June 2nd, 2010 •  Posted by Rosie | 56 Comments  |  Post a Comment
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Agency:
Fusion Models
Also with: Fashion, Nathalie Models, mandpmodels

Age:
28

Height:
6’0″

Place of Origin:
O Con- Cela – Galicia – Spain

Ethnic Origin:
Spanish

Birthsign:
Aquarius

How discovered:
I am yet to be discovered.

Favorite things:
Building stuff with wood, working in the garden, water, food and cooking for friends (maybe that’s why I don’t have many left!)

Favorite music, band:
Muse, Paul Kalkbrenner, Ivete Sangalo, Metallica, Paloma Faith, Rocio Jurado, The Licks… bla bla bla

Hobbies:
Swimming, climbing, cycling, traveling and watching films that don’t come from Hollywood.

Favorite piece of clothing:
I had this old woollen jacket I use to wear all the time… but some friends threw it to the garbage while I was on holiday a year ago. There is no longer excitement when opening my wardrobe.

What’s your idea of fun?
A night out with the people I like. The place doesnt matter. It could be a shack in the middle of nowhere and we would still have fun.

Favorite modeling experience so far?
Working with photographer Alex Cayley for H&M magazine. I’ve also very much enjoyed working with Kristiina Wilson in NY and Andy Starkweather who straightened my hair and gave me a James Dean quiff. Working with Milan Vukmirovic in Paris was also very special.

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
How direct people are. We are not rude. We are honest.

Favorite artist (any kind):
Way too many artists out there for me to choose just one

Place you would love to visit:
Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina, Aletsch Glacier in Switzerland, New Zealand. Yes, I like being outdoors.

Responses

  1. eric says:

    June 2nd, 2010 at 5:49 am

    Oh My!!!

  2. masio says:

    June 2nd, 2010 at 6:39 am

    some fotos good.. so ..

  3. PR says:

    June 2nd, 2010 at 7:37 am

    i wanna meet this guy! he is so fun!i truly believe there is another woollen jacket out there just waiting for him! what a great dude.

  4. Mathew says:

    June 2nd, 2010 at 7:52 am

    no

  5. Julie says:

    June 2nd, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Thank God. Personality, a bit of maturity, quirkiness, arresting presence and underneath that hair a real beauty. This is what male modelling needs – someone off the wall and innovative. We’ve had the muscle boys who are better suited to Fire Island than fashion, the anorexic tattooed boys. This is what male fashion needs real men, real people who make clothes real. He is the male equivalent of Lara Stone – a total one off and thank God for that. Basta.

  6. Erika says:

    June 2nd, 2010 at 9:37 am

    A beautiful face (great teeth!) hidden behind some really scraggy hair. Please send him to Fekkai! This kid has a bright future!

  7. Nicholas says:

    June 2nd, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Seriously, get rid of the beard.

  8. zhim says:

    June 2nd, 2010 at 10:04 am

    i like

  9. Juan says:

    June 2nd, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Ese tio!!! que arte tiene… esta si ques es buena =)

  10. Prabal says:

    June 2nd, 2010 at 11:32 am

    I would imagine this is how Che Guavara’s mates looked like when they fought against the Baptista Govt. in jungles of Cuba.

  11. Aldo says:

    June 2nd, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Modelling are truly unique,i saw some 5’10 male model with septum ring
    now i see a man with beard and mature face,this is what it’s all about
    DIVERSITY that makes fashion wonderful and worth watching
    not boys with muscles and abs
    this is unique

  12. Hebz says:

    June 2nd, 2010 at 11:56 am

    He seems to have a very interesting and unique personality…

  13. tony says:

    June 2nd, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    He’s not got that vacant look in the eyes that some models have.

  14. Brigitte says:

    June 2nd, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    I worked with many TOP guys …..and Xoan is absolutely one of them…
    so Tony: I do not agree with you at all……
    and Julie: you are totaly right!!!!

