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Charlie Burton-Eaton

Charlie Burton-Eaton, 6ft 2in
London, 17/09/1998; Agencies: PRM AND MENACE
Q: What is something you wish you knew more about or skill you wish you had?
A: I wish I had more of an understanding of adult life, as growing up you weren’t taught much about it.
Q: How and when did you become a model?
A: I became a model when I was 18, I had gone clubbing the night before and was making my way home from a friend’s house when I was approached by PRM agents and I couldn’t believe it. It took a while to believe it.
Q: The best and worst aspects of your personality?
A: The best aspect of my personality is that I don’t fake everything so seriously. I like to enjoy myself wherever I go. The worst aspect of my personality is that sometimes I can be awkward in situations I’m not comfortable in.
Q: Who is your favorite artist, musician or movie star?
A: My favorite artist has to be Dave. His songs always have deeper meanings and I can listen to his music for hours because of his view of life.
Q: The most interesting thing about your family?
A: This is a hard one because I’ve never thought about a thing that makes us interesting. My mother would tell me we had a famous pianist for a great great great Grandma.
Q: Your most embarrassing moment that you can share?
A: It would have to be when I was walking in the rain towards a shoot and I slipped on the wet, slippery pavement and had landed on my back. Everyone just stopped and stared which was so humiliating.
Q: What are three interesting facts about you?
A: I’ve only been abroad once in my whole life. This was a family trip to Ibiza for a week or so.
I’ve loved gaming since the age of 2. In fact, growing my mother would say I always had a controller in my hand. I can play multiple sports such as football, basketball, tennis, table tennis, badminton and more.
Q: What fashion brand would you love to do a campaign for and why?
A: If we’re talking all brands it would have to be Adidas, I’ve done a shoot with them already and I love what they create.
Q: If you won a million dollars what would be the first thing you would do?
A: I would invest money into real estate and share it with my close family members who have supported me during everything.
Q: Have you ever been in love?
A: No, I haven’t been in love.

Freddie Campbell

Freddie Campbell, 6’2, London, 26th of March 2003
Agencies: Menace Model Management
Q1: I wish I could speak another language, specifically Spanish, it would be so useful!
Q2: I was on Oxford Street with a couple of mates around November/December time last year when my now agent Patrick Egbon-Marshall came and approached me, he told me about his agency and said I should give it a go as a model. The rest is history.
Q3: My best attribute I would say is that I’m very empathetic, my friends often come to me with problems and I think I’m good at putting myself in people’s shoes and subsequently giving them advice. My worst attribute I would say is that sometimes I can be unmotivated and I have days where I get absolutely nothing done.
Q4: I would have to say Young Thug, he’s one of my favourite artists and what he’s done for the scene with his label, Young Stoner Life Records, and co-signing so many promising upcoming artist is amazing. Thug don’t ever miss!
Q5: My Surname comes from Scotland and because it is descended from the Cawdor Campbell Clan, we have our own tartan and family crest.
Q6: I can’t really think of any specific moment that I can actually speak about but falling over in public has to be one of the most embarrassing things, I hate it.
Q7: I can hold my breath for up to 3 minutes underwater, I’ve never broken a bone and I support Arsenal.
Q8: I would have to say, Louis Vuitton or Dior, I think both brands have been elevated. Dior with the addition of their current creative director, Kim Jones, and Louis Vuitton with their current artistic director, Virgil Abloh. The recent Air Dior (Jordan x Dior) collaboration has to be one of my favourites of all time though. 
Q9: To be honest the first thing I would do is probably go to Selfridges and then take my close friends to a fancy restaurant for a nice meal. I would give some of the money to my Mum and invest some of the money into cryptocurrencies, the rest I would put in a savings account and wait until I have my driving license so I can buy a car or put down a deposit on a property.
Q10: I can’t say that I have ever been in love, I’ve felt love from my family and friends but I have never actually been in love.

Gud Andrésson

My name is Guðmundur Árni Andrésson, my nickname is Gud. I’m 185 cm tall, I live in Reykjavík, Iceland but I’m from Siglufjörður, Iceland. I was born on the 1st of December 2000.

