JULY 2013 - San Diego, California
What is your hometown?
Born in Jacksonville FL. but I was a Navy brat so we moved everywhere. My parents currently live in Indiana which is where I went to College.
Describe what you do:
Im the shipping manager for Rufskin San Diego ( Rufskin HQ) I am also the face of the company but that's a side job ;)
Describe how you came to do it:
After having a 4 day shoot with the owners of Rufskin in April of 2012 they extended me a job offer a couple months later. guess they liked what I had to offer the company on several different levels lol.
Tell us why you do what you do:
I do what I do because I love being healthy the good body etc are just "side effects" of living a healthy fit lifestyle
How did your parents react when you told them you wanted to model?
My parents are supportive of me in everything I do. I suppose I should give all the modeling credit to them since they decided to help me start perusing it when I was a young boy... it grew from there!
What is the most important thing about your work?
Confidence if your not confident in yourself I dont think you can go very far.
I don't have one I consider myself to be an "average joe" if you see me in public, I'm sporting shorts and a t-shirt most likely.
Which Designer would you say has left an indelible mark on menswear?
I'm kind of bias on that one... in all honesty though it's Rufskin (Hubert Pouches), they have something for anybody that looks at the website or walks in one of our stores; Straight, gay, sk8r, surfer, hipster, emo, trendy, fashion diva, guy, or girl there's something for all of them!
What is your earliest fashion memory?
When I was a freshmen in high school and my mother took me to a photographer for my first "head shots"
Favorite Fashion "Market":
Fitness because it's such a huge part of my life... I do laundry because I'm out of workout clothes not because I have nothing to wear the next day
Best Modeling Moment:
Shooting for Rufsin the first time... I have had a lot of bad experiences with modeling but it's also taken me a lot of cool places like Greece. Shooting with Rufskin for the first time didn't feel like a shoot it felt fun and natural the team is so down to earth and REAL.
What is the one article of clothing you cannot live without?
My gym shoes... I could workout naked as long as I have shoes ;)
Describe yourself in 5 words:
Happy, Exciting, Fun, Likable, Jack-of-all-trades (I know that last one is 4 words)
Describe your style:
Relaxed and easy... I mainly wear t-shirts and jeans or shorts
What aspects of your job do you like best?
The people I work with and the killer work environment... Everyone would wanna work here if they saw how much fun we can have
What aspects of your job do you like the least?
I dont like when it's slow... not good when your ADHD
What do you wish for?
Everyone to enjoy fitness as much as I do... it's the fountain of youth and no matter how I feel before I go workout I always come out happy relaxed and alive. Everyone should feel that!
What makes you happy?
A lot! I think I'm easy to please.
What is your biggest vice?
It was energy drinks and supplements but I kicked those several month ago... wait Fitness but that's a good vice ;)
What is your favorite song?
I love music, ALL of it (not so much country or any death metal) so anything that gets me feeling good!
Which living person do you admire most?
My parents, they are amazing, and I hope that I can live up to their expectations and be as successful as them one day.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? Being a work-a-holic it applies to both work and my fitness and it's kept me from some exciting times... but I dont think I would get rid of it.
What do you most value in people?
Honesty and trust
What agency are you signed with?
None... yes that's right I don't have an agency!
(Luc's sidenote: AGENCIES, LET'S CHANGE THAT)
Muscle and fitness, and my professional journal from ACSM
The Hunger Games
What’s next after modeling?
One thing at a time... but I have my ideas :)
What is your motto?
The only easy day was yesterday (NAVY SEAL motto) also YOLO!