Rising modeling star Simonas has agreed to answer couple of our questions and to share some facts of his success story that might be interesting and useful to some starting models.
BeScouted: Hi, Simonas, first of all please tell us how you were “discovered” and how your modeling career all started?
Simonas: I was taken by a friend to a Lithuanian fashion week where my MA (Model Agency) found me and offered to start modeling career. My first trip was to NYC and after week I spent there I was announced model of the week.
BeScouted: Was modeling something you always wanted to do, or did it just happen?
Simonas: It just happened. I was studying law.
BeScouted: What has been your favorite shoot / campaign / work to date?
Simonas: I can’t pick one! I had amazing jobs and shoots! In Hawaii for GQ, in LA for Adidas or shoot for Holister in Marthas Vineyard…I don’t know they are all special to me.
BeScouted: Do you get to travel a lot for your work? If so what’s your favorite city that you have visited?
Simonas: Yes I do. Of course NYC second is LA.
BeScouted: Do you ever get shy in front of the camera?
Simonas: Not anymore! I don’t have complex to shoot but naked or in awkward clothes lol
BeScouted: Is modeling a hard job?
Simonas: It is when you think about it. You have a lot other models into your place also you travel a lot so basically you don’t have one place you stay at. Your luggage is always ready lol
BeScouted: What’s the best and worst thing about being a model?
Simonas: Definitely the best is ability to travel. The worst- meeting people and losing them, then go to another place meet new people, leave them again and you don’t know when u will see them again.
BeScouted: Give us 5 facts about you people may not know?
Simonas: I don’t do diets. I often break model rules. I was in orchestra for 8 years. I don’t do test shoots. I appreciate every job I get.
BeScouted: Is it possible to learn how to be a model or is it just a gift?
Simonas: It’s just a gift, you can learn how to walk and pose but you can’t change your face , your look.
BeScouted: What would be your advice for those that only start modeling, o have such a dream?
Simonas: Try it out and if you like it do it.
BeScouted: Thank you for your time, Simonas, and good luck in your career.
Simonas: Thank you too and good luck with your project.