Being one among 13 children, Romulo was raised with the innate ability to accept and successfully hurdle any challenge. Working as a mechanic at the age of 18, he was spotted by a model talent scout and won first place at the Elite Model Management of Brazil model search.
Since the beginning, this tall, cool glass of water has taken on life like a matador. Whether he is walking the catwalk in Paris or Milan, or kissing Madonna during a “W” magazine shoot, Romulo Pires is proud to be the face of Gucci, Valentino, and the dozens of other luxury brands that have used his classic visage to represent them. “Challenges can reveal themselves practically anywhere,” Romulo Pires said, speaking of the time when he and Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel were lost in a sea of Japanese people at Shibuia Crossing. A challenge at the time, he admits, but now, a beloved memory.