Mikey On Modelling

6 March 2019

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

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