Julian was shot exclusively for MODELS.com by Michael Smit. Many thanks to Alex & Gemma.
Place of Origin:
Johannesburg, South Africa
1/2 Belgian, 1/2 South African
For months and months, my girlfriend kept telling me that I should become a model. The first time she said it, I thought: “This is what girlfriends are supposed to say, no?” But then eventually after a few months of nagging from her, I tried it out. And it kinda clicked.
What was your first modeling job?
It was the Prada fashion show in January ’18. I was quite nervous at first!!! Then it turned out really nice and I loved the experience!
Basketball, absolutely cannot live without basketball. Whenever I have to go blow off some steam or have a problem that I have to solve, whatever it is, I contemplate while playing basketball.
What are you listening to at the moment?
For the moment I’m quite into techno. My 3 favourite DJs for the moment are Tale Of US, Amé and Mind Against. They really get my party flow going.
Favorite movie, tv show:
My favourite movie would definitely have to be “The Departed”. And TV-show I’d have to go for Rick & Morty or Game Of Thrones.
Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product:
Acqua Di Gio, Giorgio Armani. To keep myself smelling nice and fresh.
What were you doing before modeling?
Was going to high-school, wasn’t travelling like I am now. Was basically just studying.
What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
Trying to get a degree and pursue an NBA career.
Favorite modeling experience so far?
Definitely the Prada fashion show. It was eye-opening.
What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
The food! Us Belgians have the best waffles, chocolate, and beer in the whole world.
Which brand would you really love to model for?
I always wanted to shoot with Willy Vanderperre.
Place you would love to visit:
India, because it would be an experience that I would never forget for the rest of my life. Seeing the other side of the world. Seeing how people can live with so little.
Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
This book I’m reading about Troy, just can’t stop reading it!
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
“Life is like a roll of toilet paper. Or you’re on a roll, or you’re taking shit from assholes.”