Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Model Inspiration: Gabriel Aubry

There was one picture in particular of Gabriel Aubry that brought life to the character Ghost.  While the model himself isn't Latin, he definitely has something about him that could be.  The look in his eye in this picture did it for me, and thus, Ghost was born.

A few interesting facts about Gabriel Aubry:

He's 36.

While they aren't still together, he is in fact Halle Berry's baby daddy.  They have a gorgeous little girl, Nahla.

He owns a restaurant, Cafe Fuego, located in NYC's East Village.

He's from Montreal, Canada.

He's been listed as one of People Magazine's "Most Beautiful People".

His modeling resume includes:  Tommy Hilfiger, Gianni Versace, Calvin Klein, DKNY, Valentino, Trussardi, Nautica, Exte, Joop, Massimo Dutte, Hugo Boss, D'squared, Louis Vuitton, and Next, among others.

He's the only male model to have graced the cover of L'Uomo Vogue while appearing within four different designer campaigns in the same magazine.

This is Gabriel for Hugo Boss, a short commercial which captures the mysterious vibe that Ghost gives off most of the time.  :)

Here are some of my favorite shots of his:


  1. omg he is prefect. i love that kinda bad boy feel he gives off.

  2. Love, love, love Gabriel! Why don't I have any pictures of him???

  3. If I were a man, I'd be hard right now! :p Delish...

  4. Damn, he is so gorgeous. Don't know the circumstances, but Halle shouldn't have let this one get away. Waking up every morning to him? It would be like living full time in heaven.

  5. I've got a true story about Gabriel. I'm a blackjack dealer in Las Vegas...the casino with the dancing fountains...about 8 years ago, he and a crew of crazy hot male models sit down on my game. He is so blindingly attractive, its insane. We start chatting, it was fun, really fun. Every now and then I would tell him to look away because he was so good looking that it was distracting me from kicking his ass. I mean sincere laughs, all around. After a while, he'd been on my game nearly an hour at this point, I said to him, "I don't normally say this, and I'm going to lose 1000 cool points I'll never get back, but you are really good looking. You should be a model." I HAD NO CLUE WHO HE WAS. He and his friends laugh. Then he stops, he could see that I had no fucking idea who he was. With a straight face he says. "I've been told that, do you think I 'd do well?" "Oh, absolutely." Then we begin having a conversation about his "new" career path. I ask him if I could touch his hair. He allows it. Its lush like chinchilla fur. Soooo good. "Damn, you've got boy band hair!" He laughs He and his friend play out, they leave. My supervisor comes running over to me asking if I knew who that guy was. "Umm, no but in my head he's my future baby's daddy" She brings over a Cosmo magazine and opens up the Ralph Lauren page, there he is, in all his tighty whitie glory.
    "And I told him he could model professinally! He must think I'm a dumbass!"

    Months later, he comes back. He'd cut his hair. When he showed up at my game...I said,"No! You cut your hair!"
    He said his girlfriend wanted to see what he looked like with shorter hair. "Your girl is insane, man."
    His reply, "People have been saying that for years."