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 Nils Lawton

Nils Lawton, male model

"I was scouted by Kirk Blake in Madison Square Park while I was on a lunch break from school..."

"My first shoot was with Chidi Acara. I felt a bit awkward in front of the camera, not because I was shy, but because I had no idea how to pose without looking like Zoolander..."


"Looking forward to the Ralph Lauren Polo shoot thats coming out for Wimbeldon..."

ON NILS LAWTON


We are pleased to present our interview with the American model, Nils Lawton. Nils started modeling two years ago and was scouted  by Kirk Blake since then he has worked great photographers such as Bell Soto and Tony Duran just to mention few Besides being a successful model. Nils is also a strong communicator, you can realise by reading our exclusive interview with him.


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

-Hello  Nils, I'm flattered you accepted to be interviewed for my online magazine, to start this interview off, please give some background information.Nils Lawton, male models

My Father is from Texas, my Mother is from Sweden, and I am an only child. I was born and raised in San Antonio Texas where I lived all through grade school, graduated at 17 and took a year off of school to travel a bit before going back to school which is what took me to New York. I went to The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts to study acting. I have since graduated and am still living in the best city in the world.


- How and when did you start your career as a model?

I don't know if I would consider it a career, but I was scouted by Kirk Blake in Madison Square Park while I was on a lunch break from school. He asked if I had ever modeled, which I hadn't, and if he could take a few digitals to show the bookers at IMG. Shortly after, I signed with them and it all started from there. This was in the summer of 2008.


- What was your family's reaction to your decision to enter modeling?

I have the best parents in the world so they were all for anything I wanted to do with my life, however my father was a bit skeptical after hearing about the scams that can be synonymous with the modeling world. After I told him the details and assured him it was completely legitimate he was excited for me and has been every step of the way.


-Do you remember your first photo shoot?  Who was the photographer and did you feel comfortable in front of the camera?Nils Lawton, male model

My first shoot was with Chidi Acara. I felt a bit awkward in front of the camera, not because I was shy, but because I had no idea how to pose without looking like Zoolander. It's something that only became easier with each job.


-Which designer was your main  fashion show for? Were you excited during it?

I'm not sure what you mean by main fashion show but the one that people really took notice to was either Versace or Dsquared, Versace was of course an honor, while Dsquared was the most fun I have ever had doing a show.


-What kind of assignments, as a model, do you prefer? Do you prefer doing photo shoots for editorials and campaigns or the fashion shows?

Being flown somewhere tropical is always great. It makes the mood on set a bit more playful and feels a little less like work. The shows are also always fun, the process can be a bit tiring but the actual time spent walking the runway for the biggest designers is a rush.


-I know it's important moment for your career, can you share with me some of your recent and upcoming  modeling assignments?Nils Lawton, male model

Looking forward to the Ralph Lauren Polo shoot thats coming out for Wimbeldon.


-What was the most fun work that you have done as a model?

Hard to say but I'm sure it would either be a job with friends or cute women ;-)


-Tell me a little bit about your personality, how would you describe yourself in few words?  Which adjectives would you use?

I would say I'm a bit of a joker, always like to keep people laughing around me. A few adjectives would be confident, benevolent, playful, accepting.


-How do you like to spend your spare time and what is the meaning of fun and having a good time for you?

I love playing my guitar any time of the day, very therapeutic. I' love anything spontaneous weather it be a new restaurant, sporting event, movie, etc. The best times in my life have always been moments surrounded by friends and family.


-Thanks Nils for sharing your story with me, I wish you all the best: health, happiness, love and success!

My pleasure.
 

 

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