IN CONVERSATION|LEOPOLD SCHLAEFEREIT
How did you get discovered?
I was waiting in line at a music festival when mother agent, Demanti walked by and gave me his card. I emailed him and we set up a meeting and here I am, doing this model profile for JTC!
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Before being scouted, I was just in college pursuing my theater and psychology studies. I was auditioning for short films acting roles but was not getting any jobs :(
People would be surprised to know that I...
used to be clown during middle school. From age 7-16, I was part of a circus in which I performed 1-3 times a year in juggling acts and as a clown!
What's your latest obsession?
Breaking down the duality and the binary thinking model. I have been interested in the complexity and multi dimensionality of everything and anything.
Your most prize possession?
My clown nose. I received it from my teacher (trainer) before performing in a circus festival. It represents the child in the adult to me that is crucial part of my life.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Not a typical hero but one big influence was French comedian Gad Elmaleh. I always looked up to his humor and his self concept!
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
My girlfriend after she bought me a bagel before class.
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Adaptable, Curious and Efficient
Describe your personal style:
Simply put together. I wear sweaters and black jeans mostly with boots. Comfort and style combine a mixture of thrift and store bought based color items. Natural colors and materials always preferred.
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Berlin and Istanbul. Beautiful historic cities full of modern life. I love nature and the woods too.
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Rear Window—Scene: Where he uses flashes for protection
Your favorite sport:
Player: Mesut Ozil
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?
Hamburg, Germany—Kreuzberg, a reggae club in Berlin
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
Comedy show with different guest artists. Theme song: Bucovina by Shantel
Craziest thing you ever done:
My first ascension of a 4000m high peak in the Swiss Alps!
Your wish for 2016?
Remake of The Shining and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest roles made famous by Jack Nicholson!
Clothing: Shirts and pullover sweater, both by Death To Tennis; t-shirt by Single; print jacket by Kadu, all other clothing, Leopold's own
Demanti St. Claire|St. Claire Models
MODEL|Leopold Schlaefereit|St. Claire Models
Special thanks to Demanti St. Claire and the men's board at St. Claire Models; Paul Conrad at Medium Concepts; Leopold for his sense of humor, enthusiasm and time spend with JTC!
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