Adelio Boldewijn: “I really enjoy working with talented photographers that understand their craft and things go smoothly without wasting much time”
17 ago, 2014
I was born in Paramaribo, the capital of Suriname
Growing up I always wanted to do something special, something different than just the normal life style. In 2010 someone told me a model agency called ‘perfect In Style’ was looking for models. I went to the audition, and I got through the selection as one of the best. From there I started to model for ‘Perfect in style as a runway, commercial, promotional and fashion model.
The best thing about modeling for me so far, are the pictures that come out of it. I can also deliver on the runway and in a commercial, but I enjoy photoshoots the most.
Photographers and Runways: facial expression and good posture
I really enjoy working with talented photographers that understand their craft and things go smoothly without wasting much time. I like making funny faces and fool around during the test shots and light setup, because it breaks the tension and those pictures won’t be seen anyway.
Runway is one of the things I enjoy the most. The time I was modeling for Perfect In Style, I was trained by a female model, and unconsciously I started walking like a female model with hips hahahaha…
But later in my career I got feedback from, and was also trained by, Richard Young (a great man in the Caribbean model industry) on how to rock the runway as a male model.
I have modeled for local designers and shops, Sonia Noël from Guyana, Andrew Harris Jr. from Barbados and a few other designers in the Caribbean.
When I’m on the runway, I keep three things in mind: my facial expression, good posture, left leg .. right … left … right and working that runway …..!! ohw…….. that makes its 4 hahah
Male x Female: who rule this industry?
Women still have more exposure than male models. I think that’s because they use a female models for the most things.
Models that inspire me are Tyson Beckford and Rob Evans, female models like Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell. The inspiration to continue as a model comes from within. because if there is no will, won’t get far.
On showbiz, sports,fashion style and dating
I love showbiz… I hope to become a part of it one day after my modelling career has reached it’s highest level. I would love to play in movie.
Concerning sports, I work out 3 days a week, mostly cardio because I don’t want to bulk up since my passion is becoming a high fashion model.
Am i a fashionisto…….?? Ish… ahhaha I dress my self to the way i feel that day. My favorite look outside of the job is a polo, with shorts and sneakers. And let’s not forget my shades and watch.
And when we talk about dating, I´m more attracted to interesting people rather than attractive people.
Having fun, enjoying life
My way to have fun is to dance and sing. Places i usually go: I like to go to the cinema, to the mall. My way to enjoy the best of life is to sleep, so i can rest for a brand new day.
Atracting someone´s attention
I’m very modest and constantly laughing when I get embarrassed, but I’m also very friendly and social.
Fav body part and underwear for all cool moments
My eyes, because that’s where I tell the story of a image, I can set the mood by the kind of intensity I give them and I’m very very proud of my skin color and that’s what I love the most about myself. I want to inspire people to embrace and love their dark skin.
On ordinary days I prefer a boxer that matches my shirt and on special occasions CK boxer.
Superpowers and superheroes
I would like to have the gift of flight, so I can get to my destination faster.
My favorite superheroes aren’t really superheroes, but ordinary people with superpowers, are the Charmed ones. They have powers to help make the world a better place.
Singers and food
John Legend and I have a lot of house-music on my iPod.
Antrua, A vegetable from Suriname.
Listening to music and dancing.
Earliest childhood´s nckname
Yourself in 10 years
I see myself as a renowned international model in 10 years’ time, returning to Suriname to help the upcoming new models get the opportunity I once was given
If you weren´t a model, you´d be….
I would like be to an event manager.
An unforgettable moment
I will never forget the photo-shoot I did with a snake; it was one of my most challenging photo-shoots. Although it was really dark and the snake was crawling all over me, I kept in mind I had come up with the concept myself and was working with an excellent team. I really had fun doing that shoot, but I was also very happy to jump under the shower as soon as we were done.
What’s next for Adelio Boldewijn?
Well… A lot of training and research to prepare myself for ‘fashion fest by MAFB’, which takes place in November in Amsterdam. I recently got chosen by the judges to represent Suriname in this international contest .
Other than that I will once again grace the catwalk on Suriname Fashion Week 2014.
I’m not represented by an agent at the moment. I’ve been a freelance model since I quit at perfect in style.
Every Accomplishment starts with the decision to try. Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.
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Interview by Ed, the Brazilian editor