Robert Smith III is a Professional Print and Runway Model being apart of the fashion industry’s hottest and most exclusive fashion events. Robert has also been on many mag covers and is also rising to success in the film industry. His latest booked role is in an Action/Drama/Sci-Fi TV-Series called ‘Phoenix’! Read below our exclusive interview with Model & Actor Robert Smith III:
Q: Where are you originally from and where are you located now on the map?
Robert Smith III – A: I was born in Charlotte, NC, moved around like a gypsy for a bit, then grew up in Raleigh, NC. Currently, I FINALLY brought the hustle to sunny Los Angeles, CA!
Q: Robert, you are a professional print, runway model, and aspiring actor. You’ve been featured in many runway shows on the hottest fashion events from LA to NY to Paris Fashion Week. What would you say motivates you and inspires you to be the best at your profession?
Robert Smith III – A: For me personally, I have a dream & this unquenchable thirst to see it come to fruition. Since I was 7 years old, I’ve always known what I’ve wanted to do with my life, and that’s to be the best artist I can be across the board. Every move I make in my life & in this industry has that motivation behind it. Every morning I wake up, “What can I do to push myself a little farther down this crazy rabbit hole to get closer to my goal?” Always thinking, “What’s going to get me to that cover of GQ?” & above all else, “What is going to get me to that stage to receive my Oscar?”. Keeping those things in the forefront of my mind allows unlimited fuel to my fire as a person. There is no plan B. There’s only my dream.
Q: Who are your top 3 fav fashion brands or designers that you idolize and want to collaborate with in the future?
Robert Smith III – A: Absolutely & without a doubt: Versace, Roberto Cavalli, & Moschino. Point, blank, period. Those 3 are fashion ICONS & I would be humbled & honored to wear anything from their collections. I WILL be walking the red carpet to the Academy Awards dressed head to toe in Versace one day. Trust.
Q: Share with us some fitness and health tips that you do to keep an amazing physique?
Robert Smith III – A: The biggest tips I can give is to practice patience & stay consistent. I guess that can be said for all levels of life actually hahaha, but it really is the truth. With me, I’m very dedicated when I’m on track to something fitness wise. I’ve been lucky enough to be trained by my brother Logan Bartels, out of Fairbanks, AK, for the last couple of years. With his guidance, I’ve taken my body to a whole other realm, and I’m still pushing for more. People can give you the tools, but it’s up to you if you apply them. That means not training 3 times a week every other week & expecting to see amazing results. It’s about dedicating yourself to that 5-6 days a week in the gym & making those changes in your diet. Now I’m not saying one can’t have a cheat day, but just be smart about it when attacking your training. This is kind of a PSA, but for anyone out there that is struggling with the not seeing physique changes, just be patient. It will come. Do not give up.
Q: Can you tell us something people may not know about you? Do you have any secret talents or hobbies you enjoy when you’re not shooting?
Robert Smith III – A: So I’m a total kid at heart & when I’m not out hustling, trust I’m definitely at Disney Land getting my whole life. I’m obsessed with Disney & totally plan to play Prince Naveen when they make the live action, “Princess and the Frog”. I love anime. Digimon & the Dragon Ball franchise are my faves (Except for GT. If you know, you know), & for obvious reasons I love the movies, specifically horror. I’m a huge horror addict. Halloween (the original 1978) & Scream are staples. I love anything active. I use to train in kickboxing, but stopped when I went to college. Just decided to take up Muay Thai. One to just learn something new & fun, & two, so that my body is ready for when Marvel Studios finally starts calling. All about manifesting folks.
Q: What are some projects have you just wrapped up or will work on in the future?
Robert Smith III – A: Well currently I’m getting ready to fly out to Florida to shoot a really dope project with a photographer that will be released this summer & I guess I can say this here now since other people know, but I was booked for Milan Fashion Week in the fall, so we are ready to SLAY the Italian game!!
Q: What are your official sites on the web we can follow?
Robert Smith III – A: You can find me on the links below: