INTERVIEW: 2013’s WINNER of The Bentall Centre, Kingston
Tomorrow we launch our 3 day scouting event at The Bentall Centre, Kingston. This search has proven it’s incredibly success with the signing of two amazing models. 3 years ago we found Stephanie Hall who, at only 18, is the face of Jigsaw, Hunter and Pollini. Last year we found male model Angus McGuinness who walked for a very special designer last season in Paris. We sat him down for a quick chat about what has been happening since we first caught eyes on him…
§ How did you initially get scouted at Bentall’s?
I was shoving a sandwich down my throat when I walked past the Models 1 stand and someone called me over for pictures…
§ Had you thought about modeling before?
I had previously fantasied about what it would be like, but not properly no.
§ What happened after being signed?
Well I got my first test shoot done in Hackney, it was great fun. Then I did a couple more and eventually got enough photos to produce a portfolio. All of the photographers were really nice and I got along with them well.
§ What work have you done so far?
I’ve been featured in various magazines such as – Neo2, Vice, Clash Magazine, Fräulein Magazine, Centrefold and a couple of jobs with Saint Laurent, just to mention a few.
§ What’s your biggest job to date?
Walking for SAINT LAURENT PARIS Men’s AW14 catwalk show.
§ What advice would you offer to anyone looking to be scouted at Bentalls?
LOOK MYSTERIOUS WHILST EATING A SANDWICH.
Na jokes aside, just be yourself. From personal experience, the scouts don’t bite. They’re nice people!
§ What would be your dream job/ magazine/ brand etc?
Be in a Saint Laurent campaign or to be on the cover of I-D Magazine, that would be pretty sweet.
§ What can we look forward to?
Seeing my band ~ Jungle Doctors play at Blissfields festival or Great Escape festival in the summer! We’re also releasing our latest EP, ‘Open Up’ on the 20th April.