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Top Model Wants To Be A Rock Singer

July 22, 1987

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Fashion made Attila von Somogyi famous but he’s ready to change suits.

″I want to be a rock star,″ the 24-year-old model said in a recent interview. ″My look is going to be flash, and sequins, and the long coats and the hair real wild.″

As for his music: ″I don’t want it to be ‘metal.’ It’s going to be something between a ‘glam’ and a pop rock. On stage it will be real flash, very flamboyant. It’s better that way because then it’s a show and that’s what people want. They don’t want just someone up there singing. That’s boring.″

The model has also been called Attila the Hunk for his looks and Attila the Hair for his locks.

During his six-year career, he’s been featured in major fashion magazines and has done television ads for Calvin Klein, Valentino, Versace and Brittania.

When he was discovered by a photographer on the beach, he was a music student at the University of California at Santa Barbara. A couple of months ago, he bought time in a New York studio to make a demo tape of two songs, including one he wrote himself.

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