by Edo Q ©
Luis, I'm flattered you accepted to be interviewed
for my website, to start this interview off, please
give me some background information.
Ciao Edo, its a pleasure for me to answer
was born and grew up in Munich/Germany, lovely city
where are still my parents and most of my friends, which
I have back from school. Having lots of fun there always
when I go back. I was living in Munich until I was 20,
I did my Abitur, and soon after I got discovered I had
my first trip to Paris and then started to travel.
Mom is working for the city of Munich, my dad is selling
houses. My twin brother Victor and me we grew up with
our mom, who means everything to us. We talk everyday
and have are no secrets, Im very thankful for the support
I get from both of them.
look back at how you started modeling, tell me about
how you got discovered.
I have an identical twin brother, Victor, who looks
the same to me. We are both tall (185cm), so we went
shopping in the city of Munich, where an agent came
up to us, and asked if we could think about working
as a model. He was supergay, we both never had contact
with gays before, and we just wanted him to leave us
alone. Standing there right on the street, with the
guy who gave us compliments, me and Victor no idea what
he was talking about. Was actually a little scary. But
very funny when I think back.
plans were to study, that was right before our last
exams. But he kept calling, we didnt really want to
study, so one day, I was saying to Victor "Ok,
lets have a look, we can at least check it out"
So we went to this little agency in Munich, and he was
talking about a big future, which sounded great. We
signed with the agency, and soon he sent us away. It
was very difficult for us, that was the first time we
got separated. We split the agencies, when Victor was
in Milan I went to Paris, as he was my biggest concurrent
and friends were a little surprised I think, they didnt
really know whats going on, as everything went so fast..
you remember your first modeling job? What was it like?
My first modeling job was for a lookbook in Munich.
There was this new upcoming designer who wanted to do
the shoots with me. I didnt even know what a lookbook
was. So I went to this studio, where already people
were waiting for me, in total maybe 5 or 6 and I didnt
know what to say. The designer was there, dressed up
in his own collection, his gay friend the photographer
was putting on the girls clothes, and they both were
running around in the studio, screaming and laughing.
I was standing in the door, for literally 5 minutes
and watched the scene, didnt know if I should do it
or go straight back home. But it was really fun in the
end, the photographer always said: "Luis, I want you
to be hot and sexy!" Then he was screaming loud
"HOT AND SEXY! BE A TIGER RRRRRR". That
was my first experience, very fun...
your recent shot by Mariano Vivanco: what do you
remember about that experience and did you feel comfortable
to pose naked in front of his camera?
Mariano Vivanco is one of the biggest photographers.
I knew it was him shooting for Uomini, but no one told
me to be naked in there. The shoot was in Milan, right
in the garden of the Dolce Gabbana headquarter. Everyone
was smiling, it was summer, and then Domenico Dolce
send me out to shoot with Mariano. Mariano just finished
shooting another guy before, he was there with 2 assistants
and some other people. The first second I saw him, he
got a big smile on his face and I had to laugh immediately
with him. And then he asked me to get naked for the
shoot straight away. I actually didnt really think about
it, I just did it. There was no, what will my Mom say
etc, it was all between Mariano and me. I dont like
it when people see me naked, just dont feel comfortable,
but this was an exception, I felt super comfortable and
the pictures are amazing!!!
-Please share with me some of your recent and upcoming
Lets see what the future brings. Some big things are
in the air, but as far as nothing is sure I dont talk
to some more personal questions, how do you spend
your free time?
Wherever I am, whatever I do, I always have to do
sports. Now its mostly workout in the gym, but that
takes time. I just love it, Im addicted to sports. If
I do not work out, I get nervous.
then also, I love to meet people, having coffee, go
to the city like a tourist, read books...
-Do you think that the job title “male model”
does help your dating life? In other words do you think
that women are attracted to male models?
Thats an interesting question, but actually I dont think
it makes any difference. Its about personality, not
about titles. My friends say to me, that I always get
to know people and a lot of girls.. that it would be
just because Im a model. But its not. Its not that I
run around and say to the girls: "Listen darling
Im a model"... mostly I dont even tell anyone. If they
ask me why I travel so much, I say I work for a photographer
or just won a ticket for the plane.
are always superficial people, but to find the good
ones in life you have to look deeper, and see the character
and not the title. To be a model doesnt mean anything.
-Are you a "fashionista"? What do you
like to wear when you are not working as a model?
The more and more I got into fashion it got more important
for me to wear also clothes which fits me. When I was
a teenager I was running around in Hip hop clothes,
being cool with Fubu, now I dress mostly classic. I
really do like clothes, from classic to fashion, I even
mix, or still have some hoodies, I wear everything,
I just dont wear pyjamas.
-I know you've
have been traveling around the world, where you would
like to live other than where you do now?
means everything to me. When Im old, it is my dream
to have been everywhere in the world.
to say for living, I guess I need some more houses..
Milan, London, New York. My problem is that I always
wanna go somewhere else where I am. I love Germany,
its a great country, but Ive been here for so long.
Stay tuned for the future!!
-What is your favorite sport? Do you only watch it or
do you play it too?
I used to play football, even for Tsv 1860
famous club in Munich. But after a while my brother
and me wanted to do something else and soon started
with Brazilian Jiu-jutsu when we were around 16 years
old. Soon got very interested in martial arts, boxing,
ground fighting, even fight with weapons like a sword,
sticks. Just so difficult to do these things with my
would love to surf and to climb.
-Thanks Luis for taking the time to reply to my
questions, it was a gift to me and my readers!
You are always welcome!!!