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Matt Giesler

South African native Matt Giesler has been modelling for five years and when he’s not travelling the world you can find him on a surfboard or skateboard!

The bohemian dude has shot campaigns for the likes of Ralph Lauren with Bruce Weber and editorials for magazines including DSECTION, GQ Style, Elle, GQ, Attitude, and Men’s Health.

Age: 31
Birthplace: A desert town in South Africa called Worcestor
Ethnic Origin: AfrikaansGerman
Nickname: Wolverine. Some folks seem to think I have a bit of Hugh Jackman going on.
How were you scouted: My mother agency saw a picture of me making sushi. I get crazy with the sushi. (Don’t ask!)
What’s your best feature: Wit! Can I say that? Eyes (windows to our souls)
Top 3 grooming products: I love all things natural so… Moroccan Oil, Nivea Cocoabutter Cream and loads of sunscreen for those long summer surfs!
Your favorite fragrance: Acqua di gio by Giorgio Armani. Simon (Nessman) swims so fast in Bruce Webber’s film and he’s a super nice guy. That’s what sold me.
What’s been your most lavish purchase?: My 1966 Mercedes 200
Hobbies: Surfing, pool-skateboarding & dancing. I also like making music and train jujitsu everynow and then.
Fitness Regime: Get up and go! I do what I do to the fullest, be it skate, surf or laugh and seems to be working! I eat lactose and gluten free too.
What was the last movie you watched?: Gravity with Sandra Bullock. It was on the plane and during the scene that Sandra attempts landing the soyuz capsule. Our plane experienced a few minutes of turbulence and I felt like I was actually in the capsule with her. I was ready to die! One of the best movie experiences ever.
What was the last track you listened to on your iPod?: Mind Mischief by Tame Impala
Do you have any Guilty Pleasures?: Yes… not telling
What is your biggest fear?: Death by jellyfish. I went into poisoned shock once after being stung by a Phantom jellyfish while surfing off the coast of Taiwan. It was not fun.
What is your dream country to visit?: Brazil seems so beautiful and diverse! Would love to go.
If you were not modeling, what would you be doing?: I would make art and wooden surfboards, traveling the world, taking photos and writing about my experiences.
If you got to relive one day in your modeling career it would be…: Day 3 of the Ralph Lauren Big Pony campaign filming and Bruce Weber told me to kiss Kate Harrison. It was an incredible kiss.
If you could be on the cover of any magazine, it would be: Any magazine? Surfer! But be it fashion, on the cover of Vogue with Edita Vilkeviciute.
What’s the funniest thing that has happened to you on a shoot?: Shooting an editorial in South Africa on a deserted beach then out of nowhere a group of abalone poachers pulled up on the beach with their truck and launched a boat but not before they asked ask if we wanted abalone and if they could model for us.
What was the last thing to make you cry?: Heart break!
What’s your favorite fashion city and why?: New York. There’s surfing, good parties and some of the world’s most interesting people.
Who are your idols?: Nelson Mandela. Steve Jobs and so was Vin Diesel until he groped my leg in 1oak NY. Now my third is Joel Tudor for his surfing, jujitsu and family-man skills!
What was the last dream you remember?: I was on a trip somewhere in Portugal with all my good friends and we surfed, camped and went gliding over the waves.
One word to describe yourself: Passionate
Twitter handle: @matt_GIESLER
Instagram handle: matt_giesler
How much money would you need to shave your hair off? All the money I know you have! I would do it for a great cause or charity.

Height: 6′ | 183cm
Chest: 38″ | 96cm
Waist: 31″ | 79cm
Shoes: 10 UK | 44.5 EU
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown


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