Top Model Gary Talbot
Gary Talbot is the very first Irish model. He is originally from Ballyfermot, Dublin and he is one of the leading models from Ireland. He was discovered in 2012 by Supermodel Tyson Beckford. Gary works with the top fashion brands such as Versace, Rag and Bone and Tom Ford, Gary has walked the runway in London Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week, and has a string of editorials and campaigns to his name. But behind his remarkable good looks and strong cheekbones, there is a person who knows exactly what he wants and he knows exactly how to get it. We had the opportunity to talk with Gary and discover more about how his career started and what his goals are.
Tell us a little bit about you.
I’m 24 from a part of Dublin known as Ballyfermot. I love to spend as much time as possible with friends and family and just take each day as it comes.
When did you know you wanted to be a model?
I actually never wanted to become a model it just happened but from the moment I started, I loved it. It’s strange I found my dream job without even knowing what my dream job was which I’m very thankful for.
How were you discovered?
I was speaking to supermodel Tyson Beckford on social media pages and he met me in person then all of a sudden I was a model. Nothing seemed planned or arranged it just happened and started me on this crazy journey.
What do you like to do when you are not working?
I try to see as many people as possible with having a strange schedule where your never certain about where you’ll end up it’s important for me to make time for my friends and family. I love going on walks and just enjoying as much in life as possible.
What advice would you pass along to those starting out in the business?
Just be yourself and enjoy everything it’s a hard industry and you can only do your best don’t focus on the negative or run ahead of yourself take it all in and have fun with it.
You have become successful for many reasons- what do you think the top few are?
I think the first big thing for me was becoming the first Irish male model to walk in London fashion week that really changed things. I had two features with British vogue that was a huge deal for me to get that in less than a year of my career Iv no regrets to any job Iv done Iv experienced so much and still learning as I go on.
What is the ultimate goal of your career?
I want to be a voice for upcoming talent in fashion I think it’s important for teens to have someone as a guide and for them to see that dreams can come true that the world hold so many amazing opportunities for you that would be the icing on the cake for me.
What has been your favorite modeling experience so far?
Everything from fashion week to the very beginning the people I get to meet and the people I get to work with make it all amazing Iv loved everything so far.
In which project are you working right now?
Iv got a few things happening right now we have magazine features one coming this month and two others in January followed by a campaign for Marc Coblen watches then I really want to look into other aspects of the industry Iv big plans.
Tell us a bit about Men’s fashion Ireland
I set men’s fashion Ireland up as a platform to showcase talent in the industry and give people a place to post and network with each other to further their careers I myself have not put much time into it we have a team behind the scenes pulling the strings stylist Deborah Bux is one of the editors and Jay Kambala they have two very different looks on fashion which gives an interesting read and more variety on opinion. In the new year, I’ll get more involved and give my tips and tricks to others.