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Fernando Lindez, the next 'Elite' star to succeed on the catwalks


"I feel very comfortable with my body and I'm not afraid to show it and let people think," says the actor and model

The phone rumbles in the empty house like a million cicadas in a basilica.

Behind the gate appears Fernando Lindez (Madrid, 22 years old).


Excuse me, can you open me up?

I'm a little late, sorry."

He has not even entered the old chalet on the outskirts of Madrid where we have met and he has already apologized twice.

Lindez seems shy and polite, two adjectives that are not always assumed for a young star.

The delay of him (minimum) is justified.

He comes from shooting his first scenes in


, the star teen series on Netflix.

As a model he has fun, he says, but as an actor he enjoys it.

That is why now we will see it more on the screen than on the catwalks.

On this page, with white Gazette all-over print cotton and silk shorts and a round chain necklace with pendants, all by Dior Homme.

Pablo Saez

Lindez will premiere in its seventh season, and is now psyched up.

He is aware that his fame will grow in a few months in an elephantine way, but she tries to take it “naturally”.

In the absence of official data, it is estimated that more than 30 million people around the world watch



This projection has turned her into a factory of post-teen stars of Apollonian beauty.

Omar Ayuso, Manu Ríos and Miguel Herrán are some of the most forceful examples of him.

Lindez is no exception.

Her face is angular, all cheekbones and jaw.

So much so that she would say designed with square and bevel.

The imposing 1.87 meter height of him does not make him look gangly, but agile and slightly feline.

It helps to have a lean body that has made him parade down the catwalks dressed in Louis Vuitton, Prada or Versace garments.

“Just last week I was in Paris, taking advantage of a break in the shooting of


”, He explains.

At the moment he combines the two worlds.

"They're not that different."

The actor and model Fernando Lindez, with a 'bomber', T-shirt and 'jeans', all by Balenciaga and black sneakers.Pablo Sáez

Before enrolling in the Las Encinas high school (


), he went through the Los Espinos high school (in the Telecinco series


, story of an obsession) and repeated four seasons at the Isabel la Católica high school (in the


series , broadcast in Movistar).

In reality, he finished high school five years ago, but in fiction he seems doomed to repeat course and plot over and over again, like a sexy post-adolescent version of Bill Murray in A Crack in



"It is true that they are all boys who go to high school, but they are very different," defends the interpreter.

"The setting is the same, but from there many things can be told."

Lindez says he's not tired of schoolyard drama.



they caught him closer, he was 17 years old then.

It was a year later when Elite

was released

, a series that he watched as a spectator without intuiting that in a few years he would do so as the protagonist.

Then he himself was of school age, although he admits that his life was not as exciting as that of the students of Netflix fiction.

He went out with his colleagues, walked through the Madrid town of Pozuelo, where he grew up, went to the gym,



Lindez is wearing blue and green gradient technical jacquard with a round neckline, gray cotton bermuda shorts, white cotton and silk poplin shorts with an all-over Gazette print, a small round chain necklace and bracelet in aged gold-plated brass, Christian Dior letter pendants and ERL, all by Dior.Pablo Sáez

This kid's story is like that of so many other models.

His routine ran away from the catwalks until a


crossed his path .

With this anglicism beauty hunters are known, those mysterious characters who see a stranger in a nightclub, tell him "you have something special" and turn him into a star.

It's just that nowadays they hang out less in the clubs and more on the


feed .

“A friend uploaded a photo of me,” Lindez recalls.

"It was a very seedy photo, I wasn't even posing."

But he caught the attention of the right person.

A stranger asked his friend about that boy with the angular profile.

He could do well in a photo shoot, a fashion show or an advertising campaign.

Fernando Lindez's story is like that of so many other models.

His routine ran away from the catwalks until one day a 'scouter' crossed his path, one of those beauty hunters who look for new faces to turn them into stars.

The model and actor from Madrid wears a denim jacket and shorts, all from Prada.

Pablo Saez

Lindez was "shocked," even "a little scared."

He didn't even have social networks —currently he has them more for work than for interest.

He was very shy and did not like photos.

His parents still sarcastically remind him that when someone in the family took out a camera, he hid or looked at the ground.

But he decided to overcome that fear, one shoot led to another and he's been posing ever since.

It was 2017.

Lindez is filming the seventh season of the series 'Elite'.

He is aware that his fame will grow in a few months, but he tries to take it "naturally".

He wears faux fur windbreakers, cotton jeans and leggings, all from Givenchy, and black SK8-Hi sneakers from Vans.

Pablo Saez

In this time he has gained in security, he has consciously and calmly sexualized himself.

“It is also something that I have been discovering over time.

Five years ago I don't know if she would have been able to show me the way I show myself today or take the type of photos I do.

But I feel very comfortable with my body, I am very comfortable and I am not afraid to show it, for people to see it and give their opinion, ”she says.

"As long as I'm happy with what I'm doing, I'm going to keep going



At the moment, Lindez combines the world of fashion and acting.

“They're not really that different,” she says.

She's wearing a leather biker jacket and wavy faded jeans, all by Louis Vuitton, and black SK8-Hi sneakers, by Vans.

Pablo Saez

As a model he has fun, he says, but as an actor he enjoys it.

That is why soon we will see it more on the screen than on the catwalks.

With different school uniforms but a common goal: to be more than just the fashionable actor.

Five years ago the actor finished high school, but in fiction he seems doomed to repeat course and plot over and over again.

In this photograph, with a wool jacket with embroidery by Celine Homme, and a cotton t-shirt and 'jeans', all from Zara.

Pablo Saez

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