Style Profile: Mads Lynge Gjoerup

Danish men are among the most good looking male species humanity has produced. It’s no wonder fresh-faced model Mads Lynge Gjoerup is making waves in Europe and in Asia. Tall, charming and gifted with a ridiculously good bone-structure, Mads has all the making of a future top model.

We sat with him in between his Paris shows to know more about his plans and what he had to say about modeling so far.

Mads Lynge Gjoerup photographed by Zurina Bryant
Mads Lynge Gjoerup photographed by Zurina Bryant

ACE: How did you get started in modeling?

Mads: I submitted a few snaps to my mother agency, Diva Models in Denmark and a few weeks later I had my very first castings in Paris.

ACE: What do you think is your best (physical) asset?

Mads: If you can define the mind as a physical asset then that would probably be it.

ACE: What’s a typical day for you as a model?

Mads: People who know a little bit about this industry would know that models don’t do photo shoots or catwalks everyday. Most of the time is spent walking around looking for castings. During fashion weeks a typical day for me would be to rush around in a city trying to make it to about 15 castings. During off-season when I only have a few castings per day, I usually spend a lot of time playing guitar in random parks.

ACE: What do you think is the biggest misconception of people about models?

Mads: There are so many, but just to mention a few – that models should be prettier than others, that models are getting the same fame as rockstars and that models should be more confident than others.

ACE: What’s your best modeling experience so far?

Mads: My debut in Milan SS14 walking for John Varvatos to some of my favorite songs. The Thom Browne show in Paris AW14 is also among my best experiences as well.

ACE: What’s your worst modeling experience?

Mads: My 2 weeks stay in Hong Kong. I do like the city a lot, but waking up to the sight of an appartment filled up with models taking drugs every morning made me feel like I just wanted to get away asap. A funnier example (yet terrible experience) was when I did a show for graduation students. The music was awkward, so I was at that point, almost giggling while walking for all of my 3 outfits.

ACE: What’s your advice to those who want to be a model?

Mads: Be yourself. It is a cliché but there is a reason for that. Those models who succeed are always the ones who just accept who they are. Of course I criticise myself at some points, but the longer I´ve been in this career the more confident I got. And it pays off! For the other day I had a nude shoot, which I could never had done if I was insecure about myself.

ACE: What’s your plan 5 years from now?

Mads: I am a full-time model, but I am really passionate with playing music, and  I will also be studying Psychology and Communications in Copenhagen from this summer, I will probably will try to juggle between those 3 things as much as I can.

ACE: Among the places you lived and worked in, what is your favorite city so far?

Mads: I´ve wored in so many different cities, but there is no doubt, Paris will always will be my favorite. This city has everything that I love and every week I can at least find 1 concert that I want to attend to. Seoul is on my toplist as well, mainly because of the food

ACE: What other city do you want to work and live in as a model?

Mads: After the upcoming fashion weeks in Milan and Paris I will be meeting agencies from London and New York. I hope that I´ll get signed as I really want to go to both cities.

ACE: What’s the greatest lesson you’ve learned from modeling?

Mads: I learned that personality and the way you interact with people is way more important than beauty. This way of thinking has both gained me a lot as a model, and in my personal life as well.

Mads Lynge Gjoerup in Singapore menswear label Evenodd photographed by Zurina Bryant
Mads Lynge Gjoerup in Singapore menswear label Evenodd photographed by Zurina Bryant
Mads Lynge Gjoerup in Singapore menswear label Evenodd photographed by Zurina Bryant
Mads Lynge Gjoerup in Singapore menswear label Evenodd photographed by Zurina Bryant
Mads Lynge Gjoerup in Singapore menswear label Evenodd photographed by Zurina Bryant
Mads Lynge Gjoerup in Singapore menswear label Evenodd photographed by Zurina Bryant
Mads Lynge Gjoerup in Singapore menswear label Evenodd photographed by Zurina Bryant
Mads Lynge Gjoerup in Singapore menswear label Evenodd photographed by Zurina Bryant

You can follow Mads in instagram @madslyngeg

Mads is represented by M Management in Paris, Diva in Denmark, Elite and Modellink in Sweden, and 2morrow in Italy.

Clothes from this shoot is from Singapore menswear label EvenOdd located at SuperSpace in Orchard Gateway. Styling and grooming by @chrisdaguimol and photographed by Ms Zurina Bryant