by Edo Q ©
Marlon Teixeira is a young and very successful model. His career started
in 2008, the year of his first international trip, "I
remember very clearly of this trip, it was January 1st
2008, and I went straight to Paris, then to Milan. It
was my first international trip. I couldn't speak English"
signed an exclusive contract with Dior Homme and he
worked with Karl Lagerfeld. About Lagerfeld Marlon
reveals that "People think he is a cold person,
but working with him was easier than you can imagine
and in the studio he is very funny and he is always
smiling, talking to people". Marlon walked for
Dior in the fall/winter 2008 show, he got a contract until July 2009
he shot the winter 2009 ad campaign.
his stay in Milan and Paris, besides Dior campaigns, he
shot a lot of editorials and campaigns such as Armani
Jeans by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott,
Dazed and Confused by Mariano Vivanco and many
Armani F/W 10/11, Armani Exchange and Villa Romana are
some of the most recent jobs.
Marlon, I'm really flattered you accepted to be interviewed
for CoverMen Mag!, to start this interview off, please
give me some background information
I'm Marlon Teixeira, I am Brazilian and I live in NYC,
was born on 16/09/1991. I have a small family consisting
of everything but that more careful and thank
God for them.
-When did you start modeling
and was becoming a model an idea of yours or did anyone
I started modeling at 17, my
grandmother had a friend who owns my agency, he's giving
and always helpful, because when I started I never
expected much in return and also by the fact that everything
happened more quickly.
-What was your
first main assignment as a model?
my first mission was to go to the fashion week in Paris/Milano
in 2008, unable to speak English and without any experience
-Your profile on models.com
is amazing, though you are very young, you are a real
top model, did you expect such a great success?
guess I did not expect nor hope for any sort of success.
you like to do photo shoots for editorials and campaigns
or do you enjoy doing the runways more?
think they are different things, many times to do some
"legal" show is fun, but it is also more fun
to take pictures with a "legal" team.
me something about yourself and your hobbies, how do
you usually spend your free time?
sport is surfing, it's the thing I most enjoy doing in
my life, I think an incredible line of sun, waves, sea,
beach, peace, I do not know why it fascinates me so
I love to read and go to the movies too.
or what motivates to achieve your goals?
think without a doubt that the people motivates me most
is my mom and she's very giving too.
you keep in shape and what sports do you practice?
think I practice many sports, sometimes I go to the
gym and have a good routine.
know you travel alot for work, what is the most interesting
place you have visited so far?
think without doubt that it's Indonesia where I stayed
45 days on vacation just surfing. I fell in love with
the place and want to go back on my next vacation.
Marlon for taking your time to reply to my questions,
it was a gift to me and my readers!