IN CONVERSATION|KAI BLACKMORE
Hometown|Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom
How did you get discovered?
I got scouted at the welcome fair at my university.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I am pursuing a degree in biology in Bristol at the moment.
People would be surprised to know that I...
dream of sailing the world I am older.
What's your latest obsession?
Spearfishing, that's a wicked marine life where I live and it's such a fun sport! I am also pretty much obsessed with anything to do with the sea.
Your most prize possession?
My surfboard definitely, it's like my child.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Probably Jacques Cousteau, he is like the original David Attenborough of Marine conservation and helped inspire me to study biology.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
This morning, to my beautiful girlfriend.
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Repetitive, Repetitive, Repetitive—Just kidding!
Inquisitive, Dedicated, Energetic
Describe your personal style:
Rough up vintage. Nothing too clean cut, lots of baggy shirts, corduroy and oh, loads of dungarees!
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Vietnam. The whole country is so beautiful. The street food is amazing and so are the people. I spend a month traveling there and would go back in a heartbeat!
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Victoria—Scene: The bank heist scene. Such a gripping movie, it is set in the streets of Berlin and the whole movie was taken in one shot.
Your favorite sport:
Surfer: Kelly Slater
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?
Cornwall—My city is famous for its traditional pies called Pasties. They are a must try for anyone visiting. The miners used to bring them into the tin mines for lunch. Culture & cuisine in one boom.
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: A spin-off show of mole man from The Simpsons
Theme song: Maniac by Michael Sembello (from Flashdance), accompanied by mole man montages
Craziest thing you ever done:
I ended up getting roped into being an extra for a Bollywood movie in Mumbai once, that was pretty crazy. A guy just turned up to our hotel and asked if we wanted to be extras in a movie. It ended up being for a big Disney movie as well. I didn't get to do any Bollywood dancing though unfortunately.
Your wish for the remainder of 2016?
I am hoping to go skiing at some point and I am pining for a music festival in Croatia but we will see. I am excited to get some more modeling done as well.
Charlene Matthews|25 Model Management (London)
IMAGES|Provided by 25 Model Management (London)
MODEL|Kai Blackmore|25 Model Management (London)
Special thanks to Charlene Matthews and the men's board at 25 Model Management (London); Kai for taking the time to do the Q&A, hope to meet you soon!
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