Milos Tanasic is a Serbian male model making his rounds in the blogosphere with the desire to get mainstream US recognition for his work. As a soccer player in his country, his outstanding physique, energy and sharp look makes him a candidate for numerous campaigns that appeals to a sophisticated audience! See MFM’s interview with Milos below with images by photographer Pedja Invokic Kadmil.
TELL US MORE ABOUT WHO MILOS TANASIC IS, WHAT DO YOU DO AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
I’m a 23 year-old soccer boy from Serbia. I was a student of the Sports College (Soccer Department and Conditioning Coach) in my town of Subotica. I love to workout and enjoys all kinds of challenges. Nutrition and healthy lifestyle are my everyday rituals, but, of course, once in a while I like having a crazy night out with my friends.
WHAT POSITION DID YOU PLAY IN YOUR SOCCER TEAM?
I’m a central midfielder with great soccer skills and a killer left foot. I’m one of those guys that enjoy a clash with the opponent players and even the referee from time to time.
FROM SOCCER PLAYER TO MALE MODEL, THAT’S QUITE A FAMILIAR TRANSITION (Hint: David) ! HOW DID YOU INITIALLY GET INTO MODELING THEN?
A good friend and photographer, Imagen, first told me about modeling 3 years ago in a coffee bar in Reykjavik, Iceland. The idea was there but obligations towards soccer did not allow me to take it more seriously. One day, Imagen visited me in my home in Reykjavik and we made a couple of images. These were my very first professional pics and they were stunning! Thanks to this amazing guy and photographer, I started to think more about modeling. But soccer was still much more in my mind. About a year ago, I made a decision to give a lot more into this business. This decision was made thanks to a major impact from a close friend and a great photographer, Pedja Ivkovic Kadmil, whose images I’m sharing with you today.
WHO WAS THE FIRST PHOTOGRAPHER YOU SHOT WITH AND WHAT TYPE OF IMAGES DID YOU GUYS CREATE? WHAT ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS OR PROGRAMS HAVE YOU BEEN PART OF?
So far I have done work for both the fashion and fitness modeling business. I have been part of the Apollo GT fashion/fitness male model magazine and was part of the Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Serbian edition. I’ve also worked in the campaign for Kro-gu Jewelry, where the images have been posted on many blogs. At the moment I’m working on a couple of high fashion editorials and preparing for the Mister Bosnia & Herzegovina contest. I’m a member of the AK modeling agency from Bosnia, which is owned by my close buddy and photographer Amer Kadic.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN?
I would say my favourite hobby is definetly working out hahahaha In my free time I love to read. My favourite books are historical novels about strong personalities like Alexander the Great, Atila the Hun and Julie Caesar. For fun I love to spend time with my buddies going to the cinema, checking out different coffe shops, restaurants and just laughing and enjoying small talk. Most of all I enjoy spending quality time with my family – they are my biggest supporters.
In everyday life, I’m very much interested in traveling, sightseeing, meeting new people and experiencing diversity of cultures and food from around the world. When it comes to modeling, I can show flexibility to express myself differently, to be communicative, professional and always willing to experience new ideas.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO GO TO THE GYM EVERY SINGLE DAY?
Its just the desire to get better and better each day, to achieve something, to become a role model to other people that gives me all the inspiration I need.
Of course there are difficult times when I am tired and my body suffers, but I put alot of variety into my workouts so it never gets boring and the most important thing is I love what I do.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A SOCCER PLAYER? WILL YOU BE REPRESENTING SERBIA AT THE FIFA WORLD CUP IN 2014?
I have played soccer since I was 6 years old and even at age 23, it is my biggest passion. Great question! Well, to be honest I think the chances are very small since my soccer career has gone a bit downward in the past 2-3 years because I have suffered a couple of bad injuries. I must say mister that with this question you have put a new task in front of me, I will definitely try to surprise all of your readers with a 2014 World Cup debut for the Serbian National Team!
WHAT ELSE DO YOU WANT TO DO ASIDE FROM MODELING? HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED DOING ACTING?
There are a couple of things that I am interested in doing besides modeling. I have some experience as a junior team soccer coach and I could definitely see myself doing that. What I would like to do, however, is to become a personal coach because I love giving advice, teaching and guiding young people to become both physically and mentally stronger and helping them achieve their goals in sports. They could definitely learn a lot from my mistakes.
Acting is a big passion for me. During my primary and secondary school education I was a part of every school act, I had roles in which I was the court jester but also very serious ones where I was the main actor in the role of St. Sava, the first Serbian archbishop. I could definitely see myself acting again.