IN CONVERSATION|RORY COOPER
Name|Rory Stephen Morgan Cooper
Hometown|Shrewsbury Town, England
How did you get discovered?
I was at Reading Festival and two ladies scouted me, out of the blue
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was training as a chef (specializing in desserts, creme brulee is my specialty) and also laboring in construction
People would be surprised to know that I...
was a ballroom dancer for three years in my previous life
What's your latest obsession?
Traveling...I made it to NYC!
Your most prize possession?
Fender Telecaster is probably the most precious thing to me. Had it as a Xmas present years ago
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Quiet, Impatient and Joyful
Describe your personal style:
Indie musician look, I love black color clothing
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Rainbow Beach—Australia east coast
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Into The Wild—Scene: The entire film
Favorite thing about fashion week:
Getting to hang out with all of my models brothers, Erik Van Gils is one of them!
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?
Shrewsbury Town, England—I would take you to the Libertines in Shrewsbury at my brother's bar
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
Lots of colors. The show will be about farm animals. Theme song: These Boots Are Made For Walking by Nancy Sinatra
Craziest thing that happen to you through modeling:
Did a Dior shoot with Rihanna but they decide not to use it, so now I have no proof that I did it except the call sheet!
Your wish for 2016?
Learn to speak Spanish!
Clothing: Blazer, leather bomber and bird print shirt, all by J.Lindeberg; leather denim style jacket and jeans, both by Levi's; striped shirt by H&M
Ebony Simmons|DNA Models
MODEL|Rory Cooper|DNA Models
Special thanks to Ebony Simmons and the men's board at DNA Models; Joe Thiel at WeAreThiel; Rory for making time to visit JTC while he is in NYC!
RORY COOPER' S SELF PORTRAIT