Frank Betancort: “When I walk down the catwalk I`m almost blind so the only thing that I think is arrive to the end of the catwalk, and not bump into anything, hahaha”.
27 set, 2013
Hola a todos, I was born in Lanzarote (Canary Islands). I studied Criminology and Interpretation at university.
when I moved to Barcelona time ago, I met a brazilian female model, good friend of mine, that told me “you should work in modeling”, This was more than 12 years ago, now she is an actress and that time I was not really sure about modeling.
My first shooting was for a spanish magazine. I was was really excited to see how works fashion world. I had my own hotel, I moved to another city for made the shooting and everybody was nice to me. It was super rewarding and the shooting was very I loved it :).
Posing to photographers: working together and having fun
It´s exciting and fun. I think it´s the best way for making a good job: all teawork working together and having fun, but always really respectful and doing my best for making it well.
Posing naked is not something that makes me really happy, but I did it for a couple of times for a job and it is true that I ´m really happy with the end results, so I can tell nothing wrong about this.
Unusual/funny moments? Yup, I have some stories. I remember a really good one. I did a campaign with animals, exactly a sheep and a wolf. In the beggining I was a little bit scary with the wolf, but at the end of the day I finished the shooting, playing with the wolf and rolling on the floor with the animal. It was super cool :). I also remember a cover with babies, and was a really sweet experience.
The runway shows
Vivien Westwood (he best of my shows, because I love her job, and share it with her was really cool. She was really kind and likeable to me.). I´ve also walked for Diesel Black Gold, Y Project, etc.
When I walk down the catwalk I`m almost blind so the only thing that I think is arrive to the end of the catwalk, and not bump into anything, hahahahah
Frank´s style: a fashionista?
Nope. I always wear a black skinny trouser and t shirts, but I really love Nike sneakers (I have some of them). I´m a Nike´s fan
Imagine u a famous model surrounded by a huge crowd!
It´s unny that you ask me this question, because some months ago, I went out in Barcelona with some friends, and when we were inside of the club, one guy comes to me screaming: “ohhh, you are Frank Betancort, it is so cool that you are here, can I take a picture with you?”. I told him, that yes, why not?.
And he left and after 5 minutes, he comes back with a group of persons to take picture with me. It was a little bit weird, but I did it, I tal talked to them for a while. It was cool hahahaha.
Show business, Fame, Successs. Models…
Fashion industry is ruled by women, but it is also true that more and more male models are getting exposure into this industry too.
Dating x Loving
Be real and don´t lie
Gym and Swim
If you could have a super power what would it be?
My super power would be fly, since when I was a child I used to dream about flying and my favorite super hero is Nightwing
The dumbest think you’ve ever heard a model say?
In Paris Fashion Week, after the show, we were doing an interview, and a friend of mine was really angry with the show, and he told that it was a really shit. The most funny was that the designer was on the other side of the camera, and he doesnt realized it.
Having fun, enjoying life
I´m a super normal guy that enjoy the time with my friends when is a good weather in a park, drinking some beers. My favourite places are undoubtedly, Lanzarote. whenever I can I’m there. I love the peace that you can breath there. By the way, I´m in Lanzarote at this moment for vacation. I also love Barcelona and Basel (Switzerland), I lived there for more that 6 months, it´s a lovely place.
Fav body part and why
My favourite part was my moustache, it was my sign, but now I´ m shaved, so not anymore, hahahaha. No no, my favourite part is my nose.
In your Ipod
I´m fan of Glam Rock, I always listen, David Bowie, T Rex, Placebo, The Presets, and also music from 80´s and 90´s are really funny.
My mom´s cook but nothing related to fish. I dont really like it. Funny cause I´m from an Island, where everybody eat and love fish
I have 2: chocolate and cheese.
If you weren´t a model you´d be...
I would be a Criminologist or an Actor, because I studied for it.
An unforgettable moment
My unforgotable moment was a travel to Cannes (the film festival), with my friend that now is an actress, The whole trip, the way that we arrive, and everything that happened there was really funny, and I never gonna forget it.
Live the moment, don´t think about the future and be happy.
Besides modeling, I´m working as a stylist and I have a new idea in my head, for the future, that I want to start soon, but I don´t want to talk about it, You will know soon.
I´d love to go to Brazil, This girl I´ve mentioned before, she is from brazil, and she invites me all the time to go there, So, hopefully soon and it will be a pleasure to meet you, and, of course, you are also invited to come to Lanzarote whenever you want
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