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Meet the actor and model David Schaefer

Meet the actor and model David Schaefer

Hello  world of models team, It's been a while thanks for having me . My name is David Schaefer I'm a  Swiss Croatian Actor Model and Pop Dance Singer born in Basel Switzerland...

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Katiza Garcia: "the fashion market for ethnic models has improved over the years, although still a bit undervalued"

Hi World of Models! It is a pleasure to be here and share a little bit about myself with you guys. I’m really excited! My name is Katiza Garcia, I was born on the island of Santiago - Cabo Verde (west coast of Africa). Currently I´m living in Brazil - Campina Grande,  a small but very interesting city! In 2009 I joined the TEAM Models agency, where the first jobs were fantastic and even today has been better...

01 ago 9:01 PM 0 Read More...

Model Jeff Barroso: "Catwaks are cool. Wearing clothings from top brands before anyone else is a privilege"

 Hi World of Models, it is a great pleasure for me to be a member of this family too!. Well, my name is Jefferson Barroso, 25 years, brazilian and I was born in Campina Grande, Paraíba and I´ve been modeling since I was 20. When I turned 19 I was invited to participate in a modeling contest in my hometown. I won this contest and then I started working as a model to fulfill my goals. Besides modeling, I´m also...

01 ago 8:44 PM 0 Read More...

New faces rock, the series. Episode 25: Ramon Pereira!

I´m Ramon Pereira, brazilian, 21 years old and I was born in São Paulo. My aims:  be able to work abroad as a professional model in the fashion campaigns and be succesful in this market, that is not easy. How did it all begin My friends always encouraged me that I´d pursue a modeling career so I decided to give a try and I´m enjoying it!. My first shooting was fine, maybe because I was used to pose in the ...

30 jul 3:14 PM 0 Read More...

Nick Bateman: "I'm very lucky to be getting such fun roles in a Movie. Filming Hobo with a Shotgun while playing the roles of IVAN and RIP was one of the most fun I´ve had in my life. working with such passionate people"

He is back to World of Models family to share some updates on his modeling and very exciting acting career. And be careful folks, cause Nick is a terrific martial arts fighter too lol! Hey Edward,  I´ve been staying in Toronto, Canada to focus more on acting so I haven't been modeling too seriously lately. To stop listening the music while you watch the video, just click on the stop button, located right below the...

30 jul 12:38 AM 0 Read More...

Meet Sanja Miletic, from Q Management!

I was born in Jagodina near Belgrade in Serbia.  In my childhood I was very interested for art, ballet, singing, music, painting and finally I found myself in modeling! Since I was young, I looked at all the fashion mags and wanted to be a model. I was discovered when I was 16 and was very excited to get started! Fashion, fun and enjoying the life I like fun feminine tops but I also like to mix in some rock a...

29 jul 11:23 PM 0 Read More...

Meet Tania Balash, from Q Management!

I was born in small town in Belarus. Now I live in NYC.I like lots of things but my favorites are Scuba diving, cave diving, and skydiving. When I was 14 I went to a modeling agency in my town just for fun. And then they had a beauty contest which I won! Soon I received my first invitation to Paris and started testing. Catwalks, backstages, fashion, food, enjoying the life! Catwalks are fun.You come on the set...

29 jul 11:22 PM 0 Read More...

New faces rock, the series. Episode 24: Hunter Clowdus!

Well, thank you so much for having me!  I'm 19 and extremely athletic!  I am from Chattanooga, Tennessee and have lived here my entire life.  It has everything I want and need, plus the best friends I could ever ask for, and the most amazing family in the world! How did all begin Funny story actually, I had no interest whatsoever in modeling.  Jokingly I allowed a friend of mine to make a page for me and t...

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Photographer Sam Cosmai: "From a picture you can give birth to an entire book.It can be described and give a thousand descriptions"

I dreamed of photography since I was a little child. I started by taking mental pictures during the journey of my family from Sardinia to the north of Italy. I had just 5 years old. Then, we arrived at Barona´s neighborhood  in Milan where I began photographing my most beautiful friends. Those  retreats are still the part of my archive that I appreciate most. Milan gives you the opportunity to meet many people ...

23 jul 12:08 AM 0 Read More...

Luis Vilela: some highlights on his career as a professional fashion photographer!

