Between walking runways for Gucci honing his acting skills, model Berthold Rothas lives in the moment. “I don’t like the idea of planning five years ahead,” he says. ”I think that as long as I stay focused, things will fall into place when the time is right.” Discovered in New York’s Union Square, this sandy-haired gentleman has traveled the world modeling for top designers and photographers. Needless today, his laid-back philosophy has worked out well, and we could all take a page out of this model’s lookbook.
two+seven: What do you think is the biggest misconception about being in the modeling industry?
Berthold Rothas: You get to travel all over the place making many great experiences, meeting some of the most talented people in their field and work for very prestigious clients. But you won’t get rich doing this. It’s basically a job that you do until you’ve found out you where you really want to go in life.
2+7: How would you describe your personal sense of style?
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2+7: You’ve worked with many top designers. Any favorites?
BR: Two of my favorite designers that really stand out for me are Junya Watanabe (Comme des Garçons) and Yohji Yamamoto. I’ve been working with both over several seasons now during Paris Fashion Week. They are the most professional clients to work with and true artists. I have the greatest respect for their work.
2+7: You’re currently attending school for acting at at the Maggie Flanigan Studio. What’s your dream acting job?
BR: You know, I honestly don’t fantasize much about dream jobs. I think that as long as I stay focused, things will fall into place when the time is right.
When I was younger it was my dream to live in New York. Here I am studying with one of the best acting teachers in the United States. In the reality of everyday life you lose that sometimes, but thinking back how it all came together feels like a dream to me. However, as mentioned I don’t dwell much on things. The only time is when I have a concrete script in front of me, then I start dreaming to see if it turns me on. If it doesn’t then I know the the role is not for me.
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2+7: Where do you see yourself in five years?
BR: I don’t like the idea of planning five years ahead.