This is part two of our Model Profiles! This past Monday we ran the post on Morné’s husband Eric Turner. This is his interview. Both are truly amazing guys! I hope we see a lot more of Morné soon. He recently shot for Eric’s underwear line, Oryx!
What was your first modeling job and how did you come to get it?
A: a runway show for Ralph Lauren golf gear. Got it through a small sports modelling agency
What made you want to pursue modeling?
A: I would not say modelling is something that I pursued as such, it was more of a hobby and something I did for fun when I could fit it in around my day job.
Do you have a shoot that you consider your breakthrough in your career?
A: the very first shoot I ever did, was with Joseph Sinclair. Up to that point I really didn’t believe that I could take good pictures, but after seeing the images from the shoot it changed my mindset and gave me belief in myself. If it wasn’t for that first shoot I probably never would have started modeling.
Which shoot has been your favorite? Why?
A: very difficult to say as they are all fun, but if I had to pick, probably shooting on location in Ibiza with Dylan Rosser. We were basically on an amazing holiday in an amazing place, and shot in some of the most beautiful surroundings in the world. It was also our first experience shooting together, which even tho we were nervous about it at first, it turned out to be a lot of fun and we really enjoyed working together!
Which shoot has been your most challenging? Why?
A: I did a shoot in a derelict building outside of London. It was a huge factory building that had stood in ruin for many years. We were in some places high up in the structure of the building shooting some of the raw backgrounds, but with holes in the floor with a clear drop of several story’s, stair cases would just end in mid air and we would have to climb up to get the next floor, even had to walk over a beam with sheer drops on either side of several story’s. It was a health and safety nightmare and in retrospect could have gone horribly wrong, but that added to the theme of the shoot and the pictures turned out great
What is something our readers don’t know about you outside of modeling that you want them to know?
A: i have three passions in life. Animals, playing piano and food. My parents live on a wild life reserve in South Africa which is amazing. The reserve runs a lion conservation program. When I visit them I can spend hours just sitting there watching the lions and there are few things I find more fascinating than that. I also absolutely adore dogs. Even more than people I’d say lol. I taught myself how to play the piano and that is my favourite form of self expression and creative outlet. I just lose myself in the music and can sit there playing until my fingers cramp! Lastly I have a long standing love affair with food. I love being in the kitchen, trying new recipes and cooking for friends and family. Eating to me is an experience that brings people together and not just something you do to survive
What kind of diet and exercise do you do to prepare for shoots?
A: Generally I try and eat as sensibly as I can. I avoid fats and simple carbs and eat a lot of lean meats, although I do have cheat meals. When I’m preparing for a shoot, I just stop the cheat meals and start increasing the cardio I do in the morning before breakfast.
Favorite cheat meal?
A: I have a massive sweet tooth and love cake, especially the ones I bake myself. I have a couple of kick ass recipes!
Were you a fan of underwear before modeling?
A: Yes. Especially in photography. I find it incredibly sexy if done well
Looking at your underwear drawer, what is it made up of? % boxer briefs, % briefs, % jocks, % thongs.
A: 50% briefs, 50% trunks
The craziest pair of underwear you have ever worn?
A: a cock sock. They are hideous but funny at the same time
What are your goals for your career?
A: I would like to be in senior management of my company in 5 years, be able to retire when I’m around 50 and start my own charity
What is the best advice anyone gave you when you started your modeling career?
A: modelling has a shelf life. Don’t rely on it and have a career you can fall back on
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