In Exclusive for fashionablymale.net 20 Questions with Mister Model Mexico 2019 Gabriel Ortiz Shots by Chris Femat.
We can tell the happy sexy and gaze of Gabriel Ortiz’s look–who life–changed forever upon hearing his name announced in the Mister Model Mexico 2019 contest.
This time we want to know the emotions this boy–straight from Colima Mexico–lived during the event, and thanks to photographer Chris Femat we have the exclusive of this interview for all our readers.
Fashionablymale: Hi Gabriel! Please mention your stats, measurements, where you coming from and age.
Gabriel Ortiz: I’m 21 years old, 6’0”, 182 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes, my agency is Mr Model Mexico by Oscar Servin. And I’m from Armería Colima Mexico.
FM: First of all, CONGRATULATIONS! You earned your new titled Mister Model Mexico 2019! Tell us, how was your beginning in this journey.
GO: Thank you very much, a pleasure to meet you, and this trip began a few months ago, at home when director of Mr Model Colima invited me to do a casting to represent my State in the national event of Mr Model Mexico, obviously, I prepared for the casting and thank God a week after I was happy to be the representative of Colima, for the national.
It was an arduous, hard and complicated work, preparing me with theater, diction and body expression classes with coach Héctor Castañeda and dance and also body expression with coach Alejandro Franco, both excellent teachers who were a fundamental piece for me to be able to give the best of me.
I also received catwalk classes, general culture classes with my director Aron Cervantes who was always on top of everything and never left me alone on the most complicated and difficult days.
FM: Who saw the power in you to be a model?
GO: No doubt, Aron Cervantes who saw the potential in me. Who I still work with for international pageant.
FM: Is your family your big support for this journey you’re now on.
GO: At the beginning it was difficult for my family to understand what I wanted since no man had participated in a beauty pageant before, it was always women who participated and they were doing very well.
I made the decision to follow my dream but I was judged and criticized, but there was no doubt they supported me so much, from start to finish, that I had the happiness of having my parents in the final event, at which time we all got together and shared the same joy.
FM: What are your aspirations in the modeling world, where do you want to go?
GO: To be honest, more than an aspiration, is to do everything with passion, because I really like this world and if it’s a Local Brand or International Brand or Designer, for me is a pleasure to work with.
FM: We know by Chris Femat, that you had a role on TV Series “Rosario Tijeras”, would you like to be an actor?
GO: 😂 I think he was confusing about it. I had a role on “El Señor de Los Cielos”, which is similar and both are very successful.
Well, for me as a model, an actor-in-training, all this, is a life experience, because very few have the opportunity to carry out these activities and for me all this is spectacular, not only interpreting, but also handling cameras, directing, wardrobe and especially the final result.
We had the pleasure of interviewing fabulous Mister Model Mexico 2019 Gabriel Ortiz Stunning pictures by Chris Femat—Exclusive.
FM: How is working with Chris, how do you guys meet each other?
GO: Working with Chris Femat, I would say that has been excellent. He’s a highly trained and professional photographer, whom I have all my confidence and met in the city of Tecoman, since months before my national competition he came and we did a photo-session, I was amazed with his work!
FM: Tell us how did you find out about participating in Mister Model Mexico?
GO: I found out about Mr Model México approximately 5 or 6 years ago due to all the impact it has on social networks and I am very moved to want to participate 4 years ago, I tried and due to circumstances of fate it was not given to me, this is when I say that God’s times are eternal and perfect, I wanted so much to participate in this event that God gave me the opportunity to do it and in the best way.
FM: How did you motivate yourself to participate in Mister Model Mexico?
GO: My motivation was always to transcend I did not see the national pageant far and it was never in my head to give up, I also want to mention that thanks to Gabriel, Gustavo, Iván, Efraín, Alberto, Cesar, Benjamin, Ismael and Jaime all of the Mr Model team Colima and Mr. Model Jr Colima gave me their advice and good vibes.
One day before leaving for the city of Toluca. Just when I was on the plane my concentration began and I began to talk to myself: “Gabriel you can do it, you come to make history, have fun, enjoy it!”Gabriel
There was so much emotion at that moment I had tears, because I was fulfilling a dream, hours before the final event I remember that I was very nervous—so much—that I was shaking, I started watching videos of Hans Briseño and Diego Garcy to motivate me I remember a phrase that I said exactly 30 seconds before going on stage “whatever God wants” and I left to give the best of me.
FM: What exercise or diet routines did you have to do during the Mister Model Mexico contest?
GO: Diet as such I could not do during the concentration, since we did not have time, all day we had activities, but the organization had us well fed and healthy food.
I only did the outdoor activities with the Coah Colucci because I tried to focus more on the mental state, they were very low temperatures and a high altitude that I was not used to and it cost me a lot of work and I did not want to have physical wear for the activities that coming, the day of the final event, I trained at the gym at 7 in the morning and did something quick and working on my weak points to be able to look good on stage.
FM: All the effort, hard work you put into this event paid off, how did you feel when you won, what happened to your head?
GO: My mind went blank for about 30 seconds. I did not know what was happening, I turn to see my family and they jumping, clapping and screaming and I flooded with tears, and at that moment, my mind turns 360° and I start to see the Gabriel of about 10 months back and Gabriel now, I start to think everything that cost me, ride on my motorcycle to city of Tecoman, a guy from the Armería 7 days a week, always fighting against time, exposing myself to thousands of things.
“I felt joy, satisfaction, emotion, there were thousands of mixed feelings, without a doubt a unique and incomparable moment.”Gabriel
To finish, let’s answer the first thing that comes to your mind Gabriel.
Favorite Movie: “Pearl Harbor.”
Favorite song to train at the gym: The Nights by Avicci.
Favorite dessert: Chocolate cake.
Favorite meals: Yakimeshi, Beef cake, stuffed chicken breast, and corn pozole.
Favorite actress: Emma Watson.
Favorite Sport: Volleyball.
Favorite Book: The Knight in Rusty Armor.
What you wear to sleep: Only boxers.
Best compliment: “Together forever.”
What do you like most about your body? My arms 💪.
Thanks Gabriel for being at Fashionably Male, and let’s enjoy this work with Chris –thank you guys, this is splendid.