Anthony Baldwin: “The best time for me was while shooting for Abercrombie & Fitch, RUEHL and Gilly Hicks. It was just a bunch of us running around for 2 weeks”.
15 Jun, 2012
Thanks for having me!
I grew up in a very small town in Ohio. I always wanted to travel and get out of there. In addition to traveling, I love basketball and play a couple days a week, go to the gym, read and learn about anything nerdy, especially dealing with Aeronautics or Evolutionary Biology.
I’m a licensed pilot, but haven’t had a chance to go flying much lately. I’d really like to pick that up again soon.
Well, I didn’t really decide to become a model, it just kind of happened. In college I was a competitive bodybuilder. Some local photographers shot me and said I should be a fitness model. I thought “why not?” and went for it.
After about a year, I had heard from enough people that if I wasn’t so big, I could probably do fashion modeling. I said ³Why not?² and went for it. So far, it’s worked out.
The best thing about modeling is the lifestyle. I’ve had the >>opportunity to travel to Milan to shoot from Dolce & Gabbana and GQ. I don’t have to sit at a desk or work a typical 9-5, 5 day work week. I live in a fun, exciting city. Life is good!
Working with photographers: not just some dude in underwear
Well, of course, each photographer is different. I’m always amused right at the moment they realize I’m actually intelligent and not just some dude in his underwear.
The A&F shoot: guys having fun!
in terms of fun, the best time for me was while shooting for Abercrombie & Fitch, RUEHL and Gilly Hicks. It was just a bunch of us running around for 2 weeks. If we weren’t in front of the camera, we were all just hanging out playing football, frisbee, horseshoes and basically just killing time by having fun out side.
Female models into the fashion world: they rule!!
Women have always and will always rule this business as they should. The fashion world revolves around what women are buying and/or want to buy. I know there’s at least 1 guy that can pull off modeling women’s clothes. That definitely isn’t me, or any of the guys I know!
I couldn’t be further from it! I like to look good and wear nice things, it just so happens that those things are almost always a pair of jeans and a t-shirt with some sneakers. Oh, and if it’s cold, I’ll throw a hoodie over it.
Imagine u a famous model surrounded by a huge crowd
Well, the closest thing to that, that has ever happened to me was after doing the Abercrombie & Fitch campaign. I was walking down Hollywood Boulevard and a couple girls, probably 12-14 years old stopped me. They only about half-freaked out and then explained that they both had a picture of me in their lockers at school. No one else seemed to care to find out who I was haha.
Show biz, fame, success…
I’m mostly motivated by myself. I’m competitive and always want to be the best. I love to see my friends book jobs, even if it’s one that I really wanted. I have to admit that my competitive side does get an extra boost of motivation from it though.
Dating X Love
I’m a nice, normal guy. I like seeing people be happy and take pleasure being part of that. I’ll do just about anything to make someone laugh or have a good time.
Few things are more boring to me than watching sports on television. I like to go to games, but ultimately I would MUCH rather be playing the game than watching someone else do it.
Atracting someone´s attention
I don’t think I’ve ever tried. I tend to be quiet and keep to myself most of the time
Having fun, enjoying life
I go to a lot of movies, hike, play basketball, go out to dinner. I’ve been skydiving a couple times, wouldn’t mind doing it again. Ilike to go explore new things and places
Fav body part and why
Well, I’m known for having a big butt and legs
Fav underwear for your daily activities and for those coooool sexy moments (lol!)
Usually just wear some plain black Hugo Boss or Calvin Klein.
In his Ipod
I go through phases a lot but I could always listen to Radiohead or the Beatles
I wish I could eat ice cream for every meal of every day for the rest of my life
Napping. I love it.
If you weren´t a model you´d be…
An airline pilot. Or in my dreams, and astronaut or race car driver
I’m in the current issue of ³VMAN Magazine² and ³Stil Magazine². I’m hoping to do some more traveling this year, maybe back to Europe or Asia
Do things that are scary. Do things that are hard. Stop being comfortable
Full name: Anthony Baldwin
Nous Models http://www.nousmodels.com/