Since appearing on Model of the Week (below), Florian Van Bael has gone on to work for Fantastic Man, GQ Italia, Emporio Armani, Giorgio Armani, and Etro.

IMM Bruxelles
Also with: Why Not Model Management, Ford Models Europe

20 years old

186cm (6’1″)

Place of Origin:
Belgium, Brussels

Ethnic Origin:
100% Brusseleir!! (Belgian)


How discovered:
During a shopping session with a SEXY ex-girlfriend of mine in the People Shoe Design store in Brussels I was scouted by Samuray, a scout at IMM.

Favorite things:
My favorite things depends on my daily mood :) most of the time my favorite things are very simple things, for example; I love to hang out and chill with a good friend of mine at his place and watch some good soaps or movies on his computer.

Favorite music, band:
This is always a difficult question because I’m someone who really loves music, music is for me something special because almost everyone can understand that “language”. Music makes me feel good and it’s also a great company when I have to be a bit alone and think about a few things.

I’ve got plenty of hobbies, but the ones that I probably love the most are practicing a sport that I really love or hanging out with some good friends!

Favorite piece of clothing:
My belts and my watch, just because they are the jewellery of the man and when I don’t wear them I feel “naked”. My other favorite piece of clothing are shoes, I can’t really explain why but it’s just like that, I always have to buy a new pair of shoes when I see some that I like =S – luckily enough they are never tooo expensive.

What’s your idea of fun?
For me my idea of fun is the world like I imagine it sometimes. It is a world that would be much more peaceful and where the people could live by doing only the things that they like or enjoy to do. Stress won’t exist and everyone would love his or her life.

Favorite modeling experience so far?
Mhh, I’m quite new in this modeling world so I haven’t got much experience, but I think it was probably this weekend when I had to do an editorial for the magazine Tendencias. The shooting was with the photographer Marcelo Capizzano who is a very nice photographer, and the shooting was at a wonderful villa with swimming pool in Sarnico. Just an awesome experience!

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
Difficult question! I mean it’s Brussels, it’s not like it was always sunny and hot in this city. I think the best thing is probably that nothing is never really far away in Brussels, everything is always quite near which makes it easy to go see my friends, my family or someone else.

Favorite artist (any kind):
David Copperfield and Houdini, they were both great magicians that always made me dream with the amazing magic tricks that they invented or performed. Being a great magician has always been one of my biggest dreams since I was a kid, and I also never understood how David Copperfield managed to FLY, it has always amazed me!

Place you would love to visit:
America, just because they really have got EVERYTHING there at a very cheap price and everything also always has to be 10 times bigger than in other countries.

Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
GIRLS, normal, no!? But thank God that’s not the only thing I’m obsessed about :) I would say that I’m obsessed about a lot of things, especially the things which I’m really interested in. If I have to be more precise I would say health, this is because I find a good and healthy lifestyle very important.

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  • elena

    answer the questions as if he were competing to mr universe haha

  • they really have got EVERYTHING there at a very cheap price – love his honesty! very cool guy.

  • amazing and very interesting face

  • Arkadius

    @ elena: you`re right. the answers sound a bit over the top.

  • Allison

    Wow! He’s hot. I want to meet that Belgian boy haha.

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  • Jet

    Flo, you’re the man.
    And we’ll keep on watching soaps together :p
    Btw, his face is soo much better in real life xD
    And indeed, he IS a very cool guy!

  • piwi

    he is very good looking indeed, but he looks way better in those snapshots than the other shots.. which makes me wonder that may be as a runway model he could be better off..

  • Beautiful!! I can stare at him for hours!

  • I actually love his answers. They’re in depth and show a bit of his insightful mind. Thank you !

  • personalit√† interessante e un volto affascinante ….. pezzo:)

  • Sanne

    Cool, i had a change to meet him and he is a very nice guy :)

  • lonelyoslo

    Being totally speechless. So innocent and beautiful!

  • Wow!
    He’s THE man!

  • anen

    love the cheeckbones

  • Linuxfanatik

    Is Florian Von Bael the same guy who modelled sports clothes with “Model Promotions” at twelve? If he is , he is one lucky guy. I met one of his contemporaries (Leo) in Spain on a shoot and he was very nice to talk to and spoke very good English. The guy I saw at a Salon in Paris miight have been you in 2004 – but I am unsure. I like to believe it is you – even if I am wrong. We ordinary guys like to rub shoulders with people wh have become successful – like the Belgian Flanders band X!nk – they are so cool!

  • Jeremy

    Date of birthday?

  • ricardo

    I saw a shoot of him in a magazine and saw that he has great tattoos, especially on his lower arm, the triangel. Do you know what tahta sign means?

  • David

    Is his girlfriend Zinaida Kazakevicius also a model?

  • tuba

    first i thought he s an american guy buy he s from belgium yeah

  • Risky Ramanda

    His body is amazing. He’s one of my favorite male models since Arthur Devalbray and Cole Mohr :)

  • tuba

    That sexy face i’vr wanted to see on every boy! ammazing,so so so so so HOT!

  • beautiful, have to say myself