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Meet the Model: Noma

BY Daria Radlinski | Fri. August 10, 2012 | 12:00 AM | A la Mode
Not to get all Namaste on you guys, but you know when you meet someone and their energy just puts you at ease? That's Noma! We met when Telfar hand picked him to model the exclusive collection for Opening Ceremony, and it's all just OC history from there. Get to know more about our new face here!

Your neighborhood (in NY): Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

Hometown: Incheon, South Korea

Astro sign: Gemini 

What is something about you that no one would expect? I was a hockey player for 7 years and I was super fat when I was young.

What was the easiest and hardest thing about modeling for Opening Ceremony?
 The easiest part was that I didn't really have to do anything but stand. This was also the hardest thing because I love to move around.

What are you doing when you're not modeling? I am also a blogger

Where's the coolest or strangest place you've ever been to for a photo shoot?
 During the summer, I modeled for Viktor Mag and we did a shoot at a small desert on a mountain outside of Paris.

Essential photo shoot song?
 Something happy that puts good vibes in the room—no sad songs!

Most prized possession? An awesome Fujifilm X100 camera

Best gift you’ve ever received? A lens hood and filters for my camera

Best gift you’ve ever given? A Richard Chai jacket

What is something that everyone should try at least once? Skydiving!

If you weren't a model what would you be doing? I'd be in military service

What's the most played song on your iPod? "Falling Slowly" by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová

Favorite place to go to escape the city:
Korea, my country!

Best friend you've found in the industry: Hyoni Kang, my life mentor

If you were on a deserted island-5 necessities: 1. Food 2. Food 3. Food 4. Food 5. Food

What would you choose as your last meal on earth? Korean BBQ

What's your spirit animal? I just Googled it and I'm a wolf! This makes me sound like an agressive bad boy!