Promising new face with Elite London featured on FTAPE
Height: 6’1″ | 185cm
Chest: 36″ | 92cm
Waist: 32″ | 81cm
Shoes 10.5 UK | 45 EU
Hassan Kassem of British, Danish and Egyptian decent was scouted whilst working at a fashion event for Net-a-Porter in London.
New to Elite London‘s board, Hassan’s strong timeless features are sure to get him noticed in the run-up to the men’s shows in June!
Birth date: 11.09.88
Ethnic Origin: British/Danish/Egyptian
Nickname: Don’t really have one, though some people call me Hass.
How were you scouted: I was working in the cloakroom at a Net-a-Porter event and a guy working for ‘AnotherMan’ and ‘Dazed&Confused’ asked if I was interested. Thanks for spotting me Joel!
Best feature: I can pretty much get along with anyone.
Favourite grooming product: Clinique
Favourite food: Crispy Peking Duck with pancakes and Hoi-sin sauce. And a good Lamb Shank!
Hobbies: Drawing/painting, playing guitar and singing, playing and watching football (Gooner til I die!), or reading philosophy.
Fitness Regime: Going to gym three/four times a week, and playing football.
Favourite Movie: Gladiator or Four Lions; both very different so can’t decide.
What was the last track you listened to on your iPod: I use my laptop or listen to CDs – I like to pay attention to music and don’t really listen to it on the go. I recently spaced out to a remix (by JacM) of the song ‘Butterfly Culture’ by Benjamin Francis Leftwich.
Guilty Pleasure: Watching ‘Made in Chelsea’ and buying a whole tub of Ben & Jerry’s or Pringles.
Dislike: Apathy, and people too serious to smile and laugh. Smoking, I hate it.
Dream country to visit: Road tripping the U.S. and visiting the Savannah in Tanzania.
If you got to relive one day in your modeling career: My career has been 2 weeks longs! I have tested for Prada. Working with David Sims was amazing. I also got to hang out with Gary Oldman, who is one of my favorite actors.
Who are your idols: The philosophers Aristotle and Immanuel Kant, and the legendary Thierry Henry.
What was the last thing to make you LOL: A video where Ricky Martin’s ‘Livin La Vida Loca’ was played instead of the Kazakhstani national anthem at a political ceremony. Watch here.
What was the last dream you remember: I rarely remember my dreams…. I’ve heard that the mind protects itself from traumatic dreams by not remembering what happened, so perhaps it’s a good thing.
One word to describe yourself: I think it’s misleading to sum up anybody in one word.
Twitter name: I don’t use Twitter at the moment, but when I have more to say, you will be the first to be tweeted.