Juan Betancourt, from the Cuban capital Havana, was scouted closer to our shores on the beach in Barcelona whilst on holiday back in January 2011.
Since then he’s shot various editorials but it was summer of 2013 that Juan hit the headlines landing Tom Ford’s Fall/Winter ’13 campaign and grooming campaign.
Birth date: 22.09.90
Birthplace: La Havana
Ethnic Origin: Cuban
How were you scouted: I was on holiday walking on the beach in Barcelona and my agent spotted me…
What’s your best feature: Honesty
Hobbies: Sports, hangout with friends and dance
Fitness Regime: Go to the gym between 5 or 6 times a week
Favourite Movie: Forrest Gump
What was the last track you listened to on your iPod?: Vivir La Vida (Marc Anthony)
Do you have any Guilty Pleasures?: Pleasures shouldn’t make you feel guilty… hahaha
What is your biggest fear?: To be alone in the world
What is your dream country to visit?: Brazil
If you were not modeling, what would you be doing?: Studying sport and sport sciences at university
If you got to relive one day in your modeling career it would be…: My first fashion week…
If you could be on the cover of any magazine, it would be: Vogue Homme
What’s the funniest thing that has happened to you on a shoot?: When I was shooting with one of my best friends and we had to fight in a serious way……. I couldn’t stop laughing!
What’s your favorite fashion city and why?: NY… because you never know what’s gonna happen…
Who are your idols?: My grandmother
What was the last dream you remember?: That I was playing in the final of the Champions League
One word to describe yourself: Tenacity
Twitter name: @jclbetancourt
Instagram name: juanbetancourtt
How much money would you need to shave your hair off? I hope no one offers me enough money to do that hahahahaha
"There's a room where the light won't find you"