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Filipino-Canadian model Paolo Roldan, who posed nude for Vogue Paris, lands Givenchy ad campaign

Published on: Sep 16, 2010 - 4:14pm

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Balitang America report on Paolo Roldan

Paolo Roldan, a Filipino-Canadian model, has been in the business for only a year and a half but he has already landed a Givenchy ad campaign, posed nude in Vogue Paris, and walked the runways at the New York Fall Fashion Week, reports BalitangAmerica.tv.

Roldan’s modeling career happened by accident. Last year, he went to New York as a fashion buyer, and was spotted by Boss Models New York founder and owner David Bossman. After having some test shots taken, he signed with the agency, which "invented the male supermodels," according to BalitangAmerica.tv.

Paolo Roldan (fourth from the left) in a Givenchy ad

It wasn’t long before he started modeling for luxury brand Givenchy. BalitangAmerica.tv reports that he closed Givenchy’s fall-winter collection fashion show in Paris in January. He also posed completely naked for Givenchy in the June 2010 issue of Vogue Paris. "It was a good experience--hilarious and nerve-wracking (at the same time)," he told BalitangAmerica.tv. Because of the nude photo, he "became a big buzz in the fashion world (and became) Givenchy’s favorite on and off the catwalk," according to BalitangAmerica.tv.

Paolo Roldan (far right)

Roldan recently landed a Givenchy ad campaign. He told BalitangAmerica.tv, "I’ve been told (that’s) pretty good considering I’ve only been in the business for about a year and a half." He has also walked for designers Phillip Lim, Michael Bastian and Copper Wheat in the New York Fall Fashion Week that ends on September 16 (NY time).

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