In 1984 male model Dieter Kullmann got discovered by director and designer Patrick Lavoix. Years later, Dieter is still a supermodel with a lot of experience.
Profession: Former TV-Journalist, now full time Model
Agencies: 4Play, Sevens, Thomsen, Tempomodels
Current location: Köln (Cologne)
Tell us about your career as a model. How did you get started?
My first experience I had with 19 (in 1984) when I was “scouted” be the then art director and designer of Lanvin, Patrick Lavoix, in Cannes. He invited me to Paris and we made a test shooting and he offered me the chance to see his fashion show. But honestly, at this time, I didn’t feel comfortable with the idea of becoming a model. Later, when I was a student I had some commercial foto jobs
When did you first sign with an agency and what was that like?
It took another 35 years when I was scouted in Berlin. Of course as a senior or classic model.
What is one of your favorite photographs from your career so far? Who shot it?
Last winter I had a shooting with Anatol Kotte with good results
What is your best model experience ever?
I like modeling in general. It’s great fun. You meet a lot of people and it’s always a good challenge to meet and fulfill the expectation of the photographers and customers.
What are the main challenges in modeling today?
I can’t compare because I only know today. I think it’s much easier than it was before the internet.
How would you describe a model life?
You learn patience and modesty.
Do you think models are able to find long lasting friendships within the industry today?
Yes, why not?
What is your favorite thing to do when not working?
Spending time with my wife, with the kids, traveling, reading, sport and watching football
Take us through a typical day in the life of Dieter.
Get up with coffee and gymnastic –reading newspaper is my passion when I find the time (old school) -either I do a job somewhere or I have a day off which I spent doing sport, doing some things in the household- get the children from school- making homework, playing and learning etc –maybe I have to cook for dinner, get the children ready for bed and read or watch tv – so nothing special
How do you keep your body in good shape?
I do work outs 3 to 4 times a week; gymnastics and kind of yoga
Give us 5 fun facts people might not know about you yet.
It’s good that they don’t know 😉
Do you have any model friend you would like to see presented on Modellist-ID?
Yes, I have, his name is Eric Carter.