Model of the Week: Eric Puzio


Red Citizen New York



Place of Origin:
New Jersey, USA

Ethnic Origin:
1/2 German, 1/8 Scotch Irish, 1/8 Polish, 1/4 Italian


How discovered:
Discovered by my agent Dave Fothergill while I was living homeless in Tomkins Square Park leaving a McDonald’s.

Favorite things:
I plead the 5th

Favorite music, band:
Punk music, Leftöver Crack

Playing music, cooking, snowboarding and hanging with friends

Favorite piece of clothing:
My jeans w/ the patches held by dental floss

What’s your idea of fun?
Can I answer that honestly???

Favorite modeling experience so far?
Shooting with Nicola Formichetti for Gilt Group… and shooting with Hedi Slimane for something special as well.

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?

Favorite artist (any kind):

Place you would love to visit:

Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
My girl

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  • amanda

    A compelling face. Great story. And to shoot with Nicola Formichetti! Wow!

  • CV

    What’s your idea of fun?
    Can I answer that honestly???

    What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?

    LOL LOL LOL!!!! Sounds like a funny guy. Not too impressed with his photos though.

  • jake

    his nose is too large for my liking. i believe there are better candidates for model of the week

  • mark

    his nose is what makes him stand out IMO

  • GP

    discovered when living homeless…never know homesless guy can be this good looking.

  • Santiago

    He is very sexy and hot, but the first picture he looks like a new member from “new kids on the block”.

  • Seems like he has a lot of personality. It shows in his photos as well. I’d like to see more photos of him!

  • j

    The picture with Jesus, holy awesome.

    GOD bless this homeless BOY.

  • Lovely, sort of a prettier version of Dan Felton ( who’s adorable…), and funny, hope they send him over to Milan for the shows, I’d love to shoot him!

  • Gi

    He’s definitely cool and seem to have a great personality but didn’t impress me much as a model.

  • Leonie

    he’s unique , very interesting in my opinion and i like his answers :)

  • Erika

    Sometimes i really, really question scouts & their selections….. aside from a decently ripped body, i’m not seeing much potential.

  • knack knack

    lmao haha st. marx punx be models :P

    all joking aside super hot my type of model

  • V

    A beautifully unique face. Something’s telling me he’ll be a star.

  • ayno

    Oh yeah, he’s a star. You’d be blind not to see it.
    Every picture tells a story, he’s got emotion. Something is there. He’s got ‘it’. Definitely one to watch.

  • annie

    great face and beautiful eyes. superb :)

  • anna

    i am sorry, but i am over this “edgy” look. where is the amazing beauty in this business ? i am craving for classic beauties out there.

  • pastelle

    I like this guy love models with personality

  • lala

    Wow I never thought someone with his type of look would be in the industry. For me, I’m not into his look. But I like how ‘unique’ he is.

  • Bunny

    I know this guy. Funny thing is, he chose to live homeless. He is actually a spoiled rich boy. Actually very dirty and does not believe in showering

  • M

    The picture with the cross is stunning

  • Dila

    Enjoy it till it lasts Eric, unique look.

  • NEX

    okay! first, with that face, i can see him a little bit in high-fashion, but without all of those piercings. maybe he’s not editorial, but commercial can makes money too. so, good luck in modeling! hope u’re not homeless anymore after u’re modeling. ^^

  • mmmmmm

    George is the best male scout around

  • Amazing guy, excellent model. Congrats to Dave on another amazing find. Eyes, personality, look…a complete package.

  • Dave Fothergill

    Eric…proud of you kid. I knew from the moment I laid eyes on you walking up East 7th St that you were major. Congratulations on everything thus far and more to come my dude. Let me also say thank for the comments…but please let’s remember that yes, even though these guys are models, having the features and the personalities that capture our attention….but first and foremost, they are people just like ourselves….so LET’S BE A LITTLE MORE CAUTIOUS ABOUT SOME OF THE COMMENTS MADE ON MODELS.COM…some of which are unwarranted. At the end of the day, criticize as much as you want but they’re doing what most of us wish we could do. :)

  • I see a lot of potential…The piercings can definitely get him some specific work dat will be in the market of High Fashion. Anything can be high fashion…as long as u insert it the right way. I see a lot of potential. I look forward to meet you.


  • hk

    he’s gorgeous, but I challenge the nose ring…

  • then come to chile, I invite you:)

  • Josh

    obv. hits the ganj, look at those gauges

  • i’m from Chile, i like his style!

  • Unknown

    He was never homeless……….lolz

  • sophie

    i like him !
    xx Sophie

  • Terry

    … REFRESHINGLY ORIGINAL, proof positive that when left with nothing, all you need rely on is your true self!


    So hot….. The most beautiful face I ever saw in my life…. your pity face is so sexy…….

  • Jade

    I think I’m in love with him already.

  • BriiBrii

    glad to see you’re doing good eric. good looks kid.

  • Gabrielle

    I absolutely love his look; very captivating. Does anyone know what he’s up to now? I hope that he never again goes homeless; it’s awful to think someone so young and lovely could be so caught up on the streets. Hopefully he’s taking better care of himself now.