We caught up with Bulgaria-born, Milan-based Alex Pierce (Elite, Red, UNO, Elmer), who made his debut in Trussardi's Fall/Winter 2013 show in Milan and recently graced the cover of Fucking Young!'s Museum Issue. He spoke to us about where he was discovered, his favorite job, his guilty pleasures, and more …
AGE: I am 25 years old.
HOMETOWN: Sofia, Bulgaria.
I WAS DISCOVERED … in 2012. I was a server at a hotel in downtown Toronto. I was having a really shitty breakfast shift and a scout approached me with his card telling me to call him up, All I said to him was: " You're crazy bro. I'm an actor .." Eventually I pulled my head out of my ass and called him up. So, here I am now ...
DID YOU THINK YOU WERE "MODEL MATERIAL"? Not at all. I still kinda have a hard time believing it!
MY FAVORITE JOB SO FAR WAS … DSquared2 hands down. Even though I was born in Bulagaria, I am a proud Canadian, and Dean and Dan [Caten, the founders and designers behind DSquared2] just always make me feel like I'm home. I love the playful and theatrical execution of their shows, as well.
OUTSIDE OF MODELING, I AM … You know… doing model things .... [laughs]. My true passion is Shaolin Kung fu, but I also fucking love ping pong. I just love being outdoors and staying active, trying new things as much as possible. Also, I am an actor, that is the career I have been pursuing from before I was a model and I still haven't changed the direction. Modeling allows me to explore my relationship with the camera and I get to use most of my free time on the road to craft my art.
MY FAVORITE BRANDS ARE … I love Givenchy and Rick Owens, but I don't think I have a favorite. I'm that guy who goes to a buffet and tries a little of everything.
IN THE FUTURE … I don't worry too much about the future. With modeling nothing is for certain, and you can never predict what's next. I plan to remain humble and grateful for every opportunity that comes my way. Everything beyond that is a surprise.
MY GUILTY PLEASURES ARE … Chocolate and weed.