Monday, 9 May 2011

MODEL MONDAY: RICK GENEST "THE ZOMBIE BOY"

Rick Genest (born August 7, 1985) is a Canadian artist and fashion model. He is also known as Zombie Boy for being tattooed like a corpse across the majority of his body. Creating the tattoos took him 3 years & left him homeless. & that's when the magic happened, Lady Gaga's fashion director (and Mugler's creative director) Nicola Formichetti discovered Rick and this resulted in the menswear show, something not originally planned. His discovery also influenced Formichetti on the collection itself.
On February 27, 2011, Rick was featured in Lady Gaga's video for "Born this way", with Lady Gaga wearing makeup to replicate Genest's tattoos.










& this is Rick without his tattoos (he's still cute but I think he's stunning with all of his ink)


Just look at his smile!

18 comments:

It-Blogirls said...

Incroyable!

Anonymous said...

wow that's fuc.... crazy

Moroccan fashion diary said...

Ce maquillage est de folie !!

Adjila

Alex Matoshko said...

I have one question to ask of this guy: "HOW do you live with yourself?" I mean like literally :D Of course he looks cool on pics, designers love him, photographers love him, Gaga loves him - but waking up with this face every single day!? All that coolness aside, the man's sure got issues...

Cheers,
Alex
http://lifestylegeek.blogspot.com/

(Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle) said...

I LOVE IT....so unique and creepy but interesting...just fab. Great pics and thx for sharing.

XoXo
http://fashionmakeuplifestyle.blogspot.com

Youssef said...

Le truc qui est époustouflant chez ce gars, c'est qu'il a tout pour être monstrueux, et que malgré tous ces tatouages, il dégage une innocence communicante !

The Blushing Fox said...

rick looks so hot! i so love him <3

Sada said...

gotta love a zany artist...thanks for sharing this. I didn't know his story before. xo Sada dressologyhq.blogspot.com

Anne said...

so amazing. still, i wonder what he looks like without the tattoos.

MissNeira said...

Whoa! so thats all tattoos? thats crazy!!!
well he made a name for himself, thats pretty cool

xoxo
Miss Neira

Ghita (: said...

J'ai envie de dire : i'm born this way baby
hahahahha
( ouais hamda ok :( )

♥♥Fashion-LadyLovely♥♥ said...

to scary...

Tereza Anton said...

He is really something else.

agnes said...

oh la la, ça c'est du tatouage

Pola Cherie said...

Hes an artist. Artists are having issues. And thats what make them artist.

zainab said...

insane!

PuppyGumDrop said...

As I arrived at this website via Facebook, can anyone tell me which FB profile it the real Rick Genest?

Kathryn said...

To each his own. A neat look for the occasional picture, but I can't imagine how he deals with the weird looks and snide comments the rest of the time.

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