Chaves Lagarto is a young Brazilian model who dreams to open a small vegan restaurant in Brazil. Lagarto, as he’s known, was a young man when he decided to take on the path of cooking.
His journey began when he took on vegetarianism as a living style – he also went to cooking school (that’s right, he’s handsome and also cooks!). In fact he has two degrees: Graphic Design and Cooking. Quite Impressive, agree?
A Handful Cook
Becoming a vegetarian is often misunderstood by many. We grow up with the notion that we are carnivorous beings. When you practice meditation and yoga and many other eastern religious traditions, you learn that your body is your temple and you must honor it. And that’s what Lagarto realized. He meditates, does yoga, and has a plant based diet. His lifestyle is the inspirations to his cooking. But there’s one reason why we are talking about him today: his ink!
Lagarto has lost count of how many tattoos he has. Every where he goes, if he meets a tattooist someone will be inked and it’s usually him. (he sounds like me). His tattoos represent his journey though life and his connection with universe and nature.
Once scouted by a Ford Models agent, Lagarto began modeling. His unique looks took him to Europe where modeled for some of the largest names in fashion, such as Gucci, Versacci and Armani. When talking about the future, Largato plans to one day to have a natural restaurant, for medicinal food. Not a chain restaurant he says; “I don’t want it to be mainstream. Just unique”.
Meditation, yoga, and a plant based diet. Lagarto’s lifestyle is the inspirations to his cooking. We find inspiring and refreshing to meet people with this energy and aura and who’s so willing to share their gifts with the world. We can all agree that Lagarto is beautiful inside and out.