TOP MODEL SECRETS: EDDIE KLINT

EDDIE KLINT

This mysterious Dane is a skilled cook, dreams of owning a farm and uses the best beauty secret of all. Meet model icon Eddie Klint.

With deep green eyes, chiselled cheekbones, thick messy hair and full lips, it’s obvious that Eddie Klint was never meant to spend his life behind the stove. It was at a party in Copenhagen in 2005 that a model scout first approached him and got him to switch culinary school for fashion week. Ten years after that party he has an impressive resume to show for – with his years as the face of Prada as his most notable experience. During the years as one of the label’s muses, Miuccia Prada personally chose him to be the face of the label’s signature male fragrance. 

Despite all his success and making MODELS.com’s list of male model icons, Eddie Klint stays grounded and appears to live a quiet life, which is especially visible when browsing through his Instagram profile, where he – unlike a lot of models – hardly ever posts selfies. Instead we get to follow him to Greenland, Bali and sailing the North Sea. 

When Eddie Klint isn’t on a tropical island or on the sea, he has his base in Copenhagen from where he goes to film school, cooks and models. We asked him to answer our Top Model Secrets questionnaire after a shoot for H&M in Stockholm. This is what he wanted to share with us. 

MY FAVOURITE PHOTOGRAPHER IS…
“Sally Mann or Richard Avedon.”

IN MY CAREER, I AM MOST PROUD OVER…
“My work with Prada.”

MY MOST MEMORABLE SHOOT/SHOW WAS…
“Shooting the first issue of French GQ with photographer Paul Jasmin in Joshua Tree National Park.”

THE SONG/ARTIST WHO ALWAYS GETS ME GOING AT A SHOOT IS…
“The song New Boys by Lust For Youth.”

MY CREATIVE OUTLET IS…
“Cinematography (I’m in film school at the moment).”

MY MODEL ICON IS…
“I don't have one, although I do love Freja Beha.”

MY BEAUTY SECRET IS…
“A big fat smile!”

I KEEP IN SHAPE BY…
“Thai boxing.”

FOR A QUICK HAIR FIX, I…
“Use [hair] cream.” 

MY DE-STRESS TRICK IS…
“Going away from the city and turning my phone off.”

MY SECRET TALENT IS…
“Cooking.” 

I SMELL LIKE…
“Saltwater.” 

MY FAVOURITE OFF DUTY LOOK IS…
“Sweatpants and a shirt.” 

RIGHT NOW, I AM OBSESSED WITH…
“Filmmaking.” 

THE BEST BEAUTY TIP I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS…
“To eat more wholefood.”

MY FAVOURITE HOTEL IS…
“Sunset Marquis in Los Angeles” 

MY FAVOURITE RESTAURANT IS…
“Le Repaire de Carthouche in Paris.”

FOR BREAKFAST, I ALWAYS HAVE…
“Omelette.”

FOR A LONG FLIGHT, I ALWAYS PACK…
“Bananas, headphones and a book.” 

WHEN I HAVE SOME FREE TIME, I…
“Go sailing.”

THE BEST ADVICE I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS…
“Face your fears.” 

MY FAVOURITE THING TO SHOP WHEN I AM AWAY IS…
“Books and food.”

BEING A MODEL, I’VE LEARNT…
“That this world is crazy and wild at heart.”

POST-MODELLING, I WOULD LIKE TO…
“Buy a farm and live off the land.”

MY FAVOURITE TV SHOW IS…
Twin Peaks.”

RIGHT NOW, I AM READING…
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.”

MY GOAL IN LIFE IS…
“Just to live.”

 

 

EDDIE KLINT

AGE: 29

DISCOVERED: At a party in Copenhagen in 2005

LIVES IN: Copenhagen 

FAMILY: Two older brothers and one younger sister

INSTAGRAM: @eddie_klint

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