With previous model contestans gracing the covers of top magazines and walking the runways for major Fashion Weeks, Modelmanagement’s Fresh Faces contest is proven to be a real chance of a lifetime for every aspiring model!
The last Fresh Faces sweetheart spotted on the runways of 080 Barcelona Fashion Week was Ricardo Fernandez, one of the model finalists of Fresh Faces Spain 2012 sponsored by Traffic Models. Were so impressed to see him be so professional especially considering that the Fresh Faces 2012 Grand Finals took place only 2 months before Barcelona Fashion Week! So when we saw him, we had to stop him and ask him to tell us EVERYTHING about his life after Fresh Faces and how he got his big break in the modeling world.
Read on this exclusive interview to have a preview on what could happen to you this year!
ModelManagement: What motivated you to get into the modeling world?
Ricardo Fernandez: My modeling career actually started by surprise thanks to Modelmanagement.com’s Fresh Faces contest, for which I was signed by an agency immediately after participating.
MM: Any famous models who inspire you?
RF: Francisco Lachowski and Jon Kortajarena
MM: We have met you at the Fresh Faces 2012 Live Casting in Barcelona which last year was sponsored by Traffic Models. Can you tell us about the casting and your feelings? was it the first modeling casting you attended?
RF: The Live Casting really was an amazing experience! During the casting I attended a photo session where I got profile, portrait and full-body shots done for the very first time. It was an incredible and unique feeling! The Fresh Faces casting was the first casting I ever attended and honestly, it took me by surprise as I myself did not know I actually had model potential!
MM: Traffic Models actually selected you last year to be one of the Fresh Faces 2012 Finalists! How did you react when you got the news?
RF: When I first got the news, I didn’t believe it. It was such an amazing feeling that I would not know how to express in words.
MM: For the Fresh Faces 2012 Grand Finals, you went through 2 days of runway training before the final runway show. What did you learn that was useful to being a model today?
RF: I learnt that less is always more. Admitting your mistakes and making up for them is the best choice, and also, a smile always brings you a long way.
MM: How did you feel walking the runway in front of so many people and a panel of judges?
RF: I actually felt quite comfortable thanks to the Fresh Faces staff who took such good care of me making sure I was comfortable in every situation. I also had great relationships with my all fellow contestants, which made it easier to have fun and just go with it.
MM: We have seen you modeling at Barcelona’s 080 Fashion Week and we were really proud to see you being so professional! What were your feelings about it?
RF: Thank you so much! I treasured every advice I got from model experts during Fresh Faces 2012 and it was amazing to put into practice everything I’ve learnt there. I would have never felt so sure of my self if I didn’t go through the Fresh Faces training last year.
MM: You came along to support us at this years Fresh Faces Live Casting in Barcelona sponsored by Trend Models. How did it feel being back where it all happened?
RF: It was amazing to get to see you guys again and to help out at a casting where I first got discovered. It brought back good old memories!
MM: How did Fresh Faces 2012 change you?
RF: Fresh Faces changed my point of view on so many things. Learning about the industry and participating in such a great model contest was the best thing that ever happened to me.
MM: Can you give 3 reasons why aspiring models should never miss out on Fresh Faces?
RF: I would say the main reasons are: to make new friends in the industry, to finally book great model jobs and most of all to make your dream come true. I advise all aspiring models to participate in Fresh Faces this year, it is an experience that will definitely change your life!
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