From the outside looking in, it seems as if the glamorous life of jetting off to exotic places around the world and working with some of the most influential designers like, Dunhill, Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, and D&G, is not only a dream but a golden honour that makes you highly influential.
When we look online you see tons of incredible photographs in campaigns or on social media depicting this fun and even pulse racing lifestyle that most people dream of exploring themselves. But is modeling really the jet set life of fine dinning, fancy hotels, incredible red carpet events, and Champaign with a dash of ice? Quality over quantity is the oldest saying in the book but it is one saying that stands the test of time, especially when it comes to the fashion industry.
|Andrew Staring in "The Royals"|
Andrew Cooper the U.K. fashion model, actor, businessman, talks
fashion, what its really like to act on The Royals, passions, and business ventures in my fun Q&A exclusive interview below. He has his own company with a clean living message that many of us can get on board with. His new Mr. Juice drinks has grabbed a lot of people’s attention lately! Andrew is proving hands down that he is defiantly not just a pretty face
BF: 1) If you were not modeling, what would you be doing?
AC: I have always been busy outside of modeling so it was never my main focus. I’m lucky to have had a great career and that has allowed me to explore other passions such as acting, business ventures and even writing a book. If I had never started modeling I think I would have ended up traveling and acting. If I’m honest I never aspired to being a model it just kind of happened.
BF: 2) What are the pros and cons about working on The Royals Show?
AC: Pros…. working with Mark the writer, he really knows how to write great plots and keeps the scripts interesting. I also love working with the cast and especially Alex as we do the majority of our scenes together. She is really talented and makes it easy.
Cons only the early call times and 2 hr drive to work as I live on the other side of London.
BF: 3) Tell me a bit about your business you have. What made you get into it?
|Must Love Dogs|
AC: So I have a Pet Shop (The Mutz Nutz), Juice Company (JUICEMAN) and an all-natural pet grooming line WILDWASH. The important thing to me with any business is that they all centralise around passions and Health and Dogs are fun markets.
I started both as there was a lack of innovation and good services so I took a jump. I really love creating brands and concepts, I’m not gonna lie its really hard work but as I love them and they have a good ethos around Natural, Sustainable business it feels worth while.
|Andrew Cooper's Juiceman Book|
BF: 4) Greatest passion you have?
AC: Boxing / Surfing / Food / Travel / Sneakers / Family.
BF: 5) Favourite place you have traveled?
AC: Alaska, Botswana, Maldives.
BF: 6) Best advice you ever received?
AC: Go with your gut.
BF: 7) Do you consider yourself a muse in fashion?
AC: No but for sure I have been lucky to play a part in some great moments.
BF: 8) Greatest Icons?
AC: William Shakespeare, David Bowie, Bob Marley, James Dean, and Marlon Brando.
BF: 9) What is one thing you can’t live without?
AC: Music, Green Smoothies.
Thanks again to Andrew Cooper!