This week I caught up with Alexander James, one of Instagram’s most popular male models.
He began his career in modelling around two years ago, and since then has gained a global following as well as making a name for himself. Interested in finding out a little bit more about his biggest fear, favourite tattoo, & what inspires him? Then read on…
1. Any hobbies?
Anything with music or art. I like to dabble, I’m really artistic thinking but never taken it too seriously.
2. What’s your favourite movie?
Notting Hill, Training Day, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Oldboy, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas & you gotta love Snatch.
3. Any guilty pleasures?
4. What was the last song you listened to?
NOVHJAMES – Up 2 U
5. What’s your biggest fear?
Spiders. Fuck spiders.
6. Tell us about the last dream you had?
I’m still working on it.
7. What’s your favourite insult?
Every situation and person requires a different insult. People are fucking grim on so many levels.
8. One word to describe yourself?
9. What’s your favourite tattoo & why?
The one on my dick, because it’s on my dick.
10. If you wasn’t doing modelling, what would you be doing?
I probably would have pushed music, that’s where I started.
11. How & when were you scouted?
My London agent spotted me and told me to come into the office, almost two years ago now.
12. Who are your biggest influences?
Johnny Depp and will.i.am
13. Where do you usually gather style inspiration from?
The music I listen to in the morning determines how I style myself.
14. What’s your fitness regime?
My favourite fitness activity is fitness pizza in my mouth!
15. What is your favourite clothing brand?
16. What has been your favourite shoot?
Any shoot where I’ve worked with friends. I love creating something with people close to me.
17. What do you think makes a great model?
Determination, thick skin, humbleness, gratitude, patience and much more.
18. What advice would you give to anyone looking to join the industry?
Be patient, nothing happens overnight. You will do fine.
19. Do you have any future plans?
Yeah, get rich as fuck! Live in a huge mansion with all my friends around me sipping cocktails, burning Cuban’s, soaking up the sun, living like a bunch of fucking badass kings!
20. Anything else you’d like to share?
Always push for what you love, always keep your ideas secret. If you like me then hit the follow button and like all my shit, if you don’t, well…. you probably suck. Peace and fucking love pilgrims!