IN CONVERSATION|ANDREAS LINDQUIST
Name|Andreas Kalmar Lindquist
How did you get discovered?
I got discovered on Times Square at a American Eagle store. My manager, Brandon Wilson approached my dad with photographer Sean Kilkenny talked to my younger brother and I. I went back to finish high school for two years and started modeling last September.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was in high school. I was only sixteen when I got scouted. I wanted take care of my studies first before I started traveling and having a modeling career.
People would be surprised to know that I...
Six months before I started modeling, I was super fit, muscular but not heavy. I lifted heavy weights and I liked being in fit shape. Eventually I losted about 30-35 pounds of muscular weight prior to modeling!
What's your latest obsession?
Working out, how different methods affects my training. Nutrition as well—obviously that's 70% at least. Been reading all kinds of scientific results on the subject for the last two-three years!
Your most prize possession?
I have these laced up outworn Oxford style shoes with orange trimming. The shoes are almost falling apart. Got them when my mom and brother visited me in New York last October. They remind me of a good time with loved ones. I am gonna wear them till there are no soles left! Haha!
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
I am interested in football (real football, as in soccer). Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United was and is still a big hero of mine.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
A few days ago is my birthday! My family called me and I told them I love and misses them!
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Energetic, Rushing and Thankful
Describe your personal style:
I like to dress simple. White or black t-shirts. If I am wearing a shirt, it will be simple and classic. I love wearing a suit! I have a black, grey and blue suits back home.
Your favorite place you have travel to:
New York City! No other city like it!
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
The Shawshank Redemption—Scene: Scene of Andy getting his first Rita Hayworth poster.
The Dark Knight—Scene of the Joker hanging with his head down having a conversation with Batman.
Your favorite sport:
Team: Manchester Reunited
Player: Cristiano Ronaldo
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?
Koge, Denmark—I would show you the inner city of Copenhagen. No tourist attractions, definitely not the overrated Little Mermaid! Also I have a few funny places and restaurants on the more outskirts of Cph, mind you, I am from the suburbs!
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
My show would be "Californication"-ish. A really strong with a funny character. The show would take place in NY though, which would make it a bit challenging, California in NY. The theme song would be a sample of an older American artist like Otis Redding or Frank Sinatra, interpret by a young NY street performing artist. I find street or subway musicians extremely inspiring.
Favorite moment in modeling:
My first opportunity to walk the catwalk for Burberry Prorsum
Your wish for the remainder of 2014?
I hope that I will have a good time in NYC with all of my amazing friends I've made here. Just looking forward to spend Christmas with my family!
Austin Rubino|Kadeem Johnson|DNA Models
MODEL|Andreas Lindquist|DNA Models
Special thanks to Austin Rubino, Kadeem Johnson and the men's board at DNA Models; Andreas for taking the time to meet JTC and do this Q&A!
ANDREAS LINDQUIST' S SELF PORTRAIT