Don't think about Alexander Duthie as the stereotype of the "beauty without the essence" type. Alexander Duthie is a handsome, charming, intelligent young man. He is a model, actor, poet: an artist. Here's what he told us about himself.
Profession: Model |Vocation: Acting |Passion: Poetry
"To fight when all have lost faith and keep your mind true.
Is all the world can ask for the right to lead you.
As we are one and one are few.
My mind is my own, my heart too.
In it is my sight, the future I wish be.
For the world a better place my eyes do see."
Extract from the poem I.M by Alexander Duthie
How was the road to the beginning of your career?
I grew up in the north east of Scotland in a town called Peterhead. It is on the coast surrounded by cliffs and is a majestic place. My family lineage is very orientated with the sea with all of my ancestors being fisherman. The landscape is breathtaking with the rolling dunes and the beaches but still it's Scottish weather so Its cold. I studied at a small school outside of Peterhead called Longhaven primary school, where only around 100 pupils attended, but I had great teachers and mostly enjoyed my time there. I was more of an individual at the school, I guess I have always been the odd one out or different but it gave me time to think what I wanted from life. I began secondary school and once completing my examinations I studied at university completing an honours degree in business management with marketing. When I reflect on my time at school I didn't think I would ever become a model, I just fell into the role. I felt I was an odd looking teenager growing up so I am grateful I grew into my self getting older.
When you were very young, what did you dream of? How did you imagine your life as an adult at that time?
When I was very young, I wanted to make a positive impact on the world. I didn't know how and am still figuring out what the right path to take is. I had a realisation that every positive act would go onto make a bigger impact, so I just try to be the best version of myself and love with an honest heart. This is not easy all the time life challenges you, but I hope I inspire people through my poetry and be in the position to help if I can. I can only say I like to live for the moment.