Fady Elsayed

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Jumper & trousers by NEIL BARRETT.

How do you distract yourself when you are procrastinating a task or chore of some kind?
There are too many distractions! Music, Playstation, going to the gym, reading and sleeping being a few examples.

What part of aspect/ event of modern culture/ civilization are you most happy you were alive for?
A tricky question but I’d probably have to say equality. We live in a society where equality is becoming more of a forefront idea and although there’s more to be done, we’ve made huge progress. I have some strong women in my life and so for me, it’s incredibly important that barriers are being broken down to close the gap and that there is more acceptance of others.

What’s something random that you always remember?
I will never forget performing The Black Eyed Peas Hey Mama acapella to a live audience in Egypt. My mum made me do it!

Name something that makes you feel old and something that makes you feel young.
Receiving bills make me feel old! I went Six Flags theme park during a recent trip in LA and that made me feel very young.

What is the worst excuse you’ve ever heard or given? (In school, socially or professionally)
I have actually heard someone say that their dog ate their homework. They sounded so genuine.

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(L) Leather jacket by AMI. T-shirt by VINCE. Trousers by NN07. (R) Coat & trousers by J CREW. T-shirt by JAMES PERSE.

Where do you think you have watched the most films, and what was the last thing you watched there?
Probably in my bedroom. The last film I watched was La Haine.

What was the first/ last CD that you bought?
Little Simz – A Curious Tale of Trials and Trials + Persons

If you could pick between no longer having to eat or no longer having to sleep, which would you pick?
No longer having to sleep.

What’s the last thing you learned?
The last thing I learned is that I need to work even harder.

Want more? Watch our behind-the-scenes film.

Fady Elsayed can be seen in Class, now on BBC Three (UK) and coming to BBC America (US) in 2017.

As told to Paul Vaughan for TPJ
Creative Director & Photographer: Jessie Craig
Stylist: Christopher Preston
Grooming: Oliver Daw

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