Interview with Florian Macek

'Loosing my beloved ones: bird spit..'

Losing my beloved ones: bird spit. Meet Florian Macek, a fashion model, social media personality, and business law graduate, whose journey reflects a dynamic blend of creativity and resilience. Raised with his brother in Vienna and educated in technical high school, Florian defies stereotypes with five words: spontaneous, funny, creative, communicative, and thoughtful. His modelling adventure began in 2017 when scouted in NYC, yet he initially declined a contract. In a candid moment, Florian confesses to trying a unique dish in the Philippines—bird spit soup. Beyond the glamorous façade, he unveils his down-to-earth nature and a surprising humility not always evident on social media. Discover Florian's favourite travel destinations, his views on life's values, and the inspiration that fuels his journey.


Tell us a bit about your background and where you grew up.
I grew up with a brother in Vienna, went to elementary school and after I attended a technical High school I finished with pretty good grades.

Choose five words to describe you.
Spontaneous, funny, creative, communicative, thoughtful

Tell us about your experience as a model.
My first modelling experience started when I got scouted in NYC back in 2017. I just got stopped on the street and asked for a photo shoot in Brooklyn. Went there, it was pretty funny and they offered me a modelling contract which I declined back then.

What is the strangest thing you have eaten?
It was in the Philippines, on an island called El Nido. A famous local soup made of bird spit. Haha!

What is your favourite quote?
Enjoy life to the fullest.

Tell us something that would surprise people about you.
I’m not as arrogant as some people see me by looking at my social media. It’s easy to have a nice chat with me anytime.

Where’s your favourite overseas holiday destination?
Maldives, Thailand, and the Philippines.

What irritates you the most?
People who only think about money and forget about other important values in life.

What is your biggest & weirdest fear?
Besides losing my loved ones I can’t think of any specific weird fear, to be honest.

What was the last lie you told?
My lunch break only going to be 20 minutes ...

What body part would you not mind losing?
Probably my head or torso, my chances aren’t that good if I would miss it.

What’s the best thing that’s happened to you this week?
A family vacation in the countryside of Austria 🙂

Who is the most inspirational person to you?
I couldn’t pick one specific. There are many interesting and intelligent people. There aren’t many which cover 100% of my perspective of life and its meaning. It’s important to have our view of being.

If you had magical powers name something that you’d change.
It depends on the power I would say. If it’s something bigger I would dedicate it for a good purpose for sure.

What gives you a buzz?

The Wim Hof breathing technique.

Most extravagant purchase?
A Saint Laurent piece of clothing, even though I don’t wear it that much.

Economy, business, or first class?
First-class sounds nice but most of my travels are economy and I’m fine with that.

What’s your biggest mistake?
I don’t have anything particular in mind but I forgot to enjoy my childhood while growing up too fast in some way.

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Images by Florian Macek