Living a life as a model has always been a dream for Francis Demko. Because of his hard work, handsome look and enthusiasm, Francis’s big dream became reality.
Agencies: Addicted to Models, We Models
Current location: Kosice, Slovakia
How did you get started in modeling?
Many times in past I have been founded by other modeling agencies in few countries on social medias as Facebook or Instagram, but never get into that for 100%. I have started with Austrian modelling agency and got my first photoshoots, fashion shows in London and Manchester in the UK. They were a great opportunity to rise my experience and skills in modeling.
How long have you been a model?
I have been a model for almost 6 months. So I am a new face in modeling.
What were the initial challenges you faced as a model? Have they changed the longer you’ve worked?
When I started I was a bit shy but the experience I’ve got in London gave me the right confidence to face challenges as posing in front of the camera in public. I had to break the point when I was working on London Bridge or front of Buckingham Palace. There was a lot of attention from other people, mostly tourists. Nowadays I enjoy working in public or studios, It comes very natural to me.
When did you first sign with an agency and what was that like?
I signed with an agency in October last year. Not a long time ago. It was really exciting and it came very random. I didn’t expect that.
What is one of your favorite photographs from your career so far? Who shot it?
In January this year I had a photoshoot with amazing photographer Norbert Zsolyomi (2 times photographer of the year in Hungary) in Budapest. It was such an great experience and photoshoot was on high level of professionally. Working with him was an honour and enjoyed it so much.
Please tell us a bit more about your mother agency.
My mother agency Addicted to Models is new and very quick developing agency based in Vienna, Austria. I signed with We Models a few months later, but both of them are my mother agencies. Those two agencies are very professional and well managed, so it is great to work with them. I think I am in good hands.
What do you enjoy most of your profession?
I love to work in different places and to travel a lot. It’s very exciting for me to meet new and inspiring people.
How would you describe a model life?
Exciting, dynamic and fast. The model life was always something I wanted the most and I live with it daily. Every day is a new day and you never know what other days can bring to you.
Do you think models are able to find long lasting friendships within the industry today?
I haven’t been in industry for that long but it’s easy to stay in touch across a social medias so for example on Instagram I can see my friends daily life and what they were up to. Everything is possible depends on time managing.
What is your favorite thing to do when not working?
I love to meet my friends and just have a chill day to enjoy breakfast, a lot of coffee and endless talks. Big relax for me is walking across my hometown Kosice which has a great architecture and old city center.
Take us through a typical day in the life of Francis.
I wake up early morning and have something small for a breakfast. Quick work out is a must to stay in good shape for whole day. After that I am gonna get ready and getting to before planned place to meet a team for a photoshoot. It’s always great to meet new people. That is what I love about this job. Every photoshoot is different with a different vibe and ideas of the photographer. After the photoshoot I speak with my agency and tell them that everything went well. When I travel, it is a great opportunity to meet friends and catch up with them a bit. After that I am heading back to my hometown Kosice. During my travels I like to listen some nice music and relax. Back home I work out and do some cardio. At the end of my day I love to sit by the dinning table with my family, enjoy dinner and tell them how everything went. They are my biggest fans and they always support me.
How do you keep your body in good shape?
Daily work out, eating healthy and sleeping properly is big part of my life to stay in good shape. For modeling I changed my bad habits which were hard to get rid of, but now I am used to it. When I look back, I feel much better because all the hard work is paying off.
What’s your favorite place in the world?
Hard to say because I have 2 favorite places: Copenhagen and Tel Aviv. Both have something I can’t really describe. It’s magical for me being there.
Please tell us 3 fun facts people might not know about you yet.
The first is that I am in love with architecture and enjoying taking pictures of it and putting it on Instagram story (it’s full of it!) The second is that I am addicted to coffee and can drink really a lot of it then I start to be shaky. The third is when I walk on the street I feel like I am on fashion show.
What do you think MODELLIST-ID can do for the model community?
It can help to connect other models and people interested in modeling to get closer to know more about community, lifestyle and industry itself. You can also learn something new from other experiences. I like to know something more about other models life and story behind it. That’s why I support this smart concept.
Do you have any model friend you would like to see presented on Modellist-ID?
Yes, it’s my very good friend and model Veronika Herkova.