Tuesday 8 July 2008

Will Chalker

Will Chalker was born in East Sussex, England on March 7th 1980. The 6'1" tall British supermodel and 165 lb. amateur boxer began modeling at the age of twenty in 2000, leaving his earlier career as a construction worker after a friend took test shots of him.

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"I guess it's been distorted slightly over the years. I was working with a friend of mine on a building site. It was on a power station in Shoreham. He was at film college in Wandsworth. I went up there to collect some stuff with him and we did some pictures together. I took them to be developed and while he was off doing his stuff I took them into a couple of agencies. Someone I knew a couple of years before had done some modeling. Nothing serious like, just a little something they'd fallen into and they said I should try it. Nevs did some test shots with me and it's been a slow progression from there. The first couple of years were a bit rubbish, to be honest with you." - Will Chalker.

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There was a tough beginning in the first two years in terms of his financial situation and the works available. Once he learned the ropes of business, Will Chalker was able to be versatile to meet the demands of different designers. He has been successfully modeling full-time for the past two and a half years.

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Since then, the green-eyed and blonde bad boy has appeared in major designer campaigns including YSL, Perry Ellis, and Paul Smith. His runway tasks include opening and closing for Gucci, John Galliano's finishing tableau, Athena-poster look for D&G, and walking along Sonia Rykiel during her show. He has been modeling on the men's catwalks for nine seasons and modeling full-time since early 2003. He was crowned by the media as "the first male supermodel".

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