Ignacio Ondategui was scouted in a Spanish nightclub and made his modelling debut for Hercules Magazine back in Spring 2014.
The former professional alpine ski racer has since become a regular feature on the pages of Men’s Health (he trains at least five times a week).
In Spring 2016 Ignacio (aka Onda) made his campaign debut for Moncler as ‘Gulliver’ photographed by Annie Leibovitz, and as the face of Dirk Bikkembergs fragrance.
Having taken a break to finish his studies, big things are in store for the 23 year old!
Full Name: Ignacio López de Ondategui Iribarren
Birthplace: Pamplona, Spain
Ethnic Origin: Spanish
How were you scouted: In a nightclub by the barman who also worked as a scout for my mother agency.
What’s your best feature: Willpower and consistency
Top 3 beauty/grooming products: (I don´t really use any)
Your favourite fragrance: Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
What’s been your most lavish purchase?: My lovely car
Hobbies: I used to be a professional alpine ski racer, so I would say that will always be my passion.
Fitness Regime: I try to workout 5 days a week, eat clean and run (you can not get really big in this industry lol).
What was the last movie you watched?: The Mechanic
What was the last track you listened to on your iPod?: 24K Magic by Bruno Mars, love it.
Do you have any Guilty Pleasures?: Eating sweets and pizza
What is your biggest fear?: Loneliness
What is your dream country to visit?: Australia
If you were not modelling, what would you be doing?: Running a business
If you got to relive one day in your modelling career it would be…: The shot I made with Annie Leibovitz for Moncler SS16 campaign, what a day!
If you could swap lives with a celebrity who would it be? Lewis Hamilton
How would you describe happiness? Doing what you love and sharing it.
Who has been the most influential person in your modelling career to date? I´ve always been supported by close friends and family.
If you could be on the cover of any magazine, it would be: American GQ
What’s the funniest thing that has happened to you on a shoot?: I remember when I arrived super excited on set and they took just one picture of me… it was of my back.
What was the last thing to make you cry?: An onion haha
What’s your favourite fashion city and why?: I would say NYC because the energy and the opportunities there can´t be compared with any other cities.
Who are your idols?: David Gandy
What would you do if you found out the world was ending in 24hrs?: I would be shredding some slopes for sure and I would spend the time with the ones I love.
One word to describe yourself: Respectful
Instagram handle: @ignacioondategui
How much money would you need to shave your hair off? Millions lol
Height: 6’1″ | 185cm
Waist: 31″ | 79cm
Shoe: 11 UK | 42 EU
Hair: Dark Brown