Lorenzo the cat is a feline model who has appeared in the Miami Herald, New York Daily News, The Boston Globe, The Seattle Times, The Times of India, Yahoo! News, and several talk shows. Lorenzo's modeling has been featured on the Today Show website and Associated Press.

Lorenzo the Cat
BreedMaine Coon
OccupationFeline model
OwnerJoann Biondi

Overview and history Edit

Lorenzo, a Maine Coon born on Halloween, was adopted from a foster home at four weeks old by Joann Biondi.[1] Shortly after adoption, Lorenzo began making his first appearances on news channels and fashion shows. Lorenzo's abilities were discovered purely by accident,[2] when Biondi made him wear a tank top one day as a punishment for stealing dirty clothes from the laundry basket and dragging them all around the apartment.[3] In an interview with CNN, Biondi said, "As it turned out, this was not a very effective punishment because Lorenzo was not fazed by the shirt. Quite to the contrary, he loved it! And thus, his modeling career was born".

Lorenzo the cat has pages on MySpace and Facebook, and maintained an active account on Youtube. The feline model is still active on Twitter, posting in March 2023 with 66.8k followers.[4] His last Youtube video from 2010 has 21k views.[5] His outfits often engage in both social and political commentaries as well as humor and fashion.[6] These days, he has his own personal tailor—Mr. Luigi of Tuscany—who hand sews all the clothes that the cat wears during his photo shoots.[7]

Career Edit

Biondi claims that despite Lorenzo's sweet personality and his eagerness to please, sometimes Lorenzo's natural feline habits make the photography sessions more challenging. According to Lorenzo's website, which Biondi maintains, the shoots can last a few days or take up to a few weeks depending on Lorenzo's level of cooperation.[8] As Biondi acknowledges: "Although Lorenzo enjoys posing, he is still a cat, which means that during a shoot he often wants to chase lizards, tear down backdrops, groom his tail, or take a nap".[9]

Recognition Edit

Lorenzo has been recognized in several different forms of media, from local papers to international television networks. Some publication credits include:

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ "Lorenzo The Cat Takes Feline Modeling World By Storm (PHOTOS, POLL)". HuffPost. 2010-08-26. Retrieved 2022-05-18.
  2. ^ Joann, Biondi. "About Lorenzo The cat". Lorenzothecat.com. Retrieved 2013-11-20.
  3. ^ "Lorenzo the cat in Morning show". Youtube.com. Retrieved 2013-11-20.
  4. ^ "https://twitter.com/LorenzoTheCat". Twitter. Retrieved 2023-03-06. {{cite web}}: External link in |title= (help)
  5. ^ "LorenzoTheCatVideos - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2023-03-06.
  6. ^ "Lorenzo the cat". Greenbuzzz.net. Archived from the original on 2014-01-17. Retrieved 2013-11-20.
  7. ^ "Lorenzo's About Page". Lorenzothecat.com. Retrieved 2013-11-20.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Lorenzo the Cat | About". www.lorenzothecat.com. Retrieved 2022-08-23.
  9. ^ "Lorenzo the Cat | About". www.lorenzothecat.com. Retrieved 2022-08-23.
  10. ^ Stylist Team (2014). "The Model Cat". STYLIST. Archived from the original on 18 May 2022. Retrieved 19 February 2023.
  11. ^ Modys, Jonell (2 February 2012). "THE CAT'S PAJAMAS (and his jackets, too)". Naples Florida Weekly. Archived from the original on 19 February 2023. Retrieved 19 February 2023.