Male model and actor Ernest Gromov from London has answered a few questions for our website. You can check them out below:
How did you start modeling?
By an accident 🙂 The girl I was dating at the time (6 years ago) was a model and she would take me to some industry events with her where I would meet people who would tell me how I need to model and I would tell them I am too heterosexual for that and then one day my phone rang and I was asked to come and do a runway show to replace a model who couldn’t make it and then it all began…
What do you consider your biggest professional success so far?
I think my biggest professional success is yet to come… Some of my moderate successes so far would be getting my first professionally paid feature film role a couple of months ago, playing the lead role in a graduate piece at RADA last summer and getting flown to Los Angeles for modeling work a couple of years ago.
Have you always been aware of your appeal?
Only since I started modeling. Before that I thought I was pretty average.
How do you keep in shape?
I have a very good discipline when it comes to diet and working out.
What’s your favourite form of work out?
Weight training that I started doing recently again after a 2-year break from the gym… and, of course, I love doing my abs because you can do your abs every day. In fact, I recently started a series of videos on YouTube dedicated to getting six pack abs.
What is your diet like?
Healthy food only. Lean beef, chicken breast, eggs, semi-skimmed milk, spinach… Brown rice, buckwheat, wholewheat pasta, wholemeal bread. No brown carbs… Basically, if it’s ‘white’ – it ain’t right 🙂 No pork. No full-fat products. No junk food. Healthy body and mind.
What’s your favourite body part and why?
On me? I love all of it. Just need to work a bit more on my legs 🙂
Who would you say are your idols?
As the first commandment goes… ‘Thou shalt have no other gods before me’… So, I don’t have any idols as such but among people whom I look up to as my role models are LL Cool J, Channing Tatum, Steve ‘Sting’ Borden and… the gay icon, Vladimir Putin 😉
Do you think social media has changed the modelling industry?
Oh, for sure… Lots of ‘Instagram models’ out there :))))
Is there any brand you would love to model for?
Yes, I would love to model for a cool urban brand… Like LL Cool J’s line, or something like Brookhaven Apparel, or, the obvious ones, Reebok, Adidas, Nike etc. I would also love model for one of the big denim brands, like Diesel, Levis or Pepe Jeans. Or even something cool and preppy like Tommy Hilfiger or something cool and with a twist like Hugo by Hugo Boss.
How do you feel about nudity, would you do full frontal?
I feel like special parts of your body should be kept special.
A date with my beautiful girlfriend.
One thing you can’t live without?
Boxers or Briefs?
Hugs or kisses?
Both and lots of them.
Tell us something that people might not know about you?
I hold a Bachelors Degree in International Relations.
Photo credit: Karjai Lisbie