Chris Perez is a New York-native standing 6’0, a Foodie, Soprano’s aficionado with dreams of traveling to Morocco and a fan of Anthony Bourdain.
Chris Perez Interview
Agency, if any: Bicoastal Mgmt
Where were you born? Queens, NY
Where do you reside/live? Brooklyn, NY
Ethnicity: Mixed (Puerto Rican, Haitian, & Chilean)
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Favorite things to do for fun? Traveling to a new country each year, boxing, cooking, trying new restaurants, food festivals, and rewatching The Sopranos.
What music are you currently listening to at the moment? Amy Winehouse (always), Hector Lavoe, Action Bronson, and Pavarotti.
Favorite movie, tv show? Movie: Heavyweights. TV Show: The Sopranos
Favorite designer, fragrance, or beauty product? Designer: Roberto Cavalli. Fragrance: Valentino Uomo. Beauty Product: Chesapeake Beard Co. Apple Cider Donut Beard Butter.
What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling? Traveling and eating like one of my idols Anthony Bourdain.
What’s something uncool that you love anyway? Watching Wrestling (it was a HUGE part of my childhood).
What’s the best thing about your hometown/country? NYC: definitely the Pizza.
Places you would love to visit? Japan, Puerto Rico, Morocco, Sardinia, and Scotland (to name a few).
Favorite modeling experience so far? Meeting some truly amazing people and making lifelong connections!
What are some of your challenges as a model? I would say that I consider myself to be average (in the eyes of the plus-size industry). I’m not 6’5 and up, not chiseled, and I don’t have green or blue eyes. I’m 6’1, chubby with broad shoulders, dark brown eyes, etc. I feel as though they’re genuinely isn’t any representation of individuals who have a similar aesthetic look as I do.
What’s your favorite feature you embrace on your body? My eyes. As deep, dark brown as they are, I love them!
Currently, you’re obsessed with or about? The show, ‘You’ on Netflix. I am almost done with Season One!
3 Words that best describe your character? Driven. Loving. Supportive.
Any shoutouts? My love Jo, my beautiful niece Valeria, my family & friends!!! Also, my brother Josh. I miss you every day, brother. We shall meet again soon!
Follow Chris Perez on Instagram @beardedchrisperez