How A Shift In Burger King Led Model Lewis Helim To Brooklyn Beckham’s Burberry Shoot
One of the stars of Burberry’s new campaign has revealed his incredible success story.
Lewis Helim, from Liverpool, was working a late shift in Burger King in November last year when a top model scout spotted him and told him to get in touch.
Just eight months later, the 20-year-old found himself modelling for the Burberry Brit fragrance campaign, shot by Brooklyn Beckham.
Helim – who signed to Select Models two weeks after his fast food scouting experience -admitted he didn’t recognise Brooklyn or his mother Victoria Beckham when he first met them on set.
“I went to the shoot in London and I just thought he was a boy called Brooklyn – everything was so crazy I couldn’t take it in,” he told the Liverpool Echo.
“I came off set and Victoria Beckham was looking at the images on the computer and told me I had a great look – I knew I recognised her but I didn’t realise who she was.”
”Later on I told one of the other models I’d always wanted to be a footballer and they told me I should speak to Brooklyn’s dad, so I said ‘who’s he?’”
“It was only then it all added up. They were lovely, genuine people,” he said.
Helim documents his budding modelling career on his Instagram account, sharing behind-the-scenes snaps from photoshoots, alongside snippets of his personal life and videos of his gym routine.
Alongside Burberry, he has also modelled for Moschino and Pull & Bear.
”Can’t believe this madness” and “feeling surreal” are some of the captions the tattooed 20-year-old uses to describe his new career in front of the camera.