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MODEL IN THE SPOTLIGHT: 최정갑

Photographer: Choi Na Rang / Makeup: Kim Myung Seon / Stylist: Yang Yoo Jin / Translator: Sharon Cho

Exclusively shot and interviewed for Korean Model blog.

Name /  이름:   

 Age /  나이: 

  • 24 (22 Internationally)

Agency / 에이전시:  

  • YG Kplus

Height / 키: 

  • 187cm

Hometown / 고향: 

  • Seoul / 서울

The best thing about your hometown: / 고향에 대해 제일 좋은 점:

  • It has the beautiful Han River. / 아름다운 한강이 있다 

Favorite musician or band / 좋아하는 가수/아티스트:

  • Nothing but Thieves , Musiq Soulchild

Favorite movie or TV show / 좋아하는 영화나 드라마/프로그램:

  • The Lovers On The Bridge , Asphalte

Favorite brand or designer / 가장 좋아하는 브랜드/디자이너:

  • Lanvin, Jacquemus

Place you would like to visit / 가보고 싶은 곳

  • Berlin, LA, Egypt

What song do you have on repeat at the moment? / 요즘 자주 듣는 음악은 뭔가요?

  • Nothing but Thieves

Describe your idea of a perfect day: / 당신의 이상적인 하루를 설명해보세요.

  • The weather is cool and pleasant, and I spend the day with friends who make me happy. We watch movies, listen to music while going for walks, and share stories – it’s a day full of laughter where we don’t even realize that time is going by / 날씨가 선선하고 좋으며 마음이 편안해지는 친구들과 영화를 보고 노래를 들으며 산책을 하고 이야기를 주고받으며 시간가는줄 모르고 웃고있는것 

Summer / Winter? / 여름 아니면 겨울? 

  • Winter! / 겨울! 

What’s your coffee order? / 커피는 주로 무엇을 마시나요?

  • Americano / 아메리카노 

What have you got far too much of? / 너무 많이 가지고 있는 것은 무엇인가요?

  • Love / 사랑 

What are the things you always bring when you’re going out? / 나갈때 항상 가지고가는 것은 무엇인가요?

  • Candies and caramels / 사탕,카라멜

Describe your personal style in 3 words./ 당신의 스타일을 세가지 단어로 설명해보세요.  

Freedom, Comfort, Rock / 자유로움,편함,락 

What’s 1 item in your closet you would never throw away? / 당신의 옷장에 있는 것중에 꼭 못 버리는 한가지는 무엇인가요?  

  • White t-shirt / 흰티

One piece of clothing you’d love to own? / 소장하고 싶은 한가지 옷은?

  • A large white shirt with a drawing on it / 크고 그림이 그려진 흰색 셔츠

What keeps you up at night? / 밤에 잠 못 이루게 하는것은 뭔가요?

  • The fantasies painted in my mind / 나의 머릿속의 그려지는 판타지 

What is the last thing you googled (search on the internet)? / 마지막으로 검색해본것은 무엇인가요?

  • Germany / 독일 

If you had a super power, what would it be? / 초능력이 있다면 어떤 초능력을 가지고 싶으세요?

  • The power to control other people’s feelings  / 남의 마음을 조종하는 능력 

What is your beauty secret?/ 당신의 아름다움의 비결은 무엇인가요?

  • Observe nature, listen to it, and feel it. / 자연을 보고 듣고 느낀다 

What’s one subject you could talk about for at least 10 minutes? / 당신이 10분동안 얘기할 수 있는 주제는 뭔가요? 

  • Music I’ve discovered recently / 요즘 찾은 음악들 

What were you like as a child? / 어릴때 어떤 아이였나요?

  • A peaceful kid with no worries who just wanted to grow up and become an adult / 태평하고 걱정없고 그냥 어른이 되고싶던 아이 

What is the best advice that you have ever received? / 당신이 받았던 최고의 조언은 무엇이었나요?

  • Move people’s hearts. / 사람의 마음을 움직여라 

Are there any models in the industry that you look up to? / 존경하는 모델분들이 있으시나요?

  • Kim Won Jung / 김원중

How did you start modeling? Was modeling something that you always wanted to do? / 어떻게 모델 일을 시작했나요? 모델 일은 원래 하고 싶은 일이었나요?

  • I was working for a brand and then became interested in fashion. When I jumped into modeling, it was exciting and made me very happy. It led to me wanting to express myself more, and now I am learning more about it and putting more effort into it as part of the search for my identity. / 브랜드에서 일하다 패션에 관심을 갖게되었고 모델이란 직업에 뛰어들면서 너무 행복했고 즐거웠으며 나를 더 표현하고싶고 정체성을 찾기위해 더 공부하고 노력하게 되는것같다 

What would you do if you were not a model? / 모델이 되지 않았다면 무엇을 했을까요?  

  • Artist / 화가 

What has been your favorite job so far?/ 지금까지 해온 촬영중에 어느게 제일 좋았나요?

  • All my shoots have been memorable and enjoyable for me / 모든 촬영이 다 소중하고 좋았습니다

What is your dream modeling job? / 당신의 꿈의 모델 일은 무었인가요?

  • Fashion film / 패션필름

What’s going through your mind when you’re modeling in front of the camera? / 카메라 앞에서 모델 일을 할 때 무슨 생각을 하시나요?

  • I think of and focus on the things I’ve seen and experienced in moving people and their emotions / 나의 감정선을 잡으려 경험했던것들 봐왔던것들을 생각하고 집중한다 

What are the pros and cons of being a model? / 모델이 됨으로서 장점과 단점을 뭔가요?

  • A pro is that as I’m exposed to more things and can fine-tune and expand my values, I’m able to find my identity and I become more and more passionate. A con is that as I get deeper into it, I’m receiving a lot of stress from the process and I become more irritable more frequently. / 장점은 가치관이 더 다양하고 정리되며 정체성을 찾을수있으며 항상더 열정적이게된다. 단점은 더 깊어지면서 그 과정속에 많은 스트레스를 받으며 신경이 예민해질때가 많아졌다 

What do you want to achieve in the future? / 미래에는 무엇을 이루고 싶나요?

  • For people who enjoy fashion and art to also love me / 패션과 예술을 좋아하는모든사람들이 나를 사랑해주는것

How do you see yourself in 10 years from now? / 10년 후, 무엇을 하고 있을 것 같나요?

  • Engaging with fashion and art / 패션,예술 

Do you have any personal rules that you’ll never break?/ 절대로 깨지 않을 본인만의 룰은 있나요?

  • Every day, for at least half an hour before I sleep, I make sure to search and read up on one artistic fashion film. / 하루 30분이상의 자료수집 - 잠자기전 한시간씩 예술작품패션필름을 검색해서봄니다.  

One thing that people will be surprised to find out about you /  당신에 대해 놀라운 사실 한가지는 무엇인가요?

  • I eat crackers everyday / 매일 과자를 먹는다