With only a few months experience in modeling, Dominique Capraro is off to a great start.
Art history student, dancer, Mister Switzerland runner up and already agency signed, this young model takes to time to share his early experiences of modeling with ModelDetour.com.
Here is his story:
Name: Dominique Anthony Capraro
Height: 188cm (6’2”)
Weight: 169 lbs (77 kgs)
Shoe size: 10 US
Chest: 40 inches
Waist: 32 inches
Eye colour: Brown
Hair colour: Brown
Family heritage: Italian on my father’s side and Swiss/Austrian on my mother’s side. I’ve been told I may have not so far Asian ancestors.
Place of birth: Visp , which is in Switzerland.
Currently residing in: Monthey (Switzerland).
Represented by: Jaffa Models in Chicago.
On what working basis do you model?: Casual
How long have you been modeling?: A few months, let’s say a semester.
What experiences do you have in modeling?: Actually, I’m pretty new to the business. Was second at Mister Switzerland French. Still improving my pictures to have a stronger book.
What do you enjoy most about modeling?: Modeling is, in a way, becoming art, becoming a moving sculpture or an expressive and narrative painting when it comes to pictures. I’m a true Art lover, no wonder I pursue Art History studies.
How did you first get involved in modeling?: I’m a dancer too, and met a friend that was a photographer. He offered me to do a shooting. I was thrilled, had fun doing it so I decided to take a chance.
What would you say is the highlight of your modeling experience?: Ummm, well since my career hasn’t really started yet, I’d say that Mister Switzerland thing.
Lowlights of your modeling experience?: None … yet !
What do you think is the biggest challenge for a model working in the mainstream?: Being flexible, as in, being able to meet the qualifications every time. Being able to change your look, your attitude and still rock it. In one word , being multifaceted. This is something hard to achieve.
How do you keep fit?: No special regime, but lots of sport and dance. No fitness training, just home exercises and dance classes.
What do you like to do when you are not modeling?: Pretty much everything everyone likes to do; listen to music, I like to dance, motorcycling, hanging out with friends and just chilling you know…
Any modeling aspirations you want to achieve?: Yep , modeling for a high fashion brand , this would be truly awesome.
Do you see yourself continuing to model in the next 5-10 years?: 5 maybe, 10 certainly not… like I love to say, got my head in the clouds but my feet on the ground, modeling is only temporary, but if you’re multifaceted like I said before, you can reconvert. Don’t neglect studies, always keep a back up plan!
Do you any words of advice for new upcoming, aspiring models?: Well, just what I’ve said… Head in the clouds, but feet on the ground and always have a backup plan folks!
Photographs courtesy of Pino Gomes