Clarke Wesley Bockelman
Wilhelmina New York
Place of Origin:
½ German ½ Nordic
I was discovered in Miami on my way home to Indiana after sailing in the Caribbean for six weeks.
My favorite things are skydiving, skiing, mountaineering, rock climbing, good food, dancing, and the stars.
Favorite music, band:
I’m really into certain types of electronic music and classic rock. There is something about Purity Ring that gets me, or anything can be my favorite when it’s listened to with my best friend Jace when we’re driving in the mountains.
Favorite movie, tv show:
I don’t have a favorite movie because there are too many good ones out there, but my favorite tv show is a tie between Mythbusters and Family Guy. I’m a total nerd. I love science, and the crude humor of Family Guy gets me every time. I can’t stop laughing whenever Brian is portrayed as a real dog.
Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product:
Honestly, you’re asking the wrong guy. I grew up jeans, flannels, and tractors, but I have taken a liking to a couple brands of raw denim recently. I like manly, leather, and wood products, so whoever fits that build we will get along just fine. I will say that Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren make an appearance in my closet.
What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
Right now I’d be working in Denver as an indoor skydiving instructor. I would have just finished up my junior year at the University of Denver.
What’s something uncool that you love anyway?
I have this hat that I don’t think anyone likes, and I probably look like an idiot in it, but I love the thing. That hat has seen some serious stuff and it’s practical.
Favorite modeling experience so far?
My favorite experience was definitely working with the crew from SWOON NYC and the director Ramón Goñi on a video for W Magazine. It was my first time working in front of a green screen, and we all got to dance around the city in really amazing locations. Dancing on the rooftop of The Standard hotel at Le Bain was awesome. We got the whole place to ourselves and we danced on the furniture as the sun set over New Jersey across the Hudson River.
What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
The best things are the sounds and sights of a night on a lake after a long hot summer day.
Which brand would you really love to model for?
Since I may have the opportunity to travel and do what I love anyways (rock climb or hike) it would be great to do something for Eddie Bauer or Patagonia.
Place you would love to visit:
I would love to visit the Lofoten archipelago in Norway, or two peaks in the Andes, Chimborazo in Ecuador, and Aconcagua in Argentina.
Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
I am absolutely obsessed with climbing mountains and jumping out of airplanes, and no matter what you say you can’t stop me
Clarke opened and closed the Calvin Klein Men S/S 14 show.
"There's a room where the light won't find you"
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