Thursday, August 25, 2016

THE BOOK OF ELI|ELI BANCHIK


































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IN CONVERSATION|ELI BANCHIK

Name|Eli Banchik
Age|16
Hometown|Manhattan, New York City

How did you get discovered?
I was with a friend exiting McDonald's eating a McFlurry when a man on the street ask for my age. I walked away confused as he asked me again. I stopped and listened and he ended up giving me his business card. My mom checked it and here I am, getting into modeling.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Before modeling, I was in the middle of a school project in which I completely dismantled and rebuild a working iPhone 6. I was also the captain of my school's varsity tennis team right before the end of our season which we came in second place.
People would be surprised to know that I...
have a fat lizard named Kevin. I love this lizard so much. He got his last name through a video of a Australian man yelling at his goat Kevin so Kevin is only meant to be said with an Australian accent!
What's your latest obsession?
Sneakers, specifically designer shoes. I started with normal Nike shoes about a year ago and have worked my way up to shoes like Prada, Saint Laurent and more when I can find a great bargain deal at sales.
Your most prize possession?
A ring I awlays wear on my right finger that my girlfriend gave me on my birthday. I wear it everyday and it is my favorite ring I have ever owned.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Steve Jobs
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
Last night, to my girlfriend, Olivia.
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Humorous, Friendly, Generous
Describe your personal style:
I am a chameleon when it comes to clothes.
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Aspen for its landscape and activities during all seasons but I also like San Francisco because of the climate and the very different neighborhoods.
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Rocky III—Scene: Apollo and Rocky's training scene
I also box weekly with a trainer and that's why I love Rocky's movies
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Tennis
Boxer: Novak Djokovic
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?
Manhattan, New York City—Barney's—Who doesn't like shopping and looking good?
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
Animated comedy about Eli and Kevin the lizard's adventures. Theme song: Gonna Fly Now by Bill Conti
Craziest thing you ever done:
I went waterfall repelling in Costa Rica. It was scary because I have a fear of heights!
Your wish for the remainder of 2016?
My wish for this year would be do better in school this year (All A's, no B's) since this would be my junior year.

MODEL AGENTS|AGENCY: 
George Brown|Dave Fothergill|Carly Greenberg|Citizen/Red
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|EliBanchik|Citizen/Red
Special thanks to George Brown, Dave Fothergill, Carly Greenberg and the men's board at Citizen/Red; Eli for his time spend with JTC doing this blog feature!
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ELI BANCHIK' S SELF PORTRAIT

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

JTC RECOMMENDS: OSCAR SMITH|25 MODEL MANAGEMENT (LONDON)































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IN CONVERSATION|OSCAR SMITH

Name|Oscar Smith
Age|18
Hometown|Cheddar, Somerset

How did you get discovered?
I was first scouted at Glastonbury when I was 16/17 but I never really followed it up. However, about a year ago I was approached in a bar in Bristol when I was out with my girlfriend.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was at 6th form studying for a levels. I now go to university in Manchester, had a great first year. 
People would be surprised to know that I...
live in Cheddar, a small village named after the cheese. It's famous for producing. Seems to surprise people when I tell them.
What's your latest obsession?
Well, my dad's obsessed with vinyl at the moment, so it's kind of inducing a slight obsession on me. I am into some oldish bands from Manchester at the moment like The Smiths and The Stone Roses. Also been binge watching Game Of Thrones with my 'little' brother and avocados!
Your most prize possession?
Probably my guitar, had it since I first really started to play. I need to get back into it though.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
I admired musicians. I loved Jimi Hendrix when I was obsessed with playing guitar, also bands like Kings of Leon and Oasis. I also found listening to my granddad interesting. I've got older brothers so I may have looked up to them when I was a little younger.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
Probably the other day to my girlfriend or one of my mates.
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Laid back, Sociable, I dunno tall
Describe your personal style:
Quite laid back, baggy t-shirts, baggy  jeans—I like being comfy. Most of the time, I make minimal effort, to be honest, if I had the choice, I'd wear joggers everyday!
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Probably when I went on a holiday with my family to Lake Garda in Italy. Me and my brothers loved swimming and kayaking in the lake, we also visited Venice and Verona. The food was incredible and I've never seen so many choices of ice cream.
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
It is so hard to pick my favorite film. I've probably got about 10 but I loved the scene in the movie Drive.
Scene: It's the scene in the elevator when Ryan Gosling's character realize the guy stood next to him is trying to kill him. So he kisses Carey Mulligan's character, which is filmed in a kind of silence, before killing the guy next to him in a pretty graphic way. I think the scene sums up the movie perfectly, the kind of romantic first half and violent dark second half. The soundtrack is also pretty cool!
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Soccer (Football)
Team: Spurs
Player: I used to love Garth Bale before we sold him, still follow him at Madrid. But at the moment I like Harry Kane or Dele Ali, both young English players who are showing a lot of promise for us, unless we sell them of course!
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?
Cheddar, Somerset—There are loads of different walks up Cheddar, gorge the view at the top of the hills or gorge of Somerset is worth the trek. If not, there are a few pubs. That's about it really!
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
Some sort of comedy show, probably the best TV entertainment. Theme song: I Am The Resurrection by The Stone Roses (Random choice)
Craziest thing you ever done:
When I was quite young, me and my brothers used to pretend sticks were swords and wack each other with them. It was actually fairly brutal. Looking back, I think that's quite crazy!
Your wish for the remainder of 2016?
Continuing enjoying university, meeting new people up there. I want to work more as well. Get some money save up for festivals next year and holidays. I also hope for the modeling to continue as well.

