Faces Of Summer 2012: Mikey

22 August 2012

Meet another of our Faces of Summer, Mikey Colliss at Elite Models London. He was lovely on the shoot and was very keen to get his favourite songs playing whilst we were hanging out eating lunch. Which may have been so he didn't have to listen to Cecilie's "girly" music.

As this was our second encounter with Mikey we now know one thing for sure, he's a cool dude. Fact. Just check out our chat with him below. We were thrilled to do some individual portraits of Mikey to capture those strong eyes and jaw.

If you feel like you need to know even more about this stunning boy, you can now read our new interview here. You can take another look at his chapter from "The 4th Floor" by Cecilie Harris and view the full "Faces of Summer 2012" story here. Yes, we do treat you well.

Photographic Assistants KAAMILAH NAHABOO & DAVE BIRD
Model MIKEY COLLISS (Elite Models London)

Mikey wears (all photos) polo shirt, hoodie and shorts by SUPERDRY.

Name: Mikey Colliss
Age: I'm 16
Location: I'm from West London.

How long have you been modelling?
Since the beginning of March, it’s about five months and a bit.

How have your experiences been so far?
Really good. It’s really good, a bit different. Not used to getting up really early and travelling around the whole of London, but now it’s alright cause I know the whole of the Underground off by heart, so that’s a plus.

What’s your dream modelling job?
I really wanna do something high end, like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Vogue, but then I’d wanna do a really cool shoot, like in a skate park, all in like Obey clothes, skinny jeans, snap-backs and all just riding boards and yeah, proper cool themed one.

"I'm in Clash magazine? ASAP Rockys on the cover?? Where can I get it??"

Do you know any photographers that you’d like to work with?
I don’t really know that many photographers, but I know a few people that I’d like work with - Katie Eary, cause I didn’t get to do the show with her. And I worked with Tokyo James and he was really good, creative designer. And Cecilie, she’s really good. She helped me out, she got me my first pictures for my book.

What are you passionate about?
I play football, but I wouldn’t say I’m passionate about it, because it’s not really my main goal in life. I’m passionate about becoming successful.

Three random facts about yourself?
Three random facts? I am… cool? ha!

You’re cool?
I’m pretty cool.
I like… oh, I really want a sleeve tattoo, like both my arms tattooed, I wanna get heavily tattooed.

You’ve not got any at the moment?
No. And I really want a pug. Like my own one when I’m older. Just be this massive guy, heavily tattooed and I’ve got a tiny little pug.

Three good qualities about yourself?
I’m fun. I think it is a good quality to be sarcastic because it brings a bit of banter into the group with my friends. And I’m outgoing, I speak my mind, how I feel.

What’s your favourite TV show?
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Love it, love it. Or The Middle. And Modern Family. I dunno, one of them.

Where was the last place you went on holiday?
The last place? It was Portugal.

Have you been there a lot then? (Mikey’s quarter Portuguese/quarter Eqyptian/half Irish)
Not really a lot, I wouldn’t say a lot. But I’ve been to Egypt a lot.

If you were a song, what would you sound like?
Oh, what’s that’s guy’s name? Marvin Gaye.

Yeah. Actually no, I’d say… depends what mood I’m in. A bit of MJ, Michael Jackson.

Photos: Cecilie Harris
Words: Kaamilah Nahaboo

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