Model Nick Norman @thenicknorman represented by Global Systems 1 Management @globalsystems1management photographed by Eduardo Fermin @eduardoferminphoto. Clothing: Zara, Calvin Klein, Armani & Gucci. Part 2 over at www.thelonelyavocado.com
Q) Who is your main inspiration in life and why do they have such a positive influence?
A) My main inspiration in life is my dad. My dad has such a positive influence on my life because he sets such a good example. He is extremely hard-working, loving, and caring, and doesn’t take crap from anyone!
Q) If you had to pick one of your favourite parts about the modelling industry what would it be?
A) One of my favourite parts of the modelling industry would have to be the expressive aspect of it. I have found that I am able to express my personality through the means of modelling, and this has opened my perspective.
Q) What would you say inspires you the most about pop culture and would you say it is more past or modern-day pop culture that influences you the most?
A) What inspires me most about pop culture is how it impacts society’s youth in such a major way, given that is what many of them grow up, which in turn shapes them to be the adults that they become. Past pop culture is very interesting, but current pop culture, with the introduction of social media and various other kinds of technological innovations, will have a very unique impact on my generation. This is an impact I’d like to study later when I’m older.
Q) If you were not trying to build a career in modelling, what do you think you would be working towards?
A) Modelling for me, unlike for many others, is not a full-time job. Modelling requires you to be fit, healthy, and confident with yourself, these are all things that I had already been pursuing prior to modelling. So modelling to me has just allowed me to combine all of those things and capitalize on how they’ve made me a better person.
Q) Which fashion brand would you say would be your main goal to one-day work with and what about this brand do you love the most?
A) A brand that I would love to work with one day would be Calvin-Klein. This brand is important to me because they are so classic and timeless and have featured so many of the biggest celebrities. Also, I look great in Calvins!
Q) Where do you see yourself in the next 20-30 years?
A) In the next 20-30 years, I see myself building multiple businesses and contributing back to the programs that helped me develop as a student and an athlete. I see myself also moving out of the United States.
Q) If you had to explain who you are in a few sentences how would you describe yourself?
A) If I were to describe myself In a few sentences it would be something like: Nick is an extremely passionate guy who puts his mind and heart into whatever he wants to get done. He is extremely personable and easy to talk to. He is a great person to come to when you’re having problems because he gives great advice. Nick will always be there to support you and will never turn his back on you.