Model Moments, William Los – The Impression Talks to the Talent in Front of the Lens
Name | William Los (Willem)
Agency | Wilhelmina
Age | 22
Height | 6’2″
Hometown | New York
How were you discovered?
When I was 13 years old my sister was pushing me to model, she keep saying “You should send photo’s to a modeling agency.” I never actually believed her untill someone scouted me! I was still shy about the idea. It wasn’t until I had been scouted a few times I thought maybe it really could be possible and finally went in for an interview.. After my interview I immediately started working. That brought me to where I am right now. I am very grateful for that! I own my sister big time.
If you weren’t modeling, what career would you pursue?
If it weren’t for modeling I would for sure be in carpentry! I always like to work with my hands and this is what I got my degree in!
What are your guilty food pleasures?
French fries with a lot of mayonnaise! It’s the best!
What do you carry with you at all times during fashion week?
I want to be able to say something crazy, but I don’t really bring anything else then a clean T-shirt, Rosehip Oil, Sedcards, phone and most important a portable charger.
What was your favorite location you’ve gone to for a job and why?
Definitely Costa Rica!! We shot on the prettiest locations and the people at the shoot were amazing! Even though a lot of the crew including me did get sick. It was still an amazing trip! And off course some beautiful shots were made!
What is your best model memory to date?
Going to the pizzeria with all my fellow Dutchies in Milan during Fashion Week. Those nights are amazing! Just hanging out together. Talking shit about anything and everything. I made some awesome friends there!
What is your go to Off-Duty Style?
My fresh sneaks, ripped jeans, fitted Tshirt and Oversized Hoodie.
What creative director and photographer would you like to work with?
I don’t want anyone to think I have favorites so I am going to name a couple! Jeremy Scott, Riccardo Tisci, Pascal Dangin, Inez and Vinoodh, Lachlan bailey, Mert and Marcus, mariano Vivanco, Giovanni Bianco.
What would be your advice to models walking the runway for the first time?
If your nervous take a deep breath and try to relax a little! If you just walk how you learned to, you’ll do amazing. Try to talk to other models, who knows you might learn something from them and they might turn out to be a really good friend later in your career.
What kind of Impression do you want to make?
I want to be professional in this work/lifestyle. I want to show everyone that this is not some easy job that you can take for granted. If you work hard on your appearance and lifestyle it definitely pays off.
I’m in it for the long run!
Images Courtesy of Wilhelmina