Agencies: Menace Model Management (London)(MA), Boom Models Agency (Milan), Eskimo Models (Reykjavík) and Two Management (Barcelona)

Q1: I wish I knew how to blow glass, it’s so cool, wow!
Q2: In November 2019, I was walking down Oxford Street and just before I headed back to my hotel to get ready to go back to Iceland, some guy who is now My agent the amazing Patrick at Menace Model Management ran after me and stopped me, chatted to me a little bit about being a model, I did not believe him at first, but thankfully I did in the end.
Q3: Uhhh, I guess my best aspect is that I go with the flow and most often it takes a lot to make me mad. (That can also be qualified as my worst aspect though) My worst aspect in some people’s opinions is my obsession with Kanye West.
Q4: Kanye West. I love him, he’s so misunderstood, one of the greatest artists of all time.
Q5: I’m one generation behind the rest of my family, my parents had me when they were pretty old.
Q6: When I was younger, me and my family went camping and my mom gave me a big trash bag, so I threw it in the trash
outside, then when we got to our camping spot it turned out that I threw away our pillows.
Q7: 1. My mom is kind of my doppelganger. 2. My first name means God’s gift. 3. I’ve been to a Bob Dylan concert.
Q8: Yeezy, because I love Kanye and I love his designs, futuristic and minimalistic.
Q9: Invest it! Enjoy the benefits a few years after. 
Q10: I don’t think so, maybe I have, who knows how love feels like? (DM me if somebody wants to change that)

Jack Adamson

JACK ADAMSON, 5’11
LONDON, 04/05/2000

Q1: I’d love to be better at painting.
Q2: Early this year in February.
Q3: I’m quite relaxed which also means that sometimes I don’t pay enough attention as I should be.
Q4: Prince.
Q5: We all create things.
Q6: When I was younger I was stung on my __ while running around naked in the garden.
Q7: I’m supposed to wear glasses, my favourite colour is blue and like having time to myself
Q8: y.m.c. because I love their minimal style and their approach to the industry.
Q9: I’d buy a 1988 honda accord.
Q10: Yes.

Jay Taylor

My name is Jay Taylor I’m 6ft2 from London and my birthday is on the 20th of May 2001. Agencies: Menace Model Managment, d’management, 16men, red and Uno models

Q: The most embarrassing moment that you can share?
A: Something that has always embarrassed since I was a kid is that I set off the fire alarm in Tescos and it never leaves my mind haha.

Q: What are three interesting facts about you?
A: One of the things is that is interesting about me is that I play airsoft in my spare time which I really enjoy also I work with my dad and his building business which is really fun and finally, I really enjoy spending time with my family.

Q: What fashion brand would you love to do a campaign for and why?
A: I would love to do a campaign with the stone island because I absolutely love the brand and they have always been in my life since I’ve been going to West Ham with my dad.

Q: What is something you wish you knew more about or skill you wish you had?  
A: I wish I knew more about what actually goes on in the government because I don’t actually trust the government so I would like to see what actually goes on.

Q: How and when did you become a model?  

A: I got scouted in Westfields while on the way to watch the West Ham game and that was in March last year.

Q: The best and worst aspects of your personality:  
A: I’d say the best aspect is that I’m easy going and get on well with people. Also I’d say the worst aspect is that I’m a big overthinker.

Q: Who is your favorite artist, musician or movie star? 
A: He’s not a movie star but I would have to say Quentin Tarantino because I love the way he films his films and his style is amazing.

Q: The most interesting thing about your family?
A: The most interesting thing is that we are all close and do a lot of things together, we all like to stay close to each other.

Q: If you won a million dollars what would be the first thing you would do?
A: I would take my mum on her dream holiday because she has done an amazing job as a mother to me and my siblings.

Q: Have you ever been in love?
A: I’m not too sure I would like to say my first girlfriend but I’m not sure if that was love.

