Friday, March 24, 2017

JTC RECOMMENDS: SEBASTIAN|IMG MODELS (LONDON)



























Name|Sebastian
Age|16
Hometown|Wales, England

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Andrew Garratt|IMG Models (London)
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Sebastian|IMG Models (London)
Special thanks to Andrew Garratt, Patrick Hope and the men's board at IMG Models (London).

Thursday, March 23, 2017

TAKE IT TO THE MAX|MAX SLUSARCZYK
































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IN CONVERSATION|MAX SLUSARCZYK

Name|Max Slusarczyk
Age|15
Hometown|Greenpoint, Brooklyn

How did you get discovered?
I send in a couple of photos to Major Models and they called me in.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
School occupied all of my time and I spend most of my free time with friends.
People would be surprised to know that I...
a huge book nerd. I love reading and how it can take me into different worlds.
What's your latest obsession?
Fashion, my closet is fill with ripped jeans and striped shirts!
Your most prize possession?
My stuff animal TURTLE. My dad gave it to me when I was 5 years old and it's been with me ever since.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
I looked up to my dad as I was growing up. He was like an unmovable wall that I knew I could lean on. I want to be just like him.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
Last time I said, "I Love You" to somebody was my dad last night before I went to sleep.
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Friendly, Openminded and Responsible
Describe your personal style:
Rock and roll meet streetwear
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Croatia—It was constantly sunny and it felt like everyday was a vacation.
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Inception—Scene: When they entered the mind of the main "Bad" guy
Who do you look up as your favorite style icon?
Harry Styles—He manages to look both effortless and stylish at the same time.
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?
Greenpoint, Brooklyn—I would take you to a typical Polish diner, everyone needs to try some pierogi!
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? 
TV show will be about kids who are aspiring to becomes actors and have them act for the audience live. 
Craziest thing you ever done:
Sit on the edge of a 20 story building talking with my friends.
Your wish for 2017?
I would wish for a different, non-racist and ignorant president!

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Tom LaSala|Major Models
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Max Slusarczyk|Major Models
Special thanks to Tom LaSala and the men's board at Major Models; Max for his time spend with JTC to do this blog feature!
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MAX SLUSARCZYK' S SELF PORTRAIT

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

JTC RECOMMENDS: AIDAN GALLAGHER|BANANAS MODELS (PARIS)



























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IN CONVERSATION|AIDAN GALLAGHER

Name|Aidan Gallagher
Age|18
Hometown|Denver, Colorado, 
now lives in Cambridge, England

How did you get discovered?
I was at a Five Guys (Burger joint) in Covent Garden, and a scout named Fletcher Harrington came up to me and asked if I was a model.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I am still at school howeverI would like to be involve in the music industry in the near future.
People would be surprised to know that I...
My right foot is half a size smaller than my left.
What's your latest obsession?
Anarcho-punk, jazz fusion and composer Benjamin Britten
Your most prize possession?
A cuddly snow tiger toy that I got when I was 8 years old and I used it as my pillow.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
My older brother
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
My mom
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Funny, Witty and Musical
Describe your personal style:
Skater meets mountaineer look
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Denver, Colorado...there's no place like home!
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Napoleon Dynamite—Scene: Rex Kwon Do and Kip scene
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Basketball
Team: Denver Nuggets
Player: Kenneth Faried
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?
Cambridge, England—Junkie bench outside of Poundland—Go online and find out!
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your opening theme song?
TV show about music that I love. Theme song: When Big Joan Sets Up...by Captain Beefheart
Craziest thing you ever done:
Telling lies to strangers
Your wish for 2017?
A house in the countryside

MODEL AGENTS|AGENCY: 
Berix Eneza|Patricia Cadiou Diehl|Bananas Models (Paris)
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Aidan Gallahgher|Bananas Models (Paris)
Special thanks to Berix Enesa, Patricia Cadiou Diehl and the men's board at Bananas Models (Paris); Aidan for his time spend in Paris doing this blog feature with JTC!
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AIDAN GALLAGHER' S SELF PORTRAIT

Monday, March 20, 2017

LONG DISTANCE CHAT: OLEK COLLINGWOOD


























Name|Olek Collingwood
Age|18
Hometown|London, England

How did you get into modeling?
I was discovered through a Snapchat video I send to a friend who was with HMG Models at the time.
What other interests are you into besides modeling?
Skateboarding, art and brand trading.
Favorite moment in modeling:
Being signed. I haven't done much yet.
Turn ONs and Turn OFFs:
won't lie to you but I find this a unusual question.
Favorite thing to do when I have a day off: 
I don't do days off, I love to keep busy!
Who you would like to meet through modeling?
Mac Miller, without a doubt...need I explain why?
Describe your personal style:
I just wear what I want and don't care what people think of it. If I have to pin it down to one thing, it would be hoodies! I love hoodies!
Craziest thing you ever done:
I prefer not to elaborate.
Wish for 2017:
Nothing short of world domination!
Instagram: @olekington

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Hanna|HMG Models (London)
IMAGES|Provided by HMG Models (London)
CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Olek Collingwood|HMG Models (London)
Special thanks to Hanna and the men's board at HMG Models (London); Olek for taking the time to answer this short Q&A, hope to meet you soon one day!

