New faces rock, the series. Episode 69: Matt Raulerson

17 jun, 2013

Hey! I’m Matt Raulerson, 23 years old from Orlando, FL.

I grew up with my father in the military so I’ve traveled and lived everywhere but I call Florida home. I love being outdoors and active. I actually wakeboard professionally and love to skate and surf when I get the chance.

Modeling: shirt off and travelling internationally for Abercrombie

Its actually a funny story. I never wanted to be a model. While wakeboardering I blew out my knee and had to have surgery. After I had surgery I would rehab my knee after class on campus at the University of Central Florida by jogging around. One day I’m running with my shirt off and a group of girls start literally chasing after me.

Long story short they were Abercromie & Fitch scouts and wanted me to come model for them. Since I couldn’t wakeboard at the time because of my knee I decided to take them up on their offer. One thing led to another and after a year I had shot with them and traveled internationally for store openings. I had never shot anything before shooting with Abercrombie so I was super nervous but had a lot of fun with it. The best part about modeling is definitely the traveling, you get to see the world.

Posing to photographers: looking like Matthew McConaughey

I like when a photographer has fun with a shoot and interacts with me instead of just hiding behind a camera. I felt awkward shooting underwear the first time so I don’t think you’ll be seeing me shoot nude stuff anytime soon haha. I don’t know if it’s unusual but it’s kind of funny how every shoot I’ve been one of the crew always thinks I look like Matthew McConaughey, Tom Cruise, or Christopher Reeve depending on how my hair is styled.

The catwalks´ experiences

I’m super new so I’ve only been actively modeling the past 2 months maybe. The only show I’ve done so far has been for Aeropostale and I’m doing the Abercrombie and Fitch fashion show soon. So no crazy stories…yet.

Male models x Female models: who rules?

I think women definitely still rule this industry but you’re starting to see a lot more dominant male models emerge. I think in show business yea men are getting just as much attention if not more than the women. Especially with social media some male models have hundreds of thousands of followers. My favorite male model would have to be Garrett Neff and female probably Stephanie Smith…cause she’s an Aussie haha.

Imagine u a famous model surrounded by a huge crowd!

I would probably tell them they’ve got the wrong guy haha no uh I don’t know just talk with them and interact as best I could I guess. I love meeting new people so I’d really enjoy the opportunity.

Matt´s style

A fashionista?

I don’t know if you could call me a fashionista haha but when I’m not modeling my style falls somewhere between punk and surf. A lot of acid wash, cut up shirts, and cut off denim.

Dating x Loving: Nonexistent

Sports: Anything that has to do with water

Atracting someone´s attention

Show them my comp card haha no just being friendly

Having fun, enjoying life

Surf, skate, or wakeboard with friends.

The craziest (nastiest?) thing in a summer time season

Caught a minoe with my bare hands and ate it…horrible decision.

Fav body part and why

Cheekbones/nose I don’t know why

Fav underwear for daily activities and for those coooool sexy moments :)

Abercrombie

In his IPOD

Hundredth, my iPod is all punk and hardcore music.

Fav food

When I’m not on diet, cinnamon rolls.

Guilty pleasure

I watch Teen Wolf and Awkward on MTV

If you weren´t a model you´d be…

Wakeboarding a lot more

Motto: Blessed is the man who persevers under trial – James 1:12

The Upcoming Projects

I’ve been shooting and doing a lot of commercial and catalog stuff in Miami and should be going to Asia somewhere for a few months this summer.

And when you´ll come to my world Brazil zil zil? Hopefully soon! I’m hoping to find an agency out there.

Full name: Matt Raulerson Age:23 Mother agency: Wilhelmina Miami http://www.wilhelmina.com/

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