with Taylor Momsen In NYC For National Wanna Play Music Week at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing on May 3, 2010 in New York, New York.(May 2, 2010 - Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images North America)
How did you get discovered?
I was discovered by my agent, Dave Fothergill in Soho
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was pursuing piano (Jazz), the revitalization of my spiritual being (good diet, meditation etc.), the formulation of a Think Tank (total mind) and an urban exploration
People would be surprised to know that I...
actually can make a funny joke once in a while
What's your latest obsession?
Re-discovering value, not price, love not just lust—not to say either one is invertenly bad
Your most prize possession?
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
When is the last time you said "I Love You" to someone?
My friend at school, Simone
Your favorite place you have travel to
I am looking forward to my first trip through modeling to Milan
Your favorite scene from a film
Catch Me If You Can—When he forges Pan American Airlines checks
Describe your personal style
I am focused, fast-paced but dilligent regarding love and relaxation
I party on weekends pretty often but focus on helping my peers, not endless self indulgence
Your favorite sport or sports figure
Sports—Basketball, hockey and football
If there's a destination or item you would recommend us to check out or visit about your native country/city or town, what would you recommend?
TriBeCa—I spend a lot of time there myself
Your greatest moment in modeling so far...for you
Taking pictures myself...in all seriousness, probably getting to wear digital gear as a child for Time Magazine—my dad was the photographer/special picture editor at TIME Inc./Time Magazine for more than 20 years. He passed away last year.
Your favorite Jazz artists
Robert Glasper and Brad Mehldau
What is your new year wish for 2011?
The establishment of my public image. The assertion of my values made manifest. To learn how to heal, not harm, create not destroy