Last week we featured Mikey Colliss as one of our Faces of Summer 2012. As promised, we are sharing with you another interview with the beautiful boy. You can take a look at his portrait feature photographed by Cecilie Harris and have a read of his previous interview here.
You can view the full "12 Faces of Summer 2012" story here.
Take a look back at our first encounter with Mikey when Cecilie photographed him for The 4th Floor. He looked particularly stunning.
Where are you from/what’s your heritage?
My mum’s Portuguese and Egyptian, my dad’s Irish.
How did you get into modelling?
I was at Ministry of Sound, at a 16-18 year old dubstep rave and I was scouted by Leah at Elite.
Your career seems to have taken off quite quickly. What have you done so far?
I’ve done quite a lot of things lately like Lyle & Scott campaign, a Supreme campaign, done a show with Lyle & Scott, done the web with Lyle & Scott, done Topman quite a lot for their web. And a few editorials and stuff.
What about catwalk?
Yeah I done the Shaun Samson show, and I did the Lyle & Scott show, Christopher Shannon (with the flowers on my face) and I did the Graduate Fashion Week.
Describe yourself in 3 words
Sarcastic, fun and outgoing.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was a kid? Well, like everyone, every little boy’s dream, a footballer, but obviously, reality… Like, the past couple of years I wanted to do stock broking, but that’s really hard to get into and also there’s no family life. I want to do something where you can have a social life and earn a bit of money as well as having, not just work, like work work, with no social life. So, I think like, acting would be quite cool. I think I want to do acting.
So are you studying at the moment?
Yeah, I just finished my GCSE’s and so I’m on a break this summer, but I’m gonna go back into college and do sports therapy.
Have you got any pets?
Yep, I’ve got 2 dogs, Tyson and Angel, they’re little Staffies. And got some tropical fish. And a pug. Called Doug.
Any hidden talents?
I can do the Donald Duck noise. (BBG: He showed us, it was a brilliant impression)
3 things that you really love?
I love? I love food. Like fast food. Ah, I live on it.
And I love shopping.
And I love just going out with my friends.
Are you superstitious? Got any lucky charms?
Yeah, I’m really superstitious! Like OCD. I’m like, one of those people, I won’t walk underneath the ladder, won’t walk underneath two… like the poles, black cat, even though I had two, used to have. And I got this necklace, and it’s my lucky necklace. (He pulls out a wooden cross from under his t-shirt). My nan gave it to me. Whenever I take it off, something bad happens to me.
Any dreams for the future? Modelling or otherwise?
I wouls love to become a supermodel. Yeah, and have everyone from different countries phoning me up, saying “Mikey, Mikey!” haha
Thanks Mikey, we think you're destined for supermodel status!
Words: Kaamilah Nahaboo
Polaroid: Cecilie Harris