Chris from Hunk du Jour: Who are some of your favourite designers to wear? What is it about their clothes that draw you to them?
Mark Munroe: On a personal note, Michael Vollbracht for Bill Blass, I had the chance to see his show and interview him last year in Miami, great guy, great clothes! Roberto Cavalli, Domenico Vacca are two of my favourites, their cloths are clean, classic and sexy as hell. There is a cashmere jacket that DV makes in light blue with yellow pin strips, just an amazing feel and look, Just got to love it!
HDJ: How would you describe your personal style?
MM: Classic, Clean and Comfortable. I like solid colours, blue, grey, black, brown. I like clothes that look sharp but aren't flashy, and the clothes have to be comfortable, you need to feel good in what you're wearing.
HDJ: Do you follow a regular regimen to maintain your fitness level?
MM: Yes, I run a lot and do a lot of walking, and I lift weights and enjoy yoga. I used to be over weight so that keeps me mind full of what I eat.
HDJ: How would you describe "your look"? How does it affect the jobs that you're up for?
MM: I am very commercial and kind of have a look that can be made to look many different ways. I have shot as the "manly guy", to the "boy next door", the "hero" and even the "druggie". I guest that would make me commercial/versatile. And it seems to really be working for me!
HDJ: How does being a Canadian model affect your work life?
MM: Pretty much these days I only work in the industry. I model, act, host and a whole lot more. I recently shot a movie, two short films, Print ads for three companies, the major being justwhiteshirts. I was in Cosmo magazine in January, as well as newspaper and magazine ads across Canada. I have been really lucky to be busy and it seems I may be able to really go with this!
HDJ: The internet is turning out to be a huge equalizer in a lot of industries -- do you think it is having that effect on the modeling industry?
MM: For sure it is, you have a lot of options these days in the vast amount of ways that you are able to promote yourself and introduce your look to a large audience with minimal amount of work, in comparison to what you would have to do without the internet.
HDJ: Are you in a relationship? What is dating like for you? Would you ever date another model? A photographer?
MM: As for the relationship thing, I will leave that to the readers imagination, it's much more fun that way, but let me just say, a models life isn't nearly as glamorous as you may think! As for dating another model, I am neither for or against, and photographer is the same, people are people, you got to take them one at a time.
HDJ: Mark, Thanks so much for talking with us!
MM: Thank you to my parents for their endless support, And thank you to you Chris for your time and interest!
HDJ: The pleasure was all mine!