New Model Army – Glass meets Raith Clarke

Age: 22
Nationality: British
Raith Clarke. Photograph: Camilla Glorioso
How did you become a model? And why?
One of my longest and best friends persuaded me after years of asking to come and give modelling a try, he eventually got me down to London for a test shoot. SUPA saw the images and when they talked me through everything, I couldn’t say no.
Have you always wanted to be a model?
No, I never thought I could be a model.
Who are your heroes in life and in modelling?
My parents, of course. They have always supported me no matter what choices I’ve made. I wouldn’t be who I am today without them.
What is your present state of mind?
Tranquil I’d say, I’m feeling very good right now. I have great friends around me and a positive mental attitude, good vibes only.
Raith Clarke. Photograph: Camilla Glorioso
What is your idea of happiness?
When you have no worries, no bad thoughts, just positive vibes. That’s happiness.
How would you like to be perceived by others?
Never really thought about it. But I guess a chilled-out guy, always happy and positive, that’s what it’s about.
If you were not a model, what would you be?
Probably a door-to-door canvasser, trying to sell you uPVC windows and doors.
What was the best advice you’ve ever been given? And who gave it to you?
Always treat others how you would like to be treated. My Dad.
Raith Clarke. Photograph: Camilla Glorioso
What do you miss most when you’re travelling?
What is your favourite song or songs to walk to?
I just hit shuffle and walk.
What would you say is the biggest myth or misperception about being a model?
It’s nothing like what you see on TV.
What is your opinion on the fashion and modelling industries?
It’s super creative and everyone I’ve ever met has been amazing to work with.
Raith Clarke. Photograph: Camilla Glorioso
by Camilla Glorioso
All photographs: Camilla Glorioso
Casting: Sara Hesikova
Raith is on Instagram here.

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