NAME: Frederik Ottosen
Elite Copenhagen (mother agency)
Two Management LA
D'management Group Milan
Elite London, Paris, Barcelona and Stockholm
Fred, O and Otto
O being the most common
Tell us about your story.
Well, I was scouted a couple of years ago back in Denmark while I was still in school. I ended up getting a few jobs on the side, nothing crazy, but I began to really like modelling. I liked the idea of traveling the world and meeting new people. So i decided to finish school and then try out what it would be like as a full-time model.
Time plays tricks on you. One day you're dreaming, the next, your dream has become your reality and now I'm here, in LA, doing the best I can.
Where is your hometown?
I was raised in a small village in Denmark called St. Darum
Tell us more about your hometown.
My parents moved there just before I was born. I think to get away from the city and to raise their kids in a more quiet enviroment.
It was a small town and everyone knew each other. The community was great and I remember I loved living there. Some of my old highschool friends still lives there so whenever I have the time I still get to come around and visit.
Where are you currently based? Which city do you see yourself in?
I'm currently in Los Angeles and I will stay here for another month.
It's always been a dream of mine going to New York. I have never been to NY so it is hard to say but as of right now I could definitely see myself living there.
How did modeling start for you? How were you scouted?
It all started when I was in Aarhus (city in Denmark) with my dad. We were walking on the pedestrian street when I get pulled aside by who is now my agent, Thue from Elite Copenhagen. They were searching the streets for new models to participate in the annual Elite Model Look competition. We ended up exchaning numbers and a couple of days later Thue called me up and asked me if I was interested in signing with them and so I did.
What inspired you to be a model?
I hadn't really given it much thought before I was scouted. But it didn't take long before I started to like what I was doing and become inspired to being the very best.
How long have you been modeling?
I have been a model for roughly three years. I haven't been a full-time model for more than a couple of months though.
What's the best part of being a model?
Traveling and meeting new people.
What's your most memorable experience in modeling so far?
That has to be walking the Burberry show. I had only been a model for a couple of months and I got confirmed to walk the A/W 15 show for Burberry. It was the first show I ever walked and I remember being so nervous. Definitely one for the books.
How do you manage your time as a model?
A lot of castings, jobs, etc. is often within short notice so it is hard to make plans into the future. But I try to do the best I can and a adapt.
Top 3 songs on your playlist right now
"Perm" by Bruno Mars
"Something better" by Phlake
"Tunnel Vision" by Justin Timberlake
Early Bird or Night Owl?
What comes next after modeling?
Honestly, I have no idea. Right now I'm just seeing where it leads and going with it.
Going back to Denmark and continue studying would also be an option.
Advice to any aspiring models out there?
Treat others like you want yourself to be treated.
And remember, stay humble, stay hungry and be respectful.
Book that you're currently reading
If you are going to have a book title, what would it be and why?
Oh, that's a good question. Not sure if I can answer that. Probably something about my journey through making it as a model.
If you will be given the chance and opportunity to help a specific charity, what would it be and why?
Research against cancer. My dad had it and I feel like a lot of mistakes were made due to the lack of knowledge.