His cool and refreshing look has contributed to his rise in the fashion industry. His representatives in Milan, Paris, London and New York sure are working hard to keep this boy in their fence.
If a beautiful face is to be attributed to a man, you must be talking about James Neate. James’s body is to die for, he is not too buff but still very masculine.
The Neate Career
Bad boy Canadian model James Neate was born in Vancouver in the year 1985.
In the year 2006, James Neate signs a contract with Request Model Management, New York. By May that year, he is featured model of the week in models.com at the age of 21.
He was discovered by Liz Bell when this beautiful boy was walking down the street in his hometown and he was sent to New York pronto.
Although known for his bad boy image, when Neate was asked who was the person he would like to meet and why, he said he would like to meet “Jesus, because he’s always good to me.” And Jesus sure is good to this male model for giving him the looks fit for the runway.
In September of 2006, he rocks the ramps by modeling for Diesel, Narciso Rodriguez, and Mac Jacobs in their New York fashion shows. By October 2006, he briefly dates Hilton Hotels heiress Paris Hilton.
He later on graced the cover of 10 Men for their fall release. He was photographed by famous photographer Serge Leblon.
By 2007 he leaves his old agency and signs a contract with DNA Models. James Neate opened that year with a big bang by walking for the Dolce & Gabbana Fall show in Milan. A month later he appears in the editorial of V Magazine with the enchanting Miss Mariya Markina. The two were photographed by the talented Terry Tsiolis.
James finally gets his big break in the modeling biz when he signed for Helmut Lang as the official face of the said brand. He also signs a contract with Lacoste and he was photographed by David Sims. Not wanting to slow it down, Neate appears in the editorial of Dazed and Confused.
By July of the same year, he walks the runway for Just Cavalli, Dries van Noten and D&G in their Miland and Paris fashion shows. The high fashion houses love Neate because he is just so lovable and very good looking.
The young man later appears in yet another editorial in October of 2007 and he was photographed by Takay for Velvet.
With his rise in the fashion industry, he was later on photographed by the infamous Steven Meisel together with beauties Guinevere van Seenus and Malgosia Bela for Belstaff.
By the end of 2007, James Neate models for famous brand Kenneth Cole and also appears in their catalog.
By 2008, he proves more of his importance in the runway by modeling for the houses of Bottega Veneta, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Vivienne Westwood in their Milan and Paris fashion shows. February 2008, Neate walks for Adam and Eve, Thom Browne, Duckie Brown, Lacoste, and John Varvatos for their fall collection in New York City.
This 2009, James Neate is going to make the headlines since he will be acting in an Italian feature film known as "I am Love". James will be playing the role of Tilda Swinton's son. The film is to be directed by Luca Guadagnino. This is a great opportunity for James to prove his mettle and display his acting talents on the silver screen.
James Neate’s inspiration has always been his parents. The things that he loves the most are his family, his cup of coffee and the mountains. He is also a fan of rock ‘roll and likes to play hockey and loves to snow board as well. James Neate also makes time for his reading.
Currently, a resident of New York City, James’ brief relationship with Paris Hilton did not work because he is always in New York. The two were later spotted in Las Vegas boozing the night away. Paris Hilton said “He’s sweet, but he’s from New York, which sucks.”
With a modeling career as successful as his, a drink or two and a little partying won’t hurt one bit.
James Neate’s Agencies
James Neate’s representatives are DNA of New York City, the FM Agency of London, PMA Hamburg, d’management in Milan, 2pm in Copenhagen, BANANAS of Paris and his mother agency is Liz Bell Agency of Vancouver, Canada.
Recent Updates for Neate
James Neate is not only multi-talented because of participating in the Italian movie “I am Love”, he also recently was contributing editor for Boys of Summer –something done by the likes of Kate Moss and other supermodels.
He appeared recently in Details Magazine for Graphic Content Editorial and in a GQ editorial for The Best New Designers in America.
Surely this Adonis does not stop working even if he is already super rich. He also recently graced the ads for Lacoste.
James is a force to reckon with in the fashion industry. His good looks and that fresh face of his is worth watching in the runway. Stay tuned to this Adonis’ next move. His sweep of the editorial season until 2008 sure was uncannily fast for a model his age, he is moving up the ranks at warp speed. Who can blame the industry? James Neate is as tireless as everybody else. With his discipline, it’s a hundred percent sure that he will be bigger than life in the near future.
James Neate bad boy or not, is one of the hottest male models in the fashion industry today. Among the many Canadians in the industry, he has truly made his mark.