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.

Angus McGuinness - YSL

§  What advice would you offer to anyone looking to be scouted at Bentalls?


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.


Contact: jamesc@models1.co.uk

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