Saturday, December 19, 2015

Exclusive Interview: Daniel Sobieray

ABOUT Daniel: Daniel Sobieray is a California native, born in Newport Beach, California. He currently resides in Los Angeles. Daniel grew up in Colorado and was very active in sports from an early age. After accepting a scholarship to Michigan for Ice Hockey, Daniel graduated with a B.A in Finance and Economics. Daniel was approached by a top talent agency to model for many well known designers in Europe and was a regular on the runway from 2006-2009. In 2010, Daniel was asked to be in the popular day time soap All My Children.
I would like to introduce Daniel Sobieray!
We would like to start with some background information. Would you please tell us something about yourself?
Daniel: I grew up in Colorado and was very active in all sports as a child.

 What were your dreams and aspirations growing up as a child?
Daniel: I wanted to play in the NHL as a child growing up.
Your image was first brought to our attention by way of the ‘romance covers’ so many of us read and review. How did you get started in the cover model industry? Do you remember the first novel where your image appeared?
Daniel: I started modeling in college and when I was done with school I moved to Europe to continue modeling. I was in many fitness magazines and did many runways shows in Europe then was offered to work on a soap opera All my Children so that brought me back to Los Angeles. I have been on so many covers of books and magazines I can’t remember the date or the 1st cover but it was when I still was in college. A girl in a class of mine had it and asked if it was really me? I thought that’s was so cool.
The romance novel industry has dramatically increased in popularity over the past few years. Do you think the cover illustrations and ‘hero depictions’ have pushed the industry in such a way, that the reader’s imaginations can be fueled by the representation on the cover?
Daniel: I think that with the computer and the ability to build backgrounds the cover possibilities are endless. They give a set up to the story so the reader can put a face to the characters they are reading about. Also you will see many more videos are being made with the cover this to help show the reader the characters and set up the story before they even but the book.
Do you know on how many romance covers your image has appeared?
Daniel: I am not sure but a lot more than 50 I would guess.

Nudity in the modeling industry can be very controversial. Photographs can range from sensual and sexual to bordering on pornographic. What is your opinion regarding nude photography?
Daniel: This is all art in a way so I feel that if you are comfortable to do the job being asked then go for it. I am not big on shooting nude for myself but for the right project anything is possible.
What advice would you give to young and up and coming models in the industry about nude photography?
Daniel: Trusting your instinct will be your best guide. Don’t do anything you feel isn’t right and just remember there will be many more jobs, so don’t take it ‘as the only job I can do or if I don’t so this it won’t lead to more work’. Not true; be yourself; work hard and love what you do and you should be just fine.
  Many photographers and models travel to exotic locals and destinations for shoots. What has been your most memorable shoot and why? Good or bad?
Daniel: Oh man, haha, the bad ones are always more memorable. I have had too many bad experiences but one time we shot on a huge yacht and it broke down in the ocean and took 12 hrs or so to get going. That was a very long day.
 Who is your ‘go to person’ for inspiration and support?
Daniel: My mother

What do you do when you are not modeling? e.g. hobbies, work-related.
Daniel: I like to surf and play the piano. I also have a really cool garden that I like to spend time working on .

 On what are you currently working?
Daniel: The TV show Days Of Our Lives and a film in December called November Ice.
Favorite Food

Favorite Dessert
All of them

Favorite TV Show
Game of Thrones

Last Movie you saw
Iron Man 3

Dark or Milk Chocolate

Last vacation destination
Santa Barbara California

Favorite Car

Pet Peeve

Secret Celebrity Crush
Miley Cyrus

Thank you Daniel for taking the time to answer our questions. It is always a pleasure to meet the ‘face and image’ on the cover of the novels we read and review. Congratulations on all of your success.

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