Models Of London: Ombra

With alternative models such as Zombie Boy opening up the industry for a new wave of alternative models. Models of London was lucky enough to meet Ombra, London’s premier tattoo fashion model. In this short informal interview we find about how he’s stayed true to himself self, while still aspiring for stardom. 


Name: Cristian Mignemi aka Ombra / Age: 27 /Birthplace: Milan. Italy / Agency: Ugly Models 

How were you discovered: I discovered my agency through friends, I have always loved photography, in Italy was a photographer but now I wanted to move behind the camera.

What has been the high light to you career so far: Until now my high light career was when I participate in a music video and an Italian TV program for an interview.


Whats the funniest thing a clients asked you to: I’ve never been asked anything really funny,  but a funny thing is when I was asked to do a photoshoot with the sparkle and try to form words with light.

Whats your dream booking:  My dream is to work with many famous brands to really make part of fashion to be able to see my pictures on the street and on important magazines… working with many great photographers stylist and other models.


Who’s your favourite fashion icon: I have not a fashion icon who inspired me … I just want to be myself and do what I like.

Whats the best piece of advice you were ever given: Well an advice I can give is to live life doing what you dream – never waste or lose opportunities.

What item of clothing could you not live without: I think the article to which I can not do without is the phone simply because I want to always be able to talk with friends and also becomes very useful different situations.


How do you keep fit: hahaha good question … I just got lucky .. I have a very fast metabolism but the sport is always good and also eat healthy but it’s not something that lately I do .. I love eating junk food.

Whats you favourite food: I really love meat and fish cooked in all ways but with tomato is better.

What was the last music track you listened too: All of me – John Legend.

What do you do to let your hair down: I love music and been with people…so if you put me in a club with new people to know I’m in heaven…but sometimes I need to relax and I love doing it eating  watching movies and going to the mountains in the middle of nature.


Whats the best thing about being you: I think my best qualities are the know myself adapt to changes and be able to engage people with my words.

If you were an animal what would you be: I think I might be a cat…eat and play all day without thoughts and like cats run behind what I want until I get it.

Instagram: OMBRA1  / @Facebook


Team Credit:

Photography: Karl Slater

Styling: Kennedy Silver

Grooming: Jo Coletta using Kiehls & MAC Pro (Makeup) Lable M (Hair).

Talent: Ombra @ Ugly Models

Wardrobe: All garments Ada + Nik