IN CONVERSATION|RAFAEL DESIMON
Name|Rafael Hermes Desimon
Hometown|Porto Alegre, Brazil
How did you get discovered?
I was scouted while meeting my friends at a shopping mall in my city. They have been invited to try too but they didn't want to, now they regret their decision when they see I am traveling all around the world!
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was studying a course in hardware and software for computers
People would be surprised to know that I...
have a great sense of humor, for some reason, people don't expect that from me, funny!
What's your latest obsession?
Instagram...I am always checking it out! Once every two minutes!
Your most prize possession?
A letter my father gave me 12 years ago!
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
When I was a kid, I wanted to be like Tony Stark (I still do). He has so much style and a strong personality.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
Before coming to NY at the airport, I said I love you to my girlfriend. :)
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Determined, Poise and Romantic
Describe your personal style:
I like to dress according to the situation. I wouldn't say I have a specific style, I just like to be well dressed. It doesn't matter if I am in a suit or in Bermuda shorts!
Your favorite place you have travel to:
New York City, I always dreamt of being here one day!
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Lord Of The Rings—Scene: My favorite scene would be when Sauron's mouth appears in front of Mordor
Your favorite sport:
Player: Renato Gaucho
If there's a destination or item you would recommend us to check out or visit about your native country/city or town, what would you recommend?
Porto Alegre, Brazil—Sunset view at Guaiba Lake...it's so beautiful!
If you were given a indie cable show, which song would you choose as your opening theme song? What type of show would it be?
Don't Stop Till You Get Enough by Michael Jackson Type of show: Game show, I will be the host!
Favorite moment in modeling:
Everytime when I walk on the runway, bathed in the spotlight! It is a natural high!
Your wish for the remainder of 2013 and 2014?
To bring all my family and friends to spend Christmas and New Year's Eve with me in NYC!
Clothing: Shirt and sunglassses, both by Cheap Monday; vintage shirt by Helmut Lang
MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: Karen Long|ReQuest
Special thanks to Karen Long and the men's board at ReQuest; Paul Leggieri at The News; Rafael stopping by JTC to do this feature despite the snow storm!
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