THE 2013 VMAN FORD MODEL SEARCH FINALISTS HAVE ARRIVED. MEET THE FACES WHO WILL BE FLOWN TO PARIS AND #SHOTBYKARL. THE WINNER WILL BE REVEALED IN VMAN 30, THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE OF VMAN
PLACE OF BIRTH: Falun, Sweden
CURRENT LOCATION: Borlange, Sweden
WHAT IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO FASHION, GOING INTO THE VMAN FORD MODEL SEARCH?
I'm far from being a fashionista of any sort. I love music and art, but when it comes to clothes, I am more of a jeans and buttoned-up shirt kind of guy. I mean, I like to look good. Who doesn't?
HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE SEARCH?
I submitted a couple of photos to Ford along with a few other agencies. I was contacted by Blake Woods, who then asked if he could enter my photos in the search. After Googling what the concept was about, I wasn't hard to convince.
WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED ABOUT MODELING SINCE BEING INTRODUCED TO THE FORD TEAM AS A FINALIST?
Not much yet. I've seen Zoolander twice this week though, which means I'm not a complete novice.
WHAT MAKES YOU AN IDEAL MODEL SEARCH WINNER?
I'm a very hard-working, fully committed guy when I've gotten myself in on something. I'll definitely try to bring as much to the contest as I can, and sponge up any advice I can come across.
WHAT MAKES YOU UNIQUE?
Really hard to say before meeting any of the other guys, but I'm pretty sure I'm the only Swede. I'll bring my Swedeness?
WHAT ARE YOUR ASPIRATIONS OUTSIDE OF MODELING?
If I get accepted I'll start studying economics this fall. Aside from that, I've always been interested in music and instruments. I'm currently working at a local music store.
HOW DOES IT FEEL TO KNOW YOU'RE ABOUT TO BE #SHOTBYKARL?
It feels great! Having two sisters in the modeling industry, I know this is a big deal. They're both a little jealous, but mostly they're proud and happy for me.
DOES ANYTHING INTIMIDATE YOU ABOUT POSSIBLY GOING INTO THE FASHION INDUSTRY?
I've heard so many good things about Ford Models, so I'm sure I'm in good hands. But maybe "Mugatu".
WHAT WOULD WINNING THE 2013 VMAN FORD MODEL SEARCH MEAN TO YOU?
A lot! It would mean having modeling as a full time job, a career. I'd be able to travel and meet other like-minded people. Who wouldn't want that?
For Rasmus's photos he submitted to enter the contest, click the slideshow above.
Stay tuned for more Model Search finalists to be announced this week on VMAN.COM!
Photos courtesy Ford Models