Thiago Santos WAY) (part of the new generation of male models to make success in the fashion world. Catwalk debut this season in national WLM spoke with the model, who told us some of your beginning career and your life.
For starters, the classic question: How did you get? "I would say there are two beginnings. I was with my family at the mall when a scout approached my sister about being a model, and I eventually offered to go along. On occasion, the agency said that I should wait a bit, studying fashion, photogenic and make course catwalk, get ready, "he says. "During the study period prescribed, ended up moving to Texas in the United States, a dream I had since 09 years. There, my uncle, with whom I lived, he heard a radio that would have a conference of models with the presence of representatives of various agencies. I ended up being selected by ten and opted to join the cast of NY Models. The following week the choice was already working in New York. His first job was to Pink Collegiate Collection by Victoria's Secret.
And how he got in Paris? "I spent a month in New York and returned to Brazil to spend the festive season. On January 3rd, 2009, fly to Paris to attend the casting of the parades in town, "tells us. Is a mistake to think that Thiago got exclusivity with Dior Homme and Kris Van Assche once they landed in the French capital. "I did not know the importance of these brands. I decided to try as much as possible of castings in one day, and Dior was scheduled for 13h. How had another at 12, I decided to skip the Dior. When night arrived at my agency and said what had gone on and what had leapt, my bookers were mad and wanted to know the reason for not having done Dior, "she laughs. "They called and got the mark I was there. Turns out the Kris Van Assche, the designer brand, liked me and hired me exclusively. "
Thiago ended up falling in through the mark and, in addition to having open and closed for the parade, was hired to star in the campaign of winter 2010. "I had no sense of proportion that was being in the Dior campaign," he says. "Karl Lagerfeld is incredible, the atmosphere was very good photos, the whole team, production, other models, it was all very cool. Even photographing each one alone, since we were five, I liked to be watching the other photographers to go learning, seeing how to do these things. " This, according to James, was the second best work of his career. "The first was the recent campaign of the American Eagle. The photos were shot in Puerto Rico, the island of Vieques, a beautiful place. It was perfect having worked with them. "
Having starred campaign of the American Eagle is not only brought personal satisfaction to the model, but also recognition on the streets. "Here in New York, the commercial that was done is passing directly in Times Square. People recognize me on the street and ask for pictures, praise me, very cool. " And here in Brazil? "Although not widely known, some people already know who I am. Here in Rio that I have been approached by some people wanting to take pictures. It is gratifying for me to have all this receptivity, "he says.
At first, having paraded at Fashion Rio, Thiago should not participate in the Sao Paulo Fashion Week and yes, embark for New York. "My agency is evaluating which clients may want me in Sao Paulo, but for now, I leave on June 6, tells us. "We certainly hope to do the shows in Paris and Milan perhaps, but still nothing is right."
Soon, we can see it in winter catalog of Hermès, made in London, and the campaigns of JC Penney and JBC. And who would want to work a day? "With Gisele (Bundchen). Besides being number one in the world, I would ask her for advice. Moreover, no matter who it is, I always ask people advice on how I can improve personally and professionally, "he says. "I think Louis Vuitton, too. No matter that the parade or campaign, I always wanted to work with them, "he concludes. We Love Thiago Santos.