Model of the Week: Tomo Kurata

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Tomo / Next London
Tomo / Next London
Tomo / Next London
Tomo / Next London
Tomo / Next London
Tomo / Next London

Agency:
Next London / Next Models NY

Age:
21

Height:
6’2″

Place of Origin:
Yokohama, Japan

Ethnic Origin:
100% Japanese

Birthsign:
Scorpio

How discovered:
I was scouted in New York.

Favorite things:
Statue of Buddha. Robot.

Favorite music, band:
Most of the time I listen to heavy, noisy stuff. I like rock’n’roll in general, I guess. My favorite bands are STAB, DIR EN GREY, The Haunted, Cancer Bats.

Hobbies:
My hobbies are reading books or manga, collect toy figures that I like, painting, drawing, playing games, etc. I’m kind of a nerd, actually…

Favorite piece of clothing:
Mac Coat from Burberry.

What’s your idea of fun?
My idea of fun is when I have a lot of my friends in one place and everyone is doing whatever they want to do rather than doing same thing together. And I like to watch them having a fun!!

Favorite modeling experience so far?
Calvin Klein, I got to work with Steven Meisel and Karl Templer. But to be honest, I haven’t experienced enough to say which one is my favorite. Every single job that I did so far, I enjoyed it!!!! It’s all new experience for me so I hope I can do more!!

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
The best thing about my hometown/country is food!!!! They are absolutely amazing so please go and try it!!

Favorite artist (any kind):
Hori Yoshi the 3rd. He is an amazing traditional Japanese tattoo artist.

Place you would love to visit:
I would love to visit the moon. I know it’s not a country but I would love to go there.

Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
I’m obsessed with converted warehouse apartments. I’ve been looking for one for a long time but I still can’t find one. If you know any good places, please let me know!!!!!!!!!

  • Joe

    he’s really cool

  • Nandos

    The guy from ckone!

  • The 5th photo should definitely be the displayed one, he’s incredible!

  • BoBby

    Hmmm… Not great…

  • Mimi

    This man is hot.

  • Daniel

    I dont find him attractive or special. very ordinary.

  • kic

    YES! more asian male models!

  • Bobby

    I think nothing special. He just a guy from street.

  • Ali

    I like his look,

  • Matimus

    I usually don’t agree when people say they don’t see a model in the MOTW or Daily Duo, but I really do not see a model in this man. Very average to me, but good for him for working with meisel and templer.

  • Phil

    Cool guy, but he was very very lucky in my opinion..if I was a scout I’d probably ignore him, but my opinion doesn’t count ;) Best of luck to you Tomo

  • Gilly

    I think he draws in his eyebrows. Cool.

  • ALICE

    OMG….. HE IS SO STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE HIS LOOK!!GO TOMO!

  • Stef

    YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love his look

  • Baise

    Wasn’t there a white guy on here a few weeks ago and everybody was talking about how in it was to look ordinary. Just sayin.

  • James

    I agree he looks ordinary.

  • Hmmm… Just tall, not model feel.

  • matt

    wow… just wow… he can be the face of asia male model easily!! and he is 100% asian!!!!!! Amazing Tomo!!!!!!

  • GP

    Not special but he would stand out in a punch of white guys.

  • nemss

    Beauty is in the eye of beholder, people…
    But I must agree with you, he is quite ordinary guy.

  • Jake

    He is very unusual. Looks very cool. Determined.

  • Ramona-Kay

    Love him,. very different from the other models. His eyes ofc the greatest!

  • posy

    he is leah wellers boyfriend, was discorverd by steven meisel through her

  • matt

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=854ksP7Z20U&feature=related
    CK one video
    HE IS AMAZING

  • Lucas

    Just tall. Don’t feel like he’s a model.

  • Ariah

    I’m not really fond of him. I just don’t feel his personality coming through. Best of luck!

  • Samya

    He looked amazing in the Ck one vid. I think we should keep an eye on him ~

  • aj

    He doesn’t look super amazing here…but he did in the ckone vid.

  • JK

    Met him once. He was absolutely stunning.
    Has this kind of presence that draws you to him. Maybe its his punk rock, i dont give a fuck attitude?
    I think its hard for asian males to break into this industry, just because of measurements and what not, but for Tomo to be doing big things is very exciting.

    Altogether, a very cool and sweet guy.

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