Aidan Ledward was a finalist in Elite Model Look UK 2013 and has since walked for Milan, Paris and London Fashion Weeks. Aidan has recently come back from Japan and we wanted to know all about his experience there.
What brands and designers did you work for in Tokyo?
The brands over there were mainly Japanese. But I also did an event for Tommy Hilfiger, a show for Ganryu Comme Des Garçons, the Loewe store opening and a show for a Japanese designer called Sise which was cool. I also shot for magazines like GQ Japan and Commons & Sense Magazine.
What was the funniest or craziest thing that has happened to you in Tokyo?
I think the funniest/weirdest experience hast to be the Tommy Hilfiger event, where I stood for about 3 hours just getting kissed and standing for photos with loads of Japanese women, it was a very odd experience haha
Did you try any exotic foods, crawlies at all?
I tried the odd exotic food but not a lot haha, my agency there took us out to a traditional Japanese restaurant and I had eel there, but I’m not a big fan J
What got you into modelling?
I was scouted last June by Leah from Elite at a music festival, and joined the Elite Model Look contest last year and got signed by Elite after the UK 2013 final!
Is there any advice for someone coming in completely new to modelling?
I’d say just make the most of it! Opportunities like going to Tokyo for a few months don’t come along every day.
What do you do for fun when you’re not working?
I play the guitar a bit in spare time, and try to go on runs most days. Other than that I sleep… a lot, just chill really!
If you could spend an entire day with someone famous who would it be?
It would have to be Alexa Chung - just because she looks like the coolest person!
What did you want to be when you were younger?
I always wanted to be a radio DJ when I was younger. When I was really young I wanted to be the milky bar kid but which kid doesn't... lifetime supply of free milky bars!! Haha
What is the most exciting thing that has happened to you this year?
The most exiting thing to happen this year was definitely going to Tokyo, and also Paris! I’ve always wanted to go to Paris so to get signed and go there for Fashion Week was really cool, and Tokyo was just mad!