Meet Mugler’s Model Muse, Rick Genest

Fashion / March 7, 2011

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If you’ve been paying attention to Lady Gaga and Mugler lately, then you’ve probably noticed the unconventional 24-year-old model Rick Genest a.ka. “Zombie Boy.”

What you may not know about model Rick Genest, is that over the years, he has spent more than £4,075 Canadian on full body tattoos in his quest to become a living zombie.

The tattooed model originally gained fame in Canada as the star attraction in a Montreal freak show circus where he starred in a play that showcased the seven deadly sins (Genest played Sloth).

Genest is fast becoming synonymous with Lady Gaga and the Mugler brand, having recently starred in Lady Gaga’s Born this Way video where Lady Gaga wore her make-up in similar fashion to Genest’s tattoos.

Genest made his entry into the fashion world when Nicola Formichetti, Mugler’s creative director and Lady Gaga’s BFF, discovered him on Facebook.

Soon after, Genest was cast in Mugler’s The Anatomy of Change fashion video and walked the runway for the brand’s F/W 2011 menswear collection.

We have a feeling we’re going to be seeing much more of this rising fashion star.

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  • Emmiec97

    you will regret all this when ur older… but i still love you so much- and u and lady gaga would make a great couple!!

    • Jacqy Law

      perhaps he will, Emmie. One wonders, once the fashion wonderment dies down, what’s next for Genest?

    • Anonymous

      stfu. You don’t even own a tattoo so how the ffffffck could you know? lol.

      • Haha

        mic11: pms much?

        • stfu

          own a tattoo? morons all of you.

  • Anonymous

    Check out Rick Genest at the cover boy of issue 14:

  • J B

    I love Ricks look its very sexy and bad ass. But What I love the most is when he smiles and breaks the illusion just a little, and I think he is really a handsome man.

  • Livelove07

    @Mic11 anyone who tatoo’s themselves like this is going to regret it. You’ll look like a fucking garbage truck that was bombed when your 60. Gross. Just gross. 

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