It’s been a while since we caught up with the ever mysterious Louis Rado (Storm Models), so it was only natural for us to be curious about his experiences and thoughts on the crazy world of fashion shoots, combining Uni with modelling and his passion for music. Apparently he’s met some super cool photographers (obviously none compare to our lovely Boys by Girls photographers) since his early beginnings as a model.
Having not had the opportunity to work with him since our very first issue, Boys by Girls, we took our chance and were sure to quiz him on every aspect: a shop selling fashion, unsigned music and pick ‘n’ mix? We call that a stroke of genius. With his musical skills and boyish good looks, it seems that Louis will be mixing things up from now on.
What modelling things have you been up to since we saw you last?
I've done some cool jobs including a campaign and some crazy shoots in Paris and Dubai. I've also met some really cool photographers for editorials and have been building up my portfolio more and more.
How did your modelling career begin?
My modelling career began out of a need for cash before my gap year where I was planning to go travelling haha. I submitted a picture to Ford models online and completely forgot about it. A month later I got an international call on my mobile from the U.S and it was the Chicago office of Ford who were interested, I signed with them and it went from there...
Image courtesy of Storm Models.
Can you tell us how your life has changed since you began modelling?
My life actually hasn't changed much (I hope). I still just chill, go out and hang with my friends, as well as being at Uni in Southampton. Modelling has given me more confidence in myself and I'm so happy I got into it.
What have you learnt from your experiences so far?
I've learnt a lot! I've learnt not to take anything for granted as in fashion everything is very fast moving, full of opportunities and you never know what's around the corner.
Do you think the fashion industry is what you expected?
I didn't know what to expect when I first started modelling, but its the strangest industry in the world surely! You meet some people who remind you of characters from crazy films haha
What’s your dream modelling job?
My dream job is probably a campaign for Dior or Prada. Zara or Topman would be pretty sweet as well. A dream location would be somewhere I haven't travelled to before maybe South America? I'd love to go to Brazil or Argentina or Chile or Peru. Anywhere's good for me ha.
Anything else you’ve got going on at the moment alongside modelling?
Well I'm at Southampton Uni studying Business Management and Entrepreneurship so I'm down there most of the time, but I also do some music production and in the long-term I really want to get signed to a label. That's my dream job...
Tell us 3 random facts about yourself.
I'm half Hungarian, I'm allergic to skinned fruits and I still can't drive!
What are you passionate about and why?
I'm really passionate about music. I love making it. I used to be in a band as a singer and its what I love doing. I also am a big football fan (watching and playing) and love travelling.
If you were to open a shop, what would you sell?
Clothes under my own fashion label. It would also sell pic'n'mix sweets and promote new unsigned music artists
What's the funniest thing you've ever experienced?
Finding a naked video of my mate doing unspeakable things with a fluffy cushion is definitely up there. Other than that general shits and gigs with my mates are always funny - something unexpected usually seems to happen
What's a typical day like in the life of Louis?
At the moment I'm a full time model. I wake up at about 11am, have breakfast and check my calendar for anything going on. Make a bit of music in the afternoon or go round my mates' house and chill. Possibly go out to London with mates in the evening or have a cheeky poker game at someone’s house and end up going to sleep at about 3am in the morning.
Cheers for the catch up Louis!