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Australia’s Daniel Garofali is just about the hardest-working model in the business. Whether he’s modeling, dancing in video clips, filming abroad with a pop artist or grabbing attention as one of Cleo’s 50 Eligible Bachelors, Daniel is constantly on the go.

No wonder: he’s classically proportioned, chiselled, muscular and sexy. (DNA MAGAZINE, 2010)

http://danielgarofali.com/


Thanks to Daniel
Photo

Rick Day

Interview

Thierry Jaussaud

Hi Daniel, thanks for your time. Where are you answering our questions from?
I am currently in my apartment all the way down under in Sydney Australia. I was born here and love it. The sun and the beach are a big part of my life. If you havent been here, you need to come check it out. I will be in Europe in April to shot a few editorials for some magazines and to take meetings. Cant wait to come over. Definitely going to make a stop in France

Can you introduce yourself to our readers and tell us a little bit about yourself please?
My name is Daniel Garofali from Sydney Australia. I am 24 years of age and i am a Male Model, signed with Wilhelmina Models NY and Chadwick Models. I have shot with amazing photographers from around the world such as Juli Balla, Christophe Cohen, Gregory Vaughan and Rick Day, have been the face of numerous brands and products such as underwear company Aussiebum, fashion designer Oscar Calvo and modelled for Adidas, Speedo and Cartier Jewellery.

Let’s look back at how you started modeling, tell me about how you got discovered?

I was working as a Professional Dancer and a friend of a friend, who was working at a modelling agency in Sydney said to me that i should get into modelling. The next week i was the Face of a New Australian Swimwear Label, with posters on one of the main streets of Sydney and was blogged on fashion and modelling websites all around the world. It really went viral. My modelling career really took off after that.

Do you remember your first photo shoot and how did you feel about being in front of the camera?
My first photoshoot was when i was still in school. It wasn’t unusual back then. I went to a Performing Arts School, like that of the musical FAME, so we all had agents, test shoots and promotion shoots for lots of different projects we were working on. I remember that i enjoyed it for its creative process; the styling, the hair, the poses, the props. I find it exciting.

How do you prepare yourself for a photography session? How do you usually spend the day before it?
I dont spend the day doing anything different before a photoshoot. I figure i align myself with the saying ‘if you dont have it now, you dont have it’ hah in other words, its too late. I guess the only thing i do is if the shoot requires me to shave or not. To hair or not to hair.

Your career is obviously a very good one, what do you think made you so successful as a male model as opposed to the other good-looking guys?
Thanks. i get asked this question all the time and its always so difficult. I guess people dont realise that modelling isnt just about looks. Its about the way you carry yourself, your attitude and personality and the relationship you have with other people in the industry. You cant just rely on your ‘Blue Steel’

What are some of your personal interests? What do you like to do in your free time if you have any?
Unfortunately i dont get much free time. If i am not modelling i am working as a professional dancer also. I started off dancing around the world and have danced with artists such as Kylie Minogue. Modelling came later, which has now become my main work.

I know you travel for work, what is the most interesting place you have visited so far?
The most interesting place i have travelled to for work was India. It is amazing for many reason and like no other place i have been. A definite culture shock. I have been there twice now and would definitely go back again.

What’s next on your big life to-do list?
I recently signed with Wilhelmina Models in New York City, so on the top of my to-do list is a US Visa, so i can go over and work. I am in the process of it all right now. Lots of paperwork etc. Hopefully i will get it soon.

We at TEEZ’FM love pop music so we’d like to know what is on your iPod ?
My ipod is full of songs for work including Productions Show Soundtracks so i can practise the shows when i am on the run. I get some interesting looks when i am busting out moves on the train. ha. I just got the chance to see Rihanna in concert too. I really like her music.

Can you tell me some words in French?
Moet et Chandon. ha

Any closing words for TEEZ’FM listeners?
See you in April

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