Hometown Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil zil zil! Hello World of Models family, how are you guys doing? I´m Luis Vilela, brazilian, professional photographer and I was born in Uberlândia, Minas Gerais. I started my career as a fashion photographer in 1996. Before photography, I used to work as a celebrity make up artist My style? Hmmmm.... It´s cool, I love working with lights, shadows and grains. My inf...

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Photographer Guilherme Licurgo: "I am a young photographer and my work is about passion, I love what I do, I feel what I do.To me, the most important thing is to do what you love, with love. The images just come out"

I became a photographer two years ago, I worked as a model when I was 14 and I quit modeling when I turned 18. That time, I used to be very excited to see the set, what the photographers were doing and not only to pose to their lens. I graduated in Law, in Rio de Janeiro and two days after my graduation party, I went into the conflict: "I don't want to do that",  I brought a suitcase and moved to  São Paulo, whe...

21 jul 11:07 PM 0 Read More...

Photographer Tony Veloz: "I have a very minimalist aesthetic. I like simplicity and structure. I’m influenced by fashion and have a true appreciation for makeup and beauty and I think that shows in my work".

I was born and raised in Laredo, TX. While studying communications in college, I took some photography classes and fell in love with them. I was already interested in fashion and beauty so that was my first form of inspiration when I began shooting. It began as a hobby. When I moved to DC, I met some friends that worked in theatre and they asked me to do their head shots. Those became my first paying gigs. On...

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Photographer Rafael Manson: "I don´t have any specific project, I just follow my instincts and let it flows! But one thing I have in mind is to open a modeling agency in the future"

Hello World of models family, thanks for having me! I´m so excited to share my story with you guys. I'm Rafael Manson, brazilian photographer 22 years and I was born in Goiania, Brazil. I´ve been working as a professional photographer for almost 3 years and I´ve been in love with fashion photography since I was a little child. When I was 10, I started collecting pics of  fashion campaigns posted in mags, cata...

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Photographer Thomas Watkin: "I don't really work on "projects," or at least I don't think of it that way. It's one picture at a time, a process that occasionally leads to sequencing of interesting ideas"

Main influences on photography? I spend very little time looking at other photographers' work. I don't have time. I am more influenced by the work of artists prior to the arrival of photography, or who were not photographers, Brueghel, Goya, Eakins, Gainsborough, Hopper, there are many. The special moments and the modeling life I have never captured a perfect picture; I would be happy to let you know when I do. S...

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Photographer Alberto Bruni: " Recently I went to Vietnam and Cambodia to create a photo article. This summer I´m working on two fashion shoots: in New York and in Miami"

Hey folks, check out my second part interview with photographer Alberto Bruni I have worked with many newcomers and many models had their first professional shoot with me. That is always something very special for the model and the photographer. The model is often excited and uncertain. I try to create a situation that is as relaxed as possible for the model, to create trust. Often I succeed and I am in personal ...

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Photographer Ray John Pila: "The best shots are when the stars line up. Usually by wind, or nature, water, waves… birds, when nature works with you, then it´s a wonderful shot, It´s a dance"

I was born in Hawaii, and raised on the north shore on the beach surfing. I was always interested in photography as a child but film took a long time to develop it. I would shoot here and there but not that much due to cost. I did some weddings, and it was fun, then some models. After I went back to College and majored in Graphic Design digital photography fit right in. His style and influences on photography I t...

21 jul 11:03 PM 0 Read More...

Meet Naoumie Ekiko from Q Management!

From Cameroon, Africa there comes Naoumie!      I was born in Cameroon, Africa! I love singing, dancing, hanging out with friends. Q Management, met the bookers, got signed! To stop listening the music while you watch the video, just click on the stop button, located right below the page in Radio on line [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIFuOClaisg[/youtube] I went to Q Management and on that very same ...

06 jul 9:26 PM 0 Read More...

New faces rock, the series. Episode 23: The Stenmark twins - Part 1!

They are the new sensation coming from Sydney. Australia! Jordan & Zac Stenmark, the twins brothers got into the modeling world just 4 months ago but they´ve already posed for the lens of the amazing photographer  Milan Vukmirovic for a 40 page spread in L´Officiel Hommes mag. And they are here to share their story with my World of Models family! My special thanks to my bud Christopher Sanchez-Vahle, the ...

05 jul 1:53 AM 0 Read More...

