Portland Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger

Nov 9, 2011

Scene and Heard- Amondre Gray

So I guess my high school just bred a few talented hopefuls, Amondre is nothing short of that. We met in our TV production class and his penchant for Fashion was unrivaled. Besides having fashion knowledge, he had an interest in modeling, and here we are almost 6 years later, and homie is destined for greatness! He took time to do this interview for me, so get acquainted with him! He's going to be huge one day, I know it.

Tell me little about yourself?
I’m 19. Born and raised in Houston. Signed to Page.713 
Do you have a cool story about how you got discovered?
I wish! I wasn’t discovered in mall or anything like that. At 15 I went into an open call at my agency. They told me they were concerned about my height at the time but were willing to take a chance on me. So here we are 4 years later and taller.
What started your interest in fashion? I would flip through magazines and always wanted to either be on the cover or in the pages. I later started to learn the names of designers and actually pay attention to the art and design of clothes. One of my friends who is also a model tells me I know too much for a male model about the industry but I guess that's a good thing. 

What is one of the coolest shows or shoots you have done so far?
The coolest thing I’ve done so far was neither a shoot or show. It was meeting with COACD (Douglas Perrett) and being featured on their website as one of their favorites. It was pretty major because every top model has been featured on their website. Douglas is also an awesome guy. I got to hangout with him a bit and he gave me some really great advice about my career. 
[Ahh I follow COACD on twitter, they are awesome!]

Is there anyone that you would die if you model for them, Like Uncle Karl LOL?
Tom Ford, Christopher Bailey (Burberry) or Ricardo Tisci (Givenchy). 
What is something you learned working in the industry that might be surprising?
It’s 10% looks and 90% personality. Looks only get you in the door. The rest is how well you can sell yourself to a client.
Are you working on anything special currently?
I’m planning on moving to New York by the summer. Then hopefully start looking into major markets (London, Paris, Milan, etc.) As far as jobs go I never know. Bookings sometimes happen 24 hours in advance. I hate never knowing what's next.

Do you have any advice for anyone who wants to break into the modeling industry?
Never give up. You're going to get a million no's before you receive one yes. It won't happen overnight but once you land something big your career will take off.
You can follow him on twitter: https://twitter.com/AmondreGray


Anonymous said...

He seems cool, how many celebrites do you know now?

wieczorama said...

great pictures! I love your blog :)

LOLA FINN said...

Thank you so much :)
I love yours too!!!
Kisses from Munich ;)

Jenna Hughes said...

hes veryyy good looking! lucky you to be around people like him everyday!!


Maria said...

This interview is great, his designs look pretty amazing!

xoxo, Maria
p.s: Would you like to follow eachother?

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