IN CONVERSATION|ANDREAS BIRONT
How did you get discovered?
I have been scouted in Belgium twice but it never really went any further than a preliminary meet and greet. I am in NY on holiday and was approached by my mother agent, Demanti O'Bryant. Perhaps the third time is the charm? Demanti said he saw something in me so I thought to myself, why not give it another shot?
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I just graduated in Science/Mathematics. I am really into fashion and love to check out new designers and their work. I also love sports, my favorite is tennis.
People would be surprised to know that I...
Since I was very young, I have been bullied because of my hair color (red head) and I really hated it initially. As I grew older, I started to create a little ego as a way to defend myself from those people.
What's your latest obsession?
Fashion. In particular, designers who utilized high tech fabrics and techniques. I find it fascinating!
Your most prize possession?
The ring from my grandfather because he meant a lot to me.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
I always wanted to be original so I didn't really look up to anyone in particular.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
My girlfriend, Lina.
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Social, Kind, Confidence
Describe your personal style:
Here are my favorite designers: Gosha Rubchinskiy, Raf Simons, Vetements, Dries Van Noten, Adidas, Nike and J.W.Anderson. Hope that gives you an idea of my style! :)
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Los Angeles, New York City and Antwerp. I am really into hiking on mountains and visiting the Yellowstone Park.
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Kill Bill—Scene: The final samurai swords fighting scene
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Tennis, soccer, karate and swimming
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?
Antwerp, Belgium—I will take you to Vrijdagmarkt6 a clothing store that sells second hand design clothes. Antwerp Tower has a really good club called Klub Goud to party. The Meir is a really good street to shop and as a final destination, go to a local Antwerp coffee shop for a great cup of coffee!
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
It would be a show about fashion. Theme song: Chinoiseries Part 2 by Onra
Craziest thing you ever did:
I guess what I am doing right now...doing this photo shoot/interview because I never expected this. I was on holiday, remember?
Your wish for the remainder of 2016?
That I would graduate. For the future, a family with wife and kids!
Demanti O'Bryant|St. Claire Models
MODEL|Andreas Biront|St Claire Models
Special thanks to Demanti O'Bryant and the men's board at St. Claire Models; Andreas for taking the time out of his tourist schedule while in NYC and spend it with JTC to do this blog feature!