You only have to say the words ‘Brazilian model’ to make our ears prick up. Well, thanks to the new Jimmy Choo Man Intense, a beaut mix of honeydew melon, black pepper and tonka beans, we have a new South American hunk to pin on our wall – Marlon Teixeira. We know he’s smoking hot, but let’s cut to the chase. What’s beyond the six-pack? You’re about to find out…
What’s your beauty regime?
I don’t have a beauty routine but I have a health one: I apply sunscreen from head to toe each day.
What are you most passionate about?
Do you have a special diet?
No, I don’t, but my daily diet includes fruit, wholegrains, vegetables and water.
What’s your favourite sport?
When I’m near the beach, I always surf. I also keep in shape by running and doing yoga classes.
How did you start your career?
I never thought of being a model until I met a friend of my grandmother in my hometown, Santa Catarina. He insisted I go to São Paulo to meet his model agency. Some weeks later, I went – and it all started happening quite fast.
How do you feel about being the face of the new Jimmy Choo fragrance for men?
As an accessories luxury brand, Jimmy Choo is desired by women and men all over the world. It’s an honour to be representing the brand as the Jimmy Choo man.
How do you relate to Jimmy Choo?
I’m not addicted to shopping, but I love accessories, and Jimmy Choo has some great options. A cool sneaker, for example, can change your whole look, and the right perfume can get a man noticed.
Is there a darker, more intense side to your personality?
I’m so shy! But working in this market, I had to learn how to deal with it. I’m also emotional. When my niece was born, I cried. She was like a special gift to me and my family.