“Time Slows Down”

7 February 2012

During his recent shoot with Cecilie Harris, we took the opportunity to get to know the talented Roland Lepp (AMCK) that little bit more in this interview. Roland talks to us about his first shoot, childhood memories of toy guns and why he loves catwalks.

Hey Roland, what’s on your playlist right now?
Mostly Electronical music, Rap, Dubstep and Drum & Bass. I like to party to Progressive House and remixes of good tunes.

Aside from modeling, what else are you up to at the moment?
I'm at sixth form at the moment doing the equivalent of A-Levels which are hard - don't ever do them! As soon as I'm finished doing that I'll start modelling full-time.

How do you prepare for a shoot?
Number one - take a shower! No but really, I'm good with the attention and I'm used to it now. I go to shoots as I am and let myself out when I shoot.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?
I love catwalks! As soon as I've finished a catwalk I want to do another one, that's the buzz you get from walking down the catwalk. The three levels of people, literally, hundreds of people watching you, time just slows down. Yeah, it's cool. Definitely the best part.

What’s your most extravagant purchase?
I used to have a pair of Armarni shoes that cost £100.

Tell us about a day in the life of Roland?
Roland wakes up at 7am, goes to the bathroom, takes a shower, freshens up, goes to School, finishes School, goes home and gets his bike. Then I either go to the skate park or if I have castings go to castings, home, shower, computer, eat, TV, computer, sleep! Phew!

If you could choose four people, dead or alive, who would you invite to your dinner party?
That's easy - Tiny Tempah, Kendall Jenner, Rihanna and Jessica Alba - she's my favourite actress.

Can you tell us about your first shoot?
My first shoot was with Rewind Magazine. It was at South End and they provided the food, tickets and everything. I was like 'Hell yeah let's do it again!' It took place at the beach, it was awesome and I met loads of people that I wouldn't have if I wasn't modeling. When I saw the final Magazine my chin fell to the ground, I was stoked! I'd never witnessed anything like that before. I don't know how to explain it, the first shoot is the debut, it matters the most, not like second or third. I really enjoyed it.

What do you think people in billions of years could learn from your skeleton if they found it in the ground?
A couple of broken bones? I haven't got them yet but I'm thinking in the future! I BMX and it's getting quite out of hand now - I've started doing tricks I'm not used to doing.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Creating and mixing music, I used to DJ back in Estonia.

What’s your earliest childhood memory?
I was two years old and had my first plastic bullet gun, I shot my good friend between his eyes and he had a red spot for two months (he says laughing). It was funny but come to think of it it was quite sad. Even he laughed though! I think he still has some kind of spot there. Every time I remember that I just start laughing!

Do you have a nickname?

What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far in your career?
The biggest lesson I've learned is that there's no such things as a free meal. Nothing in life come easy, I actually have my own saying that I thought of myself, it's 'dreams are your lives objectives that you try to accomplish every day', voila!

Thanks Roland, incase you missed it you can also see Roland in "Secret Undertones", editorial by Cecilie Harris.

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