Luc Burton

Luc, 6”2, London, 5th July 2000 (20)

— What is something you wish you knew more about or skill you wish you had?  
I wish I could play the sax. I’m big into my music & have always been mesmerized by its sound, it just seems so difficult to pick up 

— How and when did you become a model?  
I became a model around October last year. I bumped into my agent Patrick whilst out for a meal with my family & from there went to a casting and a couple test shoots before I was
signed a few weeks later 

— The best and worst aspects of your personality:  
One of my favorite traits is my creativity. I love to piece things together and experiment with music. I like letting projects take me and see what path they go down rather than following
any set structure. The bad side however is how excluded I become when I’m dealing with issues. I tend to shut myself off to the rest of the world until I’ve given myself enough time & space to resolve a problem and get back into a good headspace.

— Who is your favorite artist, musician or movie star?
My favourite musician has to be either Loyle Carner because I take a lot of inspiration from the style of his beats to the way he writes his lyrics, or Hiatus Kaiyote because of how
complex but raw (and totally beautiful) their music is.

— The most interesting thing about your family?  
The fact that we’re spread out all over the world. I’ve got close relatives scattered around the UK in Leicester, Cornwall but also in Italy & New Zealand which is a bit mad considering
most of us have all come from around Leicester 

— The most embarrassing moment that you can share?
The first-ever house party I went to, I was 15 and thought way too much of myself in terms of how well I could handle drinking. I got a little bit too messy and ended up in a bathroom for a
solid few hours, until my mates decided to call my parents to come & get me (+ they were not impressed) 

—  What are three interesting facts about you?
I’d say first that I got my first Radio 1 play a few days back. That’s always been a childhood dream & now I can actually say it’s happened. I think it’s pretty interesting! 
Secondly, I love to write. I started about a year ago but Whether its a few lines of some thoughts brewing in my head or a full-on poem, I find it really rewarding and a great release that ties in nicely with my music. Finally, according to my mum I’m somehow related to napoleon? I’m not sure how true it is but she seems pretty certain. I’m not sure whether it’s good or bad thing I guess it depends on what angle you’re looking from,  but it’s definitely interesting.
—  What fashion brand would you love to do a campaign for and why
I’d love to work with Adidas mainly because it’s 75% of what I wear on a day to day basis. Whether that’s a full outfit or just a 1 or 2 items, I love a lot of their stuff & think that’d be pretty cool.
—  If you won a million dollars what would be the first thing you would do
Pay off all mine & my parents debts 100%. I don’t wanna go on a mad spending spree until I know I can do it comfortably.

— Have you ever been in love?
I’d like to think I am now. I’ve known my girlfriend for 4 years & we’ve been together for just over 2 but she’s my absolute best mate as has been since I met her. I think it’s easy to tell
when you love someone especially when the foundations are so strong, which in my case they definitely are.

Nile Goodlad

Nile Goodlad , Birmingham, July (cancer ); Agencies: Menace management (MA)


— What is something you wish you knew more about or skill you wish you had? 
Dancing I admire dancers so much I wish I at least took it up extra curriculum. 

— How and when did you become a model? 
I guess I was older for a male model I was 19 when I was signed, prior to this I was studying animal science and I worked at a zoo I was in the back of my classmates’ photos on twitter and a fashion student asked me to help her with a college project which I did we became friends I helped her out again when she went university the photos were posted online and I got a lot of attention through them I was then forwarded to my now agent Patrick and the rest is history.
— The best and worst aspects of your personality?
I can at times be a worrier and overthink things.
— Who is your favorite artist, musician or movie star?
Jessie Reyez, Diego Rivera, Melissa McCarthy.

— The most interesting thing about your family? 
I’m one of 9 so you know.

— The most embarrassing moment that you can share?
Too many probably every fashion week after-party  with an open bar 
— What are three interesting facts about you?
I’m a qualified youth worker, I was a zookeeper, I’m phobic of rodents, alongside modelling I remained working in my job as an animal rescue centre supervisor for the last 7 years.

— What fashion brand would you love to do a campaign for and why?
I think I’ve worked with everyone I wanted to but generally appreciate and love a lot of my work.
— If you won a million dollars what would be the first thing you would do?
Buy a farm with land in the countryside and open a rescue center & buy my mom a house 
— Have you ever been in love?
I think so several times , right now I’m in love with me and my dogs!

