"Hello World of Models family, I´m Johannes, model and I´m living in the north of Germany near Holland. My hometown is a village with 7000 habitants, some lakes, a castle, a big forest and a football team. It’s the opposite side from the life in a town. I would say it’s one of the best places to recover after a big trip.My personal interesta are my girlfriend and everything concerned my job, like, photography, travelling, making new friends all over the world and my hobbies are football and other sports as well
I´d never thought about being a model before. My mother brazilian agency, EP Models discovered me when I was in Recife (Brazil), a day before the Fashion Week´s season starts. I was in a mall taking an ice cream when I was surrounded by 5 beautiful girls who were with Elizabeth Pontes (my actual agent and the director of EP Models). They asked me if I had a previous modeling experience before and if I´d like to be in some castings for the Fashion Week. So, it would be a great opportunity,then the morning after they took me to the agency and they started me to teach how to be a model. Next step, the casting calls. And i really loved it and here I am to share my story with you guys.
From the first test shooting to Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks
My first test shooting was for some students in a fashion designer´s course. It was easy, I just had to learn how to strike a pose, how to look to the cam and to handle with the light. Nowadays these things are so natural to me. The final result was not so good but I had lots of fun, it was a cool experience. I´ve just finished Milan and Paris Fashion weeks (Awesome and unforgettable moment!). Hope now to be in New York´s fashion market and soon be back to Europe and find a place where it will be my 'second home'. Then I´ll be able to relax too.I love the fashion shows, crazy photo shootings and to meet the professionals of the fashion industry that possibly you wouldn´t have an opportunity to meet them if you weren´t into modeling My first 2 years in Asia I was in the catwalks for Gucci, Armani, Louis Vuitton and other brands. Here in Europe, some direct booking and I walked for Gucci, Versace, Burberry, Prada, Kenzo, Salvatore Ferragamo, Zegna, Wooyoungmi, Y3 and Viktor & Rolf. Every fashion show is so unique and fun! Gucci, for example, was 'stylish' (I confess that I was a little bit nervous).Kenzo, in Paris was funnier, based on 50´s. First we had to walk in 2 different floors and then we went to the streets. And with all scenario focused on 50´s, including an original bus that came to pick us up.
I don´t have any particular backstage´s stories. I think you guys just have to be there to feel this moment and to check how the backstages are really funny moments. So, it´s hard to me to share a specific funny backstage moment, but I can tell u guys, it really is
New emotions every single day and the relationship with photographers
Best thing about modeling: everyday is a brand new emotion, never the same as the day before. In other words, you can have a bad day and in the other moment you got a phone call from your agent saying that you have a casting call and this situation really might change your day. In this profession we always face new situations, some surprises, we never know what it will come to your way, you have to be patient, but I really enjoy it.
When I pose to the lens of a photographer, we both work for the best result and we do our best to get the right pic for what client really expects about the job. Before the shooting I always do a research about the client´s story and a good night sleeping before the shooting definitelly helps a lot.
Johannes by himself
A fashionista?: In fact I use the same clothes as a model in my daily activities too. I also wear skinny pants, t-shirt or pullover and boots. A fashionista? I really don´t know. I just try to wear cool clothes and what it really fits good on me. I don´t follow the fashion trends.
Anonymous in a crowd, all of a sudden, a fan approaches you and reveals to others that you are a very popular and famous model. Audience gets wild, how would you handle it? Wow! I´d probably go look to find 'this guy' too lol. But, honesty, I think this never will happen to me, but I´d try to find a safe way out. I don´t don´t really feel comfortable in situations like that, but at same time it´s really cool to know that people are following your career and enjoy your work
Human Rights, Freedom of Speech, Wars and Sexual Behaviour: Dad is a social worker and mom is a teacher also helps dad in his job. and I´ve been involving with these issues since I was a child and I also decided to study it too. Even tough I´ve been familiar with these problems, it still hurts me seeing a child in the streets of Bangkok begging for money. We must have to do something to really change this situation and work for a better life´s condition to everyone
Fame, Sucess and the most important things for his life: In this world of a models you have to focus on your priorities, total dedication and try to improve more and more in a search for success. It´s a very competitive business. Just imagine, meanwhile you are in vacation, there are lots of models working and searching for better opportunities. Everyone is looking for Fame and Success. Luck really counts tough! The most important things to me are my family. They are really close to me and always be around to support me, to share love and are able to help me in every moment of my life. They make me feel safe to face the situations we must face. My girfriend also is a very important person to me. She is now in Brazil and I miss her so much. It´s good to have someone to share the good and bad moments. When we are together we just make good things even better and bad things turns into easier way to handle it.
My agent Elizabeth Pontes is another very special person to me. Since my very first moment into modeling career, she´s been more than a professional agent. She´s been a great friend of mine! She´s been doing a terrific job and always looking for the best opportunities for my improving as a model.
Dating X Love: As a model it´s sometimes difficult to make a serious relationship, but I´m really happy for dating my girfriend. We´ve been together or 2 and a half year
Sports: After 18 years playing soccer, I had to quit it due to the injuries we usually have when we practice sports. Now, I just go to the gym to be in shape
His way to atract someone´s attention: I don´t have a way. According to my girlfriend, this way is enough, so better follow her suggestion LOL!!!
Having fun, places he goes and enjoys the best of life: I try to make new friends everty place I go. The best place to have fun is Hong Kong, the place where it all began and where I got lots of friends I enjoy it in every single moment
The craziest (nastiest?) thing he´s ever done in a summer time season: A trip from Brazil to Germany with my girfriend. And when I told my parents about my decision to become a model and then a new trip, this time to Thailand
Fav body part and why: I love my body. I just can´t choose a fav body part
Fav undies for his daily activities and for those cooooool sexy moments (LOL):Hmmm, I really don´t wear any special undie, but I usually wear white, black and skin color and they got to be a little bit tight...Boxers!
Fav singer and which music he listens in his IPOD: All music styles, except Pop.I like tecnho, rock, punk rock, hip hop and evern classical music. For every humor, there´s always a special kind of music
Fav food: Chinese, thailand, korean, european, latin. I love to eat the food I´d never eaten before. In Brazil I enjoy tapioca', barbecue and coconut drink
An unforgettable moment: My first runway show for Gucci in Hong Kong. I proved to myself that I was capable and the bad things turned into good ones. Since then it´s been giving me me strength to never give up and keep it moving
In Milan at this moment and doing some editorials. After 9 moments of an intense job, I´m just thinking about a vacation in Brazil and when I´ll be back to Europe I want to build a name to write it in the modeling´s history!
Contact info: EP Models Agency
He's in Brazil right now, with EP Models.
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