UPDATE: RAL Unfortunately just heard of the passing of Quentin Elias allegedly from a fatal heart attack on February 25, 2014. In his memory we are re-releasing our last interview with him dated April 2013. May he RIP
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By: Ro Ro Hunty Twitter @RohanRAL
So I was excited when I knew I had an interview with Quentin Elias after researching his career I realized that he has done a lot in the entertainment industry. Originally from France, of Algerian origin Quentin has gone from teeny pop heart throb being part of the successful French Boy-band Alliage to Male Supermodel status and embarking on a solo career.
It seems that the universe has been kind to Quentin along with his hard work and determination to keep on working. Quentin oozes sex appeal which attracts the masse that cant get enough of him female and male I might add. Quentin appearing to be totally comfortable with his sexuality and he is not afraid to flaunt it . You can tell this from his modeling portfolio and not to mention Quentin has also briefly dabbled in porn which was greatly recieved by his fans.
Being a follower of Jean Paul Gaultier way back into time I first saw Quentin in an ad campaign for his brand and remembered Quentin creating a storm as at the time the campaign was seemed to be quite controversial and before its time with the suggested sexuality fused with beautiful cinematography and photography this was the point when Quentin became popular among the masses globally modelling for the likes of Armani and other sort after brands. If you didn’t want to be him you definitely wanted to sleep with him.
The bonus this was that there was more to his talent than just being good looking. Quentin can sing and over the years Quentin has been active in the music industry still having a huge fan base in France and the US Quentin has forged a 14 year career of music as a solo artist.
So what is Quentinto up to. Red Alert Live got the lowdown.
Ro Ro Hunty : What was your first Professional job?
Quentin Elias: I was actually a dancer from the age of 6 and my first pay check came from a local dance company that did maybe 12 shows.
RRH: Why did you want to become a singer?
QE: Why not? I really wanted to be a professional dancer. But everyone kept asking me if I could sing. So when I went to Paris this question kept coming up. Do you sing? Do you sing? So I began taking singing lessons and an audition fell into my lap and that audition was for a male singer for “ALLIAGE”.
RRH: You shot to stardom with Boyband Alliage in 1996. Do you still stay in touch with the band?
QE: Our single “Biala” is what shot us up on the charts and the craze that went on during that time for boy bands. Do I still stay in touch? No. We all have our own lives and we all went our separate ways.
RRH: What are your music influences?
QE: I have so many and in so many genres especially in Rock.
RRH: What are you currently working on?
QE: I’m finishing up singles for my tour. And I’m planning to do an “I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF” Dance Remix EP with my long time collaborator Flash Sanchez. And some new material once I’m off the tour.
RRH: There have been rumours that you had a dispute with Diana Ross which ended up with you pulling her hair during rehearsals for a charity single, what actually happened?
QE: It wasn’t really a dispute (Laughs) its just we all had our places on stage and she got there and she stood in front of me and I already had told her if she would move to the side a little because I was little back then and her hair took the spotlight off me (laughs). So I gave her a little pull on the back of her hair and asked if she would move a little and she did. I have a lot of respect for Diana Ross don’t get me wrong but we were all there for a charity event in which I wanted to really be seen and apart of.
RRH: You are on the 2nd Leg of your Justify 2013 Tour how has it been going?
QE: GREAT !!!! my first show is May 4, at the Gayant Expo in France. The tickets are on sale on my Official Page on Facebook www.facebook.com/QuentinEliasOfficialPage this is going to be a huge event with other various artists. But this will launch my additional dates in France yet to be announced.
RRH: Who would you say your core fan base is?
QE: You know in France it’s different its seems a have a huge female following about 70%. In America I would say its 50/50.
RRH: What is the weirdest thing a fan has done to meet you?
QE: I was on tour and a fan had paid the concierge to gain access to my room. So I walked in my room to see this girl laying on my bed with an ALLIAGE tee on I really didn’t say anything I just left the room and called security.
RRH: Do you get obscene fan mail?
QE: Yes, All the time
RRH: You are seen to be quite a sex symbol having dabbled in porn and erotic pictures is that how you see yourself? Asks Alberto Mez from Los Angeles
QE: I don’t consider myself a sex symbol. I consider myself a performer… The sky is the limit.
RRH: You have modelled for the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier and Armani what has been the most rewarding music or modeling?
QE: Music, Definitely Music
RRH: Do you get stick for being so good looking? Wonders Paula McLeod from London.
QE: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I don’t look in the mirror and say I’m so good looking. But if they say I’m good looking great. Im blushing
RRH: Do you work out twice a day 7 days a week?
QE: 5 days a week 2 days off
RRH: What has been the biggest highlight of your career?
QE: A big moment was when I opened for MADONNA at the Roxy. That was a big one. Other than that I have had so many highlights. Every moment of my career is a highlight.
Stay tuned with RAL for our tribute to Quentin Elias. May he RIP.
UPDATE 2/27/14 Rumors surfaced that Quentin’s passing is either a bad rumor, or a really good publicity stunt as this has been the #1 story on RAL since it’s re-release. We contacted various sources and many have confirmed the star’s passing.
His management posted this message “Tomorrow a statement will be made on the announcement of the passing of “Quentin Elias” this is a very sad time for his family and fans around the world. Please be patient for the official press release as it will be posted here tomorrow. – MGMT”
Stay tuned with us at RAL as we will keep everyone posted as new details are released!
Our thoughts and prayers are with Quentin’s family, friends and fans worldwide! May he R.I.P.
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