About Dean

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A native from Croatia, Dean was only 14 when he left home in a pursuit of a preparatory boarding school education, eventually settling in Zagreb, the capital where he completed his college degree. Despite majoring in Management and Marketing, Dean soon discovered a passion for working in journalism, which eventually had led him on towards acting and modeling. “A call for modeling…it never really resounded to me, until I was randomly taken to an agency by my friend. Where have you been all this time? You’re going to work a lot, is what they’ve told me.” Only few days later he landed his first photo shoot. The rest is a history…

Ever since, Dean had been featured in almost every magazine in the country and had walked several dozens of fashion shows. Having appeared in series of editorials, billboards, campaigns and TV commercials, the media was quick to proclaim him as “The most wanted Croatian model”. His outlook on this label is that „modeling is just like any job, and luckily it’s the kind that I enjoy. Being able to do what you love is a privilege.”
In between modeling jobs Dean had also been working as a journalist and TV host. All this time, he was carefully not to neglect his love for acting which he had also been doing for the last 9 years by playing several small parts in various TV series.

It took 6 years of modeling and over hundred of photo shoots before Dean was invited to work for a prestigious agency in Milan. Without much thought, he got on his way there where he had landed his first international job for John Galiano. Soon after, many other opportunities had appeared across Italy, France, Greece, Poland, Slovenia and Austria where Dean had modeled for brands such as John Galiano, Calvin Klein, Lacoste, Kenzo, Puma, Mangano, Scalise, Martin Arbanas, Modiana to name a few.

Today, Dean is traveling again and working internationally. Currently working as a TV Host on TV Bingo Show at HRT. When not busy with TV, photo shootings and fashion shows, he writes a popular column on his Oficial web page (previously he was writing a column on weekly basis for Index Rouge,  the biggest online magazine in Croatia). „This is where I am happy to share my experiences and stories about modeling, lifestyle, men’s stuff, and love and relationships of course. This is where lifetime stories and memories are being made, the kind with which I am happy to learn that many identify with…”.

In 2015, he successfully published his first book called “His side of the story: To You” based on his weekly columns. The book saw great success, while in pre-order it broke the record previously held by the highly acclaimed book Grey. Since the release it held the No.1 position of the best selling books in the country for months. The highly anticipated book signing was held a few days after it’s release and brought together hundreds of fans waiting in line to get their book signed. “His side of story: To You” amazed the readers countrywide. Mostly women as Dean was often referring to them in his columns. His stories give hope, his way of thinking makes you think, his look on love shows that true gentlemen still exist. Today, only a few months after it’s original release, the second edition of the book is in plans. Along with an English translation. “His side of story: To You” goes with a tagline, one of the Dean’s well known quotes that says: “Fall in love with a soul. Anyone can have a body”.

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Rođeni Umažanin, sa samo 14 godina napustio je rodni grad u želji za školovanjem u Klasičnoj gimnaziji u Pazinu, kasnije smjestivši se u Zagrebu gdje je diplomirao Menadžment. Iako je završio Menadžment, marketing i turizam, ubrzo je otkrio želju za radom na televiziji i novinarstvom, koja ga je naposljetku dovela do glume i manekenstva. “Nikada se nisam namjeravao baviti manekenstvom, dok me jednog dana prijateljica nije odvela u modnu agenciju gdje su bili oduševljeni mnome. Prvo što su me pitali bilo je: Gdje si bio do sada? Možeš očekivati puno, jako puno posla od sada nadalje”.

Tako je i bilo. Nekoliko dana kasnije dobio je prvo snimanje, a potom i prvu reviju. Ostalo je povijest…

Od tada, Dean se pojavio u gotovo svakom časopisu u zemlji te nosio desetke i desetke revija. Snimivši brojne editorijale, jumbo plakate, modne kampanje kao i TV reklame, mediji su ga nazvali “Najtraženijim hrvatskim manekenom”. “Jedno vrijeme je bilo zaista smiješno; nisam mogao proći gradom,a  da ne vidim svoj plakat, da upalim TV, a da na njemu nije tv reklama koju sam snimio, da kupim novine, a da tamo nije editorijal koji sam snimio. Zaista je bilo čudno vidjeti se svugdje, mada je modeling meni posao kao i svaki drugi. Sretan sam što radim ono što volim. Na kraju krajeva to jest i najvažnije”.

U pauzi od manekenstva Dean se bavio i novinarstvom i voditeljstvom, također ne zapostavljajući svoju prvu ljubav – glumu. Glumom se bavio gotovo devet godina igrajući razne predstave ali također i u manjim ulogama u tv serijama.

6 godina kasnije i stotine, i stotine slika kasnije, stigla je i ponuda da radi za jednu od prestižnih modnih agencija u Milanu. “U Hrvatskoj sam napravio apsolutno sve što se dalo napraviti u manekenstvu. Bilo je vrijeme za neka nova iskustva, za neke nove pobjede. Za napuštanje komforne zone”.

Samo nekoliko dana nakon što je preselio u Milano, stigao je i prvi značajan posao; za svjetski poznatog dizajnera John Galliana. Nedugo nakon nanizali su se poslovi i putovanja diljem Italije, Francuske, Grčke, Poljske, Austrije, Slovenija i ostalih europskih zemalja za neke od najvećih svjetskih imena u svijetu mode: John Galliano, Calvin Klein, Lacoste, Kenzo, Puma, Mangano, Scalise, Martin Arbanas, Modiana i brojne druge.

Danas, Dean i dalje putuje i radi u inozemstvu. Kada nije zauzet sa snimanjima i modnim revijama, piše popularnu kolumnu na svojoj službenoj web stranici koja je svojevrsni nastavak kolumne koju je, svaki tjedan, dvije godine pisao za jedan od najčitanijih portala, Index Rouge.

“To sam ja i tu dijelim svoja iskustva i mišljenja o muško-ženskim odnosima, ljubavi, manekenstvu i brojnim drugim životnim temama. Ovdje nastaju priče na koje sam jako ponosan. Životne priče s kojima se mnogi poistovjećuju, a zbog čega mi je neopisivo drago. Pisanje je nešto što me opušta, a moja kolumna nešto što sam oduvijek želio.”

Krajem 2015. godine izdaje dugoočekivanu knjigu “Njegova strana priče Tebi” koja i prije samog izlaska ruši rekord najprodavanije knjige u pretprodaji, Grey. Mjesecima nakon, knjiga i dalje čvrsto stoji na prvoj poziciji najprodavanijih knjiga i dalje oduševljavajući čitatelje diljem Hrvatske ali i regije. Ponajviše žene, budući da se Dean u svojim tekstovima najviše obraćao njima.  Knjiga “Njegova strana priče Tebi”potiče na neka nova razmišljanja, budi neke nove nade i uvodi u svijet još uvijek postojećih džentlmena vraćajući neke zaboravljene vrijednosti u prvi plan. Deanovim riječima: “Zaljubi se u dušu. Tijelo svatko može imati.”

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