Souher Hassan

Souher Hassan , Birmingham/London; Agencies: Menace management (MA)


– What is something you wish you knew more about or skill you wish you had?
I wish I knew more about the world of casting directors.
— How and when did you become a model?
I met Patrick in March 2019. I was scouted at Topman, Oxford Circus while shopping. I was on the escalator moving in the opposite direction to Patrick and Elliot when Patrick spotted me and ran back up the escalator trying not to lose sight of me.
— The best and worst aspects of your personality:
I’d say my best aspect of my personality is my easy-going and chill nature. But it’s funny how your best trait can also be your worst. Because I am naturally a laidback individual, I often don’t feel the pressure of having to rush things.
— Who is your favorite artist, musician or movie star
This changes so often but I would say my favorite current artist to listen to is Headie One.
— The most interesting thing about your family?
I have a huge family. It’s hard to believe but I lost count of how many first cousins I have. I think it’s over 100 now. There are over 40 of us living in Birmingham so there’s always something to do.
— The most embarrassing moment that you can share:
I used to run like Naruto; head bent down, arms sticking out behind. The whole thing.
— What are three interesting facts about you?
I’ve been skydiving at sunset. I think it’s pretty cool that I can go to the Timothy Everest store in Shoreditch and see my pictures on the wall.
My name translates to flower.
What fashion brand would you love to do a campaign for and why? I thought Celine’s dancing kid was a really cool show. So if they happen to have another campaign as dope as that I’d love to be a part of it.
— If you won a million dollars what would be the first thing you would do
Cash it out and stunt on the gram. Jokes, I’d probably get a financial advisor.
— Have you ever been in Love?

Yes.

Usman Obe

My name is Usman Obe, I am 6’3, I live in East London, Newham and I was born on the
11th September 2003. 
Agencies: I am grateful to be signed to two modelling agencies, which are Menace Model
Management (my mother agency) and Red models. 
What is something you wish you knew more about or skill you wish you had?: To be honest I
wish I was bilingual. My native tongue is Yoruba due to both of my parents being Nigerian, but unfortunately, I can only speak and understand a limited amount of common phrases in Yoruba. 
How and when did you become a model?: I become a model in January 2020, I was first
approached by Patrick, who is my agent, in Canning Town train station. Unfortunately, I was 15 at that time so I was too young, Patrick told me to contact him when I turned 16. By the time I was 16, I completely forgot about being approached by an agent and I didn’t keep in contact with Patrick. Surprisingly I was in Canning Town station and I bumped into Patrick again, he recognised my face but I convinced into thinking that we haven’t met before. He told me he could see me working with designers such as Burberry, therefore I decided to take things seriously and invite him over to my house for a meeting, from there everything just kicked off really. 
The best and worst aspects of your personality: I would say me being straightforward in certain situations is my best and worst personality trait. The reason being is because straightforwardness can be helpful when not wanting to waste people’s time, but it can also be negative with people who like things being sugar-coated and subtle. 
Who is your favourite artist, musician or movie star?: I don’t really watch many movies, but I
listen to music every day. So my favourite artist right now has to be Lil Baby, he doesn’t have one bad song. I still enjoy listening to other artists such as Daniel Caesar, Brent Faiyaz, H.E.R, Ryan Trey and loads more.   
The most interesting thing about your family?: My family is pretty average, can’t really think of anything interesting about us, unfortunately. 
What are three interesting facts about you?: The first fact is my love for football, I’ve been playing the sport from young and will continue to play football as I grow older. Second fact is that I’m an anime watcher, some may find it childish but I can watch anime all day long, my favourite ones are probably Naruto, Attack on Titan, Haikyuu and HunterXHunter. My last fact about myself is that I’m an over-thinker, I tend to do it a lot.  
What fashion brand would you love to do a campaign for and why?: It would definitely be Nike. All the big designers like Gucci or Versace are great but I would choose to do a campaign with Nike any day, it’s just a brand that I’ve been wearing and enjoy wearing for a long time now. 
If you won a million dollars what would be the first thing you would do?: I would obviously give a generous amount to my family members and to myself, most of it would go towards my parents in order for them to live a very comfortable lifestyle. Then I would send money over to the family that I have living abroad.
Have you ever been in love?: I love food, sleep and modelling. But if we’re talking about a
relationship with another female then no, I have never experienced love, maybe in the future, I’ll get to experience what love feels like.

