"The most memorable moment in my modelling career will be when my Dutch agent, John Brooks, shaved off my hair."
"I put all my effort into modelling, Keeping fit & working helps"
Photographed by : Donna Mcgowan
Full interview below.
Martin Boyle, known for his versatility and charisma, delves into the world of fashion, recounting his most memorable moments and the sacrifices he made to build his career. He provides valuable insights into the dynamic nature of the industry.
In the world of fashion, Martin Boyle stands as a testament to the idea that success often comes from unexpected places. With a unique story and an unmatched dedication to his craft, he's carved his own path to success in the modelling industry. We sat down with Martin to uncover the inspirations and experiences that have shaped his remarkable journey.
In a world where academic achievements often dictate future prospects, Martin took a different route. "I was at school, and my grades weren't too good. I'm not exactly a brain-box," he shares with a grin. "My friend, Connor Young, started modelling, and I thought I would apply as well. So, I signed up on Colours Agency's website, took a few selfies, and sent them in."
Martin's modelling career is a testament to his unwavering commitment. "I would say I do not have a balance, and I put all my effort into modelling," he confesses. He emphasises that his journey has been marked by relentless dedication, serving as a reminder that passion and hard work are the keys to success.
One look at Martin's unique fashion sense, and it's clear that he's more than just another model. "I definitely like flamboyant stuff. I like velvet knitwear, sleeveless knitwear, sweat vests, shirts, and ties," he reveals. "I'm a very big fan of shirts and ties." His choice of attire is a celebration of individuality, demonstrating that being true to oneself can set you apart in the fashion world.
When asked about his dream collaboration, Martin's eyes light up. "I would like to work with David Gandy because his hunky physique helped pave the way for other male models who didn't fit the usual industry look," he says. His admiration for those who break the mold and redefine beauty standards serves as an inspiration to anyone who aspires to challenge norms.
Martin's modelling journey has included some remarkable experiences, but working with Armani holds a special place in his heart. "Working with Armani was great. I was ecstatic and happy," he reminisces. "I was also relieved to get it over with, as I feared my outfit being canceled before walking the show."
He continues, "Armani is one of my favourite brands to work with in the world. I love their clothes, along with their team." This passion for his work demonstrates that genuine enthusiasm shines through and leads to success.
For those curious about Martin's personal tastes, it takes a unique twist. "Pasta, pizza, sushi, peanut butter, and dark chocolate – and if you put it in a microwave when it melts, it's good," he says with a playful smile. His culinary adventures reflect his unconventional and quirky approach to life.
Maintaining a work-life balance is crucial for Martin. "Keeping fit and working help me maintain a good work-life balance," he affirms. His focus on well-being serves as a reminder that success is not just about professional achievements, but also about maintaining health and personal happiness.
Martin's journey hasn't been without its difficulties. "Starting modelling with my old hairstyle didn't get me jobs as I spent three long months not booking anything. It was very difficult," he recalls. His resilience and determination to overcome setbacks are a testament to his character and serve as inspiration to those who may face obstacles on their own paths.
"It's good to see people of all backgrounds being represented," Martin emphasises.
"I think the big misconception about fashion modelling is that it's easy, and it's all just glamorous. It's very difficult," Martin stresses. His candidness dismantles the illusion of glamour and emphasises the hard work and challenges that underlie the fashion industry.
Reflecting on his journey, Martin shares, "The most memorable moment in my modelling career will be when my Dutch agent, John Brooks, shaved off my hair." A moment of transformation, symbolising the evolution of his career.
"If I could go back in time, I would tell my younger self to stop going out as much and do more test shoots," he reveals. It's a reminder that success often requires sacrifice and hard work, especially in the pursuit of dreams.
In an industry known for its glamour and glitz, Martin Boyle's story is a reminder that the path to success is paved with dedication, hard work, and a unique sense of style.
His journey is an inspiration to all aspiring models, proving that dreams can be realised with the right mix of passion and perseverance. Martin Boyle is more than just a model; he's a testament to the power of following your dreams, no matter where they may lead.