While some aspiring models were actively training and meeting with agencies from their early teens, Charlie Matthews had other priorities. In high school, he played Halo 2 and Halo 3 professionally, while remaining determined to pursue sports. It was in a most unassuming place that his career took a remarkable and exciting turn.
Nearly six years ago, walking out of the grocery store where he worked on Thanksgiving Day, Charlie remembers a man approaching him and asking him if he had ever tried modeling. After this man connected Charlie to a photographer, the photos were put out on Facebook and soon after, Charlie was discovered by agent Ricardo Guerro. Guerro brought Charlie to meet with DT Model Management where he was signed on the spot. Charlie’s whirlwind career launched with a 6 month tour of Asia, where Charlie was sent to gain some exposure to the modeling world and build his portfolio. When returning from Asia, he signed with IMG in New York, and since then has remained consistently sought after as a professional model.
We love that Charlie gains inspiration from seeing others inspired by his hard work and dedication to modeling. Charlie actively engages with fans and followers on Instagram, maintains a Youtube vlog where he answers questions from subscribers and aspiring models, and keeps his followers updated on his travel and work experiences. Charlie especially enjoys seeing others motivated by his health and fitness journey, and actively shares his goals and progress on his social channels. Charlie brings soul, humor, and a down-to-earth personality to everything he does, and has some incredible experiences and stories to share with the world!
One of his most inspiring moments was when he received the call from Guess to do a campaign with them. He was at a family reunion when he received the news, and recalls family members bursting into tears and celebrating with him.
In the future he aspires to work with luxury brands such as Versace, Tom Ford, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, and Moschino. In the years to come, he would also like to pursue cinematography and graphic design. Amidst a busy schedule, Charlie stays in touch with his “nerd side” by playing video games and collecting Pokemon cards. We are truly inspired by Charlie’s hard work, dedication, and style, and celebrate him as a valuable member of the Souler family!
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