Bruno Gama: "The best catwalks´ experiences so far were the Givenchy show in Paris, Phillip Lim show in NYC and a Hair show also in NYC that was on a very cool place called Gothan Hall"

I am Bruno, 21 years old from Florianópolis/Brazil. I am a friendly guy who loves to enjoy life to the fullest! My personal  interests are related to sports, films, reading and of course food.     I was discovered by a scouter in a row of a rock concert in 2005. concert He took me to São Paulo to get to know few agencies but at that moment i had no intention to leave my city because I had other plan...

04 jul 12:12 AM 0 Read More...

Jhonnes Mattos: "My first test shooting was with Sergio Mattos. I had no idea what to do in front of cam but, believe me, it was one of the best test shooting I ever did!!!"

Hello World of Models family, thank you for having me!! I am Jhonnes Mattos, brazilian model, from Aracaju-Sergipe, a small  aradise full of positive evergy and vibrations! But I also in love for Salvador city and Rio de Janeiro, the place where I live mostly of the time.   Personal interets? Hmmm, many many.. But let me put the one that can show to u guys  who I really am. "SHARE WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE". T...

02 jul 10:51 PM 0 Read More...

Meet model Akin Akman from Q Management!

The series on Q Management´s models continues. Now it´s turkish Akin´s turn! My name is Akin, I am from Izmir, Turkey. Since the age of 5 I have been training to be a professional tennis player. Then a funny thing happened out of nowhere I was scouted at a mall and after a push from my sister and mother, I went for it! Working with photographers: a different energy I love working with photographers who lo...

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Brian Kehoe: "If I could go back, I would have been much nicer to everyone around me in that model house"

In this second part interview, my bud Brian Kehoe, one of the most popular model in the Janice Dickinson reality show, talks about his controversial behavior during the seasons of this reality show. So the way I was introduced to the Janice Dickinson show was on MySpace one day back in college. I randomly came across her page and it had all of the information about the open call that was coming up and the part that...

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Stylists Roy Fire & Tal Peer: "The key of the success: Originality, stay on top of your game, be real and never take no for an answer!"

  Originally me and Roy are both from Israel, we moved to the USA 7 years ago. Roy Fire is an international creative director / fashion stylist.  I started my fashion career as a costume designer for film, television and productions, and after establishing my mark in this field I gained entry into the fashion industry.     After conquering the Israeli market, I moved on to Europe and then to New ...

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Photographer Arno Roca: An IMAGE worth anything, from family reunion to political revolution or great fashion like a perfume or an old song, they bring memories or they will bring memories, thrill, tears, smile"

To be totaly honest, I am pretty new to Photography. I just started it 2 years ago at the time I was producing Bruce Labruce "LA Zombie", movie starring Francois Sagat and because of the low budget I had to do myself all the still photography. I was born in France and I started my career as a fashion designer in the late 90s. Now, I am a creative director for a big brand and I try to keep photography as my main Hob...

22 jun 2:38 AM 0 Read More...

Stylist Luiz Eduardo Petrone: "I love fashion and the conception that I am be able to show to the beholder´s eyes: Feeling, Passion, Evolution"

Hello World of Models family, I´m Luiz Eduardo, stylist and I was born and raised in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.   I am son of a dressmaker and I studied Fashion and Journalism. My personal interests are work, work and work, even in my spare time I always think about working!. I enjoy reading books, mags, listening music and travelling I don't have major references into the fashion world, I am the kind of ...

22 jun 2:38 AM 0 Read More...

Vince Azzopardi: "It would be a honour to work in Brazil, I know so many world class models who come from Brazil, so I imagine the level must be quite high there competitively"

Hey folks, my mate Vince is back to share some updates on his modeling career. Enjoy it!   Hey Carl, good to be back. since our last interview I have been back to Milan a few times for fashion shows for Armani and presentations for them. I´m also very proud to say my latest campaign for Bagutta is out on posters and featured in Vogue, pretty happy with that :)   The fashion markets. Coming to Brazil som...

18 jun 6:03 PM 0 Read More...

Waris Dirie: "I started the Desert Flower Foundation in 2002 to support my fight against female genital mutilation (FGM), to which I was myself subjected as a little child"

Waris Dirie, the former top model, writer, human rights activist, founder of The Waris Dirie foundation in an exclusive interview with our brazilian editor Ed!   My name is Waris Dirie, I come from Somalia and now live in Vienna / Austria and Gdansk Poland. But as a nomad, the whole world is my home. I love music, especially African music, I love dancing, and I love spending time outside in the nature.   The Des...

08 jun 12:18 PM 0 Read More...

