Model Spotlight: Marcel
February 10, 2022 • News
CJC: How did you get your start in modeling?
MP: From the time I was a teenager I was always interested in modeling. I admired those ripped models who worked for Armani and Calvin Klein and that was a goal of mine! I remember when a photographer friend of mine in Czech was working on a project for Takko (clothing store) and asked me to be part of the project. It was a last-minute shoot, and I was super stressed, but it was an over all amazing experience. It resulted in me being in a magazine and on the website and that kick started my future goals.
CJC: What do you enjoy the most about modeling and what do you find to be the most challenging?
MP: I enjoy the freedom. I like to look good and take care of myself and with modeling I have more time for it.
I work full time (owning a construction business) so it’s challenging for me to stay in shape and to find the time to meal prep and exercise daily.
CJC: In one word how would you describe yourself?
CJC: If you could have any costar for a photo shoot, who would it be and why?
MP: Hmm, I don’t really know. Probably Megan Fox haha that would be cool to show friends and family back in my country haha.
CJC: Where would you like to travel to in the future?
MP: I have big plans for traveling! I have to visit my grandma ASAP because I have not seen her for 5 years.
While in Europe I plan to visit places like Greece, Italy, France, Spain, and lot more. My dream destination was to live in The United States though and now I can live here!
CJC: How do you stay in such great shape?
MP: I wouldn’t say “such a great shape” haha… like I mentioned before it’s been tough. I love beer and all the beer seems to go to my lower back and tummy so I have to really work hard to get rid of it.
CJC: Do you have any interesting or unique talents?
MP: I can remodel a whole house/ apartment on my own.
CJC: This industry can be harsh; how do you deal with criticism?
MP: I surround myself with people who support me, are kind and who are always there for me. I ignore any negative criticism and never really let it get to me.
CJC: What is something most people don’t know about you?
MP: I spent 6 years in heating and plumbing school in Czech and have earned certifications in that field.
CJC: To date, what accomplishment are you most proud of?
MP: I would probably say when I decided to come to USA 5 years ago without knowing the language. That was fun haha.
CJC: What are your goals for the remainder of the year?
MP: My goal is to stay positive, work hard and try to get closer to making modeling my full-time job one day.
CJC: What would be the best way for someone to contact you?
MP: Probably my Instagram account.
CJC: Any final thoughts you would like to share with the CJC Photography readers?
MP: I would like to thank everyone for taking the time and reading this.
Also, big thanks to all the authors and Chris for allowing me to get closer to my dream of becoming a full-time model! Can’t wait for future projects. Take care fam.
Make sure to follow Marcel on Instagram here!
See more of our work together here!