    This guy will be big … read my lips

    greetings from Amsterdam and Milan :-)

  15. Yulun says:

    June 2nd, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    i don’t really like models with beards like that :S

  16. legz says:

    June 2nd, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Love this guys looks and personality! So over the stereo typicals – he has his own distinct look, which will work for some and not for others. That’s why there is a huge variety of models.

  17. Rachel says:

    June 2nd, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Picture #5 = YES
    I can see he is good-looking but the beard does him no favours whatsoever. Looks caveman-ish if you ask me…! And when he frowns he looks somewhat menacing, instead of brooding. However I do agree that he has this amazing warmth, from the eyes and smile. Shall be intrigued to see more of this dude

  18. Davidoff says:

    June 2nd, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    I like his different look and persona but imagine if he would shave his beard off? That would be really intreseting!

  19. K-smo says:

    June 2nd, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Here’s to more diversity in the industry and hoping that Xoan goes very far! You can tell from his profile that he’s quite down to Earth. His look is with or without the Shaggy Beard and Curly Hair is quite sensual, manly and oh so sexy! Xoan indeed, isn’t like the other blank canvas male models out there in which you can tell that he experience life to it’s fullest.

  20. Francisco says:

    June 2nd, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Ivete Sangalo and Metalica in the same list…awesome
    eu já imaginava que os galegos eram hot mas esse cara é um pedaço de mal caminho. *.*

  21. Fabiola says:

    June 2nd, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Besides his beatiful blue eyes this man has a soul! So rare! So fantastic!

  22. Angelo says:

    June 2nd, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Sems like a really cool guy

  23. TKO says:

    June 3rd, 2010 at 12:36 am

    YOU GUYS ARE EFFIN CRAZY! is this the april’s fool joke again? this guy is not ugly or boring, but that beard is gross and is soooo not fashionable. diversity doesnt mean beard like this should grace a magazine or runway… or else why not we put ugly fat people on stage since i hardly see them in fashion spread?

  24. Arnold says:

    June 3rd, 2010 at 1:10 am

    Fusion is not going to be able to do much for him. but he is okay.. his look is a little limited though..

  25. nyna says:

    June 3rd, 2010 at 2:15 am

    me encanta este hombre!! nada aburrido como les demas…

  26. CC says:

    June 3rd, 2010 at 3:23 am

    I like! Uh!

  27. Lala says:

    June 3rd, 2010 at 8:59 am

    HOT HOT HOT HOT!!!! WHATS HIS NUMBER?! <3 haha

  28. Sergio Top model says:

    June 3rd, 2010 at 11:51 am

    He is not really model

  29. legz says:

    June 3rd, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    arnold – you must be an agent that has a huge ego

  30. adrian says:

    June 3rd, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    beautiful man … love the hair…all of it

  31. k says:

    June 4th, 2010 at 1:20 am

    i’ll be honest, i’m SMITTEN with his hair

  32. wendy-kristy says:

    June 4th, 2010 at 2:17 am

    I don’t like models with beards

    http://www.wendy-kristy.com

  33. harlow says:

    June 4th, 2010 at 6:54 am

    Since when did they start scouting homeless people?

  34. LOVE says:

    June 4th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    A little old, and shaving the beard would do soooooo much for him, unless its for religious purposes.

  35. Diego says:

    June 6th, 2010 at 5:17 am

    I wish my friend Xoan the best of lucks in this new adventure. I have known him for years and like the rest of his friends, I also think he is wasting his talent in the profoundly rotten fashion industry. Someone should tell people out there how things work inside. How models get paid nothing to shoot for top magazines such as GQ, Dazed & Confused, Wonderland . The promise of better times, of paid campaigns pushes them to carry on doing this “charity” work for months, years…
    The truth is that paid campaigns are difficult to secure. The wind talks of male models going to bed with designers, photographers, stylists in order to land campaigns. Is that the way up the ladder ?
    If it is then Im glad to say Xoan will never make it to the top.
    I believe there must be a different way to climb up the ladder and if there is such, then I hope he can find it.

