Monday, April 4, 2016



Name|Mikhail Shmatov
Hometown|Gelendzhik, Russia

How did you get discovered?
My university friend recommended me to go to a casting at a model agency.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was studying marketing in university.
People would be surprised to know that I...
never try smoking! 
What's your latest obsession?
Nothing in particular lately :) 
Your most prize possession?
Not into material possession either :)
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
When I was younger, I always wanted to be a fire fighter, so I guess, I look up to them.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
This winter, I think...:)
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Childish, Instinctual and Easy-Going
Describe your personal style:
Thrifty quality clothing
Your favorite place you have travel to:
New York City! I love it here!
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Gladiator—Scene: I love the soundtrack of this film. The movie is amazing from start to finish. Happy and sad at the same time.
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Football, Basketball or Volleyball
It's not interesting for me to watch all the time. I enjoys sports as a outlet for fun!
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?
Saint-Petersburg, Russia—I have been living there for about three to five years. The whole city is my favorite so we can go anywhere and it is amazing!
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
Type of show: Comedy or Traveling type show
Theme song: Comedic music without voice though (Instrumental)
Favorite moment in modeling:
Balmain FW2016 show that just happen back in January. It is a highlight for me to date. I walked with a lot of top guys and girls which I realize only after the show on It was a special moment I will never forget!
Your wish for 2016?
Life is so strange, you cannot plan anything. When you plan something, it usually is a waste of time. So, I hope everything will be good with me, my friends and all the people that are close to me. Of course, I hope I have a great career in modeling.

Clothing: Suits and shirts, all by Stephen K; Pullovers and t-shirts by Robert Geller and Martin Keehn

Lana Winters|Alana Samuels|VNY Models
MODEL|Mikhail Shmatov|VNY Models
Special thanks to Lana Winters and Alana Samuels and the men's board at VNY Models; Florent Belda at REP Mode; Mikhail for staying late to do the shoot and time spend with JTC!

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