IN CONVERSATION|MARINUS DE BEER
Name|Marinus De Beer
Hometown|Toronto, Canada (Born in South Africa)
How did you get discovered?
I was scouted while I was walking downtown Toronto with my girlfriend at American Apparel.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Before I was modeling, I was studying engineering and during the summer, I had a job working at a construction site. I was born in South Africa then moved to Ireland when I was seven years old until I turned ten. I moved back to South Africa then moved to Canada when I was seventeen years old.
People would be surprised to know that I...
played rugby since I was seven years old until I was nineteen.
What's your latest obsession?
I'm keen on learning and understanding the model industry so that I won't make mistakes early on...
Your most prize possession?
Watch my girlfriend bought me!
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
In the industry, I look up to male model Matthew Terry
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
Today and everyday, to my girlfriend, Erin
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Determined, Happy and Friendly
Describe your personal style:
Cape Town, South Africa—has the most beautiful beaches
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Casual and comfortable clothes but at times, I wouldn't mind wearing something that would show off my physique though.
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Castaway—Scene: When Tom Hanks character cuts himself and draws a face on a volley ball and calls him Wilson so that he can have a friend to talk to.
Your favorite sport:
Team: Springboks (South African National Rugby Team)
Player: Jonny Wilkinson (Player for England)
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?
Toronto, Canada—Lunch at the Marches
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
A show about science—about the cosmos and quantum mechanics explaining people how it all works. Theme song would be the theme from Star Wars
Favorite moment in modeling:
When I opened the show for Givenchy SS2015 show!
Your wish for the remainder of 2014?
Successful career in modeling!
Clothing: Polo shirt, shirt, tie and jeans, all by Ben Sherman; vest & varsity jacket, both by Antonio Azzuolo; vintage striped shirt by Helmut Lang; shorts, belt and sneakers, all Marinus' own
Allen Osborne|One.1 Men Model Management
MODEL|Marinus De Beer|One.1 Men Model Management
Special thanks to Allen Osborne and the men's board at One.1 Men Model Management; Marinus for his time and day/night shooting with JTC!
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