With cheekbones that could cut glass and bee-stung lips, Paul Boche has silently been climbing the ranks in the modeling industry. A starting role in the upcoming spring Kenzo campaign will further secure Paul a place in the upper echelons of fashion. I spoke with Paul about his plans for the future and how his creative vision has evolved.
How were you discovered?
Some years ago I was doing a mandatory internship in Berlin. I was still in school and had to take a two-week internship of my choice. During my lunch break I was scouted by someone who worked for an agency in Berlin.
If you weren’t modeling what would you be doing?
That’s a difficult question. I probably would have gone straight to university after graduating from high school, started studying one thing, then switched to another until I figured out what I wanted to do. I think that ultimately I would have found my way to the Arts one way or another.
How do you handle the isolation that comes with modeling?
I enjoy being by myself. I am in a relationship and love the idea that two people connect and share their lives. I also think it is important to know what to do with yourself when you’re by yourself. I read a lot, study for the projects I am working on, and so on.
How do you define success?
Being happy. Also, if you can move people with what you’re doing and make a living, that helps. I also think it’s important to be a good person to the people who love you.
How do you handle the scrutiny and rejection that comes with modeling?
I think to myself whatever and carry on.
What do you do to decompress from the pace of modeling and refocus?
I like to spend time in nature. I particularly love the desert and the woods.
What have you discovered about yourself through modeling?
I’ve discovered how important professionalism is.
What are your goals and aspirations for the future?
My long-term goals are to have a family. In the meantime, I am working on a movie that is filiming in March. I am also successfully staging a play, that I’m also in, that same month.
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
I have webbed toes on my right foot. It sounds worse than it is; you can barely notice them.
What do you think is the biggest misconception about modeling?
That models are stupid.
Paul is represented by Fusion Models