Portrait by Robert Grunenberg
Bastian Thiery & Henning Strassburger
HS: Bastian, tell me, what is it about, being a successful model from one day to the next and everybody seems to be interested into you suddenly?
BT: Weeeeell, that’s…eehhm… interesting (laughing).
HS: And especially what is it like coming back home? Are your friends interested into your new career?
BT: There are many questions, of course. But luckily not too many. It is really nice having a kind of vacation after coming back home.
HS: What about your mother?
BT: She is proud! I guess she is the one who is searching the most on google to see the latest editorials on blogs, that’s what she is doing with lots of discipline!
HS: Where you interested into the whole model business before? Did you assume it to be fun or to be ****ed up?
BT: It wasn’t actually part of my personal world. I haven't had any interest so far. As well as my friends, they are getting a taste of it right now, too. It is definitely interesting… a nice experience.
HS: And do you post your model pics on facebook?
BT: Mmhh, maybe some backstage shots and I sometimes “like” certain photos of me. But posting magazine-pictures would be too much on purpose I guess.
HS: Did you change something ever since you’re modeling, I mean do you eat less or do you do more sports?
BT: Nope, not really. I go for a jog from time to time, but more to calm down. I don’t get fat anyways, because I don’t eat any meat. I am vegetarian. But of course, I am surely more aware of my body now.
HS: Where have you been for a job lately?
BT: I was in London and Paris on stay and I am coming from a job in New York right now. New York is the best city to be!
HS: What was the most stressful situation for you so far?
BT: Well, the worst is waiting at a casting for 3 hours and then being inside for only 30 seconds. That sucks!
HS: Ok, so what do you do to chill when you’re back in Berlin?
BT: I go to my favorite clubs, I really enjoy the „Wilde Renate“ and the „about:blanc“ Club here in Friedrichshain.
HS: Is this the music you like the most?
BT: Yes, all electronic music. I also like listening to Chill Out or Lounge a lot. And I love to dance to Funk Music!
You ought to keep me concealed just like I was a weapon