Long hair, don’t care? If you dig men with gorgeous long hair, then it’s time we introduce you to Filipino fashion model Kirst Viray–oh, did we mention he has an amazing body to match that perfect hair?
Hailing from Pangasinan, Philippines, the six-foot-tall wonder boy has been amongst the rising fashion models in the country. Kirst has appeared in numerous top fashion runways in his homeland, including the Cosmo Bachelor’s Bash, and has also walked for Canada Philippine Fashion Week, where he was named Model of the Year for the health and fitness category. Gracing his long locks on the glossiest pages and covers of Garage Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, and SceneZone, he also appeared on local TV commercials of Globe and Tanduay Ice.
Gearing up be to be everyone’s #ManbunGoals, get to know this Dirty Boy a bit better.–TED TALKS
Photo by Vittorio Barba
Hi Kirst! What were you doing before this interview?
I was in Batanes, where I did some run shoots and spent vacation at the same time.
How did you get into modeling?
Some of my friends who model in Manila from my province told me to try it. They helped me to start by texting all the Go-See’s I could go to, but it wasn’t easy when I started.
Do you remember your first modeling gig?
I can’t remember na.
Tell us about your favorite project so far.
Natasha is my favorite project, so far, because I feel so comfortable every time I work with them, and they always get me. So I’m thankful.
How do you keep yourself fit?
As much as possible, I try to work out once or twice a week, if I have time, and eat healthy food.
Photo by Nina Elisa
What songs are on your workout playlist?
Usually, EDM and house music.
What song is your guilty pleasure?
“Tonight” by John Legend.
Tell us about Dirty Boys PH.
Dirty Boys is a group of male models that love to travel and make an awkward dirty photos na hindi bastos. We’re very natural [laughs].
What does it take to be a “Dirty Boy”?
You need to be dirtiest as we are. Like doing something crazy post.
Are you open to new members?
Yes, we’re open for a new member.
Photo by Arvin Cruz
We heard you’re taking up culinary classes. What’s your specialty dish? Do you think Gordon Ramsay would approve?
As of the moment, I find Italian dishes very interesting and I love eating pasta. I think Chef Gordon will approve my Puttanesca Recipe. I use all organic ingredients when cooking pasta.
What’s the meanest prank you’ve ever pulled on someone?
I bought stick-O then put my saliva in all the stick-Os, then my friends got some and ate them before they even noticed they were wet.
Which celebrity would play you in a movie about your life?
You’re officially everyone’s “Man Bun Goals”. What’s your go-to hair routine?
I wash my hair daily but more of conditioner treatment than shampoo. It gives more bounce to my hair.
If you had to name your hair, what would its name be?
Kenjin…My favorite anime character.