Eric Carvalho: “My motto is carpe diem, seize the day like there is no tomorrow, enjoy every stage you are in life”
13 ago, 2014
Hi World of Models, it´s a pleasure to be interviewed by you guys, well I’m Eric Carvalho, a 20-year-old guy from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. When I finished school I started working with Promotions and one day André Menegry, manager of One Models saw me working and invited me to join his model agency. I felt in love with modeling world and decided to give it a try.
And there comes model Eric
I don´t like routine and neither do the same thing every day in a same place. I enjoy traveling around the world so I thank God for this amazing opportunity in my life.
Eric and the photographers
I love their enthusiasms once they start to shooting and I´m ready to do my best to achieve a great performance in front of their cams.
My previous preparation includes gym, a daily run. I also read about the photographer´s style and the client I´m working for.
The catwalks´ experiences
I´ve already walked for several cool brands in my hometown. In São Paulo I´ve walked for big brands like Cavalera and Havaianas
When I´m walking down the catwalk I think on my best way to show the clothes, how the clients expect me to react, focus on my posture and all natural movements.
The fashion industry on male and female models
I do not have much experience to talk about this industry yet, but I realize that in Brazil at least male models got less exposure than the female ones. The amount of female´s casting compared to the male is huge!
One of my role models is Alexandre Cunha, he is Brazilian and also we are in the same agency. I his expressions and intimacy to the cam. Gisele Bundchen is another model I really admire. She is always on the top and whenever I hear her stories, people always commenting on her discipline, focus and persistence.
Eric´s style: a fashionista?
I like clothes that make feel comfortable and my style is classic shirts and jeans. On my feet All Star and Vans
I run every day like 10km, and I love surfing too
If you could have a super power what would it be? Who’s your favorite superhero?
I think it would be wonderful to be able to teleport me, being in the place I want anytime I want, My favorite super hero is the Human Torch from Fantastic Four, i like him, he fights against the big ass enemies. We don´t have stress with him, he is always enjoying life, and making fun of everything.
Atracting someone´s attention
I think being good about myself, and having good communication, relaxed and funny.
Having fun, enjoying life
The places I most enjoyed without doubt were on the coast of Bahia with all my friends camping on the beach, traveling and surfing. Here in São Paulo, I love go to Ibirapuera´s park, I feel like being in the middle of nature, working out, running….
Ecletic, but I prefer electronic music (Deep House, Prog, Minimal, Psy)
Pizza and chocolate are my weakness
Earliest childhood memory
The day of my first kiss was very important for me, I was about 13 years old and I kissed the girl I was s passionate with. She was my classmate
Nickname in school
Some friends used to call me Eriqueta or Fraga, but only the most intimate oness
Yourself in 10 years
In ten years i see myself living in New York with the top models, traveling and working worldwide, without any routine, and already settled financially.
If you weren´t a model you´d be…
I´d certainly be an Architect
An unforgettable moment
One memorable moment was when I attended the editorial Vida no Campo´s Marie Claire Magazine, the july edition this year. I worked with the best professionals here in Brazil: the producer Paul Martinez producer and photographer Fábio Bartelt, shooting for a great magazine!
Getting ready for the next fashion season here in São Paulo and I got some plans to work abroad nex tyear.
My motto is carpe diem, seize the day like there is no tomorrow, enjoy every stage you are in life, try to see that everything has a meaning and reason, not worrying too much about the future, if you want something go behind, run and fight you will get everything.
Mother Agency: L´Equip Model & Arts http://www.lequipeagence.com.br /
Interview by Ed, the brazilian editor