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When Jarrod Scott found modeling, he was between a rock and a hard place. He tells DA MAN Style the whole story
Jarrod Scott got his big break when he was between
a rock and a hard place.
AAn Australian of Italian and German descent, there’s a lot more to Jarrod Scott than meets the eye. However, what does meet the eye appears to be serving him very well. Shortly after being scouted, he began a blossoming relationship with Givenchy that led to a campaign with Jean Paul Gaultier fragrance and a Vogue
Hommes International cover. Now, he has a fire burning within him, to keep on achieving in a fashion world which he has quickly become adept in. It would seem Jarrod Scott has a lot more to show us.
DAMAN: Jarrod, tell us, how did you start your modeling career?
Jarrod Scott: Well, I was actually scouted not so far from Indonesia, in the Philippines back in October 2011. It all got going straight away and before I knew it, I was walking for Givenchy in January 2012. It was much more than I expected when I first got into modeling, and I never thought I’d be where I am today. Although I had a lot of goals to start out with, I have many more and won’t stop until I’m satisfied.
DA: What made you decide to commit modeling full-time?
JS: To put it simply, because I ran out of money while in the Philippines! Thankfully though, my agency was very supportive in helping me get back on my feet again. I had no choice but to model in order to make my way back home to Australia.
DA: Did you have any preconceived ideas about the fashion industry before you started working?
JS: Honestly I had never thought about it in too much detail; however, it had always intrigued me. When I started, I had absolutely no idea and was thrown in the deep end by going on set with top photographers, stylists, designers and models. I wanted to know who I was working for and so I made sure to take the time to meet my employers and build relationships. I continue to find it very interesting how clothes shape our everyday lives.
DA: Who is your favorite designer?
JS: I really get along with Karl Lagerfeld. He’s obviously an icon in our industry and is always in a happy mood. He loves talking about anything and has plenty of good stories to tell.
DA: Who is your favorite photographer?
JS: Well, I’m not sure if I have a favorite photographer as every shoot is so different. However, I’ve had the pleasure of working with some I really admire— Sølve Sundsbø, Mark Segal and Alasdair McLellan, to name just a few.
DA: Photo-shoot or runway, which one do you prefer?
JS: I definitely love being on set, getting to make amazing pictures. I don’t really do many shows but always enjoy the buzz.
DA: What is the most exciting project you’ve been involved in?
JS: My most exciting job was doing the movie for the Jean Paul Gaultier fragrance.
"I CONTINUE TO FIND IT VERY INTERESTING HOW CLOTHES SHAPE OUR EVERDAY LIVES"