Rick Genest, “Zombie Boy,” As Nicola Formichetti’s New Muse?

You might know Rick Genest as “that guy with tattoos all over to make him look like a skeleton.” Now, Genest will be known as Nicola Formichetti’s new muse, as well as “the skeleton guy in Lady Gaga’s video for ‘Born This Way.'” Genest also walked in the Thierry Mugler Fall 2011 runway show, and he was recently photographed by Mariano Vivanco (and styled by Formichetti) for a spread in Vogue Hommes Japan.

Thierry Mugler runway

Born This Way
Vogue Hommes Japan
Vogue Hommes Japan

Does Rick Genest inspire you?


P.S. Some sources have been saying that Rick is a male model. This is incorrect. Though he walked for the Mugler show, he is not signed to an agency and does not call himself a model. But who knows, maybe the future holds a modeling contract for Rick..?