He is 22 years old.
He was born in the Basque Country.
He has a big passion: food!
Iker Jimenez Moro is the young Spanish model who lives in Paris and who, before being discovered on Instagram, was studying to become a doctor (or perhaps a veterinarian for wild animals).
And wild is her hair to frame a fresh face and a deep gaze.
His dream? Being an actor.
VT – Name
IJM – Iker Jimenez Moro
VT – Agency
IJM – Mademoiselle Agency, in Paris
VT – Age
IJM – 22 years old
VT – Height
IJM – 1.82m
VT – Instagram
IJM – @ikerrjimenez
VT – Hometown
IJM – Biarritz/San Sebastián
VT – What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
IJM – If you know Biarritz, you can easily imagine what you can do there!
Surfing of course! The waves, the sea, moutains.. Basque country landscape is one of the prettiest one!
Without mentionning the food (lol) as a Spanish guy, we do know how to eat,
I know how to treat myself!
VT – How discovered?
IJM – On Instagram. Our generation post a lot on socials, I feel I’m getting old now because TikTokis such a trend!
I started posting pictures of me that I took with friends for fun and I started recieving messages from agencies and photographers.
I started while studying and now I model full time!
VT – What’s fashion for you?
IJM – Fashion is freedom.
To me, it’s a way to express yourself without speaking, like a gaze.
Style evolves but at the end of the day, fashion comes back to what it was a few decades before and I like to mix looks and different types of styles.
But it’s not only clothes, sometimes, it’s not what you wear but how you wear it that makes a difference.
VT – What was your first modeling job?
IJM – Quiksilver: I started modelling while I was still a student in southern France.
I think this brand represents my hometown so well! I was very proud to shoot with them as my first job thanks to my agency Mademoiselle!
VT – What were you doing before modeling?
IJM – I was lost. I always freamt of being either an actor or a doctor, two very opposed universe (haha).
I was doing med school and I stopped to start modeling and followed my instinct.
I really wanted to feel free and satisfied by my job and modelling really allowed me that.
VT – What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
IJM – I think I would have continued med school or maybe vet school to take care of wild animals!
But I’m very happy with my current job, I want to develop and evolve as much as I can!
VT – Favorite modeling experience so far?
IJM – My TV-AD with L’Oréal Garnier soooo far!
I hope that I’ll be able to do a lot of TV commercials because it was such an amazing experience!
I had so much fun despite the crazy amount of work and the pace of the set.
I wish that to all the models that read me.
VT – Favorite things you like doing in your spare time?
IJM – EATING FRUITS!
Yes, I love it. But also tortilla de patata de mi abuela.
I like doing sport and eat again.. and spend time with my family and friends… but to be fair, eating is really a passion for me, ahah.
VT – What are you listening to at the moment?
IJM – Music help me escape from the reality I live in.
So I listen to all kind of music: a lot of US rap but also French and Spanish ones. I recommend Spanish rap if you don’t know yet, you won’t be disappointed!
I also really like electro or techno music for parties.
VT – Favorite movie/TV show
IJM – It’s hard to tell, I share a passion for cinema with my dad,soI saw a lot of movies.
But If I have to choose one today it’d be Meet Joe Black with Brad Pitt and Claire Forlani, a must if you like romance movies.
VT – Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product
IJM – Virgil Abloh. Unfortunately he passed away lately, it really was a world class designer, he really turned the fashion world upside down engaging streetwear in fashion. He was so talented.
VT – Currently, you’re obsessed with/about?
IJM – A girl! No I’m kidding haha.
I really want to feature in a TV commercial for perfume for instance. It really is my long term goal. I think these commercials are so well done and so classy.
I also want to work on my acting skills to start shooting soon.
Thanks a lot!
AGENCY: Mademoiselle Agency
PHOTOGRAPHER: Elise St Upéry