We knew Nicola Formichetti found Rick Genest (also known as Zombie Boy or Rico) on Facebook, but the rest of his origin story was pretty mysterious until now. In an illuminating interview with Hint Magazine, Formichetti opens up about finding his muse. The tale goes like this: Formichetti...

of a fashion fairy tale, if it weren't that the protagonist looks decidedly more beast than beauty (although admittedly, if you look at just his features, he's pretty hot). Rick Genest with his tatted up face, artfully done to look like a skeleton, was discovered on Craigslist and became the...

WHAT WILL HE LOOK LIKE AS A NORM? We can't wait to find out! Zombie Boy Rick Genest partially covered. Photo: Courtesy of DermablendPro's YouTube OMG. ALMOST THERE. Anticipation is building! Zombie Boy Rick Genest with no tattoos. Photo: Courtesy of DermablendPro's YouTube Zombie Boy...

Zombie Boy in the November 2011 issue of "Inked." Photo: Courtesy of "Inked." Just when we think we can't become ANY more obsessed with Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" muse Zombie Boy aka Rick Genest, he always finds a way to weasel his cute little self back into our lives and knock us dead...

Zombie Boy Rick Genest and transgendered model Andrej Pejic for Auslander fall 2011. Photo: Made In Brazil Lady Gaga's favorite tattooed and shaved Zombie Boy (you know, the one she undulated with in her super hot "Born This Way" video) is not only an MTV Style favorite, but he's now a...

Rick Genest in Schön! 14 - Strike!. Photo: Courtesy of Schön! 14 - Strike!/Matthew Lyn We already know that Lady Gaga's muse/"Born This Way" music video scene-stealer Zombie Boy aka Rick Genest is a total and utter BABETRON, but, like, haven't you always wondered what he'd look like without...

Before he became Zombie Boy, Rick Genest was just a white Canadian guy with no tattoos. And for those of us who weren't around to see his skin unadorned, photographer Matthew Lyn gave us a glimpse at what he might have looked like for Schön magazine. Call it an example of Photoshop used in a...

Brazilian brand Auslander has chosen Rico "Zombie Boy" Genest (made famous when Nicola Formichetti, the creative director for Thierry Mugler used him in the S/S 2011 collections ad campaign and runway show alongside Lady Gaga) and model Andej Pejic (the iconic model filling up magazines for...

Taking their limelight was none other than Zombie Boy aka Rick Genest, who rose to fame when Nicola Formichetti cast him in the Mugler campaign in January of last year. Dressed in what looked to be a combination of vintage and Formichetti originals (spiked vest, cap and sunglasses), he was...

You may recognize Rick Genest, also known as , from Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" video or those incredible Dermablend ads. He's 's muse, and has covered several magazines. This guy has ink from his head (or, rather, exposed brain) to his toes, and the fashion industry industry is completely...

 

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