‘My signature fragrance is Blue De Chanel’
Have you heard of Corey Baptiste? You should have! With his angular face and a trademark piercing gaze it’s difficult to ignore this 22 year old New York native. Since 2010 he’s become firmly established in the modelling world by his campaigns for Michael Kors, Hugo Boss, United Colors of Benetton and Kenzo.
His editorials for GQ Italia , GQ UK and Vogue Homme Japan show that++ Corey shows no signs of slowing down just yet. Fresh off the back of shows for both Hackett and Christopher Raeburn during London Men’s Collection 2014 we caught up with Corey to talk about workouts, breakouts and everything in between.
As a model, do you have to be particularly careful with your skin/hair?
I do have to be pretty careful as my skin has become quite sensitive over the years due to modelling. I think all the hard work and make-up takes its toll after a while.
What’s your grooming routine?
First thing in the morning I wash my face, take a shower, then it’s out the door to my agency.
What’s in your wash bag?
Shampoo and a light moisturiser. I’m blessed to have nice skin.
Which products work for you on your skin?
I use Aveeno products (the face wash and moisturizer). They work the best.
What do you use to style your hair?
I barely have any hair on my head so a little hair oil and a brush works perfect for me.
Have you grown your hair long in the past? If so which products did you use?
I’ve always had a fade so no.
What is your signature fragrance?
Blue de Chanel
How would you describe your personal style?
To be honest it depends on my mood.
Have you had any grooming disasters?
No yet..I’ll keep my fingers crossed!
Which other men do you think have got it right in terms of grooming?
Morris Chestnut, Denzel Washington, & Will Smith
As a male model, do you feel the pressure to look perfectly groomed all the time?
Sure there’s some pressure to look great, but it’s my job so Iv’e adapted.++++
What do you like to do when you are not busy modelling?
Down time hanging out with my friends and family – they mean the world to me.
What makes you happy?
Simple really, friends, family and food!
1. Aveeno Body Wash £5.99 for 500ml, Available at boots.com
2. Denzel Washington
3. Bleu de Chanel £44.99 for 50ml Available at thefragranceshop.co.uk and retailers nationswide
4. Moroccan Oil £31.85 for 100ml available at thesalonlook.com
5. Morris Chestnut