Wednesday, August 1, 2007
10 minutes with...
Perhaps you've seen him on the runways, or maybe even on the television, but no doubt the busy model/actor, Nicolas Granjon is always doing something new. The young 18 year old spends his days traveling around the world to shoot editorials in Tokyo, to Milan to walk the runways, jetsetting to NYC to check out the sites, and back home to Paris to perform plays with his theatre company. With so little time to spare, Nicolas graciously spent a few minutes to answer some quick questions with ADOMM.
Name: Nicolas Granjon
Agencies: Ford Homme, Why Not, Activa Management [Japan]
From: Paris, France
Ok we'll be quick. So you've already managed to walk the dream runways of Alexander McQueen and Viktor & Rolf (to name a few), but campaign wise, what would be your "dream campaign" to do?
NG: I think Louis Vuitton (because I’m French) or Dolce & Gabbana or perhaps Gucci...[laughs]
We've heard you're also an accomplished actor. How long have you been acting for?
NG: I've been an actor since I was 6.
As an actor, where might we have seen you?
NG: I played the Little Prince [in “Le Petit Prince”] written by Saint Exupéry for 2 years. I played in a movie [titled "Fabio Montale"] where I had the part of Alain Delon in flashbacks, and I acted in plays in theatre every year with my company, L'héliotrope Théâtre.
If you had to choose between acting and modeling, which would you choose?
NG: I don't want to make this choice!!!! I like them both and, for the moment, nobody asked me to make a choice, so I don't ask myself this question.
Since ADOMM is about modeling, let's get back to your modeling career. If you weren't a model, what do you think you would probably be doing now?
NG: If I wasn't a model, I would just go to school and holidays and have a life like all teenagers.
Once you decide to leave the modeling world, what do you plan to do?
NG: I'm already full of projects. I will create a bar with friends, will continue my studies in the trade, and will begin my life.
Any advice for those who wish to join the modeling industry?
NG: To take it like a play, not to have "the large head." Too many young people who become a model and think they have the right of get what they want... then they become unpleasant.
Lastly, any editorials or plays we can catch you in?
NG: I did many editorials in Japan, for ELLE Japan and High Fashion, etc. And I’m preparing for a French play by Emmanuel Schimt for December.
ADOMM Quick Questionnaire:
What don't most people know about you?
NG: Nothing... I say to each one what he must know. The principal thing is to say to those who count for me that I love them.
Other than acting and modeling, what are your hobbies/interests?
What's your favourite artist/band?
NG: I don't have a favourite, but I like house or movie soundtracks sometimes.
What's your favourite movie?
NG: that which I look at this moment "The Man in the Iron Mask"
You're also very well traveled, so what's your favourite city to visit and why?
NG: New York because this city is like me "tall" [laughs]. It's a very beautiful city which never sleeps. But I like most of all, my town of birth, PARIS.
*images from: www.men.style.com and www.firstview.com with photoshopping done by ADOMM