Thursday, October 20, 2016



Name|Elia Berthoud
Hometown|Zurich, Switzerland

How did you get discovered?
A friend of my mom (Ex-model for 15 years) suggested that I should give modeling a try. I started my career in Milan.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I stopped my education during my Sophomore year in high school, wound up finishing high school at home and have been traveling ever since. I am a dancer and also a photographer.
People would be surprised to know that I...
am a Nichiren buddhist and able to speak 5 languages: English, German, Italian, 1/2 Spanish and French.
What's your latest obsession?
Health, food, fitness and sports
Your most prize possession?
My scroll by my altar for chanting
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Tina Turner and Michael Jackson
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
Yueh-Lin Tsou, my best friend from Milano
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Loyal, Serious, Spontaneous
Describe your personal style:
Simple, good quality, minimal with few special features
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Berlin, Germany
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Nymphomaniac—Scene: The entire film, a combination of a lot of scenes
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Tennis
Player: Roger Federer
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?
Zurich, Switzerland—I will take you going skiing at the Alps! Skiing, snowboarding, spa and great food!
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/News type show. Theme song: Empathy by Crystal Castles
Craziest thing you ever done:
Jumping out of a driving car!
Your wish for the remainder of 2016?
Collaborate with Mr. Giorgio Armani on a collection!

Emma O|Dean Cleary Patterson|D1 Models (NY)
MODEL|Elia Berthoud|D1 Models (NY)
Special thanks to Emma O and Dean Cleary Patterson and the men's board at D1 Models (NY); Elia for his happy attitude and time spend with JTC doing this blog feature!

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