety until he finally summoned the confidence to embrace his true self. “I decided that others' opinion of me does not matter as long as I am happy of who I am,” says he. Today Allan Millora is a celebrated photographer and event manager – and yes, a very special Taelor customer! 

A Journey of Self-Acceptance

Allan Millora

Born in San Diego, Allan moved as a toddler with his family to Philippines where he spent most of his childhood. Growing up under the care of his single mother, Allan Millora navigates a childhood split between two diverse cultures and the weight of religious expectations. Allan's journey of self-discovery began when he moved back to the US as a young teenager. Initially, he was very discreet about his identity. But he realized, in his words, “We only have one life to live so why base it on what others think of us. I believe people respect me more as I embrace who I am.” This Pride Month, we celebrate Allan’s courage and his unwavering spirit, honoring his journey from self-doubt to self-acceptance.

Embracing Identity and Inspiring Others

Allan Millora

Allan's decision to embrace his true self has profoundly impacted both his personal and professional life. He realized the importance of living authentically. This revelation has also led him to launch the Hope Gala RI, an annual fundraiser benefiting LGBTQ+ organizations. His journey from self-doubt to self-confidence has inspired many, showing that embracing one's identity can lead to greater respect and happiness.

Crafting a Career of Passion

With a career spanning over 15 years as a wedding photographer and event manager, Allan has made significant strides in his industry. His determination and refusal to let self-doubt hinder his progress have been key to his success. Covering numerous events across New England, Chicago, NYC, and Europe, Allan's work is a testament to his dedication and passion. Through the challenges of exhaustion and managing multiple roles, Allan's gratitude for his opportunities keeps him motivated.

Allan Millora holding his camera standing in front of the Eiffel Tower

Confidence Through Style: Taelor's Role in Allan's life

Discovering Taelor was a turning point for Allan. Seeking a reliable wardrobe solution, he found in Taelor not just a subscription service but a company that genuinely cares for its clients. Taelor's professional styling and quality attire have significantly boosted Allan's confidence, allowing him to present his best self at events. Allan recalls receiving numerous compliments on a pink long-sleeve shirt he wore to his Gala event!


Fashion, in Allan's view, plays a vital role in the LGBTQ+ community's visibility and acceptance. By making a strong first impression through style, he advocates for a world where differences are celebrated and accepted.

Allan Millora showing up to his Hope Gala Fundraiser event
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Looking Ahead with Pride and Purpose

Allan's future aspirations are centered on giving back to the community and his love for animals. Through his annual fundraiser gala, he aims to continue supporting the LGBTQ+ community. Additionally, Allan dreams of establishing a ranch for unadoptable cats and dogs, providing them with a loving home. His story is a powerful reminder of the importance of self-acceptance, resilience, and the impact one person can have on their community.

 

Allan Millora's journey is a celebration of courage, authenticity, and the pursuit of passion. His story, shared in honor of Pride Month, highlights the transformative power of embracing one's true self. At Taelor, we are proud to support and celebrate Allan's achievements and his ongoing contributions to the LGBTQ+ community. Here's to Allan and all those who continue to inspire us with their stories of pride and perseverance.

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