Tuesday, December 2, 2008

TY Ogunkoya

I was filled with great pride and respect for my fellow country man Ty Ogunkoya over his achievements in his short modelling career. Being able to walk the runway for the likes of Y3-Philip Lim, Versace, DKNY all in one year is wonderful. He first caught my eye in the United colors of benetton campaign and that moment i knew i had seen the next black male supermodel in the making. What are your full names?

Tayo ogunkoya

What educational qualifications do you have?

Gcse, a level in maths ,chemistry and physics , an a level in business and i am in the last year of my degree in materials engineering at imperial college



How did you get casted for the united colors of benetton ads and what was the experience like?

Getting the campaign was random, i did a levis job and my polaroid got into the hands of a lovely lady called michelle from kcd newyork, she passed it on and i was on a flight to ny with 20 pounds to my name. i was supposed to stay for a day , but david simms liked me and kept me for a week !! i actually had to sell the i pod my dad gave me for the taxi from jfk to the hotel cause i only had 20 pounds and no bank card .lol...

A couple of years back would you have dreamt that you'd be a top model?

(Laughs) i wouldnt say i am a top model quite yet , there are amazing black models everywhere , and i am just following in their footsteps !!

You were one of the most prominent black models on and off the runway this year, what effect has it had on your career?

wow.......its been amazing , im back at my university now so i cant just jet off and work anywhere which is fustrating . Everything is based around my university timetable. But i get a lot more direct bookings now , i booked a dkny campaign based on doing the show , i think runway helps a lot !!

In your own opinion what does it take to succeed as a male model of color?

Patience ! i also have a tatoo that i live by : its on my left forearm and its the verse roman 8 ; 31 .... its amazing look it up !!

what's next for you after modelling career is done?

I almost got into presenting on e4 but you need a lot of screen experience.....you never no were life is gonna take you, my journey is just starting , i'd enjoy the ride (laughs)

Finally you got any word for your fans ?

fans?? (laughs) ....i wasn't aware of any other than my mum and sister (laughs)... no really thanks for the support!! i mean look at Obama, its time for change people, not just in fashion in every aspect of life !!

76 comments:

XAVS said...

For god's shake he is so damn gorgeous! I remember his work for Dior Homme, last season...fantastic...He is certainly a beauty to follow up!
XX

Maz said...

hey, great to see a men's fashion blog! keet it up..I'll be watchign this space :)

Terencesambowrites said...

Yeah i feel the same way too ...thanx for stopping by ;o)

Lisa said...

wow.
i love his look.

very modern, yet has a funky edge.


wonderful interview.

x.

Terencesambowrites said...

thanx maz :o)

Terencesambowrites said...

thanx Lisa :o)

Kenza said...

OMG what a beautiful boy !

Vintage Me New You said...

well,what can i say...a great job you did with this interview,you sure know how to write and you have good taste when it comes to picking up beauty icons:)
he is a great model indeed,his face looked familiar to me , i must have seen him in a campaign or in a men's magazine!
anyway, great post...keep it up with the good work:)

love, Gia:)

life . style . dissected said...

hello beautiful, gorgeous - great interview!

thanks for stopping by my site.

x
melissa
http://www.lifestyledissected.blogspot.com/

Terencesambowrites said...

U bet Kenza thanx for dropping by :o)

Terencesambowrites said...

i appreciate ur kind word VMN :o) (kisses)

Terencesambowrites said...

style.life& d.. sure as long as u drop by often i will too :o)

Amy (Shades-of-Black) said...

Great interview, he has such an awesome look!

Terencesambowrites said...

thanx for dropping by Amy :o)

chauss said...

thnaks for stopping by my blog.
nice interview!

Terencesambowrites said...

Yep Yep :o)

Couture Carrie said...

Fantastic interview, T, per usual!!

xoxox,
CC

P.S. He is the hotness!

Terencesambowrites said...

You know how we do Carrie posting nothing but top quality... i learnt from the best, learnt from u :o)(kisses)

syd vicious said...

He has a great look and nice eyes.

Terencesambowrites said...

thanx for stopping by Sid :o)

Fashionista* said...

he is such a cutie

MR style said...

yeah that's hot dude !!

Terencesambowrites said...

Yep fashionista good u came by :o)

Terencesambowrites said...

