Model of the Week: Finn Buchanan is the circus-trained new face who can count Katie Grand as a fan

Finn was shot by Elliott Wilcox, with styling by Giulio Ventisei (assisted by Bethany Parkinson), and makeup by Rebekah Lidstone. Thanks to Brogan Loftus.


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Name:
Finn Buchanan

Agency:
Linden Staub (London)
HEROES Model Management (New York)
New Madison (Paris)
Brave Model Management (Milan)

Age:
16

Height:
5’11

Instagram:
@finnbuchanan_

Place of Origin:
North London, England

Ethnic Origin:
English and Scottish?

Birthsign:
Sagittarius

How discovered:
A scout from Linden Staub scouted me outside a Sainsbury’s in Finsbury Park (cheers Laura).

What was your first modeling job?
My first editorial was W magazine shot by Harley Weir and styled by Kate Grand. Most, if not all, of the models were Trans so the whole team had been briefed on pronouns so it was a really comfortable environment to work.

Favorite things:
The fact that seasons change, like it sounds weird but I really like the way that we get different weather for different sections of the year.

What are you listening to at the moment?
Bit of everything but Aminé, Juice Wrld and Brockhampton.

Favorite movie, tv show:
Heathers and Donnie Darko are always a shout.

What were you doing before modeling?
Before modelling I was a student and now I’m a student that models, it’s sort of not that different. Also used to play netball. And did circus training for like 5 years.

What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
Maybe styling editorial shoots or runways but also maybe something not at all fashion.

What’s something uncool that you love anyway?
Love a Hawaiian shirt

Favorite modeling experience so far?
The adrenaline rushes after walking for Miu Miu and Maison Margiela were amazing like you’re just so happy you didn’t fall and that you can take the heels off, but also that you just completed a thing that will most likely push you forward in your career and had fun doing it.

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
London’s fully known for having a little bit of everything so it’s cool to be from a place known for being diverse.

Which brand would you really love to model for?
Prada, Gucci, Vetements, Balenciaga, Céline and Marc Jacobs would all be iconic. I think it would be really jokes if I was a VS Angel but like, unlikely.

Place you would love to visit:
I’m currently in New York and I’m really missing Paris so I think I just get used to a place easily because two weeks ago I would have said I’d love to visit New York.

Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
Castings and coffee?

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Nothing matters all that much unless it does to you.

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