Please tell us something about yourself
I’m extremely ambitious, by nature.
Tell us how you were “discovered” and how your modeling career all started?
I started my own personal Instagram account where I was posting random amateur photos of myself. Bit by bit, people were admiring my style and one day I was contacted by an agent in Milano whom I collaborated with on my first project there. This is when I worked with Maurizio Montani is a top tier photographer in Italy and many other talented people.
If you weren’t modeling what would you see yourself doing?
Advertising. Art direction specifically, as I already also work in the field.
What is your workout routine
I hit the gym 6 days a-week, for about two hours, and enjoy a tennis, football or basketball game from time to time.
How important is it for you to have a fit and healthy body?
It’s a way of life, I believe that eating well and treating yourself to a good night’s sleep is more important than anything.
Can you do anything besides model?
Imagine, design and create.
Ways to Have a Healthy Holiday Season
Make time to exercise or hit the gym, even if you don’t feel like it, and have fun, but drink moderately.
What’s your favorite fashion brand?
Mariano Di Vaio’s NoHow
Was modeling something you always wanted to do, or did it just kinda happened?
I started, intentionally, just for fun… and then one thing led to another.
What is your advice to all aspiring models?
Believe in yourself, your body is a gift from God. When you are blessed with a beautiful and healthy physique, acknowledge that, be grateful, and treat it in a way that would honor the creator. Pay close attention to your health and diet, be serious about your work, stay up to date with the latest fashion trends. Modeling isn’t a joke; it is as hard as any other job.
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