FIRST MODELING GIG:
My agent sent me to a casting for Timberland, and they booked me right away. I didn’t have a passport at the time, so the next day I had to go to the passport office and stand in line for eight hours in order to catch my flight out at 11pm that night. I met a stylist there who told me I should move to New York and make a go of it, so I did.
Just try to have fun.
FUNNIEST MODEL MOMENT:
Doing the Zoolander face at my first model casting to try and get a laugh.
MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT:
I don’t embarrass easily!
SOMETHING I DISLIKE:
The term “YouTuber.” I first got into YouTube organically. After getting the paycheck from my first modeling gig, I bought a camera because I wanted to learn how to use one. Then it turned into a thing.
There isn’t one. I don’t want to live a typical life. If my days were typical, then what am I doing?
Working in an office again.
Coffee. When I wake up, all I want to do is sit at a coffee shop and read the newspaper or a book while sipping a nice pour-over. It starts my day off right.
SOMETHING I LEARNED THE HARD WAY:
Not to play with fire. When I was young, I used to go back behind my family’s barn and light wood on fire. My dad found my matches one night, and the next day he made me sit on the dock outside our house from six in the morning until six at night lighting matches and throwing them out in a bucket of water. I never did it again.
IF THERE WAS A FIRE, THESE ARE THE THREE THINGS I’D GRAB:
My guitar, my camera, and one of my favorite jackets.