Richard Deere – Top Model Interview

Name: Richard Deere
Age: 26 years old
Height: 6’00“
Hometown: I currently live in Los Angeles, but I was born in Brazil.
Agency: Genetic Management

Instagram: @iamdeere

1. How did you get into modeling?

I have always been into photography. I did my first amateur photoshoot when I was just 14 years old. But it wasn’t until I moved to LA that I got serious about it. I did make money before modeling, but it wasn’t signed in a contract with an agency.

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

I am a full time Personal Trainer at one of the most popular gyms in America, it’s called Equinox. I also enjoy my free time traveling a lot, going to places with beautiful outdoors and cozy beaches.

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

Moving to LA was the most spontaneous thing I ever did in my life, it was difficult at first and a little strange but it turned out to be the best thing I did. I was living in Atlanta for over 2 years, and I wasn’t really happy. I was sitting at home on a sunday morning contemplating my life and all the choices i had made up to that point, and I realized that I could live anywhere I wanted, there was nothing holding me down, so why not change the scenario for a little bit. So on that same week I came to visit LA to be sure and made the move soon after.

4. What’s your life motto?

„Life is too short“. It’s literally tattooed on my neck because I like to live every single day. Take all the opportunities life gives me and make the best out of it. I could say with certainty that if I would die today, I would die happy because I have realized so many dreams. But of course so many more to go.

5. Describe your personal style – Favorite Brands/Fragrance?!

I am very eclectic, I feel like throughout the years I have changed a lot. I am always improving to look my best self. I am most comfortable wearing black clothing and silver accessories. The one thing I haven’t changed in years is my cologne, I still wear „One Million“ by Pacco Rabanne since 2012.

6. What genre of music best describes you?

The genre of music that best describes me is the electronic popish that avicii used to play. With beautiful lyrics and a happy beat. I am always in a good mood. Living life on the optimistic side. So every time I need to remind myself of that, I will be listening to his songs, or Martin Garrix, or Calvin Harris.

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

I grew up in a town in Brazil called Uberaba. I got to live the best of two words, the farm life and the big city life. My city is known by the breed of cattles called Zebu. There were always big festivals where they would auction those cattles and me and my friends would always have a blast going to those fairies.

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

It’s hard to name just one, but I think I should say Rita Ora. When I see her music videos singing or when I watch her instagram stories smiling, it makes me wanna hold her. But can I also choose Chris Evans?

9. Do you have any special Talents?

Yes, I can speak 7 languages. Portuguese from birth, learned Spanish and English in school, studied French when I was 15 years old for 4 years, spent most of my holidays in Italy between 2012 and 2016 so I learned Italian there, and studied Arabic and Russian on my own at home. Today I am only fluent in Portuguese, English, and Italian; but I can still have a conversation on the other ones. I never really knew what I wanted to be for work. But I always felt a pull towards working with something where I could use my love for languages. Now that I live in LA I do get to speak most of it. I am hoping I can become an international model and use that gift to make some money abroad.

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

For me the most interesting thing online is how close you can be to someone who is so far away. For 5 years I was in America without being able to travel abroad. I finally got my green card last week and I have plans to go back and see them soon. But for all those years that I couldn’t see them, I didn’t feel distant. We would speak every day, share our accomplishments, send videos and photos, facetime. I am thankful to what the internet brought us in that sense.

Photo Credits:

Credit for the photo that i have a cigar on my hand is
Jared Ross @jrdrss (instagram)
for the two photos that i have my hand on my forehead is
Robby Cavanaugh @robbycavanaughphotography (instagram)
the one on the ferrari is
Andy Chhay @andy_chhay (instagram)
The one by the pool that I am looking straight to the camera is
Olga Henry @Olga.henry (instagram)