Matt Aron Bieg & Marcos Enrique Mejia by Jahmar Amani for MODUS VIVENDI.

MODELS: Matt Aron Bieg and Marcos Enrique Mejia
PHOTOGRAPHER: Jahmar Amani
UNDERWEAR: MODUS VIVENDIAnimal line

Interview with model Matt Aron Bieg.

Best and toughest part of being a model?
The best and the toughest part of being a model is travel. What is great about it is that I have plenty opportunities to meet and work with amazing people around the world. The tough part is that I’m away from my family and friends and fiancé. Chasing my goals and working on my craft is unfortunately not related.

Wearing Modus Vivendi how it makes you feel?
Wearing Modus Vivendi makes me feel good. Very comfortable underwear and nicely designed.

What genre of music best describes you?
I love rap music. I usually listen to music during my intense workout sessions. It gives me this extra kick of the energy and rush of adrenaline whenever I need to push myself.

Beside fashion, do you have any special talents or hobbies?
I used to play as a professional basketball player. It was my first love. I dedicated my whole life to it. Unfortunately my career came to an end due to a spine injury. I love MMA. I train boxing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu on daily basis. I’m a fighter.

Reading the Modus Vivendi values which one appeals to you?

U- utopia, I believe in good. I believe in people. Unfortunately though… I got hurt in my life many, many times. But.. it created the person who I am today. What does not kill You makes You stronger.

How often do you work out? Any dietary secret for us?
I workout everyday. I love lifting weights. My daily routine is: 

Fasting cardio 20/30 min 

5 min abs exercises. Planks / crunches. 

After morning coffee it’s time to hit weights for an hour. 

Then I do my castings. In the evening I train fighting sports, like Boxing, Muay Thai, BJJ. 

Usually I’m taking Saturday afternoon and Sunday off to take my body time for recovery.

Where do you plan to vacay this summer?

My plans for the summer were to spend my time productively. Concentrating on modeling mostly. No holidays this summer.

What your favorite type of underwear? Which MV piece you love?
I like classic underwear. Boxers. I have to be comfortable during my day and workouts.

What’s your life moto?
My life motto is “ Per Aspera ad Astra” 

It’s tattooed on my arms. “Across thorns to the stars” it describes my whole life journey.

How is street fashion in New York?
Street fashion in New York City is a crazy thing. You’re able to see so many varieties of original people who are trying to express themselves by looking originally. Sometimes they look outstanding… sometimes funny. It’s definitely something worth seeing.

Who or what inspires you? 
My biggest inspirations are Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Will Smith. It’s my dream to become an actor one day. These two are the great example that hard work and discipline is the solution to achieve your dream goals.  

Are you currently seeing someone? What do you value in a partner?
I have a fiancé. She’s the best thing that ever happened to me. She supports me in every situation on my life. She’s honest and smart and beautiful.

Interview with model Marcos Enrique Mejia.

Best and toughest part of being a model?

Toughest: Long hours. Best: meeting new people and seeing yourself in ads or magazines.

Wearing Modus Vivendi how it makes you feel?
Confident

What genre of music best describes you?
Latin/ reggae/Hip hop. Hard to choose only one.

Reading the Modus Vivendi values which one appeals to you? 
Diversity: be yourself regardless of what anyone else thinks. Don’t ever be afraid to be different. 

Be side fashion – do you have any special talents or hobbies? 

I’m low key a psychologist, and I can draw very well. I’m also a music producer and a fitness freak.

How often do you work out? Any dietary secret for us?
5 times a week. No secrets just work hard and stay consistent and have a plan and goals. Consume enough protein, and eat Whole Foods.

Where do you plan to vacay this summer?

Europe.

What your favorite type of underwear? Which MV piece you love?
Anything that fits comfortably and is a soft material. The MV leopard piece from my shoot was dope 👌

What’s your life moto?
Simplest and most effective quote from Nike: Just do it. Don’t overthink and get it done.

How is street fashion in Miami?
Very diverse. Miami is a melting pot of cultures so it’s always changing.

Who or what inspires you? 
My mom and family inspire me. Also books and inspiring people / motivational figures.

Are you currently seeing someone? What do you value in a partner?
Yes. I value empathy, passion, respect, and trust as very important in a relationship.