  36. E says:

    June 6th, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Love the comments. That’s way fun.

  37. Betty says:

    June 6th, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Despite his bearded face I can see a nice person looking at me from these photos – but only because I know him, so shave your face Xoan so others can see the same xxx

  38. Tita says:

    June 7th, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    He’s got the look and the intelligence and the ability to make good friends,including myself, in such a hard world as the one of the fashion industry. With or without beard his great presence is there.

    A real model, with a healthy and attractive image. Women don’t want effeminate, skinny, fragile models , that it’s sooooooo not appealing.

    Xoan you do sell anything that you advertise.

  39. Xoan says:

    June 8th, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Hola !

    The end of the week has arrived and I wanted to highlight my favourite comment which by far is number 33, from (genius) Harlow.
    ———————————————–
    “harlow says:
    June 4th, 2010at 6:54 am
    Since when did they start scouting homeless people?”
    ———————————————–

    Regards from Paris

    Xoan

  40. Andrea B. says:

    June 11th, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    I had the pleasure to work with him some time ago. He is such a nice and intelligent guy, very professional, very funny and of course really, really handsome. Although I “only” had the beardless Xoan-version in front of my camera, I really love his look now and I am sure he will be the next big thing!
    All the best to you, Xoan!
    Love from Berlin,
    Andrea B.

  41. Jack says:

    June 12th, 2010 at 3:35 am

    SERIOUSLY?

  42. Donna says:

    June 13th, 2010 at 3:06 am

    I love him!

  43. Donna says:

    June 13th, 2010 at 3:07 am

    keep the beard!

  44. Rebecca says:

    June 16th, 2010 at 3:21 am

    is this the new trend,beard models?cause my dad should be up here!

  45. Rebecca says:

    June 16th, 2010 at 3:24 am

    ..nice choice in music and ur teeths are really nice

  46. issa says:

    June 19th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    jesus!!

  47. Lyric says:

    July 27th, 2010 at 10:55 am

    I luv it ! The world needs adjustment and your doing just fine by proving that. By the way, i love your name !

  48. Miguelito says:

    August 8th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Por Fin Vuelve el Hombre

  49. anen says:

    September 20th, 2010 at 2:46 am

    Holy eyes!!! you look like you came out of the Bible, you know like that guy from the tenth commandments

    Let’s go Spanish boys hehehe

  50. maria says:

    January 12th, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    fantastico,si lo valora un buen fotografo y le afeita un poco la barba ,puedo asegurar que brillará como una estrella, menudo modelo licenciado como ingeniero forestal y paisagista,que lujo para las pasarelas del mundo…. besos para xoan do con, el es la alegria, la belleza y el gran modelo que adolfo dominguez necesita para vender todo cuanto xoan se ponga….

  51. ledi says:

    January 24th, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    es el mejor, un lujo en el mundo de la moda, domina 5 idiomas y tiene formación universitaria, estilo ,belleza y el color de los mares de galicia en sus ojos… nadie como el…

  52. Amanda says:

    February 19th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Xoan! yes! New Zealand awaits!

  53. Jean says:

    April 19th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    It scares me in world of fashion that people are so conditioned to think the same (guessing they’re thinking different).

    It was supposed to be as in any other art enviroment, were people are pushed to think different to make difference.

    Beauty goes beyond standard stereotypes, if you are touched by standards, you are just one more in the bunch on non thinkers. And that’s why fashion is becoming so boring.

    This guy is stunning, and besides he has personality (something rare among models). I hope I can see more guys like him in MOTW!

  54. Angelina says:

    July 9th, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Beautiful…that is all.

  55. Catherine says:

    November 10th, 2012 at 11:06 am

    the new face of Levi’s !!

  56. Ana says:

    March 2nd, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Guapisimo, se merece lo mejor, un gran luchador
    Una persona muy humana , fantástico

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