IN CONVERSATION|BEN COPELAND
How did you get discovered?
I got a message on facebook, photographer asked if I wanted to do a test shoot. I went and there was a scout there, who brought me to I AM ELK.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was in high school, now in college, majoring in journalism. I write a lot, like reviews etc. I am currently making videos and short films.
People would be surprised to know that I...
talk in my sleep, all the time!
What's your latest obsession?
Netflix and Dutch films
Your most prize possession?
All my wristbands for all the festivals and the uniform of my fraternity.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Dutch media producer, John de Mol
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
Friends at my student associations
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Ambitious, Enthusiastic, Bubbly and Cheeky
Describe your personal style:
Your favorite place you have travel to:
New York City!
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Gone Girl—Scene: The entire film and also tv series, Breaking Bad
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Ice skating
Skater: Sven Kramer
Swimmer: Ranomi Kromomidjojo
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?
Amsterdam, Netherlands—De Gezelligheid, a cafe in Zwolle (Town where I lived) is a place where you will see a lot with my friends.
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 music festivals report them for a tv show. Theme song: Anything from Disclosure
Your wish for the remainder of 2015?
That I would be able to travel the world with good people as company
Clothing: Turtleneck sweater and blazer by Agnes B. FW2015
Lilly Aitali|Alexis Maheo|Premium Models (Paris)
MODEL|Ben Copeland|Premium Models (Paris)
Special thanks to Lilly Aitali, Alexis Maheo and the men's board at Premium Models (Paris); Chris Apple at Agnes B.; Ben for making the trek during fashion week in Paris and spend time with JTC!
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