No Filter Q&A – Umberto Manca

We had to know more about this guy, so we got in touch with him for an online exclusive interview with Lewis Mag Journalist Collen Demerez...

At Lewis Magazine we are always on the lookout for the best new faces in fashion. We like to stay ahead of the trends and spot the next it boys, right at the start of their modelling careers. This week we searched the runways and agencies of London, Paris and Milan to find what new face was catching our eye. We spotted a beautiful model by the name of Umberto Manca - Nevs models .

Umberto has already worked with brands like Ralph Lauren, Philipp Plein, Tods and Frankie Morello. We had to know more about this guy, so we got in touch with him for an online exclusive interview with Lewis Mag Journalist Collen Demerez.


 Hello, Umberto.

Hi, Collen.

Where are you from? 

I’m from Italy, specifically from Sardinia.

How did you get into modelling?

I got messaged by a casting director from New York on Instagram telling me I could model but at the time I was finishing school so I couldn’t go to New York. I went to a few agencies in Milano and Independent got me signed. So basically, that casting Director gave me the idea that I could start a modelling career and so I did.


How old were you when you signed with Independent? 

When I signed I was 19 years old.

What was your first job?

My first job was a presentation for Ralph Lauren in Milano

How would you describe yourself?

I would describe myself as funny sometimes I get even a bit clowney (haha) also sporty and definitely a dreamer. I’m a surfer and that affects a lot my personality, I would say I have a "surfy" personality but I’m not sure that word exists in the English vocabulary.


What's your favourite song right now?

I listen to so much music that it’s hard to pick one but I’ll say "the pot" by Tool, it’s not a new song but I discovered Tool quite recently so I’m listening to a lot of stuff by them


You've now worked with Philipp Plein, Tods, Ralph Lauren and Frankie Morello. What brand haven't you worked with that you're dying to work with?

I would really like to work with Versace!

 Who’s your favourite photographer or one you'd like to work with?

It’s hard to pick one because the best photographers all have their own vision and style, I really would love to shoot with Bruce Weber or Steven Klein

Where would you like to be in 5 years? 

In 5 years I see myself living by the beach hopefully ? I would like to give a try to an acting career but then it all depends on the opportunities I will get in those 5 years, we'll see ??

Where can some new fans find you and follow you?

Some new fans can find me on Instagram @umberto_manca and if they become many I will organise meetings and sign autographs haha

Thank You, Umberto, good luck with everything. 

Thank you very much, Collen, it was fun ?????

Umberto is represented by Nevs Models

Collen Demerez




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