White British performer turned model, Sam Salter, is never shy in fronting the lenses of the camera. From his unexpected discovery on Instagram, he definitely flew so far gracing editorial features of Coitus Magazine and nailing performances left and right. But who really is Sam? Get to know him more on this exclusive feature interview.
Full name: Samuel Pier Salter | Nickname Sam | Age: 22 |Height: 5’10| Race/ Ethnic Origin: White British | Agency: W Model Management
How were you discovered/ scouted?
I was discovered through Instagram.
What is the most challenging part of being a model?
I like burgers, believe it or not, so basically the hardest part for me is staying in shape. haha.
What is the most fulfilling part of being a model?
I have only just signed with my agency, I never thought I was going to model, but I would say setting goals for yourself and reaching them.
How do you see yourself 5 years from now?
I would like to play a role in a TV series. That sounds pretty exciting, right?
How do you view the modeling industry?
Pros and cons to anything. I try not to take anything to heart. Sometimes there are things you can’t change. Everyone has different taste. Bigger jaw, smaller nose, larger biceps, skinnier biceps. I am not 6ft, I refuse to wish I was taller because this is the body I was given. Some like it, some don’t – And that’s okay with me.
What do you consider is your best physical asset?
I’m not sure, maybe my legs.
What do you consider is your edge over the other models?
I’m a dancer, I understand the body fairly well so when I’m put in positions for shoots I tend to know how my body would look on the other side. All the years dancing in front of mirrors looking at my body, the shapes, come in handy sometimes.
What are your top 3 grooming essentials?
Sea salt spray, a good hair drier and Vo5 wax
What is your daily routine look like?
Right now I’m dancing on a tour, so I get up, prep my food for the day, head to the gym, get into work, warm-up vocally, and physically then do my show.
What’s your fitness regimen?
I don’t tend to do much cardio in the gym. The dancing, actually, takes care of that. I spend around 45 minutes to an hour in the gym, chest, and triceps, back and biceps, shoulders, and abs. The usual really.
Do you have any guilty pleasures? What is it?
Ben and Jerry’s all day. Everyday. (If I could)
What is your guiding principle in life?
To work hard and stay positive
Favorite country you have visited so far: Italy
What is your dream country to visit? Thailand
What is your biggest fear?
Losing someone I love
If you were not modeling, what would you be doing?
If you could swap lives with a celebrity who would it be?
Leonardo DiCaprio! Aside from being an incredible talent, he also works closely with the environment which I really admire.
How would you describe happiness?
When everything is clear and in control, happiness comes from the inside, you must not rely on anything other than yourself to make you truly happy.
Who has been the most influential person in your modeling career to date?
I love everything about Francisco Lachowski, his look and jobs he has done is everything I would like to do.
If you could be on the cover of any magazine, What would it be and why?
GQ, because it’s GQ. Haha.
What’s your most memorable modeling moment?
I have just been signed, I have been focusing on other things like the show I am currently touring with. So I haven’t even been to a casting yet. This is going to happen when this contract is up in January. However, being a part of Coitus has been pretty cool. Some amazing influential people have been in it, so to be in a magazine with guys like that is pretty cool.
Taking off your clothes in front of the camera seems pretty tough. How do you prepare for that?
Honestly, as long as the photographer makes you feel comfortable it’s totally fine. Which they do, they get it. It’s not the easiest thing to get your clothes off but as I said, it’s being comfortable.
What’s your favorite fashion city, and why?
London, particularly the style in East London. I’ve loved how people wear the craziest shit in East and no one blinks an eyelid – that’s awesome. You can be what you want and no one cares.
What is fashion style?
Any dream labels to model for and why?
I’d love to model for all saints, I love the vibe they give off. Moody, quite dark.
Let’s get naughty. Boxer or briefs or nothing at all (when you sleep)
Nothing, much more comfortable! haha.
Lights on or Lights off
A dim light. Ha.
Favorite position: Back somersault into Headstand. Hahaha!
What turns you on?
Any sexual fantasies?
Nope, I’m old fashioned.
Photos courtesy of Coitus Magazine and W Model Management