MICHEL PEREZ TOLOSA – Top Model Interview

Age: 28
Height: 1.67m (5.2ft)
Hometown: Donostia-San Sebastián (Spain) Current home: Brighton (UK)
Instagram: Maikol_0511

1. How did you get into modelling?

My experience as a model started with a photographer based in Bexhill: Phillip Palmer, in August 2020, collaborating with his Portrait and art. He was the one that contacted me firs on my modelling profile: Purple Port. When he contacted me, I actually did not have any professional pictures posted yet. I only had some selfies. However, he suggested me some collaboration shoots as he liked the way I pose on a headshot and my strong eye contact with the lens. And, regarding the shooting day, despite of the strong wind and cold weather, the cooperation between Philip and me myself was as great as to make the environment warm and enjoyable. On the other hand, I have to recognise the great job made by Philip, because he shown lots of motivation and vocation while he was taking the pictures. He definitely made me decide to go ahead and become a model. And, since then, I experienced different type of shoots.

2. What are you doing if you are not modelling?

Currently, I am working full time as a Facility Assistant and Housekeeper for the Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, at the Brighton and Hove Intermediate Care Unit (Hove). I deal with the patients and make sure their host at the unit is as cosy as possible.

3. The most spontaneous/difficult/strange thing you’ve ever done?

To be honest, I have not experienced any spontaneous session. However, I did have a difficult challenge: a cat-walk for a video-shoot with 44 Frames. It was a very great opportunity to show my portfolio from another point of view: walking and making some exercises. It was a huge challenge to me as I have never done it before, and I was directed and filmed by a very professional videographer. I had to pose on a very different styles, but the most difficult and strangest one to me was when I had to go into the sea in the middle of November. Here a demonstration of the final result of all that experience:

4. What’s your life motto?

I like to create new stuffs for artistic photography. I also enjoy hiking and reading.

5. Describe your personal style – Favourite Brands/Fragrance?

I like to feel comfortable with all I wear, Therefore, I mainly use tracksuits, but also lots of casual outfits. My reference is Adidas, as I really like their designs, but I also use frequently Zara Man and Nike. On the other hand, whenever a special occasion comes, I do like to use Hugo Boss fragrance.

6. What genre of music best describes you?

Pop-Rock style. But I also like to listen to relaxing piano music, such as Ludovico Einaudi, Yann Tiersen,…

7. Where are your roots – The best thing about/to do in your hometown?

In my Hometown, Donostia-San Sebastian: I like to walk on the seafront, looking to the three amazing beaches we have: Zurriola, La Kontxa and Hondareta. But I also use to visit very frequently a very small but cosy library located in one of the town sides: Gros. Also, I like to meet with my friends in the Old Town to have some “Pintxos” together with some nice and fresh cider.

In Brighton: my main route is Churchill Square, a big shopping centre worth to spend time at. I also like to walk on its amazing seaside and visit Marina Side, a place that has lots of restaurants with amazing views of the town and the port.

8. Name one celebrity you’d like to get naughty with!

Wentworth Miller, a reference for my life.

9. Do you have any special Talents?

I am a cooperative and enthusiastic person adaptable to any kind of challenges required to obtain the job excellently done. But also, everyone says that I am a very good letters writer.

10. What is the most interesting thing online at the moment?

BBC I-player, as it contains lots of different topics to learn from and to enjoy on my free time. Currently, I am watching Picky Blinders, as I really like the way they act and transmit the drama.

Photo Credits: Machaonic Pictures + IMAGE 100 + The Meyer Studios London + Phillip Palmer Photos