Today we introduce to you the mega rising star, model Daniel Garofali from WILHELMINA models New York.
Daniel Garofali born in Australia. not to long ago Daniel moved to New York after a huge successful carrier in Australia. Daniel Garofali is just the hardest-working model / Actor / Dancer and Entrepreneur in the business. Whether he’s modeling, dancing in video clips, filming abroad with a pop artist (Like Kylie Minogue ) or grabbing attention as one of Cleo’s 50 Eligible Bachelors, Daniel is constantly on the go.

Daniel recently moved to New York and in a short time he’s creating a big buzz in the fashion industry. Working on fashion editorials and a few campaigns, he’s dancing his way up in the fashion community.

Daniel as a huge fan based following his every move, so we took a moment with the busy man to hear about his life, where he is headed, how he started and let you all see and know a bit more on the personal side of the star in the making Daniel Garofali.

So here we go…

1. How did you become a model, and what was your first break?

My first break into modeling was when I was working as a professional dancer. An agent, and now friend said that I should get into modeling. That week I booked my first campaign for a new swimwear brand.

2. How do you keep fit, what is your training routine and menu?

Thankfully, I have always been fit and healthy. I grew up playing sports and genuinely love good food. A big advantage is that I am also a professional dancer which involves lots of cardio and lifting dance
partners etc. If I’m not dancing, I’m at the beach doing something active. I head to the gym for weight training as well.

3. How do you define your style and what your favorite store to shop?

My style is pretty casual. Growing up in Australia, its pretty good weather all year round so shorts, singlet’s (tank top) and thongs (flip flops) make up most of my wardrobe. But now that I am in NYC, my
wardrobe has changed a bit for obvious reason. I’m not a fan of the cold but I do love big heavy coats and big leather boots. My favorite shop at the moment is anywhere that stocks Jeremy Scott.
I’m kind of obsessed at the moment.

4. What are your main interests & hobbies?

I live and breath my job. I love what I do and spend a lot of my time working at it. If I’m not modeling, I’m dancing so the two keep me pretty busy.
I studied Visual Arts at Sydney University which has played a big part of my life as well.

5. What is the one fashion item that you can’t live without?

At the moment I can’t live without my Dsquared High Tops. They are black shiny patent leather with pink Dsquared lettering. I wear them everywhere. French stylist and friend Nicolas Chicanot gave them to me after
shooting in Paris for Lash Magazine.

6. What is your favorite place in New York?

In summer, I love heading down to the pier by the Hudson and laying out in the sun with friends. Its the closest thing to bondi beach in NYC.
I love NYC and am so excited for it to be my new home for awhile. I still only new so I doubt I have discovered my favorite places.

7. Who are some of your favorite models and designers, and why?

This is a hard one. My favorite model are any of the Victoria Secret Angels. Smokin’ My favorite designer at the moment would be, as I mentioned before,
Jeremy Scott. He is keeping fashion fun.

8. Which fashion magazines do you like to read?

There are so many magazines of the moment. There are great deal of amazing ones in there early days emerging from Europe such as Lash Magazine and Coitus Magazine.

9. What’s your fashion mantra?

My fashion mantra is black on black.

10. Out of all of the photos the photographer took of you, which is your favorite and why?

There are so many images I couldn’t choose a favorite. I am loving some of the new ones..but they haven’t been released yet…will have to wait for those

11. What is fun and rewarding about modeling?

There are two sides to everything. What can be fun some days isn’t on others. An example is the travelling. I am incredibly lucky to travel the world but sometimes you just want to say home.
What doesn’t change though is that you are always meeting and working with such talented creatives whether its stylist or photographers who sometimes end up being great friends. There is a connection that
is made on set that is different to just meeting someone out or through a friend etc.
The fun part is wearing these amazing clothes and working through ways to present it in the best way possible, to portray the brand as a lifestyle not just a piece of clothing.
There are so many rewarding parts to modeling. Firstly, booking the job. Its the best feeling. Its something like a 95% chance your not going to get the job so to get it is an amazing thing. When you see
the finished product is another moment, but the best and most rewarding is the reaction, support and comments from my fans. I am very lucky and grateful to have them. They follow all my work and
bring such positivity and a great energy through their various means of contact. Its amazing to think that something I shoot in a studio in NYC can affect someone in Asia or help another in Europe get through
their day. Its such a crazy thing.

12. What do you dislike about modeling?

I don’t think I dislike anything about modeling. I knew what I was getting myself into and my b/g in the dance industry definitely prepared me for the rejection etc. It is what it is…so if you dislike
something about it its probably best not to be in it.

13. What advice do you have for other aspiring models?

My advice to aspiring models would be similar to the aforementioned. Know what your getting yourself into. It can be quite harsh if your not prepared. The rejection can get to people.

14. Who are some of your favorite fashion photographers?

All the photographers that I have worked with are amazing in their own right. I love what we did together.
There are allot that i hope to work with in the future as well like Terry Richardson. Time will tell.

15. What does fashion mean to you?

Fashion is a ridiculous thing if you think about it too much. That’s what I love about it. To someone if can mean absolutely nothing and then to another everything. The line from Devil wears Prada where
“Anna Wintour” says “that color was chosen for you” is so telling. Although fashion is a material object, it projects an image of you and represents a lifestyle. Its not a coat…its a lifestyle. I love that
it has a story…

16. What distinguishes a good model from a bad one?

Attitude. If your difficult and hard to work with than no one will hire you.

17. How has modeling changed other aspects of your life?

Its changed my life as it has moved me from my hometown of Sydney, Australia and brought me to live in NYC. Its definitely a new beginning.

18. what’s inspire you in life as a person?

Life is a bit of a game which really motivates me. The rejection just makes me want it more.

19. what’s the dream project you fantasize to do?

I never really had an idea of a specific dream job but some fans have started a Facebook and Twitter Campaign called DG for D&G to get me working with Dolce & Gabbana. That would be very cool.

20. thru out your modeling carrier so far what is the best memory you have?

So many great memories but one is walking into the Wilhelmina Models office in NYC, a place I knew from watching ‘ the agency’ on MTV and signing with them. Who would have thought.

21. where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Mmmm no idea. I don’t even know where I will be next month. Hah

22. Do you want to share anything with the viewers that nobody knows?

Just want to thank everyone for their support in my work. I take allot of time to read and interact with everyone who appreciates what i do, and i love hearing from them.

Daniel is a great dude, with great energy and a positive attitude, he is a hard worker and a busy man with allot of new projects coming up.
we will keep following his carrier moves and keep you up to date with everything that Daniel is doing.

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