Model Spotlight: Douglas Joseph
New York based Australian model Douglas Joseph for our "Model Spotlight" wearing the latest summer trends. Read our interview below to know more about Douglas as he shared how he was discovered, his social media strategies and a lot more. Photographed by Kevin Roldan and styled by Adrian Martin exclusively for Men's Fashion Post.
MFP: How were you discovered as a model?
D: I was scouted on Bondi Beach back home in Australia.
MFP: What was your first paid gig as a model?
D: It was a runway show for an Australian brand.
Prada jacket and shoes, Acne Studios t-shirt and pants
MFP: What is the meaning of “Good Taste” to you?
D: I think having good taste is having an interest in anything that withstands the test of time. To have good taste is to be classically timeless.
MFP: What is your favorite clothing style? What item do you have the most of?
D: I like monochromtaic basics, i own about 8 pairs of black jeans.
MFP: 3 things that you can’t live without?
D: My fan (I can't sleep without a fan), parental advice and coffee.
MFP: Do you like living in New York? Why or Why not?
D: I love it - It took a while to get used to. Its obviously a lot different to back home in AUS. I find as long as I'm being active and striving towards something then i enjoy the ride. If you are complacent thats when the city can eat you up.
MFP: Do you have any strategies in running your social media platforms?
D: I try and post a variety of things - theres a lot of people out there so you've got to offer some point of difference. I post a lot of my boxing training as I'm usually training around 3-4 times a week at Gleasons gym in Brooklyn.
MFP: As a model, do you think it is important to have a lot of followers on Instagram to get gigs?
D: I think it is to a degree, however i think its more important to have a loyal following that you engage highly with. I think brands are looking at that side of things now more than ever.
Off-White jacket, COS t-shirt, APC pants
MFP: What is your exercise routine/type? Also, to keep healthy, what types of food do you eat?
D: I train most days during the week and then usually take the weekends off. I box 3 times a week then train at the gym the other two either lifting weights or doing body weight work (focusing on explosive movements). I eat a high fat diet (good fat). I don't eat much red meat or chicken but I do eat a lot of fish (mainly salmon).
MFP: Is there a place you want to travel to that you have yet to visit?
D: Where ever that place is with the crystal clear blue water and the swimming pigs!
MFP: What is a highlight of your modeling career?
D: I just recently shot a Hugo Boss campaign in New York - that was pretty cool. Walking for Ralph Lauren Show last year was also a big highlight.
Maison Margiela sweater, Marni pants
MFP: What’s next for Douglas Joseph? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
D: I'm working on a few things at the moment but can't say too much about them. 2018 has been a great year so far. In ten years time i want to be running a business in New York. Ive always wanted to do that since day one.