Lithuanian-born Almantas Petkunas (Elite London) was scouted working in New Look on Oxford Street in winter 2012.
Almantas was quickly snapped-up by Topman to front their January look book followed by a debut Fashion Week that saw him walk for the likes of J.W. Anderson, Jil Sander, Burberry, Raf Simons, Louis Vuitton and Dries Van Noten.
Expect to see a flurry of editorials starring Almantas very soon, and no doubt his first ad campaign!
Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania
Ethnic Origin: Lithuanian
Nickname: It used to be Wirus when i did a lot of basketball freestyle
How were you scouted: Working at New Look Oxford Street. It was the first day of sales – busy, crowded and stressful. I was carrying a bunch of clothes when a really nice girl came to me and asked where the shoe floor is. It turned out later she didnt really care about the shoes. It was Leah from Elite. The rest of the day i just couldn’t stop smiling.
Best feature: Positive attitude
Favourite grooming product: Water
Favourite food: I love to eat everything
Hobbies: All kind of sports (especially basketball, tennis, streetball, skiing), reading, socializing, music, writing, travelling
Favourite Movie: Fight club
What was the last track you listened to on your iPod: Pete Philly “Time flies”
Guilty Pleasure: Sleeping
Dislike: People that nag, cold weather, toes, haters, crowded trains, public toilets, tabloid magazines, polyester, douchebags, crocs, people who think they can sing but they actually can’t…
Dream country to visit: Japan
Who are your idols: Alessandro Baricco and Albert Camus
What was the last thing to make you laugh out loud: Being tickled
What was the last dream you remember: Loosing my wallet. It was a nightmare.
One word to describe yourself: Breezy
Height: 6’1.5″ | 187cm
Chest: 33″ | 84cm
Waist: 29″ | 74cm
Shoe: 8 UK | 42 EU