Daily Duo: Meet Kaatje & Matteo

Kaatje

Who:

Kaatje Kempe, 182 cm / 5’11.5″, Canadian, born April 15th.

We Asked:

What’s your most embarrassing moment?
“Once I was asked to record a short video of my face and different facial expressions with my lips for a chapstick ad. When I was done recording it I was to send it to an agency assistant who I was friends with. As I joke I sent a stupid video of me doing crazy weird facial expressions with crossed eyes in slow motion, thinking she would open it and find it funny. My mistake. Without viewing it she sent it to the client! I freaked out but it was too late. The client got a video of me acting completely and utterly insane. Made for a very awkward explanation on my part as to why I sent that.”

What’s the most interesting thing about your family? Do you have siblings?
“I actually have six siblings, I just happen to the oldest and we are all female (my poor dad). We all live in a converted yacht club and are very close.”

What’s something people would be surprised to find out about you?
“I’m a HUGE bookworm. I love Harry Potter and am a massive Potter head, and I love all the Jandy Nelson books (very meaningful and raw).”

Where:

Anita Norris Models (Toronto – mother agency)
IMG (New York)
IMG Paris ()
IMG Milano ()
IMG London ()
IMG Los Angeles ()
IMG Australia (Sydney)
esee model management (Shanghai)


Matteo

Who:

Matteo Cortellaro, 190 cm / 6’3″, Spanish, born February 18th.

We Asked:

What’s the most interesting thing about your family? Do you have siblings?
“Yes, I do. I have one little step brother that is 9 years old. Talking about my family, I have two sides: the Italian one, and the Spanish one. They are pretty different from each other. One part is more simple and vivid, and the other more serious and technical, or methodical. So I guess that if get the things from both sides equally, I’ll have the perfect mix.”

Who is someone you admire and why?
“Quentin Tarantino, because of the fact that he changed from working on a video club to becoming one of the most important film directors ever.”

What are your interests/favorite things?
“Cinema, photography, music and skateboarding.”

Where:

Uno Models (Barcelona – mother agency)

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