Jet-Lag Adventures of A Model

As with every model, there are too many air tickets in his story. He has happened to pass by Istanbul this time. We had a chance to indulge in a short and enjoyable chat with Tim Ruger about his modeling for Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein, Dsquared2, Reiss, John Galliano, and now Climber B.C. He has one important warning for amateurs: &ldquoAlways watch your back!&rdquo

Hello Tim! How did you start modeling?

Hello! In fact I have both a very ordinary and an unusual story. I was discovered during a party at a nightclub. A woman approached and asked whether I would be interested in becoming a model or not. I wanted to give it a chance, and decided to try. And now, here I am. 

If I am not mistaken, you are in Istanbul for the first time. What do you think?

Yes, it is my first time in your city. It is quite a big city as far as I have seen. There are so many things that I have to see. And I hope I will be able to stay longer. At worst, most probably, I will have more chance to roam around next time.

You are among the big actors of the luminous world. This world must be exciting and must be housing so many things. What was the most exciting experience for you?

I lived in New York for a while. The apartment flat I was staying in was amazing. I had a wonderful time. I was experiencing new thrills every day. And I could have fun without doing much. I think this was my most exciting experience.

What is the most appealing side of modeling?

First of all, you always get to see different cities. It is all worth it. You travel around the world and get the chance to meet with new people. This must be the most beautiful part of it all.

What side of modeling do you not like?

Flying. Always boarding on a plane. And, of course, jet-lag. This is absolutely not enjoyable.  

What if you were never discovered?

Probably, I would be working at an advertising agency.

What was the biggest surprise you experienced in this industry?

What do you mean by surprise?  

In a sense, a kind of something you did not expect.

Umm&hellip One time we flew to Shanghai for a Calvin Klein show. But the whole plan turned upside down and we wanted to return to Europe. But things did not go the way we planned and we had to stay in Shanghai for two and a half weeks. Yes, it certainly was something I did not expect! (Laughs).

Tell us something about yourself. Something people will be surprised to hear.

I have played ice-hockey since the age of 5. And this is a real passion for me. I even earned money from this game.

What inspires you?

People. I have met so many people all across the world and I still continue to meet. Japan, Russia, America &hellipThis is a long list. People always surprise me and I learn a lot from them. This is really exciting.

What was your favorite brand and your favorite shoot?

Dolce & Gabbana. I love their clothing in the first place. It was great to work with them.

What do you think about Climber B.C.? Have you had any chance to try their clothing?

I see very comfortable and original combinations. Distinctive and sophisticated at the same time. It is ideal for daily life.

What is your biggest fear by the way?

Spiders! I can&rsquot bear them.

Where does Tim see himself after five years?

I have a very beautiful girlfriend now. I hope everything continues to go this way. I see myself getting married and having children! (Laughs)

Finally, do you have any advice for beginners?

My friend, watch your back all the time! There are very bad people in this industry as well! You should always keep this in mind! (Laughs).