Model Sergio Acevedo claims to have grown up as an ugly duckling. In our opinion, the swan who stands behind the camera today bears little resemblance to any such thing. Acevedo, blessed with the abs of a Greek god, has a career that has only just begun.
Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, this “big nerd” dreamed of becoming an actor. His mom took him to auditions and he ended up landing a commercial and a billboard. Acevedo’s modeling career began when he moved to Miami. “People kept telling me I should start modeling and I thought it was crazy.” After some convincing he went to a modeling agency and, to his surprise, was signed. His first modeling job was for a Bud Light print campaign. Directly after, he landed a job modeling for a South Beach swimwear line. Acevedo has since moved to NYC where, in between shoots, he’s in school studying psychology.
His favorite modeling job arose when Acevedo was named one of the brand ambassadors for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. Being so new to the industry, it was the perfect opportunity, as it required going to all the shows and events. A year and a half into his career, Acevedo has already achieved a lot.
His dream job would be “to travel to amazing locations around the world for different campaigns and land a cover on a major magazine like GQ.” Acevedo is represented by RED Model Management, you can check out some of his work on Instagram @flowgio.
-Annie Leccese, Contributor