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Featured Article: #art8ambyinterview with Oliver Pras


We catching up for a quick #art8ambyinterview session with the dashing Oliver Pras, Indonesian-American model who was once one of the faces of GAP and currently being busy as TV host for a travel and adventures program. He shares his dream gig as a model and his guilty pleasure with us!

Images courtesy of art8amby, GAP and Oliver Prasetyo‘s Instagram respectively.

Can you share the story of how did you get scouted and started modeling?

I was found on the subway one night coming home from work. I was asked to attend a fashion show casting. I had no idea what to expect and was chosen as one of the models to walk.

Who are the models that inspired you? Have you ever met your favourite models and experienced starstruck?

Some inspirations includes Sean O’Pry and Kim Woo Bin. I’ve briefly met Sean at an event in NYC, but no stars truck. It was a very cool and casual conversation.

What would be your ultimate dream gig as a model?

Hm, that’s a tough one. I feel like I’ve accomplished a lot as a model. I’ve already walked for many shows and been in a bunch of campaigns. But, I wouldn’t mind walking in some shows in Milan ☺️

What is your daily grooming routine and how do you maintain your physique?

Don’t really have a daily grooming routine to be honest. Basic skin care is essential. I do take some time to do my hair in all different styles. If you catch me ever wig a backwards baseball cap, it’s because I was too lazy to do my hair that day. 😁 As for physique, maintaining a regular exercise regimen is important. I go to the gym about 3-4 times a week.

What is your favourite look during casting, and what are the essential items you carry on your bag everywhere?

I think the essentials for male models are much more basic than our female counterparts. But generally I’ll bring a combination of white/black tee shirt and tank tops, skinny jeans, hair product and comb. I know a lot of other models carry make up kits, but if you maintain your skin properly, I don’t think it’s needed.

What is your favourite book and movie of all time? Who are you currently listening to on your music player?

Not much of a reader to be honest. Currently reading “Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren and I must say, it’s changed my life. I HIGHLY recommend this book! A recent favorite movie of mine is Captain America Civil War. I’m a huge comic book nerd and I thought that the movie did the comics justice and faithfully portrayed all of my favorite characters. As for what’s on my iPod, it’s a combination of 80’s music like Michael Jackson and 90’s.

What are you usually do during your free time? And what is your guilty pleasure?

On my free time I find time to hang out with my friends and family here in Jakarta. Guilty pleasure: mint chocolate chip ice cream.

What is your hidden talent that nobody knows?

I know the exact choreography for many boy bands including *NSYNC AND SHINee.

What do you think about Indonesia and do you have favourite holiday spots here? Also what is your favourite Indonesian food?

I love Indonesia. My favorite holiday spots are Gili, Lombok and Bali. Favorite Indonesian food: Sapi (beef) balado and rendang.

Last but not least, what would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?

I’d prob be still be working in my office job.


Gigi Hadid for W Korea December 2016


The covers are shot by Luigi & Iango. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Sasha Pivovarova, here to view 2014 cover featuring Natasha Poly, here to view 2013 covers featuring Iselin Steiro and Shin Hyeon Ji, here to view 2012 cover featuring Constance Jablonski, here to view 2011 cover featuring Hailey Clauson, here for 2010 cover with Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling, and here for 2009 cover with Kang Dong Won.


Jessica Chastain for Vogue Ukraine December 2016


Sergei Kovalyov art directed the December cover of Vogue Ukraine featuring actress Jessica Chastain, photography by Dusan Reljin. Styling by Rushka Bergman. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Karmen Pedaru, here to view 2014 cover featuring Elisabeth Erm, and here for 2013 cover with Marie Piovesan.


Jean Campbell for Vogue Korea December 2016


Jean Campbell is wearing Burberry gold brocade dress on Vogue Korea December cover, photographed and styled by Hyea W Kang and Kikoh Sohn. Hair and make up by Tomi Kono and Yumi Lee. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Lindsey Wixson, here to view 2014 cover featuring Sasha Pivovarova, here to view 2013 cover featuring Arizona Muse, here to view 2012 cover featuring Cara Delevingne, here to view 2011 cover featuring Song Hye Kyo, here for 2010 cover with Sasha Pivovarova, and here for 2009 cover with Karlie Kloss.


Hailee Steinfeld for Fashion Magazine Canada Winter 2017


George Antonopoulos styled Hailee Steinfeld in Versace for Fashion Magazine Canada Winter 2017 cover, shot by Yu Tsai. Hair and make up by John Ruggiero and Stephen Sollito, manicurist Allison Burns. (source)


Eddie Redmayne for Esquire UK December 2016


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