Xavier was shot exclusively for MODELS.com by Danny Lim, with styling by Camille Marchard, and grooming and hair by Benjamin Talbot @ The Wall Group. Thanks to Dounia at Select.
Xavier Kai Hickman
Place of Origin:
50% Goan 50% English
My godfather Darryl Rodriguez and uncle Gavin Fernandes both took pictures of me one weekend in our back garden and sent it to The Face Paris
What was your first modeling job?
My first job was a runway show for JW Anderson, I was very nervous and scared at first but runway shows only last about 15 minutes.
My favorite thing to do is making people laugh. I love spending time with my close friends and family. I couldn’t live without Oreos and tea, and my sliders and dressing gown, it’s the only way to kick back and relax. And my dog Ziggy who’s currently been wearing the cone of shame for two weeks.
What are you listening to at the moment?
Kendrick Lamar, Not3s, J hHus… I’ve been rinsing J Hus’ album recently
Favorite movie, tv show:
Game of Thrones, Top Boy, and I’m currently starting to watch Power
Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product:
E45 and Sudocrem, baby
What were you doing before modeling?
I was still at school when I started modeling and washing pots at a pub to earn a bit of money.
What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
I’ve always thought of going into the acting world but I have no acting experience.
What’s something uncool that you love anyway?
I play a lot of Minecraft on my travels and my sister and friends slate me for it.
Favorite modeling experience so far?
Definitely the new Burberry campaign that has just come out, it’s my biggest break yet and I’m so grateful for everyone who gave me the opportunity to do it.
What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
I miss the fields that I live near to and taking my dog on long walks.
Which brand would you really love to model for?
I’d love to work for a lot of brands but ones that are on my radar are Gucci, Prada or YSL.
Place you would love to visit:
New York or Hong Kong for sure; it’s one of the busiest cities and people tell me that I’d love it there.
Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
Game of Thrones – I’m not obsessed but I’m hooked on the series right now. I’d love to be in Game of Thrones!
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Keep on becoming.