Faces Of Summer 2012: Primo

6 March 2019

We love a boy with a strong sense of personal style. Premier boy Primo Baker arrived for our '12 Faces of Summer 2012' shoot wearing a leopard print shirt and his Dad's Gucci loafers. We had to get to know this intriguing character better, so we sat down for an interview and were not disappointed!

Styled by Kristine Kilty, and looking rather innocent, Cecilie Harris captures these exclusive portraits for Boys by Girls. We have another interview with Primo coming up and he is also featured in our new book, A Place Called Youth, so look out for those!

Photographic Assistants KAAMILAH NAHABOO & DAVE BIRD
Model PRIMO BAKER (Premier)

Primo wears shirt DENIM DEMON, shorts TOPMAN, shoes GANT, belt CONVERSE, socks TOPMAN (all images).

Name: Primo Baker
Age: 17
Location: West London

How long have you been modelling?
About, since September, I'm also still at college. I was scouted at a festival and it went from there really.

What have your modelling experiences been like so far?
All are different, I don’t think I’ve had one that’s the same which is a good thing. Like everything is different every time, which is good.

What’s your dream modelling job?
I don’t even know. I just, overall, want to do international as well as the UK.

"Am I allowed to sit on the grass? I might get grass stains."
"Well you don't have to roll around."

What are you passionate about?
Music. Music and… yeah, just music and DJing and everything.

Have you always been interested in music?
Yeah, I’ve always been interested in it, like my Dad’s a musician as well and I dunno, I’ve just always been interested in music, like all types of music and then I’ve just started producing music myself, so I got really into it.

3 random facts about yourself?
I am half Anglo-Indian, quarter Danish and quarter English, but I’m still white as ever, like I’m the palest person you’ll probably ever meet. (Laughs as I indicate that he is actually talking to the palest person ever).
I have a habit of walking round with one sock on and one sock off, that’s just my habit, just casually walking round the house. I don’t mean to, I just always fall into the situation. (BBG: After the boys had left the shoot, we found one sock left behind…)
I’m just giving really, really random things!
And nearly everything I wear is my Dad’s. I steal my Dad’s clothes.

If you won the lottery, what would be the very first thing you’d buy?
A studio. That’s what I’m saving up for now, with all my earnings, I’m saving up for a little studio.

That would be the very first thing?
Literally, 100% would be a studio. I’d buy all the equipment I’d need for a studio to help me do things musically.

What’s your favourite food treat?
Ah mate, Christmas dinner. Or my mum’s southern fried chicken. She makes the best southern fried chicken, literally.

Best video on YouTube?
There’s a thing, it’s called like ‘Iron Man, the Crawl’, it’s not supposed to be funny, but basically its like, you know the Iron Man competition where they have to run, then swim, it’s like the biggest triathlon in the world. And these two women, their bodies have just given up, so their legs literally turn into rubber, but they’re still trying to race each other, it’s so funny. And quite cruel, but funny. (BBG: We’ve watched it. It’s a painful sight)

What’s your favourite sleeping position?
Diagonally. I sleep diagonally, it’s just gotta happen. I can’t sleep any other way. Even if it’s two people, I sleep diagonally. They’re just gonna have to deal with it.

Photos: Cecilie Harris
Words: Kaamilah Nahaboo

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