Caoimhin The Cute Irish Boy

5 November 2013

The adorable 18 year old Caoimhin O'Brien at FM Models stopped by the Boys by Girls Headquarters recently, and we jumped on the opportunity to interview this young, fun loving boy. We discovered what Caoimhin thinks about Sabrina The Teenage Witch, and what happened to him while he was learning how to windsurf.

We instantly pigeon-holed Caoimhin as the sweetheart type, as he shined a genuine smile talking about his close family, and then laughing as he told us what type of animal him and his sister both would want to be like. We loved getting to know Caoimhin, and after reading his interview, we are sure a lot of you will feel the same way.

Hi Caolmhin, can you tell us how you got started modeling?
My agency, FM Model Management, contacted me in March and now, just a few months later, I am officially starting.

And how do you like it so far?
It is all new, and fun. I am very excited to already have a few potential jobs, so hopefully it all works out.

How would you describe yourself?

Assertive, and fun. I like to get down and do things, but I am fun at the same time.

Polaroid by Cecilie Harris

How would you describe yourself?
Assertive, and fun. I like to get down and do things, but I am fun at the same time.

Do you have any guilty pleasures?
One weird thing is that I have a trampoline at home, and I sometimes jump on it in my underwear when its sunny! You should try it.

We most definitely will. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
I really love learning about languages. So, I want to try and study as many as I can before I die. I speak French, Spanish, Irish and English.

Being from Ireland, where would be the best place to go?
I am not mad on Dublin, but the country side is really nice. I like it beacuse it is wild and cool. You should also visit Galway, because it has the country side, the sea, and the city of Galway is really nice!

Isn't there the song, "Galway Girl"?
Yes, you should look it up!

(We did! Have a listen.) As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be an artist actually. I used to love drawing, and still do. I took art history for my A-level courses in Ireland, but then I got into studying languages and decided that is what I want to instead. This fall I am going to study French, and Spanish at trinity College.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love sailing. I started that a few years ago, and go out with my sisters in the summer. I also learned how to windsurf, like two weeks ago when I was on holiday in the west. Windsurfing is hard, because you fall over so much, and I fell on a Jellyfish!

Did you get stung?
Yeah, I feel on top of it! I don't know why but I tried swimming away, then it wrapped around my ankle and stung me. It was a nightmare!

Were you on holiday with your family?
Yeah, I am really close with my family. My brothers and sisters are all really tight knit, so it is hard coming over here and leaving them. We traveled to the country side in Kerry, and it was really nice. That is where I windsurfed!

If Boys by Girls came over for dinner to your house, what would you prepare for us?
I make this really good Korma. It is really nice, but takes like three hours to make. I learned how to make it from scratch when I started watching a cooking channel, and I was like "oh my gosh that looks so good!". So I called my mom and told her everything we needed to make it, and it turned out really nice. For dessert, I would make a roulade. A chocolate roulade.

Mmm… Now we want to come over for dinner!
Yes! I'm a fat mess.

When you were growing up, did you have a favorite cartoon?
Not a cartoon, but I loved Sabrina the Teenage Witch. It is so much better than the new teenage sitcoms like iCarly and all. Those characters are so boring I always find, and Sabrina is really flawed, anxious, and weird.

What kind of animal would you be if you could be one?
I am stealing this from my sister so she is probably going to kill me, but I would be a seal. Because all you do is lie around day, eat, and then go swimming. You even get lots of people to come to look at you!

If you could leave us with some life advice, what would you leave with us?
Probably with the cheesy old saying, YOLO.

We love that! Thanks a million for the entertaining interview Caoimhin.

Words by Wyatt McCollum.

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