The first time I met Brazilian Rael Costa I thought he was strikingly beautiful. Yes, BEAUTIFUL - he was beyond being handsome. He was recently featured on Models.com as MOTW (model of the week). I had lunch with supermodel Pierre Woods the day we were shooting and he stuck around to assist me with Rael. He was flying back to Brazil that evening and we had to make it quick.
He couldn't speak English well so he did a lot of smiling and nodding. :). He was the first person I shot that had a language barrier but it had no affect on his performance. He was amazing in front of the camera and seem effortless in his connection with the camera. Maybe its a Brazilian thing, but he just seem to have a seamless understanding about his body and his eye contact. Thanks Dorian @ Ford Direct NY for sending him to me as my first test with you..... he was magic.