Gabriel Ruas Santos Rocha

Writer, model manager, social media addict.

Gabriel Ruas Santos-Rocha studied journalism in his hometown of Porto Alegre, Brazil, where he started his career in the modeling and entertainment industry as an agent for the renowned French modeling agency, Marilyn. The agency quickly transferred him to Sao Paulo where he was shortly after recruited to join the team at Ford models. With a passion for the movie and music industry, Gabriel began writing weekly emails within the agency with his “cool and hot” recommendations. These emails soon went viral among friends and clients. It was then that Gabriel received a call from the fashion editor at Marie Claire telling him he should start a blog and pursue writing anything he felt was interesting and intriguing. The blog soon caught the attention of the editors at Vogue and L'Officiel, for which he contributed articles ranging from the earthquake disaster in Haiti to celebrity events like the Costume Institute's MET Ball in New York. Gabriel's career as a model agent eventually brought him to New York City, where he worked for Elite Model Management, before joining T Models in January of 2012. It was in New York that Gabriel’s career as a writer took flight. Gabriel wrote a bi-weekly column for the New York based website Look Books, in which he interviewed models from all over the world. His contributions with the site also extended to profiling artists, reviewing art exhibitions and interviewing iconic talents of the entertainment industry. In 2014 Gabriel completed his first feature screenplay. The young writer is currently working on a book, is a contributing editor for the Los Angeles based magazine VVV, and also writes for the news portal The Huffington Post. Gabriel’s website continues to be one of his most cherished idea outlets and houses all of his recent articles from all medias, including pieces for Harper’s Bazaar Thailand,Vogue Brazil and The Peninsula Magazine.