Arran Sly: I have a degree in physics believe it or not!
|Ph. Daniel Jaems|
PR: HOW DID YOU GET INTO MODELING? WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
ARRAN SLY: I'm full on English. I grew up in the countryside in the south east of England but moved to London when I was 18 to study at university. And that's where I got scouted for modelling by Cesar Perin at Unsigned, whilst out shopping in London. I also managed to finish off my studies, I have a degree in physics believe it or not!
PR: IS THERE A STORY BEHIND YOUR NAME? IT'S QUITE UNUSUAL.
ARRAN SLY: Yeah people seem to enjoy my name, I do to! I'm named after the 'Isle of Arran', a Scottish Island. But neither I nor my parents have ever been, I guess they just liked the spelling. As for 'Sly', I'm not sure about that, I haven't come across it outside of my family.
PR: CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR, A STATEMENT PIECE FOR YOU AS WELL?
ARRAN SLY: I was very fortunate landing that job. When I started modelling I did one test shoot, and then this came next!
The guys at Calvin have treated me incredibly well and helped me out significantly so, again, a very lucky break.
PR: WHAT IS YOUR OTHER FAVORITE BRAND OF UNDERWEAR?
ARRAN SLY: HOM (http://www.hom.com/en/collection/)
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PR: FAVORITE PIECE AT THE GYM
ARRAN SLY: My favourite piece is the pull up bar, you can actually do quite a lot with it. But ideally I prefer working out with no gym, outdoors, doing exercises that require no equipment. I think it's truer to your body and gives a more rounded workout, as well as being more fun!
So push-ups, sit-ups, handstands, climbing trees, running around like a mad-man doing flips and cartwheels...etc.
But obviously many people, including myself, have limited access to the space needed for this, so the gym is certainly a great alternative. Actually, skipping is a good one too.
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PR: HOW OFTER DO YOU WORK OUT?
ARRAN SLY: I like to workout 2-3 times a week and I've done this for the past 3 years or so. I've recently started doing yoga which I now love.
PR: YOUR FAVORITE PROTEIN SHAKE? WHAT ABOUT NATURAL SUPPLEMENTS, DO YOU TAKE ANY...LIKE AMINO ACIDS?
ARRAN SLY: I don't take supplements of any kind; not that I have anything against them. In fact the products out there in this day and age can be quite helpful, especially if you have difficulty getting a rounded diet.
Maybe in the future I will do a bit of research and add something into my own diet, but for now I'm good.
Arran Sly: What can I say, I like soft skin
PR: SKIN CARE REGIME? C'MON… YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PICKS
ARRAN SLY: I moisturise, that's for sure. What can I say, I like soft skin. At the moment I'm really enjoying 'Him' care products, the aftershave balm is amazing. (http://www.thisishim.com/)
PR: FAVOURITE HEALTHY SNACK?
ARRAN SLY: Healthy snack, I suppose an unsalted trail mix of nuts and raisins.
PR: AND UNHEALTHY?
ARRAN SLY: Unhealthy snack, it's boring and unoriginal but I love a slice of regular pizza.
PR: FAVOURITE RESTAURANT IN NEW YORK?
ARRAN SLY: There are so many good restaurants here. I'm from England, where eating out is generally sub-par and overpriced, so everything here is incredible for me. Can't go wrong with Mexican though.
PR: DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AS VEGAN OR VEGETARIAN ONE DAY?
ARRAN SLY: Nope. Though I have cut down on my meat intake quite a lot, particularly red meats, but I'll never go all the way.
PR: FAVOURITE JEANS?
ARRAN SLY: I'm not a fussy shopper. Anything that does the job works for me. Having said that, CK Jeans have started doing slimmer fits and I think they're real nice.
ARRAN SLY: Eyewear is not big on my agenda.
PR: AND SHOES?
ARRAN SLY: Adidas.
PH. Daniel Jaems
PR: WHAT IS ON YOUR IPOD ATM?
ARRAN SLY: A lot of things. Most recent song added is 'Eddie - Farewell'.
PR: PLACE IN NY
ARRAN SLY: 16 handles. (http://16handles.com/)
PR: WHEN A CRISIS HITS YOU?
ARRAN SLY: I find a solution. Failing that, I ignore it until it goes away.
|PH. Daniel Jaems|
AGENCIES AND CONTACTS:
@ Unsigned MGMT
@ MODELS 1 LONDON
@ DNA NY
@ NEW MADISON PARIS
@ D' MILANO
@ SPIN HAMBURG
@ VIEW BARCELONA
@ TWO LA