PHOTOGRAPHER: HANNAH MILES
MODEL: ALEX KING
You’ve gone from the army to marketing, now modelling, how did this happen?
Aha yeah it hasn’t been quite as linear as that and there has been other roles and education in between. My life has been like a rather boring version of Forest Gump so far :) Well the Army was always where I saw myself from a young age (too many Action Men as a kid) and I really enjoyed my time in training and everything that I learnt from that. Unfortunately, I picked up a knee injury that made completing phase 2 of training unattainable and I had to leave as a result. After going back into education I was lucky enough to be given opportunity to work for a small marketing agency, working alongside marketers gave me a lot of valuable experience and I used this to progress within the company and eventually took a more senior role with a new agency and moved to London.
After a year and a half of working in London I found myself approached by some modelling agencies and decided to give it a go. Select Models offered to represent me and a year later here I am :)
Do you have a designer/ brand that you aspire to working with?
There’s to many designers and brands that I’d love to work with and there’s been some that I have worked with already that I was chuffed to have a chance to. I’d have to go with All Saints or Calvin Klein as they are both brands that I wear a lot.
Modelling is a full on gig- how do you like to relax?
Luckily living in London there’s a lot on offer, I like staying active with things like Gym, Basketball, Running and Muay Thai. I’m a big music fan so whenever I can I like to go to concerts and music events, I love festival season. In the quieter months I have a secret hammock on our roof terrace for general listening to tunes, cloud watching and reading.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?
Well by this time Jennifer Aniston and I should be official and I’ll relocate to the Maldives to run my several successful businesses from the comfort of our Villa.
Do you have any exciting projects coming up?
I do yes! But waiting to hear confirmation on a few things so watch this space ;)
What is your favourite piece in our AW16 collection?
I’m definitely feeling your no noise navy long parka, that’s my kind of style for sure and it’s just started getting cold enough for it. Need’s to come out soon!