Rick Genest Is Not Tattooed Quite Everywhere, But Probably Will Be Someday

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As the story goes, when Nicola Formichetti discovered his muse Rick Genest (a.k.a. Rico) on Facebook a few months ago, he immediately invited him to the Mugler menswear show in Paris. There was a snag, though, when it turned out that Rico owed thousands of dollars in fines for sleeping on the street and couldn't get a passport. "It was a lot ... like ten or twenty [thousand dollars]," Formichetti told Hint. "I paid it myself. I really believe in him. He was only in Paris for two days."

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