“life can bring you the unexpected, and the unexpected is awesome”
Life can bring you the unexpected, and sometimes the unexpected is f*****g awesome! DA: But in all honesty, do you think modeling is an easy job? JB: I think it’s easier than laying bricks or being a doctor and lots of other jobs out there, yeah. The hardest bit about it is the traveling and the long days. Apart from that, yeah, it’s not the hardest job in the world and I feel very lucky. DA: Since now you’re living in Los Angeles, does it make booking modeling gigs any easier? JB: I think that living in L.A. actually makes it harder for me. L.A. is quite a commercial city, so most of the jobs out here are that way. Generally, I book more high fashion jobs. so it means I do a lot of traveling while living in L.A. I can’t complain, though—I love to travel! DA: A couple of years back, your wife and you launched a clothing brand, “Two Halves.” How was it like to work in the fashion business other than posing in front of a photographer’s camera? JB: It was really fun. I loved being behind the camera and building a brand. It was a really good experience. Unfortunately, we just didn’t have the time to make it grow, so we decided to sell the company. I would definitely do something like that again in the future, though, now that I have more experience. DA: You’ve done a lot of modeling. Still, do you still have any goals that you haven’t achieved yet in that career path? JB: With modeling, I think I have exceeded all my original expectations and I am grateful for any jobs that come my way. Outside of modeling I am definitely going to explore TV presenting at some point. It’s something I would love to do and once I have the time, I am going to give it a shot. DA: By the way, you’re also known to have a lot of tattoos. How many so far, and what was the last one you added? JB: [ Laughs] Too many to count! I lost count years ago. The last one I added was a palm tree. DA: Who is your most favorite musician, dead or alive? JB: I would have to say Jeff Buckley or Kurt Cobain. DA: What are your favorite song lyrics? And could you recite the parts you like the most? JB: Jeff Buckle’s “Grace”: There’s the moon asking to stay. Long enough for the clouds to fly me away. Well it’s my time coming; I’m not afraid, afraid to die. My fading voice sings of love. But she cries to the clicking of time, oh, time. Wait in the fire, wait in the fire. Wait in the fire, wait in the fire.