The American football player turned actor and model tells Luxurymena, sister publication of Aficionado all about his job, passions and his collaboration with the Carolina Herrera brand.
How would you describe the fragrance?
CH Men is just a perfect perfume for men of style and who enjoy quality. The fragrance is woody, extremely elegant and has a perfect balance.
We talk a lot about brand ambassadors and the products they represent, but what is it like to work with a brand like CH on a daily basis during campaigns? Is it hectic?
It is one of the best experiences I had – working on set with the extremely talented Mario Testino, Lily Aldridge and Carolina Herrera de Baez. The House of Herrera team is very professional and warm. I am privileged and happy to be part of it all. It’s not hectic at all, it was all very smooth and straightforward and everything was perfectly organized.
What do you like the most about your job?
Being part of the designer’s imagination and watching the project come to life. Having so many experiences, getting the chance to visit so many places around the world and exploring new cultures really makes me appreciate my job.
How would you define the Middle East in three words? Do you plan to come to the region in the near future?
I really don’t know a lot about the Middle East, but I would like to visit the region soon enough as I have heard many positive things about its strong culture and beautiful scenery. Dubai and the United Arab Emirates are at the top of my list of places to visit. I would love to go there, explore and experience. I would like to see the desert, the Burj Khalifa and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Lebanon is also on the top of my list of countries to visit – I have met so many people who spoke so highly of the country and its natural beauty, its tasty and colourful food and incredible party scene.
How do you choose your signature scent?
Normally, I like fresh and natural smells; I was grabbed by the woody smell of CH Men Privé. When you use the fragrance, you enjoy the whole experience – from spraying the fragrance to going out and having people ask you about what you’re wearing.
What do you expect from fragrances?
To feel good and complete when wearing it and get compliments from people. It is important to wear a fragrance that suits my character and my mood.
How did you decide to become a model?
I didn’t; my manager did. My manager found me in California when I was on the beach, surfing.
How would you describe your style?
What’s been the happiest moment in your life so far?
I try to find happiness in every moment of my life.