TALKING TO PRETTY BOYS: Model Gil Kilian J Nies
by Michael Lyons
TALKING TO PRETTY BOYS is exactly what it sounds like, a web series where I interview creative guys about their life, their work and themselves. “Pretty” is subjective and “boys” is a broad category, as the series seeks to include a diverse range of sexual and gender identities, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and different places where these guys are, both in their lives… and in the world!
In my first instalment… A month ago, Gil Kilian J Nies was featured as a fresh face on Vanity Teen. I went on an Internet-age Death In Venice journey to chat with this seventeen-year-old–yes, Michael feels weird about that–emerging fashion talent and his manager, Mijean Rochus.
Gil shares his experiences about what it feels like to become a recognizable face, weirdness around social media, and some exciting news as his career really takes off!