Eddie Eduardo is turning up the heat
We caught up with Eddie Eduardo to talk about how he’s come to embrace the sexiness of ginger.
Eddie got his start as a model after being featured in the Red Hot photography project that celebrates ginger men.
Does being a red-head help you to stand out in a crowd?
It helps a lot. I’m never low key – even when I want to be. Being originally from Brazil, I’m used to getting pointed at and gawked at. In the US, it’s a little better, but I always get noticed everywhere. I like it!
Ever been picked on or made fun of because of your red hair?
Absolutely. My entire life in Brazil, since I was a little boy, people made fun of me and pointed at me. I was always the only red-head in school, no one looked like me. I’m also covered in freckles, my skin is way too light in Brazil.
In school, you want to fit in – I didn’t fit in at all. Even my sister – who is brunette – used to make fun of me and my brother. In school, I was at the lowest position on the totem pole – I was red-head, gay, had external braces, and a heavy lisp. It was a bad time for me.