Connor Newall was plucked from obscurity and propelled into the upper echelons of the fashion industry after a serendipitous meeting with casting director Claire Catterson. Connor’s appeal is reminiscent of the wave of male models in the mid nineties when individuality was championed over convention. I spoke with Connor via email to find out how he’s adjusting to his newfound career.
Tell us about your childhood.
I was just a normal kid from Glasgow who loved playing and watching football and hanging out with my mates.
Tell us about how you were discovered.
I was discovered by a casting director who works in film. She recommended me to a modeling agency in Glasgow and they reached out to me and signed me immediately.
Growing up in Glasgow, had modeling ever entered your mind as a possible career?
Modeling never crossed my mind once.
You’ve expressed interest in an acting career. What parallels do you see between modeling and acting?
Modeling and acting are quite similar; both create a form of art and capture interesting images.
What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
If I weren’t modeling I’d be in the British Army.
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
The biggest highlights have been all the amazing jobs I’ve done, the people I’ve met, and the places I’ve been able to travel around the world.
What do you hope to get out of modeling?
I hope to start studying acting and work in films.
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
I’m not fashionable at all.
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