Paolo and Stefano’s models are normally used to express other people’s visions and concepts, not through their words, but through photographs and fashion. This time Stefano and Paolo’s models can express themselves and who they’re.
Q: How long have you been modeling?
Paolo: Since I was 19 years old.
Stefano: I’ve been modeling for about 5 years
Q: How did you get interested in becoming a model?
Paolo: I’m interested because I’m broke. And I work as a caller in a call center in Beverly Hills and that I want to avoid all of this.
Parkas by Mr. Completely, Shirt by ASOS, Jeans by Mr. Completely, Shoes by Android Home x Coogi
Q: What’s your favourite shoot?
Paolo: You know what my favourite was, it was a shoot I did with Jamie Morgan for Arena Home Plus. And it happened in 2013. Jamie shot my dad in 1984 for the cover of The Face Magazine. Jamie shot that and then Jamie shot me 28 years later. I believe he kinda stumbled.
Stefano: My favourite shoot is the one I did for Mandalay Bay. It was for New Years and we were essentially blowing champagne and throwing confetti. They also painted us in gold. It was a very fun photoshoot.
View 1: Moto Jacket from Burberry Brit, Jeans from ZARA View 2: Jacket from UEG , Jeans from Top Man, Shoes from Android Homme x Coogi
Q: What are your hobbies?
Paolo: I love surfing and I’ve been surfing since I was 8 years old, and that I got back to rock climbing. I love being outdoors, but being in London I could not and it was a pain so I taught myself how to be a sound engineer, and I’ve been doing it on the side.
Stefano: I like to be active, surf, explore and read.
Q: What’s your greatest accomplishment?
Paolo: My biggest accomplishment was doing Aldo’s spring/summer 16 campaign. They have a 50 foot picture of me in Time Square. Crazy story I was working in a hotel at the time and doing the night shift. I was leaving at about 3 or 4 in the morning and that I was riding my bike home when I saw people putting up billboards, and that I asked them who the man was. And they’re like oh shit it is you. It was a very great feeling.
Stefano: Be really happy every day.
Hat by Liberty or Death, Trench by Celine, Hoody by Control Sector, Shoes by Android Homme x Coogi
Q: Is modeling your dream job or are you planning to do something else?
Paolo: No, I love it and it gave me a shot. I do not know if it is music. I love it and love doing it and love making it. I love watching people react to it. I love storytelling and I’ve been thinking about acting. I want to do something that people help people escape. Anything related to storytelling.
Stefano: I plan to model for the next few years while I still can. Then pursue photography or something in the field of music.
Hat by Liberty or Death, Suit from Top Man, Shirt from Skingraft, Shoes from Android Homme x Coogi
Q: What advice is a must have for aspiring models?
Paolo: Be patient. Be very patient.
Stefano: Don’t be afraid of the haters.
Q: What does fashion mean to you?
Stefano: How to express yourself without words.
Model Stefano Churchill @StefanoChurchill
Model Paolo Gallardo @Paolomojito
Photography by Ashley Walker @AshleySkyWalker
Wardrobe Style by Chalia Breonn @ChaliaBreonn
Hair Styling by Tonya Le @Onlytonyale
Make Up Karl Pua @Bigpua
Shoot Producer Raphel Young @RTMagency
Interview by @Dev_Rog