Bobby Roache is an international model known for his raw masculinity and chiseled physique. Since 2005, his good looks have made him one of the most sought after African American male models in the fashion industry.
The Washington, D.C., native got his first major break after being cast as the love interest in Grammy Award-winning singer Beyoncé’s “Irreplaceable” music video.
This handsome hunk has since graced the fashion runways of Paris; Milan, Italy; London; and New York; as well as high-profile fashion events such as BET Rip the Runway, World Fashion Week, St. Kitts Fashion Week, Antigua Fashion Week, and Bermuda Fashion Week to name a few.
Roache’s mesmerizing face has been featured in Vibe, Essence, Cosmopolitan, German GQ and Ebony. –christian johnson
How do you plan to set yourself apart from other male models?
By going above and beyond in my pose technique and form. I also have striking good looks, body, sex appeal, exoticness and a strong work ethic that other models don’t.
Who in the industry inspires you and why?
Naomi Campbell, because she has broken so many barriers for African American models and is still at the top of her game after more than two decades in the business.
What was it like working with a megastar like Beyoncé for your first major video role?
Working with Beyoncé was amazing and a dream come true. I have worked with Beyoncé for five years. She is just as nice and friendly today as the very first day I met her.
How would you describe your style?
Edgy … hip-hop [and] very high fashion.
What are five of your favorite scents?
My dad always said a man should smell as good as he looks. My favorite scents are:
Angel by Thierry Mugler
Jean Paul Gaultier
Bond No. 9
What qualities do you look for in the women you date?
I like women who are smart, career driven, nurturing, and who love me for me.
What is the most enjoyable part of your job?
Traveling, because I get to see the world and meet amazing and beautiful people.