Baptiste Giabiconi

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Baptiste Giabiconi
Baptiste Giabiconi.jpg
Born (1989-11-09) 9 November 1989 (age 25)
Marignane, France[1]
Other names Baptiste
Ethnicity French Corsican
Modeling information
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 155[1]
Hair color Black[1]
Eye color Brown[1]
Measurements Waist: 31 (US)[1]
Inseam: 33 (US)[1]
Collar 15.5 (US)[1]
Suit 40 (US) 50 (EU)[1]
Shoe size 10 (US)[1]
Manager DNA Model Management

Baptiste Giabiconi (born 9 November 1989) is a French male model and singer from Marignane, France. He is currently the male face of Chanel, Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld.

Beginnings[edit]

Born in Marignane, Bouches-du-Rhône, Baptiste Giabiconi comes from a Corsican family. His father is from Bastia and his mother Marie-France from Calvi, both in Corsica. He spent his infancy in Moriani-Plage in the Haute-Corse region very near to Bastia, before moving to Marseille.

He obtained a Brevet d'études professionnelles (BEP) in restoration, and a professional Baccalauréat in "Accueil et Service". Then he trained for six months as a mechanical adjustor in Aeronautics, landing a job at Eurocopter, an international helicopter manufacturing and support company.

Modelling career[edit]

In 2008, Giabiconi signed with DNA Model Management New York.

In the same year Karl Lagerfeld took Giabiconi as the male face of Chanel, closing their haute couture shows in 2009 with Freja Beha Erichsen and Lara Stone and in 2010 with Abbey Lee and Iris Strubegger.

He has also appeared in editorials for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Numero Homme, V Man, Marie Claire, Purple, Giorgio Armani and L'Officiel Hommes.

In spring 2010, he was photographed for the Roberto Cavalli campaign, alongside Kate Moss and became the face of Coca Cola Light, alongside Coco Rocha.[2]

He was placed at No. 1 on models.com listing of the Top 50 international male models for roughly two years before being replaced by Sean O'Pry.[3] As of September 2011, he was placed on the more prominent "Icons" list of male models where he shares the No. 10 ranking with top male model, Werner Schreyer...

Music career[edit]

He released his debut single "Showtime" in 2010. In 2012, he announced an agreement with My Major Company fan-funded label to produce his debut album entitled Oxygen. The album was released in September 2012 and entered the SNEP French Albums Chart straight in at number 1. The lead single from the album was "One Night In Paradise", a pre-release in promotion of the album. The follow-up single from the album is called "Speed of Light (L'amour & les étoiles)" and was released on 2 September 2012.[4]

In Danse avec les stars[edit]

In October and November 2011, Baptiste Giabiconi took part in season 2 of the French reality television series Danse avec les stars, being the French version of Dancing with the Stars. For the series, he partnered with model and singer Fauve Hautot reaching the Final 3 stage.

On 19 November 2011, the final day of the competition, he finished third overall behind winner Shy'm who had partnered with Maxime Dereymez and runner-up Philippe Candeloro with his dancing partner Candice Pascale.

In popular culture[edit]

  • In 2009, supermodel Naomi Campbell met Giabiconi in Moscow and told him, "It’s not right: We all have defects. You have none".[5]
  • In an interview with Karl Lagerfeld described Giabiconi as "a boy version of Gisele Bündchen: skinny, skinny but with an athletic body – good for clothes and great with no clothes".
  • On 6 and 7 July 2012, he sang his song "Speed of Light (L'amour et les étoiles)" during Tout le monde chante contre le cancer charity event. On 15 September 2012, he sang the same song during Leurs voix pour l'espoir charity concert.
  • Giabiconi appeared as special invitee guest in Mère et fille, the French Disney Channel mini-series broadcast in June 2012 in France.
  • In 2012, he announced he will be a contestant on the popular French games series Fort Boyard[6]
  • In 2012, he took part in tribute album project dedicated to Jean-Jacques Goldman songs called Génération Goldman singing Goldmans "Là-bas" as a duo with Quebec singer Marie-Mai.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions Certification
FR
[7]
BEL
(Wa)

[8]
2012 Oxygen 1 171
2014 Un Homme Libre
  • Release date: 16 June 2014
  • Record label: Be 1st / Smart (Sony Music)
44 156

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions
[7]
Album
FR
[7]
BEL
(Wa)

[8]
2010 "Showtime" - - Non-album release
2012 "One Night in Paradise" - 51 Oxygen
"Speed of Light (L'amour et les étoiles)" - -
"Là-bas"
(Marie-Mai and Baptiste Giabiconi)
96 - Génération Goldman
2014 "Je te aime" 110 - Oxygen
"Je t'emmène avec moi" 160 - Un homme libre

*Did not appear in the official Belgian Ultratop 50 chart, but rather in the bubbling under Ultratip charts. Position in table reached by adding 50 positions to the actual Ultratip position

Other songs

References[edit]

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