James “Jimmy” Gatenby
Place of Origin:
Sydney, Australia, Down Under
An ecletic mix of Scottish, Russian, German and English
I went to a new hair stylist, and it turned out that he worked for GQ Australia. He assumed I was a model, and when he found out I wasn’t he called up Priscilla’s and made an appointment for me. I haven’t looked back.
Tv show – Community, Place – The Snowy Mountains, Movie – V for Vendetta, Animal – Ocelot, Actor – Leonardo Dicaprio, Video Game – Beyond Good and Evil, Sport – Tennis, Author – Charles Dickens, Dance Move – The Bus Driver, Food – Pasta, Drink – Gin & Tonic, Friends, Family & Bookers – All Of Them!
Favorite music, band:
I like any alternative rock/pop, like OK Go; also classic stuff like The Beatles or Frank Sinatra.
Performing arts, whether it be writing shows, acting in them, or singing with my guitar.
Favorite piece of clothing:
My dad’s old leather jacket.
What’s something uncool that you love anyway?
Some might say the Biochemistry I studied at university is boring, but I find it fascinating – the human body is amazing!
Favorite modeling experience so far?
Being booked to open exclusively for Louis Vuitton. They flew me to Paris for fashion week and put me up in a really nice apartment. The show was amazing, and it was an honour to work with such talented and friendly people.
What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
The people, the lifestyle, the weather. Everyone is welcoming, life is laid back and the warm weather makes way for perfect trips to the beach.
Favorite artist (any kind):
The street artist Banksy; I love it when art is controversial.
Place you would love to visit:
I’ve always wanted to visit New York or Tokyo, big cities are the best!
Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
I’m becoming addicted to Twitter. Follow me on my adventures! @JimmyGModel