Name|Joseph Ridge Essig
Hometown|St. Louis, Missouri
How did you get discovered?
A friend's mom is a talent scout for a local agency, Centro Models that picked me up
What were you doing prior to modeling?
High school was about the only big thing in my life, along with theater
People would be surprised to know that I...
sing and dance
What's your latest obsession?
Tom Waits' music
Your most prize possession?
Book—"Burning In Water, Drowning In Flame" by Charles Bukowski
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
When is the last time you said "I Love You" to someone?
Today, I said it to my mother
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Passionate, outgoing and creative
Describe your personal style
Alternating between edgy , simple to classy
Your favorite place you have travel to
San Francisco, California for the culture and the setting
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
A Clockwork Orange—Scene: Anytime that Malcolm McDowell's character narrates
Your favorite sport
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?
St. Louis, Missouri—The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis for the best dramatic arts in town!
Your favorite song?
John Wayne Gacy Jr. by Sufjan Stevens
Best moment in modeling to date:
Getting pickup and signed by Ford Models!
What is your wish for 2012?
To get into a reputable theatre program for college!
Kati Brown|Jesse Simon|Ford Models