Gil Soares

September 2014


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

I've always wanted to be a soccer player...ever since I was a kid


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

Actually, both really well, my friends always support me with great enthusiasm, but my mom was a litle bit afraid because it is very unstable work and it means I travel a lot hahaha "moms" but of course she accepts it and is proud of me.


How long have you been modeling for?

3 years


Which agencies are you with?

fashion -Milan

Karin -Paris





What has been your greatest accomplishment so far:

Well, people always saying that I'm pretty determined ,focused and disciplined!  That makes me very happy:) 


Who inspires you in the industry?

Jon Kortajarena (model, actor)


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

Definitely  the fact that you can travel a lot, meet other cultures , learn new languages and make a lot friends is very rewarding.. Now I can speak Ingles, Italian and a bit of Spanish..


Describe your style in terms of fashion: 

I'm curious, and looking for ideas to improve my fashion sense .


What makes you happy?

Being with my family and friends, traveling the world,etc


What brings you the greatest satisfaction?

Probably doing what I like most. I love my job and I wish to succeed for many years.

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

Well, I like a bit of everything , depends on my mood.. I listen diferent kinds of music every day, but I could say my favourite is "Hot Nature" by Benediction because it brings back good memories.


What is the one thing you wish you knew when you were younger?

Maybe not to trust people so quickly, or not to disappoint myself.


What is your biggest guilty pleasure?

FOOD.. hahaha, I eat a lot and I love sweet things; chocolate, ice cream, cookies etc (but it's so bad in relations to my work).


Describe yourself in 5 words:

focussed, shy, honest, disciplined, polite


Which living person do you admire most?

My mom.


What do you most value in people?

Sincerity and honesty


Name 2 things people don't know about you:

That I'm really shy, (When people see my body of work, they tend to think I am an extrovert)...


What is your motto?

Be confident, believe in yourself and do it.


Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Very dificult to know that, because everything can change in a minute, the world offers so many opportunities you never know, but I see myself travelling the world, probably based in the states, doing acting classes...


Any advice for men wanting to become models?

If you believe yourself, never give up because the fashion world is very dificult and you need to be determined to achieve your goals.


Any last words?

It was great to reflect on that! thank you :)







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