RED MODEL MANAGEMENT
Place of Origin:
A veritable mutt! A little bit of Italian, English, Scottish, Finnish, and who knows what else.
Thought I was being mugged or yelled at by a crazy man at 11 at night walking down the street in NYC… turned out to just be my future agent Dave
The sun, the forest, bodies, smiles from strangers, possibilities, adventure, the himalayas, touch, singing around a bonfire, good beer, and a really good nights sleep!
Favorite music, band:
No real favorites, basically depends on my mood. I do admit to listening to the Akon and Deadmau5 at high volume and popping and locking in my room alone, and I may even sing along to “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy” if my country music-loving sister puts it on.
I adore dancing and moving in general, and if you put a rock wall in front of me I will probably try and climb it. I also snowboard, white water kayak (poorly, but I haven’t drowned yet so that is good), farm (vegetables), and write when I get the chance.
Favorite piece of clothing:
An Etro shirt that my friend Dougie gave to me after he found it in the streets of NYC.
What’s something uncool that you love anyway?
Being really dirty (no, not that way, get your heads out of the gutter!). I am a farmer, so I love to get sweaty and covered in dirt, then go jump in the river to wash it off.
Favorite modeling experience so far?
Just barely had an amazing shoot for 10 Men Magazine in Paris with stylist Hector Castro and photographer Benjamin Lennox. Two hard days of shooting, but stunning photographs and new friends as a result.
What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
Maple syrup, the forest, rednecks, fresh local food, snow, the natural beauty, and of course, my amazing friends and unparalleled family.
Favorite artist (any kind):
Perhaps Steinbeck? He has a way of crafting simple sentences into unforgettable, powerful, and stunningly gorgeous imagery. He makes words dance.
Place you would love to visit:
I want to go back to India because I am convinced that true magic is commonplace there. I would also love to go to Ethiopia or Mali to live for a bit. Or maybe Alaska to back-country snowboard. Or maybe… so many places!
Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
“Call Your Girlfriend” by Robyn. Don’t judge.
How did you get discovered?
Walking down 3rd Avenue, discovered by my amazing agent at Red/Citizen, Dave Fothergill!
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Studying dance and environmental studies at Middlebury College
People would be surprised to know that I...
lived in Ladakh, India for four months
What's your latest obsession?
Popping and locking dance classes
Your most prize possession?
Well, it is not really a possession, but my garden
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Batman or Superman
When is the last time you said "I Love You" to someone?
To my dad on the phone today!
Describe your personal style
Confused farmer, dancer and city boy swag
Your favorite place you have travel to
Either India or Guatemala
Your favorite films
The Big Lebowski—Car crash scene
Your favorite sport or sports figure
Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Player: Kevin Durant
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?
Stockbridge, Vermont—Spend an hour in my dad's maple syrup sugar shack for the amazing smell, the sweet maple syrup, for a true Vermont experience!
Your greatest moment in modeling so far...for you
Seeing my pictures from photographer Kai Z Feng all over the internet!
What is your wish for 2012?
I want to have enough time to pursue all of my passions, and still be able to be open to any new opportunities that comes along!
Your favorite dancer?
Renny Campbell, my professor in Dance at Middlebury!