Otto was shot exclusively for MODELS.com by David Vail, with styling by Thea Lewis-Yates, and grooming by Paul Donovan @ CLM ((worldwide)) using VO5. All clothing provided thanks to Liberty London. Thanks to Xenia.
IMG London ()
Place of Origin:
South London, England
My agent drove past me while I was walking home from a night out and parked her car like a head case in a bus stop and ran after me – I thought she was undercover police, lol!
What was your first modeling job?
Self Service Magazine with Alasdair Mclellan. I wasn’t really nervous, I guess I didn’t know what to expect. I just rolled up and it was all good.
Can’t live without my agent, she’s always getting me out of a situation.
Favorite movie, tv show:
You cannot go wrong with The Polar Express, Home Alone, The Grinch… actually you cannot go wrong with a solid Christmas film and the Eastenders Christmas special.
Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product:
I don’t really fuck with beauty products, might slap on a bit of moisturiser if there’s some lying around. I’ve just recently walked for Dior twice and the collections were incredible, the suit I just wore for the show this season was stunning, words can’t explain.
What were you doing before modeling?
I was doing an electrical installation course at college, but modelling has got quite busy so I’m taking a break from the course and doing this full time now. Life before modelling was going to college, seeing my mates, and playing rugby. With modelling I get to travel to different countries with a whole new bunch of mates, it’s hard work and knackering but I’m so grateful for all of the opportunities I’ve had and I hope they keep coming my way.
What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
After modelling, I’d like to open my own business in electrics – everyone always needs an electrician. I’ve been thinking about acting as well, so I reckon I’d look into that too.
What’s something uncool that you love anyway?
Favorite modeling experience so far?
Going to Tokyo for Dior was insane, I’d love to go back there.
What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
I’ve been craving a full English [breakfast] over shows, I can’t wait to get home and demolish one with a cuppa. I really miss my dogs when I’m away and my mum’s cooking.
Which brand would you really love to model for?
I’d really love to work with Prada one day.
Place you would love to visit:
I would love to go to Kenya, my grandad grew up there. I’ve heard his amazing stories and I’d love to see it for myself.
Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
It’s show season right now so I’m focused on hanging out with the rest of the IMG lads and making sure we all get back home in one piece.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Keep your head high and never give up.