James Gatenby is represented by Priscilla’s in Australia and right now he’s preparing to sign with agencies in Europe and New York. Every agent worth his salt is currently drooling hoping that James will sign with them. In the world of male modeling it’s rare that we see a name or face rise above the rest. James is making strides however with his recent opening of Louis Vuitton exclusively for F/W 2013. All eyes are currently on him hoping that he’ll continue his ascent while maintaining sanity. All of us at SupermodelCentral are hoping the same! Follow James on Twitter
Craig Palmer interviewed James to give all of us an inside look at a male model’s rise to success.
How were you discovered?
I tried a new hair stylist, and it just so happened he worked for GQ. At first I thought they were just being nice when they said “You should be a model.” Surely they said that to every customer, right? Then it turned out they were serious and had booked me an interview at Priscilla’s (my mother agency).
You studied Biochemistry at university. How do you think this changes people’s perception of you as a model?
People usually do a double-take when I say I studied Science, it does seem a bit contrary to a pursuit like modelling. Hopefully they then realize that models can have passions besides modelling, we aren’t just one-dimensional. Some people don’t realize that a lot of models study even while modelling. They could be future doctors, lawyers or business owners.