Will Gardner

My name is Will Gardner, I am 6’1”, I am from London and my birthday is the 30th of August 2000. Agencies: Menace Model Management, Fashion Model, Two Management.
— What is something you wish you knew more about or skill you wish you had?
I am fascinated by Chinese history, political economy and philosophy, and I would like to read more on these subjects.
— How and when did you become a model?
Prior to catching Patrick’s eye, I had been scouted a few times on the street and had done a few shoots, but was never particularly committed. Patrick scouted me at London Bridge the morning after a night out, even though I looked bedraggled and spent, and we kept in contact from then on.
— The best and worst aspects of your personality:
I take great pride in my intelligence, but this can often manifest itself in the ugly form of arrogance.
— Who is your favorite artist, musician or movie star
My favorite composer is John Cage – his influence on the philosophy and aesthetics of the music is unparalleled; there is always more from his music and writings to extract.
— The most interesting thing about your family?
The spectrum of opinion is enormous – Irish republicanism to staunch conservative monarchism, lassiez faire capitalism to eco-socialism, the diversity of political belief is a blessing.
— The most embarrassing moment that you can share:
The night before my nineteenth birthday I went to a party with Patrick and collapsed into a brick wall, leaving me with a scar that remains. This was two weeks before I walked for Gucci!
— What are three interesting facts about you? I have sung solo abroad multiple times in operas and concerts, I have sung in the soundtrack for Maleficent and one of the Hunger Games films. I enjoy a spiritual mix of Christ and Taoism.

— What fashion brand would you love to do a campaign for and why
Alexander McQueen – I love the aesthetics.
— If you won a million dollars what would be the first thing you would do
I would immediately buy a holiday for myself and my friends to Antigua, and then beyond that I’d donate various portions of it to charities, as well as to the Labour Party.
— Have you ever been in love?
I suppose? What is Love, Baby don’t hurt me.

Woo Sik

My name is Woo Sik from Seoul, South Korea. My height is 188cm and I was born on December 16, 1997.
Agencies: Menace Model Management London (MA), Red Models NYC, Boom Models Milan, Two Management Barcelona, Copenhagen, and Studio Paris.


— What is something you wish you knew more about or skill you wish you had?
I wish I had the skill to rewind time because I have many moments that I either want to go back because I enjoyed it or I regret that I want to do it
better.
— How and when did you become a model?
I was first discovered in March 2020 in London by my mother agent, Patrick Egbon-Marshall. I visited London for the first time with my University friends for a March break and I was scouted walking down Oxford Circus.

— The best and worst aspects of your personality:
The best aspect is that I am an easy person to get along. I love meeting new people and making new friends. The worst is that sometimes my emotions go up and down easily.  
— Who is your favorite artist, musician or movie star
My favorite musicians are Gunna, Peggy Gou, and The Weeknd. I listen to their music all the time and I play a lot of their music when I DJ in front of people.
— The most interesting thing about your family?
The most interesting thing about my family is that until this year we never had a chance to live all together since I was 10 years old because everyone traveled around the world because of their studies or jobs. The only positive thing about Covid-19 for me is that I got a chance to stay and spend time with them in a while.  

— The most embarrassing moment that you can share:
It is when my parents lost me in an amusement park when I was young because I secretly escaped from them to go look at a toy that my parents refused to buy me.
—  What are three interesting facts about you?
I DJ, speak fluent Korea and English, and I have lived in America for 18 years out of my 22.
—  What fashion brand would you love to do a campaign for and why
I would love to do a campaign for Armani since my parent’s favorite brand is them and it would be amazing if they see me in stores when they shop their clothes.  
—  If you won a million dollars what would be the first thing you would do
To be honest, if I win a million dollars I would give most of it to my parents first because they have done so much for me and their sacrifice that they have done is countless.  
— Have you ever been in Love?
I would say I was truly in love with modeling and fashion. Even though I was always interested in fashion, the love for it grew tremendously when I started modeling and I loved every moment that I had in the industry.

Models photographed by Ashley Cumston @a5992c

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