Friday, March 17, 2017

LONG DISTANCE CHAT: SAUL COHEN|HMG MODELS (LONDON)




























Name|Saul Cohen
Age|18
Hometown|London, England

How did you get into modeling?
Another HMG model, Noah applied to HMG and noticed me in one of the pics in his instagram!
What other interests are you into besides modeling?
Drama, climbing, reading and getting wavyyyy!
Favorite moment in modeling:
Walking a fashion show for an all girls boarding school, loads of overexcited school girls giggling at the ridiculously dressed male models! I was one of the models!
Turn ONs and Turn OFFs:
Turn On: Cheeky smile
Turn Off: The notion that some models think they are HOT SHIT!
Favorite thing to do when I have a day off: 
Walking my dog
Who you would like to meet through modeling?
Someone who could get me casted for a blockbuster, get some major $$$$!
Describe your personal style:
Dirty, worn out, comfortable clothes—the accidental messy look, that's me!
Craziest thing you ever done:
Broke into the building site for the South Bank Tower and climbing up the inside to get to the roof, then jumping onto the crane from the roof!
Wish for 2017:
Would be wonderful to get A's in my A levels!
Instagram: @saulyycohen

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Hanna|HMG Models (London)
IMAGES|Provided by HMG Models (London)
CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Saul Cohen|HMG Models (London)
Special thanks to Hanna and the men's board at HMG Models (London); Saul for taking the time to answer this short Q&A, hope to meet you soon one day!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

CALLING MR.MELNICK|JOSHUAH MELNICK













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IN CONVERSATION|JOSHUAH MELNICK

Name|Joshuah Melnick
Age|20
Hometown|Crested Butte, Colorado

How did you get discovered?
It was my last week in an NYU summer class for film transfer students and I was walking in Union Square with my roommate at the time. This guy came running from behind me and asked if I was with an agency. I had no idea what he was talking about. He since became my mother agent.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Before modeling, I was living in Colorado studying business at CU Boulder. I've since moved to NYC and now I am studying film at NYU film school. In addition to modeling, I've been making films since I was 15 years old.
People would be surprised to know that I...
The town I grew up in has no stoplights!
What's your latest obsession?
Finding the best cheap sushi in NYC!
Your most prize possession?
When I graduated from high school, my dad gave me a silver bracelet from the 16th Century shipwreck in Bali.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
I always try to find some admirable aspect/role model quality in people around me, but in particular when I was younger, I looked up to our family friend, Amos.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
My grandmother last night on the phone.
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Kind, Genuine, Creative
Describe your personal style:
Somewhere between outdoor-mountain-kid and city meets bohemian
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Badlands—Scene: The entire film!
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Football
Team: Denver Broncos
Player: Von Miller
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?
Crested Butte, Colorado—I would buy you a cup of coffee, we would drink it on a beach and people watch, then go fora hike to Oh-Be-Joyful Waterfalls.
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your opening theme song?
I would give all of my friends who are doing creative things an opportunity to talk/present themselves in hopes of gaining traction for their work. Theme song: With A Little Help From My Friends by The Beatles
Craziest thing you ever done:
Move to NYC! (And listen to JTC manipulates my answers, just kidding!)
Your wish for 2017?
The world to unite and do our part to fight climate change!

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Tazaca Simpson|Claude Model Management
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Joshuah Melnick|Claude Model Management
Special thanks to Tazaca Simpson and Claude Model Management; Joshuah for his time spend with JTC to do this blog feature!
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JOSHUAH MELNICK' S SELF PORTRAIT

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

FANTASTIC MR. FOX|PRESTON FOX





































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IN CONVERSATION|PRESTON FOX

Name|Preston Fox
Age|19
Hometown|Orange County, California

How did you get discovered?
My best friend, Emily was signed with Wunder and they needed male models for the KIIS FM Jingle Ball Fashion Show, so she send in a picture of me. They liked me, I was booked and then I was officially sign as a model!
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Before modeling, I was just very focused on school. I was on the varsity water polo and swim team, along with being a part of my high school theater. I am in NY right now getting my B.F.A. in acting, and my passion for it started in high school.
People would be surprised to know that I...
Despite my height, I am actually terrible at basketball. I am 6'4" so people always ask if I can play, but I have the worst hand-eye coordination.
What's your latest obsession?
The show, House Of Cards and How To Get Away With Murder. Of course, means I am obsessed with Robin Wright and Viola Davis.
Your most prize possession?
I have a lot of letters and postcards from my parents, close friends from back home. Community is very important to me, so it's nice having something meaning fun from them, even though they are all the way back in California. 
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
My sister, Taylor, she is an amazing strong woman who is incredibly intelligent and compassionate.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
This morning, to my girlfriend.
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Ridiculous, Introverted, Creative
Describe your personal style:
Color Scheme: Blacks, blues, grays, sometimes maroon
East Coast: TopMan/Urban vibe—not too put together, mixed in with a South Coast beach vibe.
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Montana, Glacier National Park
Since you are an actor, if you were given an opportunity to choose your perfect role in a play, which role would you choose?
Tom in The Glass Menagerie
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
The Humans & Robots—Scene: The aunt Fanny scene where they are all doing arm farts and she rips one and gases out the entire house.
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?
Orange County, California—The Laguna Beach area, there are tons of seaside shops and cafes with an old fashioned candy and ice cream store and of course, the beach!
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
Political/Murder mystery type drama show. Theme song: Medicine by Daughter
Craziest thing you ever done:
Kayak around the Catalina Island during a storm and the boat almost capsize.
Your wish for 2017?
Broadway debut in Angels In America with Emma Watson

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Ryan Colby|Colby Management
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Preston Fox|Colby Management
Special thanks to Ryan Colby and the men's board at Colby Management; Preston for his  time spend to do this blog shoot with JTC!
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PRESTON FOX' S SELF PORTRAIT