Janis Ancens : Latvian fashion model Overview Janis Ancens is a Latvian fashion model.he was born on July 25, 1992, Janis has appeared in a number of advertisements. And has worked with brands such as Calvin Klein, Dior Homme, Gucci, and Neil Barrett. Janis has also starred in a number of editorials. His print portfolio includes clients such as Dazed & Confused, Man About Town, VMAN, and Num\u00e9ro Homme. has walked for J. Crew, Fendi and Ermenegildo Zegna. When talking to Janis Ancens, the ethereal Latvian model, it becomes easy to understand why he\u2019s one of the most in-demand male faces of the moment. Early Life Ancens, who grew up playing ice hockey but injured his knee at 16, left his hometown of Ogre to move abroad to Cyprus and work as a bartender. \u201cSome guy who came to my bar told me, \u2018You should try to be a model. You are very good looking.\u2019 I didn\u2019t pay attention,\u201d Ancens says. \u201cThen after one or two months I started to think, \u2018Why couldn\u2019t I give it a shot?'\u201d At 19 Ancens found his home agency, Elite Milan, and a home base in the northern Italian city. \u201cI was trying to move to New York, but it didn\u2019t happen, because it was just too much for me,\u201d he muses. In early 2012, Ancens debuted on the men\u2019s fall runway for Valentino. Since then, Ancens has been making a swift and steady ascent in the modeling world, securing a spot on Models.com\u2019s Top 50 Male Models list (he currently clocks in at #14) and booking campaigns for Sandro (he stars opposite Edie Campbell in the French brand\u2019s moody black-and-white fall ads), Belstaff, Gucci, and Dior, walking for Dior Homme, Louis Vuitton, and Jil Sander, and nabbing editorial work in V Man, Details, Num\u00e9ro Homme, and here at Interview. Agencies Janis Ancens is signed with Bon Image Corp Tokyo, Scoop Models Copenhagen, Elite Barcelona, Elite London, Elite Milan, Elite Paris and Wilhelmina New York. Work In 2012 Janis Ancens walked the fall shows for Valentino, Moschino, Burberry, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Tommy Hilfiger, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Costume National.In 2013 he walked the fall shows for Topman, Joseph Abboud, Jil Sander, Ermenegildo Zegna, Burberry, Les Hommes, Neil Barrett, Bottega Veneta, Salvatore Ferragamo, Prada, Gucci, Belstaff, Valentino, Raf Simons, Kris Van Assche, Dior Homme, Wooyoungmi, Damir Doma, Paul Smith, Acne Studios and Calvin Klein. In 2014 he walked the fall shows for Costume National, Jil Sander, Neil Barrett, Bottega Veneta, Iceberg, Philipp Plein, Gucci, Ermenegildo Zegna, Belstaff and Valentino. In 2015 he walked the fall shows for Sandro, Coach, Dunhill, Ermenegildo Zegna, Les Hommes, Neil Barrett, Philipp Plein, Bottega Veneta, Moncler, Fendi, Diesel Black Gold, Canali, Roberto Cavalli, Valentino, Dries van Noten, Timo Weiland, Perry Ellis, Billy Reid, J. Crew and Mango. In 2016 he walked the fall shows for Adidas, Ermenegildo Zegna, Les Hommes, Pal Zileri, Moncler, Canali, Fendi, J. Crew and Thom Browne. He walked the Jeffrey Fashion Cares Show. He was in the spring ad campaigns for River Island and Uniqlo. His look books include the 2012 look books for Dior Homme, Belstaff and Louis Vuitton, the 2013 look books for Balmain, Prada and Gucci, the 2014 look books for Armani Exchange, Pull & Bear, Dunhill and Ermenegildo Zegna and the 2015 look books for Ermenegildo Zegna, Gucci and Zara.