Saturday, November 29, 2008

Simon Tham

A lot of you might remember Simon Tham from his Popular Abercrombie & fitch ads, however the Canadian born half Chinese and half English model has enjoyed far greater success this year. Being one of my favorite male models i thought to catch up with him and ask some questions. Where were you born?

I was Born in Toronto, Canada and grew up in the suburbs about 30 mins outside Toronto.

What are your educational qualifications?

Completed about a year and a half of studies at The University of Western Ontario. First year went really well and I enjoyed everything to do with the college life but second year I realised I didn't want to continue studying my program. I'm still holding on to the idea of post secondary studies though.

At what age did you start modelling?
I started modeling last summer in Toronto with Sutherland Models while on break from school at the age of 21

How rewarding and challenging has the experience been?

The experience has been great so far, I’ve had the chance to get to know New York and enjoy the culture it has to offer. As for challenges, my main concern has been making sure my mind is balanced and I’m making use of my spare time.

Who are your role models?

Right now my role models are people in my life that are pursuing things that truly fulfill them


You did some runway jobs during the newyork fashion week, how was the experience?

It was exciting to be in some of the shows during New York fashion week. I enjoy doing shows because the atmosphere is upbeat and its interesting to see all the preparations being made.

You are one of the most prominent Asian male models right about now, how does it feel?

That’s very nice of you to say. Although I hadn’t considered that, it’s good to hear.

What do you have to say to other aspiring models with Asian ancestry or heritage?

With an exploding Asian population and China becoming more powerful and wealthy on the global stage (so I’ve heard from friends), the fashion industry is bound to take notice!

Special thanks to Belle at Major models and Simon Tham for making this interview possible :o)

51 comments:

Ashleigh said...

representing toronto...awesome!! He is gorgeous

Vintage Me New You said...

such an interesting blog:)
the interview was great and i liked all the articles!
thank you for your comment,that bag was cheap, just as a detail:)
best wishes and have a great weekend!

Jenny H. said...

thats so cool that you were able to interview him.
and such a good interview you did as well!

i love your blog.
do you wanna trade links?

Terencesambowrites said...

Ashleigh u from Toronto? :o)

Terencesambowrites said...

Thanx Vintage me new u.. :o)

Terencesambowrites said...

Um Jenny thanx for stopping by i'd ensure reciprocity :o)

Abt the link i wld have loved too but i only link to blogs on menswear.

MR style said...

good job dude !!! my next interview is gonna be another famous major boy too

Terencesambowrites said...

Thanx Mr Style :o) wish you luck...

Fashionista* said...

he is so cute
great blog

Terencesambowrites said...

Thankx Fashionista, i loved ur blog too :o)

Franco said...

where do you get the interview?!
great

Terencesambowrites said...

Haha U always ask that ques.... :o) got to contact the models agency :o)

meowmeow. said...

frickin hot.
i love your blog. my boy toy will be so happy to have a man blog to look at. he always asks me about guy blogs...there needs to be more out there!
xx,
lets link up

Terencesambowrites said...

Thanx a lot.. :o)

I'd love to link to you but i usually link to only menswear blogs with excellent content, so my readers have a vast array of resources and knowledge.

Thanx for dropping by though there'll be reciprocity :o)

Cindiddy said...

he is very very pretty! hehe
cool blog! very informative!

Terencesambowrites said...

Thanx Cindy :o)

Dana (MODAna) said...

great interview!
I love the entire aspect of bringing males to the forefront of fashion, well done

Terencesambowrites said...

Yay!!!! thank u Dana :o)

Dinie said...

model fusion.
hah.
very strong profile.

Terencesambowrites said...

Thanx Dinie :o)

MarionRocks said...

Handsome guy !!!

Terencesambowrites said...

U're right about that Marion :o) i'll give him an A in the looks department ...

Blan said...

very interesting, really ;)

Dominica said...

A lovely guy !
Will try to follow his career ....
Keep me informed on any interviews in the future...look forward reading them...

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous and smart - wonderful interview! Am adding you to my Fellow Fashionistas, T!

xoxox,
CC

Terencesambowrites said...

Thank u Blan :o)

Terencesambowrites said...

Of course Dominica i'll keep u informed :o)

Terencesambowrites said...

Thanx Couture Carrie that would be great :o)... i feel honored

Leesa said...

WOW!! Gorgeous AND a great bod!! Looks like he is really disciplined and works hard to stay in such awesome shape!! Hats off to Simon Tham!!

Thanks for providing us with the interesting interview!!
Take care, Leesa :)

Terencesambowrites said...

Thanx Leesa :o)

petrushkabiel said...

Hello...Very nice blog...Thanks for your comment and for dropping by to my blog, you are highly appreciated :)

Interesting interview with interesting guy, he's so gorgeous...I hope you have a wonderful day ^,^

(I heart scooter too ;p)

lala lopez said...

Seriously, thank the HIGH FASHION HEAVENS for your blog. (and for this interview as well) Keep up the amazing work and keep in touch!
-Lala

Tina :) said...

Great interview, he is a fantastic model.

♥Tina

Terencesambowrites said...

Petrushkabble thanx and do have a wonderful day too :o)

Terencesambowrites said...

Thanx Lala...of course i will :o)

Terencesambowrites said...

Thanx Tina :o)

The Rambler said...

Hot, Hot, Hottie...I had a hard time reading, cause I was salivating over the pics....

Great post!

syd vicious said...

He's great. Good interview!

Terencesambowrites said...

Thanx the rambler :o)

Terencesambowrites said...

thanx sid :o)

Jessi said...

The hat s cool isn't it! don't you have a H&M nearby? it's in the childrens section.
well i definately love these upper posts:P just joking. I'm liking your blogs!

could you pread the word about my blog i'd like more visiters.

thnx!!

escritora said...

amazing stomach muscles ;)

Terencesambowrites said...

Yeah Jessi i'd do my best :o)

Terencesambowrites said...

escricota .... hormonal shriek huh! lol... i can relate with that :o)

Tyson said...

Simon is a true gem....We shot him for our 1st accessory story in UNVOGUE and he was a true pleasure to work with. Even when we had to wait almost an hour and a half for the female model, he didn't once complain but sat there and read his book.

I had no choice but to mention to his booker how great he was. I wish Simon continued success.

Best,
Tyson

dannie said...

simon tham is awesome, i love his look.

Rosanna said...

gorgeous!!!

Terencesambowrites said...

u're right on spot abt Simon, Tyson he's a real nice dude :o)...i'm fully behind him n hhope he goes all the way in his career.

Terencesambowrites said...

Thanx for stopping by Dannie

Terencesambowrites said...

Thanx for dropping by Rosanna :o)

Kim said...

Thanks :-D

I like your blog,
Kim,

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