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Charlene Matthews|25 Model Management (London)
IMAGES|Provided by 25 Model Management (London)
CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Joe R.|25 Model Management (London)
Special thanks to Charlene Matthew and the men's board at 25 Model Management; Joseph for taking the time to do the Q&A, hope to meet you soon!
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OSCAR SMITH' S SELF PORTRAIT

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

MR. HOFFMAN|FREDRICK HOFFMAN PART 1










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IN CONVERSATION|FREDRICK HOFFMAN

Name|Fredrick Hoffman
Age|22
Hometown|Glasgow, Kentucky

How did you get discovered?
I was scouted by ASTON
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was working at a smoothie place called Body Energy Club in LA. The best smoothie there is this drink called Almond Butter Dream: Almond butter, frozen bananas, two dates, chocolate almond milk, protein powder (vegan or wheg) and ice, and there you have it!
People would be surprised to know that I...
am a total nerd, dork!
What's your latest obsession?
Obsess with knowledge, history, books, video/computer games, foreign languages such as Dutch and German. Protein bars, cold pressed juices, RX (paleo) and EXO (cricket flour) bars
Your most prize possession?
My backpack: My sister gave it to me for my 19th birthday!
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
GOD—My family is super religious!
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
My best friend, Krissy, when she dropped me off at LAX the first time I headed to NYC!
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Tall, Mysterious and Funny
Describe your personal style:
Hip, comfortable, mostly black/grey and white. Orange is too crazy (haha) except for this shoot!
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Mount St. Helen, Washington
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Oh Brother Where Art Thou—Scene: Siren scene with the frog
Your favorite video games:
Runescape, Skyrim and Super Smash Brothers WII U
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?
Glasgow, Kentucky—Chaney's Dairy Barn, Bowling Green, Kentucky corn maze in the fall. Enjoying these  local flavor treats: ice cream, fried chicken, mac and cheese and burgers!
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? 
A comedy show similiar to Gilligan's Island
Craziest thing you ever done?
One time, I got super drunk and left my friends at a club in Nashville and made them worried all night!
Your wish for 2016?
To become a top male model and be loved by the fashion world!

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Nole Marin|Aim Model Management
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Fredrick Hoffman|Aim Model Management
Special thanks to Nole Marin and the men's board at Aim Model Management; Fredrick for his time, the wait for this feature to be posted and time spend with JTC!
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FREDERICK HOFFMAN' S SELF PORTRAIT

MR. HOFFMAN|FREDRICK HOFFMAN PART 2





























MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Nole Marin|Aim Model Management
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Fredrik Hoffman|Aim Model Management
Special thanks to Nole Marin and the men's board at Aim Model Management; Frederik for his time, the wait for this feature to be posted and time spend with JTC!

Monday, August 22, 2016

MR. HOFFMAN|FREDRIK HOFFMAN PART 3


































MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Nole Marin|Aim Model Management
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Fredrik Hoffman|Aim Model Management
Special thanks to Nole Marin and the men's board at Aim Model Management; Frederik for his time, the wait for this feature to be posted and time spend with JTC!