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Andres Velencoso Segura, top model

"I never thought modeling was what I wanted to do with life but after I finished high-school I signed with a model company called Group Models..."


"My first real work was for Banana Republic campaign in 2000 and 2002..."


"I always loved to cook with my father when I was younger if I was not a model I would be a chef..."

ON ANDRES VELENCOSO SEGURA


Andres Velencoso Segura doesn't need any presentation, he has done a lot of major campaigns and he is one of the most successful models of the world.
He's currently in the special ranking of models.com dedicated to the icons men ("male models with public recognition, established longevity and major campaigns and/or editorials within the last year")
 


Interview by Edo Q © 2010 CoverMen Mag!
  August, 2010

- Hello Andres, I'm really proud you accepted to be interviewed for CoverMen Mag!, to start this interview off, please give me some background informationAndres Velencoso Segura, top model  

Hola its my pleasure I was born in Tossa de Mar, Catalonia Spain. My father owns a restaurant he built it from the ground up in Spain my mother Lucia she was a homemaker she was devoted to taking care of her family. I loved my mother and father very much with all of my heart it was hard to deal with the pain when my mother passed away in 2002. I have a tattoo of her name across my chest in her memory we were very close with one another. My younger sisters, Sonia and Silvia, both live with my father back in Tosa De Mar.


-How did you start your career as a model? Who convinced you to become a model?

I never thought modeling was what I wanted to do with life but after I finished high-school I signed with a model company called Group Models, it is a Spanish model group. I had never done modeling before so I was not sure what to do. Clients never liked my body type muscular and really tall and buzzed hair cut was not the demand that European market demanded. My mother and my sister pushed me to become a model it wasn't my plan for my life.

Andres Velencoso Segura, top model

-Which was your first main assignment as a model?

I did some small catalogue work my first real work was for Banana Republic campaign in 2000 and 2002.


-Just for curiosity, can you tell me what you bought with your very first earning as a model?

I bought a car for my father of all things I am close with my family instead of buying it for me I bought it for him.

-You're a very successful model,  and you've have done a lot of major campaigns, in your opinion which of them has contributed the most to your success?Andres Velencoso Segura, top model

I would say the Zara campaigns but most successful .. I would say The Allure Homme Sport Chanel for men campaign.


-Let's talk  about fans,  do you appreciate it when one of them asks you for an autograph?

I have fun time with fans they are very nice and humble I don't mind giving autograph to them its an honor to me they like my work I appreciate them a lot.


-What is your favorite sport? Do you only watch it or do you play it too?

I love sport I like polo and soccer I have played soccer with friends but I love to watch as well.


-How do you usually spend your weekends?

When I am not modeling I love to play sports I like to go to cinema I like to take pictures, I like to travel just enjoy my free time you know when I am not working. I like to do simple things not crazy model things.


-If you weren't modeling, what do you think you'd be doing now? What did you wish to be when you were a kidAndres Velencoso Segura, top model?

I always loved to cook with my father when I was younger if I was not a model I would be a chef.


-I know you've  traveled around the world, where you would like to live other than where you do now?

I love Costa Rica and Australia they are both beautiful places I would love to live in Mexico or Barcelona.


-Thanks Andres for taking the time to reply to my questions, it was a gift to me and my readers!

Your welcome it was nice to do the interview, gracias take care. :)

- Andres

 

 

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