The Tales Of Tommy

16 April 2013

Tommy Marr from M+P models is a face we now love at Boys By Girls. When we first met him he was cutely shy, and it wasn’t long before we were chatting away and literally couldn’t help but fall for his innocent charm! Photographed already by Cecilie Harris for one of her infamous portrait series, we just had to have him come visit us at our BBG offices for a further chat.

Born and bred in London 17-years-old Tommy is pretty new to the world of modelling, but it would seem he is settling in well and already becoming a popular face in the industry. During the recent January Fashion Weeks he walk for Calvin Klein in Milan for starters.

Athletic and apparently rather good at football too, Tommy’s enthusiasm for life and fun is infectious, definitely the traits of a typical teenage boy that everyone loves. Tommy gets you giggling with his sense of humour, and his playful personality instantly lights up the room. A spur of the moment kind of guy, we really adored his “take things as they come” attitude; and can’t wait to see what he’ll be up to next! Read the full interview with Tommy below and don’t forget to check out his portraits with Cecilie right here.

Polaroid by Cecilie Harris.

How did you first get scouted?
I was on my way to school one day when M+P Models scouted me, so I checked them out and then I got signed. This was back in October.

What have you done in your modelling career so far?
When I started, I had some test shots done here and there, then my first job was at H&M Design Award 2012, which was a catwalk and that was pretty cool. I didn’t have any practice so I kind of just jumped straight into it. After that towards Christmas time I was shot for a look book which took place in a scrap yard of some sort, so that was pretty cool too. Then Milan Men's Fashion Week came around and I flew out to walk for Calvin Klein which was amazing.

How was the Calvin Klein experience?
It was unreal; I met so many cool people so overall it was a really good experience.

What did you think of Milan?
It was first time in Milan actually. I was a bit scared to venture out in case I got lost, but later on in the week I met a few people so we went out sightseeing and it really made the trip a lot more interesting.

You’re still in school right?
Yes, I’m studying Sport, I’m the laidback sporty type haha!

What is your favourite sport?
Football definitely.

How good at football would you say you are on a scale of 1-10?
Probably reaching off the scales, so I’d say 11? Haha, no I’m joking. Probably about 7 or 8?

What other things do you like to do?
I enjoy lying in bed, going out with friends and playing football of course – I’m a typical teenage boy!

Aside from modelling what would your dream job be?
It’s quite random, but I’d actually like to be a solicitor, I know they earn a lot of money haha!

What would your dream modelling job be?
I’d like a stable modelling job. Like working with Topman or Asos on a regular basis. Other than that I’d love to walk for designers like Versace or Louis Vuitton and other high end designers. It would be amazing!

Give us 3 random Tommy facts!
I love spaghetti bolognaise and my favourite place to eat is Nando’s, I love chicken! One more fact… I can’t cook at all!

If you were left home alone for the weekend what would you do?
Takeout definitely, either Chinese or Dominoes… Or both if I’m really hungry.

If you were king for a day, what would you do?
I’d probably enjoy having a slave for a day. I’d have them run around for me, feed me, play FIFA with me, and fan me all day so I didn’t get too hot!

What is the ultimate dream then?
To be a successful footballer and make my mummy proud.

Last words to end the interview?
Big up Boys By Girls!

Yeah! Thanks a lot Tommy!

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