Rick Genest was a Canadian model, artist, actor, and musician. Unfortunately, Rick Genest is no more with us as he died on August 1, 2018. However, the model has won the hearts of many fans all around the globe. He got a lot of fame from the song Born this way by Lady Gaga. In the song, the duo has inked all over their bodies. Talking about Rick, his tattoo was all real.
The gothic style influenced Rick all his life. He loves morbid and macabre. As a result, he looks like a character straight from a thriller, gothic, and sci-fi movies. Today we are going to reveal how this model has stepped into the entertainment industry. Moreover, we will talk about his marvelous tattoo and reason for death. But at first, let’s know more about him through quick facts;
Rick Genest’s Age, Height, and Body Measurement
Rick Genest was born in 1985, August 7. He was going to be 33 when he unexpectedly died on August 1, 2018. Also, he belonged to the sun sign of Leo.
Rick grew up in Châteauguay, Quebec, Canada. He stood tall at a towering height of 5 feet 10 inches. Furthermore, he weighed about 150 pounds which translates to 68 kg.
Family Background, Parents, Sibling, Nationality, Childhood
Rick Genest’s father is Roch Genest, and his mother is Catheryne Chappelle. He is blessed to have 2 other younger siblings. The zombie boy holds the nationality of Canada and belongs to white ethnicity. At an early age, Rick was the victim of a brain tumor.
Tattoo’s of Rick Genest
Rick Genest holds a Guinness World Record for the most tattoos of human bones. His tattoo is what fascinates people. His tattoo is identical to bone and muscle. Previously, he held the Guinness World Record for most tattoos of insects, i.e. 176 until November 2018.
A career as a Model
Rick’s career as a model commenced when Formichetti, Mugler‘s creative director, discovered him. In 2011, January 19, Rick featured in the new Thierry Mugler Autumn/Winter men’s collection.
Eventually, on February 27, 2011, the hot model was featured in Lady Gaga‘s video Born This Way. In the video, Gaga imitated Rick’s tattoo, and the song was a super hit. Also, he was once the face of Jay-z‘s Rocawear fashion label.
Rick has face features in the magazines Vogue Hommes Japan, GQ Style. Not only that he is a brand ambassador of the luxurious makeup brand L’Oreal.
The model promoted the campaign “Go Beyond the Cover” and appeared in the video. In the video, this diva was covered with makeup products that covered all his tattoo completely. The advert shows him sitting with the phrase “How do you judge a book?”. Later he removes all his makeup in the same video.
Born This Way is not the only music video he has played. This tattooed model has appeared in the music video of the Polish pop singer Honey. The song’s name was Sabotage released in 2012, January 19.
In 2012, San Diego Comic-Con, the Tonner Doll Company produced Zombie Boy. Zombie Boy was a limited edition character figure, and only 500 dolls were manufactured at that time. Every Doll was signed by Genest as Rico the Zombie. Fortunately, no items were left.
A career as an Actor and Musician
Rick Genest has set his foot on the movie industry. He has been part of the famous film 47 Ronin. The actor portrayed the role of Foreman juxtaposes to Keanu Reeves.
Apart from this, the actor has played in Carny, Aquario, Love at Last Sight, Silent Witness et cetera. This versatile individual has released the song That Terrible Song, Monster Inside, Monster Man, Yeah Bebe Yeah, Darkness Falls, and Bad to the Bone.
Awards and Recognition
In 2019, Rick’s 11.5-foot sculpture will be at a display in the Science Museum, London, UK. The famous Marc Quinn manufactures the statue.
What is the cause of Rick Genest’s death?
On August 1, 2018, Rick was found dead at his Plateau-Mont-Royal apartment. There was also a rumor that Rick attempted to suicide. However, there is no solid confirmation to support the talks. According to sources, there was no suicide note on the scene.
Karim Leduc, manager of Rick, said,
“For us, the family and close entourage, we feel there are too many inconsistencies around his death to rule it as a suicide, and for people to jump to conclusions that rapidly was disappointing. Mr Genest had gone out for a smoke on an emergency third-floor balcony that is normally locked and might have been sitting on its railing, which he said rose only to “below the hips,” when he lost his balance and fell backwards.”
Social Media Presence
The fan cannot believe the fact that he’s dead. He is not in this world; however, Rick’s fan follows him on social media.
Instagram: 445k followers
Twitter: 116k followers