Shot by Lorenzo Fanfani – Fashion Editor Simone Rutigliano – Model Woo Woosik at Boom Models Agency – Grooming Jury Schiavi – Casting Director Mattia Marazzi – Photo Assistant Mirko Melè – Fashion Assistant Clara Casale // Coat Versace
New or recycled?
I always prefer recycled things, because it’s always better than making or producing something from scratch. Even in fashion, recycled clothes can make a really cool and personal outfit.
What’s your spirit animal?
My spirit animal is a honey badger, because it’s one of the most fearless animals in the world. I consider myself a fearless person, because I like to challenge myself in every way possible and, even if the thought of modeling in Europe scared me at first, I decided to take the challenge. Honey badgers also have a long body, which is similar to mine.
Car or bike?
I prefer cars over bikes, because I love to drive around back home and I feel like it’s a lot more convenient to go around with cars.
Are you into reading?
No, not really. To be honest with you, I prefer to watch movies or documentaries than read.
What do you have for breakfast?
Nothing, sadly I don’t have breakfast.
Are you into thrift shopping?
Thrift shopping is one of my favourite things to do. I love to look for old garments and find rare pieces in thrift shops. By the way, I think fashion goes around and original designs just keep on coming back.
Total Look Acne Studios // Total Look Gucci – Bag Louis Vuitton
Has your personal style changed since you started modeling?
My style hasn’t changed a single bit after I started modeling. I’ve always had my own style, even before entering the fashion industry.
What’s that one thing you had to wear for a job and wished you could bring home?
My favourite brand is A-Cold-Wall and I had the chance to wear their new black bomber jacket, which I really wanted to bring home.
Do you have any style-related advice on how to stand out from the crowd?
I always tell my friends who ask me for styling tips that the best way to stand out from the crowd is by wearing a colourful outfit that looks mismatched. When you mismatch colours, it can look weird at first, but it ends up being a signature style and it definitely stands out from what others wear.
What’s in your suitcase?
Basically clothes, except for a back roller that I always carry around to stretch.
Any childhood nicknames?
My childhood nickname was ‘Woo Woo’! Everyone called me that back in the day.
Coat, Jeans and Necklace Versace – shirt MSGM – Boots Gucci // Total Look Gucci – Bag Louis Vuitton
If your life was a movie. Who would play you?
I love watching old original movies and one movie that I love and can compare to my life is ‘Robinson Crusoe’, that came out in 1997. I’ve traveled around the world all my life and had problems going through different types of culture and people. Pierce Brosnan plays Robinson Crusoe in the movie, so I guess Pierce Brosnan would play my role if my life was a movie.
How did you first get into modeling?
I first got scouted in March 2019, while I was in London with my friends from New York City. I was walking around Oxford Circus with them and my mother agent scouted me.
If you weren’t a model, what would you be?
If I weren’t a model, I’d be a law student living in New York City.
As there are lots of misconceptions about modeling, I’d like to ask you what the best (and worst) part of your job really is.
I would say the best part about being a model is that you get to meet so many cool and unique people in this industry. From models to stylists, I’ve met so many great people who work hard in the field they’re in. The worst part of the job is when payments get delayed by the clients and you have to wait for months to get a check.
Do you have any ‘secret talents’?
I’d say my secret talent is DJing. People don’t really know that I’m a DJ, but in New York I used to spin every week. I really want to give DJing a go in Europe before I go back.
What’s your favourite song?
My favourite song right now is ‘It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)’ by Peggy Gou, because she sings in Korean and her songs are played everywhere around the world! It’s a very addictive song and it’s really amazing to see people of all nationalities sing along to it.
Coat and shirt Marni – Jacket, Trousers and Sneakers Lanvin – Rings Louis Vuitton // Total Look Burberry