Justin Hopwood Connects with GQ, Reveals Battle with Alopecia

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Published September 28, 2017

GQ connects with Justin Hopwood for a new feature.Pin
GQ connects with Justin Hopwood for a new feature.

Justin Hopwood links up with GQ in a brave new photo shoot to put a face to alopecia. The South African model connects with photographer Andy Ryan for a photo session in which he reveals his recent buzz cut. First noticing signs of alopecia in 2015, Justin talks to GQ about how it has affected his modeling.

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A long time face of Ralph Lauren, He explains, “Do I expect them to all of the sudden throw me in one of their centerfolds looking the way I do? Hey, I wouldn’t say no, I would embrace it, but would I ask them to change the look that they’ve been known for for 40 or 50 years? No.”

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However, maybe there’s a chance for Justin after all. He reflects, “I think everyone has really, over the last couple years, really grown into this idea of accepting people for who they are, what they are. There’s a unity in the world right now that I think is very prolific, that wasn’t there a couple years ago.” Read more on GQ.com.

Justin Hopwood for GQ

Model Justin Hopwood wears a camel coat and other essentials from Berluti.Pin
Model Justin Hopwood wears a camel coat and other essentials from Berluti.
All smiles, Justin Hopwood wears Berluti for GQ.Pin
All smiles, Justin Hopwood wears Berluti for GQ.
Justin Hopwood models a fall-winter 2017 look from Berluti.Pin
Justin Hopwood models a fall-winter 2017 look from Berluti.

Photographer: Andy Ryan / Atelier Mangement
Stylist: Kelly McCabe
Grooming: Lisa-Raquel / See Management
Model: Justin Hopwood / Soul Artist Management


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