Name: Valter Passos Silva
Height: 174 cm
Hometown: Lisbon, Portugal
Agency: Blast Models
1. How did you get into modeling?
I entered in the modeling world almost unintentionally. Once an agency booker met me on the street and asked me for my contact to talk better with me. And then, 15 days later I signed my 1st contract. At the same time, I remember that I also started to receive some messages via facebook (and lately on isntagram) from some agencies asking me to talk to them and to understand if I would join them in the fashion/commercial world.
2. What are you doing if you are not modeling?
Actually I do a few more things besides fashion. I am a supply chain project manager in a multinational company. I am an engineer and manager, but at this moment I’m getting more focus in modeling/commercial area, creating programs, starting doing acting, creating my own brand, betting on music and also in the digital world. I feel that I am a multifaceted person and in fact I imagine myself doing so much things.
3. The most spontaneous/difficult/strange thing you’ve ever done?
Hard question. In the context of fashion is probably shooting summer campaigns in the middle of winter. Sometimes it becomes hard to shoot with 5 degrees, dressing just swimming trunks or underwear but it happened before with me.
Outside of the fashion world the most spontaneous thing I do regularly is to pack a backpack and explore different continents without any kind of planning. Simply tear off and go discovery. I have always had a special taste for venturing out, expanding horizons, meeting new people, being away from my comfort zone and building memories.
Of course, because of this spontaneous way of traveling, I have come across unique and memorable experiences to this day. I highlight some as almost kidnapped at the Wadi Rum in Jordan. Getting lost on Isla del Sol (Bolivia), sleeping with a local Indian tribe, almost sinking by boat on the way to Koh Rong (Cambodia), crossing the Route 66 with a Mustang and feeling like a movie character, crashing on landing from a Lion Air flight, or explore the Caribbean coast – park tayrona on horseback (unknowingly riding)
4. Whats your life moto?
„Prove them wrong“
5. Describe your personal style – Favorite Brands/Fragrance?!
My personal style in everyday life is above all relaxed. However it depends a lot on my day plan. So much so that I can actually walk in training or gym clothes if I want to exercise, as I can be in a black suit when we are talking about more formal occasions.
Mostly, I like to feel casual, I like simple things without too much branding and I’m a huge fan of neutral colors. Accessories is another thing I like a lot. I think they complement our outfits very well and give that touch that makes the difference.
Favorite brands / that I use most in my daily life:
Giorgio Armani – Acqua di Gio
6. What genre of music best describes you?
Indie Rock, Alternative Rock, Soul
7. Where are your roots – The best thing about/to do in your hometown?
Lisbon is the city where I live. I’ve lived in bigger cities like Buenos Aires or London but it’s so good to be back home.
I think Lisbon offers a harmony and a spectacular balance. It is a sunny city with a very nice weather, a unique gastronomy, a lot of security, a good quality of life, it has a sea, good waves, a river, a mountain and a very interesting lifestyle (bars outside the box, good restaurants, many events). different and inspiring). I advise everyone to visit Lisbon and Portugal in general.
8. Name one celebrity youd like to get naughty with!
Well ….. I shouldn’t say but here it goes – Emily Ratajkowski … and she knows hahahaha
9. Do you have any special Talents?
I think I have some interesting talents that I won’t be able to reveal … but … playing guitar and singing is a talent I believe I have that I never bet on. However I will do it soon, get ready.
10. What is the most interesting thing online at the moment?
I think it is so fast the speed of propagation of news, photos or videos. It’s amazing how something can end up all over the world, almost instantly. It’s amazing on the one hand, and scary on the other.