This weeks we get to meet French Connection model Daniel Roberts, signed to NEVS models. He talks to us about having to eat burgers on set to his love for Will Smith in this weeks Models of London.
Name: Daniel Roberts / Age: 24 / Birthplace: Adalaide, Australia… the big time / Agency: NEVS London, Elite Milano, New Madison, Paris
How were you discovered: Enjoying one too many bottles of wine on the slopes of Tignes at the x-games in France. I thought a small group of people were lost when they approached me but it turns out they thought i might like to go to paris to model during fashion week… errr ok
What has been the high light to you career so far: Stuffing my face with GBK burgers for a slo motion promo vid for french connection. Three days of heaven.
Whats the funniest thing a clients asked you to: “Er, Dan, can you spray that gorgeous female model with mustard, then pick her up and swing her around..” It’s a tough life.
Whats your dream booking: Some beach brand campaign in California. Im a skier so its a while since I’ve had a summer hol – I mean work, hard work.
Who’s your favourite fashion icon: Will Smith. He rocks the casual shirt look in hitch. Plus we look kind of similar so he’s the obvious choice.
Whats the best piece of advice you were ever given: If you drop something, try to catch it on your foot so it doesn’t smash. Ive saved so many iPhone screens because of it.
What item of clothing could you not live without: I would have to say that if anyone took any one piece of clothing away from me, I would feel pretty confident that my life wouldn’t seize to exist. But that’s just me.
How do you keep fit: I have one of these “health band” things that tracks my exercise, food and sleep so even if I’m slobbing by the tv, eating like shit and not getting any sleep I still feel like I’m doing something for my health. It’s a win win.
Whats you favourite: Burgers. The good kind though. No McDonalds shit.
What was the last music track you listened too: ‘So Much Better’ by Eminem. The track goes “my life would be so much better if you just dropped dead”. I do love my chilled playlist.
What do you do to let your hair down: Take my hair bobble out.
Whats the best thing about being you: I’ll never be alone because I’m a split personality weirdo.