The Urban Gentleman
models: Adrian Cardoso, Brian Shimansky, Christian Plauche, Dennis Johnson, Henry Barnacle, Jason Wilder, Oraine Barrett, Patrick Sullivan, Reid Prebenda and Simon Tham
ph: Neil Gavin
Spanish model Adrian Cardoso returns two years after his previous MODEL WALL Profile. Now aged 21, Adrian has further perfected his posing and comes with a wealth of experience!
Adrian, who won a model search on the South Caribbean island of Aruba, was born in Mexico and landed his first major editorial for L’Official Hommes Italia back in June 2010 – the same month that saw his catwalk debut for Givenchy in Paris.
His other editorial credits to date include V Man, VS Magazine, Vogue Hommes Japan, Hercules, Antidote, Details, S Moda, Spanish V, Metal and GQ China.
Whilst campaign credentials include BCBG Denim (SS11) and DKNY (AW12).
Birth date: 19.11.1991
Birthplace: Cancun, México
Ethnic Origin: Spanish
How were you scouted: Through a model competition on the island of Aruba in the Caribbean.
What’s your best feature: My personality
Favourite grooming product: Bumble and Bumble hair wax
Hobbies: Football, Thai boxing, longboards, kitesurfing, and partying!
Fitness Regime: healthy diet and 3-5 days a week workout for an hour
Favourite Movie: Scarface
What was the last track you listened to on your iPod?: Never Say Never – Hardwell
Do you have any Guilty Pleasures?: Many!
What is your biggest fear?: Being attacked by a shark
What is your dream country to visit?: It was brazil, my new goal is Australia
If you were not modeling, what would you be doing?: Studying to be in the hotel industry
If you got to relive one day in your modeling career it would be…: The first time I walked in a show, it was for Paris Fashion Week, Givenchy back in 2010.
If you could be on the cover of any magazine, it would be: Vogue Hommes International
What’s your favorite fashion city and why?: New York, it has become my second home. I have great friends in and out of the fashion industry that live there, and the city is truly amazing to live in everyday of the year.
Who are your idols?: I look up to great athletes, such as the Spanish world champion soccer team, Paul Gasol in the NBA, Rafa Nadal in tenis, Fernando Alonso in Formula 1.
One word to describe yourself: FUN
Twitter name: @AdrianCardoso
Instagram name: @AdrianCardoso
How much money would you need to shave your hair off? Not so much during summer time… Thank you to the F.TAPE team for the opportunity to work with you guys again, it’s always a pleasure.
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