We caught up with Ryan Cooper (models 1 men), the irresistible model with a flawless look and personality to match...

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What are your hobbies?

I like watching films, playing the guitar, and learning. I’m going through a real learning curve at the moment actually, reading up all about actors from the past. I’ve been studying as an actor for 3 years now so it’s fascinating.

Which actor do you most admire?

Tom Hardy, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling, I really respect their work.

What’s your idea of fun?

Kicking a soccer ball around, on a weekend,  at the beach, with beer and good friends.

Describe a typical day.

I wake up around 7/8am, get to the gym, then hit my appointments. If I finish early I’ll read a book, play guitar, go for a walk along the highline. Then I’ll sometimes have classes until 2 in the morning, sometimes even 4 or 5 in the morning, if you’re told you have to stay. It’s pretty full on.

Favourite city?

They all have their own little uniqueness. I love Paris for the river running through, which gives it such a unique vibe. Then I love New York for the feeling of coming over Brooklyn Bridge every time I come home, and I love Sydney because I can be at home and then at the beach in half an hour. But it this moment in time New York has got to be my favourite.

Somewhere you’d love to visit?

India. I’ve heard mixed reports, but I would love to see the sights and experience the culture.

Tell us some random Ryan facts?

When I was younger my favourite meal was beef stroganoff. Now not so much, but it still brings back fond memories of my mums cooking. I had my first acting role aged 7 as the White Rabbit in a play. I love a sunrise. If I’m out riding my bike really early in the morning and the sun is just coming up, I just find that magical.

Last book you read?

I’m currently reading an interesting book at the moment about an Italian actress Eleonora Duse.

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Happy, ambitious and independent.

What’s top of your bucket list?

I would like to start a charity.

Contact donna@models1.co.uk


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