by Edo Q © 2012 CoverMen
Jacey, I'm flattered you accepted to be interviewed
for my website, to start this interview off, please
give some background information.
My name is Jacey Pacino Elthalion I was born February
1985 I am south London I was raised in Brixton Cowley
estate I went to Mostyn Gardens Primary School then
I went to Kingsdale Secondary School I got kicked after
3 months and had to go to Lilian Baylis I went back
and forth threw secondary schools threw my school days
but I finished school really when I was about 13 or
14 I got myself a job working down the market selling
fruit and flowers. I worked down the market till I was
20 I am half French half English but I grew up in south
London I have 4 sisters I have no education on paper
from school but I got an education off the streets I
used to sell watchable clothes sunglasses or anything
I could get my hands on my boss at the market was an
old gangster and he taught me how to make money buying
and selling things then I went to Select when I was
15 I got scouted loads of times down the Market by Select
but I didnt think it was real so it took me a while
to go in and see what it was all about.
do you remember about your school days, did you have
many friends and what was your favorite subject?
school days were very wild I come from a poor family
and my mum and step dad were hardcore punk rockers so
I used to get a lot of shit from the other kids but
I was lucky I was big and I could fight that's why I
was always getting kicked out of secondary schools towards
the end of my school life everyone knew me and I was
popular as I was making money and starting to travel
the world so people were happy for me and some people
were jealous but school for me was loads of fun I just
did what I wanted really I wish I got an education now
but you can't turn back time so 'No Point crying over
spilt milk' as they say.
-Do you remember
your first photo shoot? Did you feel comfortable in
front of the camera?
My first shoot for Select
when I was 15 was a shoot for Jalouse Magazine It a
French magazine. It was me and 12 girls I had to kiss
all of them I loved it it was great I was 15 and getting
to kiss all these amazing girls who were older than
me and foreign it was all good but I had short hair
at the time and they put a rat tail hair extension on
me which I was not to happy about at the time but when
I look back I think it's quite funny but after that
I was sold I thought wow I am gonna get paid to make
out with beautiful sounds like a job I would luv haha.
-Which designer was your main fashion
show for? Were you excited during it?
first fashion show was for Dries Van Noten when I was
13 they took me to Paris and I made a lot of trouble
and had a lot of fun but when I started men's modelling
with Select I first booked the Christian Dior show in
Paris I opened it with Bryan Ferrys son, Isaac Ferry,
I was a little nervous as it was a big show they had
me on exclusive and everyone was making a big deal about
the new designer for Dior at the time it was Eddie Slimane
I carried on to do Dior exclusive for another 4 seasons
then I didnít fit the clothes no more and I started to
work for the other labels but I must say I do enjoy
the rush of walking down a catwalk with loads of people
in front of you going crazy for the show the build up
the rehearsal and hanging out back stage is loads of
-Your career is obviously a very
successful one, what do you think made you stand out
among other guys?
I think I am lucky for
where I come from as there are not too many male models
running round the world that come from south London
and have my personality of just going with the flow
and having a good time I think I am a very easy going
person as well I think that might be why I work so well
I like to do active shots like diving swimming anything
I just really enjoy doing action shoots.
you have a personal motto that sums up your thoughts
about life in a sentence?
I don't have a
motto that somes me up in life I have principles that
I belove in like right and wrong and no matter who or
what it is if I don't think it's right I won't do it
I like to treat people with the same respect they treat
me, my old boss always used to say be lucky kid if you
can't be lucky be careful and if you can't be careful
be good at it jan and move and now that is what I say
-Tell me a little bit your
way to have fun, the places you usually go and your
way to enjoy life...
I absolutely love life
I enjoy pretty much every sport there is my favourite
is playing football as I used to play for a team in
London I love cliff diving swimming in the oceans boats
boxing cycling I enjoy going to partys and having a
dance and a drink and meeting new people I only really
spend a couple days a week in London so I love coming
to a new place and meeting cool people or just hanging
on the beach chilling really.
My favourite female model...
I don't have one really there are so many cool girls
out there modelling I like the model girls that are
laid back and chilled I hate those girls that go and
live in New York for five minutes do a couple jobs and
then think their shit don't stink when you say 'hello'
they kinda look at you like you just asked for their
number or something as I said before easy going
not uptight and some girls have such a big head it is
-What is your favorite kind
of movies and the last film you watched?
love movies I watch a lot of movies on my iPad when
I'm travelling around the world I live action movies
and comedy's and Quentin Tarantino style movies with
a twist or some great one liners my favourite movie
in the whole world would have to be Pulp Fiction and
Snatch I love them both so much and Lock Stock of cause
I am English after all.
-What kind of
music do you like best and what is your current favorite
I love music as well as when I'm shooting
there is always music on but I love all music as long
as its good but my favourites are hip hop, jungle, drum
and bass, soul, and reggae my favourite Song of all
time is Notorious B.I.G - 'Sky is the Limit' I really
feel like I connect to this song bloody love it.
Jacey for sharing your story with me, it was a
gift to me and to my readers!