Friday, June 06, 2014

HOMME ESSENTIAL MAGAZINE : FIFA WORLD CUP TRIBUTE Featuring Alessio Pozzi, Benoni Loos, Dean Stetz, Debiais Victor, Dino Sabanovic, Do Byungwook, Gordon Bothe, Jarno Boom, Kai Keller, Leo Mel, Lucas Mascarini, Mariano Ontanon, Marlon Nicolau, Nemanja Maksic, Rael Costa, Sam Steele, Stefan Knezevic, Stefan Radojkovic, and Toby Binge.





Alessio Pozzi
Agency: Elite Milano
Nationality: Italian
First scouted: in a shopping center
Sports played: soccer, swimming, and gym


Debiais Victor
Agency: Nologo
Nationality: French
First scouted: shopping at an H&M store in Paris
Sports played:  swimming, running, and gym


Benoni Loos

Agency: I Love Models
Nationality: Belgian
First scouted: Sitting on a bench in Antwerp
Personal style: "Black jeans and black or white t-shirt."

Dean Stetz

Agency: Nologo
Nationality: American
Most recent campaign: Tombolini
Favorite memory of hometown: Beach with family 

Dino Sabanovic
Agency: Fashion
Nationality: Bosnian
Most recent campaign: Italia Independent Sunglasses
Personal style: "Thrift shop"



Do Byungwook
Agency: Elite Milano
Nationality: Korean
First scouted: Elite China contest  
Personal style: " It is terrible that I wear the same t-shirt and pair of jeans every day?"



Gordon Bothe
Agency: I Love Models
Nationality: German and Swedish
Favorite city: "New York—they just opened a Nutella bar."
Open bar anywhere for a night: "Las Vegas to make The Hangover movies look lame"



Jarno Boom

Agency: 2morrow
Nationality: Dutch (from The Netherlands) 
Most recent campaign: Sascha
Favorite city: "Milan feels like home, plus I love Italy."


Kai Keller
Agency: 2morrow
Nationality: German
Most recent campaign: Mauro Grifoni
Favorite city: "Barcelona, because it has everything."



Leo Mel
Agency: I Love Models
Nationality: Italian
Most recent campaign: Andrew Mckenzie
Favorite city: "Rome because it's a historical city, and Paris because of the great modeling experience and the most romantic city in the world."



Lucas Mascarini
Agency: Fashion
Nationality: Brazilian
Most recent campaign: Bottega Veneta
Grossest thing seen in a model house: "dishes, dishes, dishes"


MARIANO ONTAÑON
Agency: Elite Milano 
Nationality: Argentinian 
Most recent campaign: Just Cavalli
Favorite city: "Rome, because it's magical. I fall in love with it every time I've been."


Marlon Nicolau
Agency: Elite Milano
Nationality: Portugese
Most recent campaign: Filipe Faisca
Sports played: "I watch soccer all the time, but the only sport for me is sex. I hate the gym."


Nemanja Maksic
Agency: Fashion Milano 
Nationality: Sebrian (but supports the Russian World Cup team) 
Most recent campaign: adidas Originals
Embarrassing story from adolescence: "One time I broke my shoes so my mother gave me my sister’s to wear. When people asked me about them, I just replied, 'Because it’s fashion!'" 



Rael Costa

Agency: Why Not
Nationality: Brazilian
Favorite city: "Rome and Florence — there are so many places to visit and so much history." 
Sports played: soccer, volleyball, wake boarding, and skateboarding



Sam Steele
Agency: Elite Milano
Nationality: Spanish and British (born in Spain)
Favorite memory of hometown: "Being outdoor with my mates."
Open bar anywhere for a night: "Any pub in Ireland. They have great beer and drinking culture."



Stefan Knezevic
Agency: Independent Milano 
Nationality: Serbian  (but supports the Bosnian World Cup team) 
Most recent campaign: Pitti Immagine Uomo
Sports played: "I played volleyball for 10 years, of which the last 3 were professional. Now I only do sports for fun."



Stefan Radojcovic
Agency: Independent Men
Nationality: Serbian (but supports the Australian World Cup team) 
Favorite city: "Aruba or the Australian seaside because of their nature vibes."
Staying in shape: "I was lucky that I trained in a gym as a child for 7 years, so now it’s easy to keep in shape."




Toby Binge
Agency: Independent Milano
Nationality: British
First scouted: 15 years old at a music festival
Favorite city: "New York. There is always something different going on, it feels like being in a film."


What happens when a mix of 19 soccer loving—excuse us, football—male models fanatics have a pitstop in Milan at the same time? Photographer Paolo Simi quickly discovered as tensions flared and home-country loyalties became as apparent as the piercing-editorial-stare born onto each model’s face. See our exclusive Fashion Week preview and FIFA World Cup Tribute below featuring Alessio Pozzi, Benoni Loos, Dean Stetz, Debiais Victor, Dino Sabanovic, Do Byungwook, Gordon Bothe, Jarno Boom, Kai Keller, Leo Mel, Lucas Mascarini, Mariano Ontanon, Marlon Nicolau, Nemanja Maksic, Rael Costa, Sam Steele, Stefan Knezevic, Stefan Radojkovic, and Toby Binge. - Images photographed by Paolo Simi; Styled by Stefano Spinetta; Make up and hair by Sara Del ReMartin, Jorge Paradas, Claudia Tito, and Jonahid Miah; Editing by Piotr Trojanowski; Photo AssistantsGiulietta Raimondi and Nicola Lazzari; Gifs by Giulia Bertuletti - 

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