West London born model Stephen James was scouted in Barcelona and has been modelling since the end of 2012.
The professional footballer sports the most impressive set of tattoos we’ve shot for The Model Wall including a giant skull on his back and detailed sketches of Hollywood greats, music icons and even Her Majesty the Queen!
Stephen has shot a number of editorials but one of his most memorable to date was for El Pais that saw him strip down to reveal his ink (with some ‘technical difficulties’ that Stephen notes in his Q&A).
Full Name: Stephen James Hendry
Birthplace: Fulham, London
Ethnic Origin: English/Scottish
How were you scouted: Mercedes my booker at Elite Barcelona
What’s your best feature: Humility
Favourite grooming product: Cut-Throat Razor
Hobbies: Going to the Dogs and Horse racing
Fitness Regime: Football/Boxing
Favourite Movie: Monty Python Life Of Brian
What was the last track you listened to on your iPod?: Yellowman – Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt
Do you have any Guilty Pleasures?: Hispanic Women
What is your biggest fear?: Not having a passport
What is your dream country to visit?: Santiago, Chile
If you were not modeling, what would you be doing?: Playing professional football
If you got to relive one day in your modeling career it would be…: Shooting with Sergi Jasanada in Barcelona Mountains, coldest day in history but good company.
If you could be on the cover of any magazine, it would be: Vogue Hommes Japan
What’s the funniest thing that has happened to you on a shoot?: Shooting nude next to Vanessa Lorenzo for El Pais, I had a few situations. I’ll let you work it out.
What’s your favorite fashion city and why?: London, It’s home and got the most diverse scenes
Who are your idols?: My Father and Mother, best people I know.
What was the last dream you remember?: That the ringing I could hear this morning, was not my alarm.
One word to describe yourself: Jewish
Instagram name: portraitofelijah
How much money would you need to shave your hair off? Whatever E.T. got paid, I want double.
Height: 6’1″ | 185cm
Chest: 39.5″ | 100cm
Waist: 30″ | 76cm
Collar: 15.5″ | 39cm
Shoe: 9.5 UK | 43.5 EU | 10 US