Mr style u know how we do :o)

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-wow, he is gorgeous, good luck to him in the future!!

Terencesambowrites said...

Thanx Sharon :o)

Miss Karen said...

What a great interview!

He is absolutely gorgeous and seems quite intelligent too - he may just be my perfect man....

lacouturiernyc said...

oh hot damnnnn. ;]

xoxo,
La C.

Hot Bot said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I'm glad you did, because I very much enjoyed reading yours :)

Gorgeous model, and great interview!

Jill said...

This interview is great, it's nice to see an interview with a male model for once.

meowmeow. said...

he is perfection. and you are linked!!!

Song of Style said...

wow, he is beautiful!
lovely skin and the facial features.
def. stands out from other models.

Annie said...

He's gorgeous! I love his eyes. :)

Terencesambowrites said...

lol Karen... :o)

Terencesambowrites said...

Thanx La couturie :o)

Terencesambowrites said...

thanx Hotbot i enjoyed reading urs too :o)

Terencesambowrites said...

Thanx Jill i got 3 other interviews u shld check them out :o)

Terencesambowrites said...

Yep Yep Meow..thanx for the link.. ur blogs greaat..

Terencesambowrites said...

You can say that again song of style :o)

Terencesambowrites said...

Thanx for dropping by Annie

heartofpearl♥ said...

ohh i loved this post, i didn't know about him but he seems like a good looking guy with lots of character!

Terencesambowrites said...

Yeah he's a good guy :o)

escritora said...

yup, handsome :) very :)

Philippa said...

This looks super great! Haha Love him and her clothes too. :D
Thanks*

Cindiddy said...

did you get to interview him in person!?!?!?!
cause he is sooooooo AMAZINGLY cute and perfect looking!

haha can you tell him i love him. =>

petrushkabiel said...

Wonderful interviews...I like reading ur write...He's gorgeous ^,^

Terencesambowrites said...

i knew u'd like him Escricota :o)

Terencesambowrites said...

Thanx Phillipa

Terencesambowrites said...

u're a darling Cindiddy :o)

Terencesambowrites said...

Petrushkabiel thanx for stopping by knew i cld count on you :o)

Fashion Tidbits said...

he is a very handsome bloke :)

Terencesambowrites said...

thanx for dropping by F.T

Dinie said...

unique name...japanese?

issa said...

wow he has amazing skin.. great interview!

Terencesambowrites said...

lol Dinie it's Nigerian..

Terencesambowrites said...

Thanx for dropping by Issa

Savvy Mode SG said...

ohhhh...he is really good looking.

Terencesambowrites said...

Everyone agrees to dat haha... thanx for dropping by Savvy i'd almost given up n u showing :o)

Noemi Rochelle D said...

What a beautiful person he is inside and out!

Terencesambowrites said...

Thats good to hear Noemi..:o)

prettyneons said...

Hello's just stopping by to say a heart felt thank you's for your ever so super comments, glad you like.
Peace and Bows...
Prettyneons x

ps, Brilliant brilliant feature!

Terencesambowrites said...

Thanx too :o) (kisses)

Amplified said...

darling he's gorgeous!!!
great interview too..
thx for stopping by my blog...

;)

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

great interview,he has great features and seems humble too. love Romans 8:31.great quote.
muah!
Marian

thwany said...

i love his name.

Terencesambowrites said...

Anytime.. Amplified :o)

Terencesambowrites said...

House of style you know u're always welcome here :o)

Terencesambowrites said...

T, Dinie also said sth abt he's name thought it was japanese lol he's actually Nigerian.. :o)

Dominica said...

Beautiful guy - I just fell of my chair...
The first picture is so fabulous !

Terencesambowrites said...

lol... easy babes :o)

DON'T SWEAT IT said...

Absolutely great post! As a fellow Nigerian, I feel nothing but pride and wish him more success in the future.

Stay well!

Cheers

Terencesambowrites said...

Thanx babes :o)

nike said...

wow,he's even more beautiful than a female!
nice interview,terence...

my-borrowed-life.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Oh my god il est trop beau (he is so cute)

I have discover this man on a french black web magazine

http://www.fashizblack.com/

Amber said...

This blog is done very well. I'm an immediate fan :)

Feral Female said...

I want him!!!!!

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