Of The Minute
January 29th, 2009 by betty | Boys, Interviews, Model News, Videos
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Mikus Lasmanis. Pic MDC

As the newest face in the already controversial Meisel shot CK Jeans commercial (he’s the one lying on the floor in the print ad), Latvian model Mikus is primed as a face to watch. OTM met him in December and we were utterly charmed by his disarming sweetness. See video below.

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  1. Eik says:

    His english is perfect and I Love his smile! Thank you so much for interviewing him Betty! Will there be a part 2 of the interview?

  2. its show time says:

    yummy yummy for my tummy

  3. raie says:

    hes so cute ^^

    im guessing hes really young

    but yes looking forward to him :D

  4. Robson Sangalo (NEGRY MODEL) says:

    beyond this model to be pretty, has a good expression and he was not shy ahead of the camera. Congratulations for it. it has great success in this career.

  5. poo says:

    What an awesome face. Flawless. And you’re right about the sweetness–it really comes through in that interview.

  6. ania says:

    he is not the brightest….is he?

  7. betty says:


    On the contrary, I found him very engaging, relaxed and from the 10 minutes I talked to him, fairly well spoken. I don’t get why you don’t think he’s bright. He’s a teenager and I didn’t exactly ask him the toughest questions..

    I’m not sure how old you are, but you need to cut these young models some slack. I would totally have come across as idiotic on camera out of sheer fright, when I was 18 years old.


  8. betty says:


    No part 2, unfortunately.


  9. Daniel says:

    Betty, why you didnt answer me? Because my english is terrible? its strange that Isabeli is out of the ranking and i would like to know why. Merci

  10. betty says:

    No, not that your English is terrible, my answer is not a quick one, I can’t just post an answer like that quickly.

    Basically, Isabeli is off the top 50 because top 50 is for the newest girls in the industry, girls within the last 3 or so years.. She’s been in the business for so long and achieved so much that she’s in the transition to move over to the Icon list. Depending on this season and next (campaign wise), she is a definite contender for Icons.

    Now let’s get back to the original post and give Mikus his due!


  11. alex says:

    Charming presence, great smile.

  12. Kim says:

    I loooooovvvvvvveeeeee Mikus.
    He is 20 years old
    He is so nice, he is not stuck on himself like most of the male (crap shhh*t) models out here [that shall remain nameless.]
    I hope he make it big. <

  13. Daniel says:

    finaly!!!!thank you. Maybe you should write a post to explain that. she has a lot of fans. but thank you, anyway.

    Oh, i have one word about Mikus: Fantastic


  14. Amy says:

    ahhh He’s really cute and seems like a nice person:)!
    Now I want to go all those Baltic countries more

  15. wecouldgrowup2gther says:

    worked with him before! he’s very unique, and unforgettable.

  16. Alberto says:

    Not bright?

    He knows the population of Latvia vs. NY state. He can compare modern dance to basketball. He knows the difference between polite conversation and choppin it up with your buds.

    His charm will get him lots of castings. Go Mikus!

  17. Jon says:

    Soooo cute, a very adorable guy.

  18. Dorothy says:

    I thought he gave a great interview and he speaks English very well. He was also really charming and looked comfortable on camera…which is tough to do!

  19. D says:

    Cute =)

  20. Mike says:

    What a delightful young man. A beautiful face with those Eastern European features. He is a gem. I hope I can work with him sometime.

  21. hyu n says:

    remind me of a male version for Milla Jovovich!!! he’s natural!

  22. jake says:

    charming, cute, affable. a definite yes.

  23. gise says:

    love him. best of luck. he should go far. :)

  24. DaFp says:

    great dude!

  25. Tanya says:

    Georgous, and a great personality too! :)

  26. choki says:

    hi dude yopu look so cool n your smile is so sweet..

  27. hariet says:

    omg hes so hot

  28. Wesopotamia says:

    sooooooooooooooooo cute!

  29. Lee says:

    im totaly inlove with him. hehe.. ;)

  30. nicole_luby says:

    His english is amazing! I hardley could tell a difference. He is so charming! He was great infront of the camera! I cant get over him! He is going to do very well!

  31. Roddy says:

    So charming! And clearly hot and cute! He’s gonna be big! Go! Mikus! :)

  32. Roddy says:

    And, btw, when i looked at those pics, I thought he’s kinda cold, I mean, a lil bit frosty, but after saw this video, he’s a total cute boy! Just like chocolate milk!!!! :)

  33. Josh says:

    He’s so cool and cute!!!! Just like chocolate milk!!!!!!!!!1 :)

  34. Mafukas says:

    Haha, he may look really sweet and innocent but he is, well was, real heartbreaker in Latvia.. :)

  35. patka says:

    so beautiful

  36. Kreso J. says:

    Wow. He’s awesome. hm…

  37. Julia says:

    feels like warm sunshine in late Winter.
    weder kalt,noch heiß.

  38. anzelah says:

    waAaAa! his smile tickles me..XD <3love<3 his face and attitude. :)

  39. Beatriz Kurashima says:

    Good evening Betty!
    How are you?

    Just two questions: Is Mikus married?

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