Dallas Logan: "There are two types of photographers; the kind that shoot to showcase the model and the kind that shoot to showcase themselves. Be careful which one you decide to use"

Thank you, World of Models for having me.  It is a privilege and an honor.  I amimmensely flattered.  My name is Dallas J. Logan and I am a commercial beauty and fashion photographer based out of New York City.  I am also a professional retoucher.  I am originally from Mantazas, Cuba and my family came to the states in the early 70s and we migrated up the East Coast and settled in NY in 1980. I’ve been into...

08 jun 12:27 AM 0 Read More...

Antonio Cruz: "I love the fashion world and specially the clothes I wear in the photo shootings. If I could, I´d have them all lol!"

    Hi folks, I´m Antonio Cruz, brazilian model, 26 years old and I live on the outskirts of São Paulo city, a quiet and cool neighborhood and nice people. I´ve been working since I was 14 and I have a family who always supported me on my professional decisions. Now I´m focusing on my international career, working hard to represent the black brazilian models abroad.   When I was a teenager, people always e...

07 jun 2:20 AM 0 Read More...

Viviane Oliveira: "I see this new century as a huge and growing opportunity for ethnic models. I feel real excited and proud about all these changes!"

Hello World of Models family!    I´m Viviane Oliveira, brazilian model, 19 years old and I was born in the awesome coast of the state of São Paulo, Brazil. I am interested in knowing and learning even more about my career and always making progress. My family and friends always supported me to follow a  modeling career so in 2006 when I was 16 I participated in Elite Modeling Contest in São Paulo and  then ...

02 jun 11:54 PM 0 Read More...

Jordan Swain: "The market for ethnic models in the US is less opportune than that of our counterparts. Many are hoping to see progressive changes soon"

A big hello, and thank you to everyone in The World of Models family. It's a great honor and pleasure to be here, and I am excited about doing this interview. My name is Jordan Anthony Swain, and I am 19 years of age. I come from a rather large family, which includes, two older siblings, and four younger ones. I am extremely out going, and am constantly on the go. In a nutshell, I am a model, actor, poet, a nati...

01 jun 1:08 AM 0 Read More...

Valter Carvalho, the man behind GLAM Models!

      Hi folks, thanks for the interview! I am Valter Carvalho, 34 years old , I was born in Angola and I came to Portugal when I was 6 years old.I started modeling when I was 18 and since then my interests have been focusing on  fashion world and having good times with my best friends and family!!!! The man behind Glam Models I was working as a model for about 15 years when one of my best friend invited ...

30 mai 4:42 PM 0 Read More...

Benjamin Godfre: sharing good news to my World of Models family!

Take your shoes off, relax and have fun my dear readers! My american bud Benjamin Godfre did this interview through youtube. Yeahh yeah, really f* gooooodddddddddd!!! From Los Angeles city to the World, ladies and gentlemen, from Orange County (LA) at his favorite coffee shop, there comes Benjamin Godfre! To stop listening the music while you watch the video, just click on the stop button, located right below ...

21 mai 5:04 PM 0 Read More...

Mark Cox: "I don´t think that I´m a successful model yet. Hope I can manage to work my way up in modeling and achieve the goals I have"

My bud, the dutch model Mark Cox, is back to World of Models family sharing his updates with you guys. Check him out and discover why this guy is ranked in the top 30 male worldwide models, according models.com. And he´s been learning portuguese! É isso aí Mark, arrebenta meu velho!!! Bom dia Edward!!! yeah its been a while indeed, alot happened and changed. I have been working on some great editorials lately ...

21 mai 4:20 AM 0 Read More...

New faces rock, the series. Episode 22: Eugeniy Savchenko

My name is Eugeniy Savchenko. 21 years old and I was born in Gomel, Belarus. It´s a very nice and small town (500.000 inhabitants) and I study phisics at Gomel State University of Francisk Skorina. In October of 2010 I   quit studying for modeling. To stop listening the music while you watch the video, just click on the stop button, located right below the page in Radio on line [youtube]http://www.youtube....

20 mai 2:12 AM 0 Read More...

The brazilian model Renato Ferreira: some cool updates on his first international modeling trip!

Hello World of Models, it's so nice to be back again to share some upates with you guys. Renato Ferreira here, 23 years old, born in Goiania, Brazil and having a real good time working as a model in my first international trip here in Asia (South Korea, Philippines, Thailand and China right now)  I´ve been in Asia for almost a year and I´m really happy cause I´ve been doing great jobs (fashion campaigns, edito...

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