Tomas Alves @ Karacter Agency

Although you can still find Tomás among new faces, this young man’s career started about two years ago and already includes a brief experience in Milan. 

This could be enough to explain a certain maturity, but from the time we spent with him, you can tell that it is also related with his focus. Tomás seemed to be a very driven and focused boy, who knows how hard it is to find his place in this industry, but willing to fight for it! 

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Agency: Karacter Agency

City: Lisbon

How did you start? I was coming out of the beach and I was approached by Lido [Karacter Agency director], asked my height and asked me if I was interested in being a model.

So far, which as been your favorite experience? I think the best experience was the first time I went to ModaLisboa [Lisbon Fashion Week] and did Miguel Vieria’s show.

What is the best part of being a model? It helps us feeling better about ourselves and can help our self-esteem.

Who do you consider to be a reference or an inspiration? My parents, they really help me keep my feet on the ground.

Favorite Model? Chico Lachowski.

Favorite Designer? Miguel Vieira. 

You are really good… on the runway (laughs)

You spend too much time… sleeping.

A guilty pleasure? I like singing in the shower!

If you didn’t have to work to pay your bills, how would you spend your time? I would spend my days with my friends.

If you weren’t a model now, what else would you be doing? I would be just studying.

As a model, do you have any specific goal? I would really like to shoot a big campaign for a perfume brand. 

Goncalo Catarino