He has the look of those guys from your dreams. When you're waking up sweaty at night and it's coming to you you had an orgasm during sleeping. When it came out in my last place of work that I know him personally two girls in the lift almost fainted and started writing text messages to me to sort some date or meeting with Ed and ask them to come. Is it the magic of the name? Like Edward Cullen? Naaaah, There's only one Barber like that and I am calling him The Barberian. Cuz he really is as sweet and down-to-earth guy as you can imagine.
Fetish: Straight to the point - do you consider yourself as beautiful?
Edward Barber: Tough one to answer. I was a chubby teenager so its sort of ingrained in my head that I'm still that guy. To be honest I don't think about it much, but I'd be lying if I said I hadn't used a cheeky grin on occasion to get what I want.
What is beauty for you?
Beauty for me is as corny as this sounds, innocence. A contrived person who has clearly sculpted their image and holds an arrogance with that is not beautiful. Don't get me wrong, we've all gotta work with what we've got, but an honest confidence or even underconfidence is certainly more beautiful.
Who's Mr Barber?
Well I don't wanna give all my cards away in one go now do I... guess you'd have to make up your own mind when talking to me. My guess is that I'm very, very boring. Models are, right?
Some of them for sure. Not all tho. How long are you a model?
Been a model for just over two years now. Was still at university for my first year modelling, which was tricky to juggle everything. Luckily I managed ok and graduated last summer so now it's a lot easier!
Fashion world is all about sex. Nowadays the photo sessions are very brave, sometimes they are all about the nudity. Is there anything you would never do in a photo shoot?
To be honest there really isn't. I've done a couple of fully nude shoots, quite enjoyed it if I'm honest. Though on one job (I won't name which) the photographer took nude pics for about 10 minutes and then goes 'actually I probably won't use any of these you can put some pants on' (laughs). The ones that can be difficult are interacting, particularly with girls as initially it's a bit odd and forced. In hamburg once I had to be up close with a girl kissing and my hand up her top on the street. People were watching and two cars must have not been watching the road because they crashed head on right next to us.
You have a great body. What's your training program? Do you work out very often? If the secret is pizza and "whatever I want" - I am gonna kill you.
I hate to be this guy, but I'm sorry, I literally do no form of training, gym or otherwise. I guess my daily life is active, and I love to party so I guess that accounts for it...otherwise...nope!
Back to the food - any diet?
Diet is... yeah, again eat what I like when I like. I have days at a time where all I do is binge, then days when I just don't really think about food so it just maintains a balance. I have a huge soft spot for ketchup and full fat mayo... go through a big pot of each per week.
You're aware of your sex appeal, you have to be! Is it easier in life being beautiful and have a great body? Or is it harder? I know many beautiful people that are single... and unhappy. Why?
I don't know, I guess a downside I've felt is being treated as 'a model' and getting a lot of comments sort of grouping me into that, pretty, no brain thing. I just play up to it though, it's more fun when people think they've got you figured out. Know your worth, but don't dwell on your own importance I say!
Okay, let's make the girls/boys wet. Share your secret - what should someone do to take you out for a date?
What you mean in order to ask me out and get me to say yes or what should the date be? For the latter I love just going and sitting on some grass with some trees and talking, smoking etc. For the former.... just get me trashed and 'Im anyone's.
Being in a fashion world you have a full access to many beautiful people - it is said that a lot of them are empty inside. Is it true that beauty always go with no brain?
I find there's a rule, a lot of guy models are pretty chilled pretty cool nice enough to jam with. You get some arrogant ones and you just avoid them. It's female models that are the weird ones. I mean I've met a few who have been lovely down to earth girls, but a lot of them are just: look down their nose at everyone, 'who do you think you are talking to me?' types. Yesterday on a job some girl sneered at me when I said I didn't know J.Lo had had a baby. She hastily told me 'god you're out of the loop, shes had two?.' Dick.
Do you remember your first shoot? How did your life changed till then?
Yeah my first shoot was for Italian GQ Style. We were shooting on a beach which was actually the beach on the south coast me and my family went to when I was little. Felt there was something slightly poetic about that.
What are you working on right now?
May spend a bit of time in Europe and New York, but otherwise Im just taking each day as it comes!
What is your biggest dream?
I'm quite keen to get into acting and perhaps pursue that. I'm a bit of an extrovert and like trying to get my head into different mindframes, exploring characters fascinates me. I think an actor has to be the most mentally abnormal profession in the world, surely. It's only because it goes on the big screen its ok. Random crackheads on the subway telling me they're Jesus are natures method actors right?! Dunno what that says about me, but I'd love to pursue it. See what happens.