Fallen Angel by Lester Villarama for 7Hues Hommes #4
/ 7HuesHommes / Fallen Angel by Lester Villarama
They call me fallen, wings torn for making a forbidden choice, but truly, they are-
ethereal wisps fading like the morning fog. Bitter laughter stains my lips-
human life is so much better because they take comfort in the fleeting illusions of rights and wrongs and judging the sides of the coin
by Lester Villarama
Photographer: IG: @shotbylester
Model: Chris Rosario // IG: @thechrisrosario
Photo Assistant: Erika DV De Leon // IG: @wildheartshot
Makeup/Hairstylist/Fashion Stylist: Anessa London // IG: @stylezbylondonartistry
Clothing optional Chris Rosario knows how to get the job done when it comes to a shoot. Shot by one of our recent cover photographers Lester Villarama, Chris gives us the scoop on how the holiday’s have treated him, what goes into his workout regiment, I mean, how else is he gonna keep a body like that in shape. He also gives his insight on the male model industry, so strap in for a great interview.
7H: Happy New Year Chris, how did the holiday’s treat you?
Chris: The holidays treated me well! My family doesn’t live in California so I got to fly to Florida to spend the holidays with them.
7H: What was 2017 like for you?
Chris: It was amazing! It was a year full of personal growth and advancement. I made some amazing new friends and got to move to Cali.
7H: How did you get into modeling? And how long have you been modeling?
Chris: I’ve always loved being in front of the camera. The problem is, growing up I had very low self-esteem. I was always very self critical and very shy and I was uncomfortable in my own skin. It wasn’t until a few years ago that that started to change and my love for being in front of the camera began to show back up. I fell in love with modeling and began pursuing it actively. I got signed by my first agency in August of 2016 and have been working to better myself ever since.
7H: What does your career do for you?
Chris: Ultimately my career brings me joy. I love what I do and I do what I love. It’s a genuine passion of mine and the fact that I get paid to do what I love to do is one of the most amazing feelings. I hope to take it to a level where I can help to support my family.
7H: What’s your most memorable shoot?
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7H: Did you ever have a bad/crazy experience during your modeling career?
Chris: Honestly, I haven’t. It’s all been great so far.
|Blue Jacket: Mistertriplex
Black Shirt: 227 World
Gray Sweater: Gunrun&Gunrun
Black Pants: Zara
Black Shoes: World Boots
7H: What are the pros of being a model?
Chris: I get to meet so many awesome people! I’ve made a lot of great connections and it’s nice seeing them grow and advance in their careers as well.
7H: What’s the biggest misconception about being a male model in this industry?
Chris: One of the most common misconceptions about male models that I’ve heard is that all of us are dumb. I mean, we’ve all met some dumb ones. But most I’ve met are actually very bright.
7H: What are your other passions outside of modeling?
Chris: Honestly, I’m very passionate about eating. I love food. I have a Puerto Rican background and if there’s one thing we like it’s good food. So basically that’s the way to my heart.
7H: Five things you can’t live without?
Chris: The gym, A black v-neck, Grandma’s rice and beans, 90s Nickelodeon & Music.
7H: What do you do to stay in shape?
Chris: I track everything I eat, I track my sleep, I track my exercises, and I exercise at least 5 days a week. I take all of those things seriously and do my best to stay on a proper routine.
7H: You were shot nude in some shots in this editorial. How do make yourself feel comfortable on set? Do you ever get shy in front of the camera?
Chris: I just tell myself the entire time “It’s just another day’s work.” This is what we do every day, you know? This is what I do, this is what the crew does, so the only one making me uncomfortable is me. It’s all about getting out of my own head. I definitely get shy in front of the camera. Mostly when I’m in a public area and there are people around, but I’m getting better with that.
7H: Give us 5 facts about you people may not know.
Chris: I have an IQ of 198. I played football for most of my life. I’m a hopeless romantic. I love all animals but cats make me melt. I’ve been working in daycare’s since I was 10.
7H: What’s your favorite band / music at the moment?
Chris: My favorite band is a band called Dance Gavin Dance.
|Denim Jacket: Kardo
Denim Shirt: KardoBlue
Blue Pants: Slate
Black Shoes: World Boot
Tan Jacket: Michael Stars
7H: What are the top five items every man should have in his pantry?
Chris: Definitely peanut butter! Tuna. Seasonings. Oats. And protein shakes.
7H: How about your top five items you believe every man should have in his groom kit?
Chris: Lip balm. Breath mints. Translucent powder. Styling product. And floss.
7H: What are your favorite hang out spots in the city you live in?
Chris: There’s a mall across the street from where I live and there are a lot of areas to just sit and people watch or read.
Tan Jacket: Michael Stars
7H: If you weren’t modeling what would you see yourself doing?
Chris: I’d probably be a photographer if I wasn’t modeling.
7H: What is your advice to aspiring models?
Chris: Keep trying to better yourself. Whether it be practicing poses or simply working on making yourself happier, there’s always room for improvement.
7H: Where can people follow you online?
Chris: Instagram and Snapchat: thechrisrosario