Eating fish and being a Belieber: we interview the ECFS Models

Who let the boys out? We interview the dashing models of this year’s ECFS.


As the ECFS fast approaches we say hello to three more of the beautiful faces that will grace the catwalk this Saturday.

Les Hommes: Tom, Nick and Frank chat to us about fashion, fish and looking fit.

Tom:

Tom MacFarlane, second year Freddie (Skins) lookalike and hailing from West Sussex is another exotic mix of half Scottish, half Portuguese.

Pensive..

Have you done much modelling before?

I’ve done a bit here and there. I’m with an agency so I’ve done a few editorials which was cool.

We take it you quite like modelling then?

Yeah, I love it! You meet some incredible people. I more do it for that and then of course it’s great that you sometimes get paid. I’m quite close with the fashion design guys and I like to see how it’s all progressing.

So do you want to be a model in the future?

No, for me it’s a means to and end. I have high costs [buying equipment] for product design. I’d actually love to go into designing cars. I’m currently designing a car down in Sheffield!

What would you say is your signature style?

Tight and bright, that’s what I go for. Normally you’ll find me in a bright thong. Mankinis only! I get some great tanlines from them it’s amazing.

Oh wow.. 

Yeah, bright 1980’s style! If you see me at the shack, I’m always disco clubbing, headbands, sweatbands, Hawaiian shirts..

Would you say that you’re good looking?

No, not at all. Maybe on a camera, but I’m far better than in real life.

You’re far better in real life??

Oh no, no! (laughing) I meant far worse..Yes, I’m far better in real life, my headshot doesn’t give me justice! (laughs a bit more)

Tom modelling last year, he looks pretty good from here...

Tom modelling last year, he looks pretty good from here…

Well what would you say are your best and worst features? 

Apparently I’m a good hugger, according to Benji! As for worst feature, I’m late to everything! I’m horribly addicted to sweets, I’m also a massive fidget.

Have you got any guilty pleasures?

Sweets. Straight up. You have no idea how addicted I am! Two packs a day. Every day. MASSIVE Haribo packs..

Who’s your idol in the fashion world?

Pharell Williams. He is an icon on so many different levels. He represents so many brands! I liked his hat at the Grammy’s.

Really?

Really?

Would you rather live off tuna for a month or shave off all of your hair?

I’d love to live off tuna, I absolutely love it. Let’s actually do it! (he says to the rest of the models) It’s a sustainable source of protein. John West- I’d love to live off that. I’d love to meet the guy.

What’s your ideal hangover breakfast?

Tuna.

If you could be someone else for the day, who would it be and why?

Frank for his dashing good looks and his angulated jaw line (nodding at model Frank, further down the table). I hate him personality wise, but ah those looks!

And finally what would be your words to live by?

It would probably be something Peter Singer said, about if we’ve come into this world and made a small difference then we’ve fulfilled our purpose.

 

Nick:

Next up, we chat to Nick Sloman. This sexy second year is jumping on the multicultural bandwagon and claiming that despite coming from London, one half of him originates from Oz!

Nick

Historian-come-model, Nick Sloman

So Nick, have you done any modelling before?

A little bit but not really. I’m with a modelling team as well.

He’s kind of a big deal (chirp in fellow models)

I did something for Zyle clothing, that was fun.

So do you plan on being a model in the future?

No, I don’t think I have the ability. I don’t really rate my ability and it’s just not something I really want to do. I’m not tall enough anyway.

How tall are you?

I’m 6ft! Well.. I’m really 5ft 11 but I claim that I’m 6ft.

Well, you’re close enough! What would you say is your signature style?

Derelict.

Haha, The Tab loves a bit of Blue Steel. Would you say that you’re good looking?

Pass please.

Not sure what the style is, but ok

Not sure what the style is, but ok

What about your best and worst features, what would you say they are?

My best feature is probably my face and then my worst feature is that I’ve got a bit of a receding hairline. My whole family is going bald..

Do you have a guilty pleasure?

I do like Justin Bieber. Not his music, I think he’s quite funny to follow. He’s an idiot but if I was in his situation I’d be doing the same things as he is.

Are you a Belieber?

No way!

So who would be your idol in the fashion world?

Nigo, the founder of A Bathing Ape. He’s the creative director at Uniqlo.

Would you rather live off tuna for a month or shave off all your hair?

Shave my head. I hate tuna. John West is disgusting, he can fuck off.

What’s your ideal hangover breakfast?

Big cooked breakfast. But then again I don’t normally eat when I’m hungover, I just feel sick. So maybe a big massive cooked breakfast later on in the day, and also crisps. Monster Munch is the shit.

Monster Munch certainly is the shit. If you could be someone else for a day, who would it be and why?

Leonardo DiCaprio in Wolf of Wall Street because he’s cool. He has a pretty cool life. I don’t love prostitutes..  

The pubic triangle is one of Edinburgh top Stag Do attractions

Nick doesn’t love prostitutes

Last question, what would be your words to live by?

Strive for success.

Frank:

Finally we meet the fantastic Frank Derrington. In his final year of colouring in (he calls it Geography), Frank seems set for a golden career on the stage. We’re sure he’ll storm the runway this weekend!

Frank

Have you done any modelling before?

A bit, I’ve done ECFS since second year. I’ve been scouted for a modelling team as well but it’s mostly just been testing so far. I’ve just been confirmed for my first job for a hotel firm, I don’t know what it’s going to be, but hopefully it’ll be fun.

Do you want to model in future?

No, I’ve just been accepted into drama school..

Table applaudes.

I’m going to Guildford to do a Masters in Musical Theatre. Maybe I’ll do modelling on the side though if I don’t get any jobs.

What’s your signature style?

Maybe just classic British heritage clothing. I used to work for Aubin and Wills. I quite like Reiss and Coast, and just stuff like that.

Who’s your idol in the fashion world?

I don’t know if he’s in the fashion world but I really like James Franco. He’s got nice curly hair. He’s doing it for the curlies!

Would you say that you’re good looking?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! I guess day-to-day I’m nothing special but I scrub up alright.

So classic...

Classic.

What would you describe as your best and worst features?

My best feature, personality wise is that I’m really optimistic about everything. My worst.. I don’t know. I have an outy belly button which is a bit weird I guess. I wish I didn’t say that now. Maybe don’t put that in..

We’re sorry! Do you have a guilty pleasure?

Chart music. Ke$ha- Timber, that song is great! Oh Pitbull- I love it!

Would you rather live off tuna for a month or shave off all of your hair?

I honestly don’t know what would happen if you ate tuna for a month. I think you would start stinking of fish.. I’ve been wondering what I’d look like with a shaved head anyway. Maybe I’d do it once for charity and see what happens. If I chose tuna, would I be allowed to chew gum?

No.

But can you brush your teeth? I don’t know.. I think I’m going to go with shaving my head but I don’t really hate tuna, for the record.

What’s your ideal hangover breakfast?

Snax Cafe and a bottle of Irn Bru.

snax cafe

Good choice.

If you could be someone else for a day, who would it be and why?

Andy Murray because people say I look like him anyway. It’s quite rude really. Also, he did win Wimbledon and stuff so he’s a bit of a hero and I’d like to be good at tennis but I’m not.

Then last but not least, what would be your words to live by?

Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today. – James Dean

 

We had a lot of fun interviewing the guys and wish them all the best at the show on the weekend. Remember, you can still get your tickets for the show and after-party online now.

We’re covering the show so read about it at The Tab first, it’s set to be an amazing night!