Diego Barrueco is a Spanish model and social media personality, famous for his work with brands like Pull & Bear, Independent Leaders, and Shockwaves.
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Early life and educational background
Diego Barrueco Martin was born on the 28e of January 1991, in Murcia, Spain. He lived as an only child with his parents in a small town called Salamanca. Growing up, he wanted to be a “cool” Spanish teacher just like his mother. With that in mind, he enrolled in a university in Spain, where he studied English philology, history, and language. Incidentally, he studied in Ireland for a year.
As a pastime, he started posting pictures of himself on Tumblr in 2011. Over time, he gained thousands of followers on the site, including celebrities like Cara Delevingne, Barbara Palvin, and Ellie Goulding. His parents supported his decision to drop out of school to pursue a modeling career.
Career as a model
Diego’s modeling career started after being recruited on Tumblr in 2013 said‘This man saw my pictures tumblr. He asked me if I wanted to be in an editorial for Candy Magazine. Things snowballed from there…’.
In 2014, he appeared in Ellie Goulding’s music video entitled “Beating Heart”, which was written for the movie “Divergent”, and fans were curious about the mystery man who followed Ellie in the video. Soon after, he got many modeling opportunities at agencies, among others Why not models in Milan, IMG models in New York, Sight in Barcelona and Established in London. He then moved to London to pursue a professional modeling career. The model collaborated with the largest global fashion brands “Fiasco”, “Shockwaves”, “Independent Leaders” and “Pull & Bear”.
In addition, he appeared on the cover of ‘Valstrom’ and ‘Wonderland’, ‘EY Magateen’ and was featured in the Gay Times InstaFitty of the Week. He also regularly collaborates with Louis Vuitton. As for his huge fan base and popularity, Diego is still not used to it. A group of fans saw him on the street and asked to take a picture with him. ‘…It was so funny though because they literally wouldn’t let me go until I took a picture with each of them…it still feels really crazy’.
Online store—Almost home
Apart from being one of the biggest influencers of menswear, Diego also has his own online store and brand named Almost home in collaboration with Seven50.
The collection mainly consists of men’s clothing and accessories that are simple, comfortable and stylish. Diego is closely involved in the creative process of the brand, along with his friend Luke.
Co-owner of Peng Point
The Fiasco model opened his own shoe store in Zamora, Spain called Peng Point. The store sells brand fashion shoes in collaboration with popular brands such as Paco Robanne, Superdry and Puma.
winter mood. pic.twitter.com/j0UShye6gX
— Diego Barrueco (@DiegoBarrueco) February 27, 2020
Girlfriend – Ali Flowers
Although it is not known when and how they met, the Spanish model started dating Ali Flowers in 2015 and they have been together ever since. Ali– a freelance event producer – doesn’t shy away from professing her love for Diego and regularly posts their couple photos to her Instagram account. The two are quite open about their intimate relationship and do not hesitate to share their moments with the world through social media. As of 2020, the pair have not tied the knot but seem to be going strong.
Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
- Diego is close to his mother, Pictures of the two spending time together can be found on his social media accounts.
- His zodiac sign is Aquarius.
- He has a following of over 570,000 Instagram and about 70,100 further Twitter on which he shares his daily experiences and his enthusiasm for fitness, fashion and art.
- His girlfriend Ali calls him “Piggy”. His other nicknames are Barrueco, Diego and Breezy.
- Adriana Lima is his favorite Victoria’s Secret
- “Never Back Down” is his favorite movie.
- Meet and hang out with as soon as possible rocky is the “coolest” thing that ever happened to him.
- The model is a fitness freak and works out five days a week to maintain her toned physique.
- Despite common belief, he doesn’t go out often and is not a “party animal.”
- He is fond of pets and has a cat named “Isidoro”.
- His hobbies are football, shopping for clothes and spending time with friends.
- Burger King and pistachios are his guilty pleasures.
Appearance and clothing style
Diego is a man of Spanish nationality and ethnicity with brown eyes and black hair. He is 1.83 m tall and weighs 78 kg. His body type is slim but athletic with body measurements of 38-30-36. He has four tattoos, including one of “The lionking‘s’ Timon and Pumba; according to him, it is his most meaningful tattoo. As for his clothing style, the influencer wears trendy clothes for work but likes to stay true to his personal underground style.
Net worth and salary
Most of Diego’s net worth and salary comes from his modeling career along with his endorsement deals. The average salary for a male cover model can be as high as $25,000 per shoot, so he clearly makes a lot of money thanks to his successful modeling career. Other sources of his income are his “Almost Home” brand, his store in Spain and the many brand recommendations he makes. As of early 2020, his net worth is estimated to be close to $1 million.