If they ever stop using celebrities for their campaigns, he definitely needs to be in the next one!
Berlin born new face Simon Paul (Nevs) has been modelling since winter 2012 after being recommended to his mother agency by a fellow model.
The basketball fan, who if he wasn’t modelling would be studying psychology, is now signed to agencies worldwide and about to embark on his debut Fashion Week!
Birth date: 21.08.1993
Ethnic Origin: My Mother is German and my Father is from South Africa. So I’m Afro German.
How were you scouted: A good friend of mine worked as a model and suggested I have it a go. So I signed with Nest Model Management in Berlin. I just had my final exams and immediately started modelling. It’s going great so far, I’m having a great time!
Favourite grooming product: Face cream by cosmetic brand Lavera
Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family, going out, dancing, traveling, playing basketball, reading, meeting new people and getting to know new cultures.
Fitness Regime: Running in the morning and going to the gym. But running in the morning is pushed aside “sometimes” haha.
Favourite Movie: I have a lot of favourites: Men on Fire, He Got Game, The Darknight, Pulp Fiction…
What was the last track you listened to on your iPod?: Zoo Look -Over Me (Detroit Swindle Mix)
Do you have any Guilty Pleasures?: I have a sweet tooth
What is your biggest fear?: Not finding “the one”
What is your dream country to visit?: Cuba or Brasil
If you were not modeling, what would you be doing?: I’d be in college, studying.
If you got to relive one day in your modeling career it would be…: The day I got the confirmation for my first Menswear Show in Milan.
If you could be on the cover of any magazine, it would be: Landing the i-D Magazine cover would be sweet.
What’s the funniest thing that has happened to you on a shoot?: Falling in a deep sleep during a long break at a shoot. They were busy shooting the other models, afterwards they had to wait until I didn’t look sleepy anymore. The crew took it with humor and mocked me. I’m making sure that doesn’t happen again.
What’s your favorite fashion city and why?: Up to now I only spent some time in London. I assume it would be New York though. As they say: If you make it here, you can make it anywhere.
Who are your idols?: My father, he made the best out of his situation and always fought for what he believed.
One word to describe yourself: original
Instagram name: garconberlinized (Simon Dube Paul)
How much money would you need to shave your hair off? For a thousand pounds on the spot, I’d be up for it.
You ought to keep me concealed just like I was a weapon