Here’s what the 24-year-old model – and ex of Madonna‘s – had to share:
On paying his dues as a model: “Nothing was ever handed to me. Even through my many connections, I still had to jump through lots of hoops to book jobs and to get to where I am now.”
On his first impressions of New York as a teenager: “I first came to New York City when I was 18 years old to learn English. I lived with my aunt and my uncle. It was a great experience because it was totally different from Rio de Janeiro. New York City is one of the most frenetic places in the world, in a good way, and it didn’t take long for me to get addicted to the NYC hustle-and-bustle lifestyle.”
On why he chose to get a tattoo of his name across his shoulders: “About four years ago, I passed a tattoo shop and decided to do something spontaneous. I wanted something connected to my name but not necessarily about me as the focus. Yes, it is my name, but it has a double meaning. ‘Jesus’ means just that. And the Portuguese word ‘Luz’ is my family name, but it also means ‘light.’ Also it is significant in reminding me that some force is watching over me.”
Page Six magazine is free inside the New York Post and will be distributed on Thursday (December 2).
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