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Sam Way, top model


"The first great editorial I did was for Dazed, it was so weird. I had to climb on top of a large perspex sheet"

"London is my home, I love it here, it has everything. New York is incredible, larger than life but somehow lacks something for me..."

"I'm pretty sure most would find me pleasantly bizarre. I play the guitar/piano, sing songs..."


ON SAM WAY


Sam Way
is a very well-known model, he has appeared in many editorials and campaigns like Tommy Hilfiger, just to mention one and has walked for famous designers as well. We have just seen him during Milan Fashion Week, S/S '12 walking for Dolce & Gabbana. Following here my exclusive interview with Sam.
 


Interview by Edo Q 2011 CoverMen Mag!
June, 2011

-Hello  Sam, I am really flattered to interview you, just to start it off, though, please give me some background informationSam Way, top model  

I grew up in South West England, think rolling hills and lots of sheep. It was a great place to be as a kid and it will always hold a special place in my heart. My Mum and Dad split when I was young, but both stayed in the same sort of area (Exeter) to parent me. My youth was mainly spent running around in fields and going camping. I started coming to London when I was 16, commuting on the train for modelling jobs and now have been living here, settled away in a charming part of east London, for a year now.


-What do you remember about your school days,  did you have many friends and what was your favorite subject?

School was just great. I loved learning, though I did get moved about alot. I got bullied at one school, went to another one that was funded solely by the parents whose kids went there-that inevitably closed down- that school was amazing! We used to have storytelling, and making mayonnaise as lessons!  I remember being the only dude on the netball team at school, and the freezing cold pool that we got forced into. My favourite subject was definitely Drama, though I love English too.


-Let's look back at how you started modeling, tell me about how you got discoveredSam Way, top model.

I was with my mum, and my best friend from home. We were all in London for the weekend. I was spotted in the big Topshop on Oxford st. It was very strange


-How did you get your first modeling job and what was it like?

The first great editorial I did was for Dazed, it was so weird. I had to climb on top of a large perspex sheet suspended 10 foot in the air and lie own on it with a bunch of other guys and girls, whist the photographer shot form underneath. I was also wearing a dress...it was totally surreal


-On photoshoots:  how do you prepare yourself for a photography session?

If you ever need balancing out before a shoot, yoga, a sauna, or a run will always get you on top form...if that's not an option maybe some whisky :)


-Do you have an interesting anecdote from a photoshoot, a casting or a show?

There are so many! I'm smiling just thinking about some of them. But storytelling is always better in person...so you'll have to make do with a few words that you can piece together. Mosquitoes, Horse, Naked, Wheat rash, Field, Concerned for my personal hygiene, crazy drunk, dancing on tables, sunrise, love, lust, sunrise and sheep...that was an incredible trip!

Sam Way, top model

-Your career is obviously a very successful one, what do you think made you stand out among other guys?

I smile all the time


-Which Fashion capital is your favorite: Paris, Milan, London or NYC? Are the markets in Europe and in  US very different? Sam Way, top model

London is my home, I love it here, it has everything. New York is incredible, larger than life but somehow lacks something for me, I cant place what..., Milan smells of wee, Paris is beautiful!!! But my French is terrible. Its good if you can work all the markets, and yes they are different, sometimes you just have to commit to being in a place for a certain amount of time to really be successful there...


 -What do you like to do in your free time, do you have any particular hobby that some might find odd?

I'm pretty sure most would find me pleasantly bizarre. I play the guitar/piano, sing songs, like to backflip of walls, write plays/poems and am currently working on 2 books, a short story, a play and a screenplay with a friend of mine. I really love porridge and would quite like to be a ninja or a marine biologist or a panther that would be sweet.


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

My absolute pleasure, see you on the circuit!
 


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