Originally Posted by crazzzy_grrl
Could anyone possibly translate the interview???? Would be greatly appreciated
Here´s the translation from the "model" interview:
The new coverboy of tennis
Pim Pim is already the coverboy of Swedish tennis. Soon he will be this in the whole world, with help of the photos below.
“He has everything which is needed”, Chris Forburg at IMG Models in New York says to SVD.
Forburgs words have nothing to do with the Australian Open starting on Monday or with tennis in general. Forburg is the boss of a model agency and he has to say who has the special something. “Joachim is good-looking, he has charisma and looks good on photos. I think he has as big potential as Maria Sharapova”, Chris Forburg says.
Even if Pim Pim hasn´t won that much title like she did yet, he has good possibilities. “His “market value” grew already after the title in Memphis, but especially because of his success at the US Open. Pim Pims “value” is today about 90% better than at the same time last year when he was not that successful yet,” säger Pim Pims agent Per Hjertqvist.
Hertqvist says that the success in the sports is always the most important thing in marketing for a sportsman :”A sportsman can look fantastic, but if he doesn´t have success, it will be much more difficult.” This means for Pim Pim that he should at least stay in the ranking position he is right now or even get better.
Then some uninteresting marketing talk.
What do you say about the photos, Pim Pim?
I like them, even if I don´t like all of them so much. I am not a perfect model. It is difficult to get told what you should do for a longer time and to look serious for 10 minutes or longer” says Pim Pim about the photo session which was held the day after he lost against Lleyton Hewitt at the US Open 2004.
How do you want the agency to present you: dangerous or nice?
For me this is not important, but I wouldn´t agree if I should pose too naked, there is stop for me.
Did you model before this?
Yes, but only half.
Yes, it was some years ago. Magnus Norman and I were posing in costumes, but later in the papers you could only see Magnus and a little bit of me” says Pim Pim and laughs.
But this time it was the “whole” Joachim Johansson and he even starts to get well-known everywhere in Sweden.
On Monday the first Grand Slam tournament of the year will start, Pim Pim is ready for it. And in New York Chris Forburg and his colleagues are also ready…