Name: Shaquille McGeachy a.k.a Red McGeachy.
Birthplace: London, England
Agency: Nevs Models.
Red McGeachy signed to Nev’s models, best known for his gorgeous long hair and striking good looks. Booking editorials with world famous fashion publications most models would kill for.. ID, Wonderland, GQ and Hunger magazine. Red’s unique edge secured him jobs with UK fashion labels, Hype and AQ/AQ. Opening the show for Astrid Anderson and walking for menswear label of the moment Ada + Nik. Whats not to love about Red McGeachy and we get to know him a little better as this weeks Model Of London.
How were you discovered: i used to model via facebook and one day i had a shoot for aq/aq and their stylist at the time, olivier geraghty (also a model), was really into my look and was shocked i wasnt with an agency. He sent me into nevs the following day and ive been with them ever since.
What has been the high light to you carrier so far: Highlights of my career so far (I have two) are 1.) Opening the Astrid Andersen show! 2.) Modelling for ASOS’s homepage!
Whats your dream booking: My dream booking is to do the Givenchy campaign.
Who's your favourite fashion icon: My favourite fashion icon has to be Alex Turner from Arctic Monkeys. Im really into the all black & leather look right now.
What item of clothing could you not live without: My socks, I own over 100 pairs! My favourite socks at the moment are my socks that have the days of the week on them.
How do you keep fit: I keep fit by playing football, I try to play as much as possible, I used to play professionally but I only play semi-pro at the moment due to injuries.
Whats you favourite food: Favourite food HAS to be a good old kebab on a night out.. or pizza.
What do you do for fun: I like to play football. I spent christmas 2013 in Jamaica and my old man who is friends with bunny wailer got me al anderson's (also from the wailers) guitar. So I’ve recently been into playing the guitar!
Whats the best thing about being you: Have you seen this fucking hair?!?!
If you were an animal what would you be: Very cliche, but I have to choose the king of the jungle. I’d defo be a lion simply because lions are bloody boss... They also have cool hair!
Photography: Karl Slater
Styling: Kennedy Silver
Grooming: Jo Coletta Using Kiehls & MAC Pro www.jocoletta.com
Hair Stylist: Fabien Salaget
Tallent: Red @ Nev’s Models