Model of the Week: Luke Gernert


Luke Gernert

Red Model Management (New York)



Place of Origin:
Pound Ridge, NY

Ethnic Origin:
French, Dutch, Scottish, and American Indian

Leo through and through

How discovered:
Dave from RED approached me on a Metro-North train.

Favorite things:
Good conversation, great sushi, inspiring experiences, and my girlfriend.

Favorite music, band:
My tastes are in a constant state of flux but right now I’m on a serious punk kick. My iPod has been all Ty Segall, Richard Hell, the Thermals, and the Clash for weeks. I’ve also been into this sort of slow, crooning electronic music like James Blake and Majical Cloudz.

Favorite movie, tv show:
Favorite movie is tough because there are films I appreciate and respect as pieces of art and then there are the ones that are just a blast to watch. I think To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the greatest films ever made, but Attack the Block might be my favorite. My favorite TV show is the Twilight Zone, hands down.

Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product:
I love AllSaints and Scotch&Soda, but I rarely buy their stuff cause it’s so expensive. H&M is great. I’ve also made some surprisingly good finds at Target, or as us fashionable folk call it, Targé.

What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
Making music and writing.

What’s something uncool that you love anyway?

Favorite modeling experience so far?
Doing the Prada SS2015 show was killer. I don’t know what I liked better – the clothes, the set, the awesome music they played, or all the great people I got to meet.

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
The best thing about my hometown is that it’s dominated by an enormous wildlife reservation, so I can walk 10 minutes from my house and be on a cliff in the middle of the woods.

Which brand would you really love to model for?
I’d love to work for a brand I’d never even heard of before that turned out to be really cool.

Place you would love to visit:
I’d love to visit some places whose cultures I’ve had minimal exposure to, like China and India. Especially the more rural areas that have escaped Western influence.

Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
Do-it-yourself projects. My next goal is to learn to build a guitar or a record player. I’ve also gotten really into botany, as weird as that may sound. I love bonsai trees. I had this awesome braided pachira named Spiderman but I accidentally left him at school when I came home for the summer. RIP Spiderman.

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  • A

    He is what I think a grownup cupid would look like. Ethereal.

  • RF


  • Eli

    He looks really cherubic. Awesome face.

  • anna

    ay ayoooooo