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Edward Wilding

May 2014

 

What did you want to become when you were a child?

I always liked the idea of becoming a fireman, after my grandfather (who was a fireman).

 

How did your friends/family react when you told them you wanted to be a model?

They were pleased and very supportive, I don't think they understood much about it.

 

How long have you been modeling for?

1 year and 5 months

 

What has been your greatest accomplishment so far:

To be able to support myself and my family financially 

 

Do you prefer catwalk or print?

Catwalk, the excitement is amazing and backstage messing about with the lads is always fun

 

What misconception from the public do you wish would stop in regards to the fashion industry?

That models don't get paid for editorial shoots, I'm not sure many people know that

 

Who inspires you in the industry?

I look up to two people in the industry, both designers and stylists. The first is David Bradshaw the men's designer for "Versace" and owner of the Hunter Gather clothing label. And the second Karl Lagerfeld, both are amazing  & down to earth powerful men but they had a goal and they didn't let anyone stop them achieving it.

 

What aspects of your job do you like best/least?

Same answer to both I think, least is being away from family, my family is everything to me, best has to be seeing the world. I would never get to do that without modelling.

 

Describe your style in terms of fashion:

I like to mix it up a lot, but day to day I like to be comfortable. But I do like black jeans can't remember the last time I wore any other coloured trousers haha.

 

What makes you happy?

Making others happy. No matter how much money or fame a person can have I don't feel there is a better feeling than seeing someone you care about being happy, and even better if you have made them happy.

 

What is your favorite song at the moment, and of all time?

The Stone Roses - I wanna be adored, a Manchester band from the late 80s. Gets me motivated every time.

 

What are some of your favourite movies?

My favourite is The Truman Show, I also like educational films based on true events. 

 

What is your biggest guilty pleasure?

Has to be a bit of George Michael and WHAM. Great songs haha

 

Describe yourself in 5 words:

Loyal, normal, fun, caring, driven

 

Which living person do you admire most?

My dad, lot of respect for him.

 

What do you most value in people?

Respect and loyalty 

 

Name 2 things people don't know about you:

I was a gardener and my favourite food is carrots

 

What is your motto?

Don't follow the crowd, stand out from it.

 

Any advice for men wanting to become models?

Yes, don't take my jobs. (jokingly)

 

Any last words?

Thanks