Im Wook is an internationally recognized model in this exclusive interview he lets us in on the must have organic pantry items and his plans for true love in the future.
Nationality: South Korea Islander
RED (New York)
BEST (Lisbon & Porto)
UNO (Madrid & Barcelona)
MOST WANTED (Hamburg & Munich)
VEGA (Mother Agency)
Milestones: Clients who know what they want
Current location: Brooklyn, NY
How did you first get into modeling? And how long have you been modeling?
I knocked on the door of Uno Models Madrid office when I was an exchange student. And it has been about 4 years now.
What does your career do for you?
It certainly changed my life the way I wanted. Wherever I go, I won’t be worried to start anything from scratch. I was given many exciting opportunities & fun challenges so far. Traveling as a model helped me re-educate myself. I constantly learn about new me and new you, we – human species – as a subject. International modeling. It certainly is the best school I’ve ever had.
What’s your most memorable shoot?
Shootings with Banana Republic in San Francisco. The way they treat their model was simply amazing and moving. There was this absolute professionalism with good examples they set as a client.
What are the pros of being a model?
You can learn about who you are, what you want and what you need.
You can be professionally good looking !
What’s the biggest misconceptions about the modeling industry?
– That selfies and self-promotions are cool
– That you must instagram if you are a model
– That it’s not about the model but about the product
– Well, those are not the case at all, at least for me.
What are your other passions outside of modeling?
I am pretty much into music followed by visual aesthetics.
What do you do to stay in shape?
New things. You know, it’s hard to sweat when your body adjusts to certain patterns.
What are the top five items every man should have in his pantry?
– Organic red wine.
– Organic extra virgin olive oil.
– Organic extra virgin coconut oil.
– Organic non-GMO apple cider vinegar.
– Organic non-GMO kosher gluten-free virgin.
What are your favorite hang out spots in the city you live in?
Brooklyn 11A: For me and my flatmates, this is the best place in New York where you can hold the glass with your pajamas on, listening to your favorite music. And we just invite friends over. Cause we know it’s better here. And they also know what we know.
Metropolitan Recreation Center & McCarren Play Center: Mostly I engage in sports such as swimming, Taekwondo, Capoeira and other types of activities with locals at recreation centers.
What do you think MODELLIST-ID can do for the model community?
MODELLIST-ID could make positive changes in this industry in a fun, creative, and healthier way.
What is your advice to aspiring models?
Know what you want. When you change what you want, it means you don’t know what you want. It took buckets of liquids I hated to shed – sweats, tears and blood – to know exactly what I want.
Any specific plans for the future?
I want to find the true love. You know, true love never fails. Most would say that a relationship is about compromise but my belief is quite the opposite. You don’t have to compromise at all when you meet the real one. You can be completely true to yourself when you find the true love. For me, it is a specific plan.