Friday, October 24, 2014

JTC RECOMMENDS: JAAP|M MANAGEMENT






MODEL AGENTS|AGENCIES: Magali Glass|
M Management (Paris) &
John Brooks|BMA (Brooks Modeling Agency )
IMAGES|Provided by M Management (Paris)
CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Jaap|M Management (Paris)
Special thanks to Magali Glass and the men's board 
at M Management (Paris) & John Brooks at BMA

Thursday, October 23, 2014

MISTER VERBARG|TIM VERBARG









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IN CONVERSATION|TIM VERBARG

Name|Tim Verbarg
Age|18
Hometown|Stuttgart, Germany

How did you get discovered?
My girlfriend, also a model send photos to some agencies and Nole Marin from Aim discovered and signed me.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I just finished high school in Germany.
People would be surprised to know that I...
My grandpa's brother lives at a peak of a mountain in Austria and earns his living by making cheese. 
What's your latest obsession?
Soccer and finding small, beautiful restaurant to go to in NYC!
Your most prize possession?
The pictures in my flat of my friends back home.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Oliver Kahn
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
This morning, to my girlfriend, Melissa
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Relaxed, Ambitious and Kind
Describe your personal style:
Fashionable, cool chic look
Your favorite place you have travel to:
NYC
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Bad Grandpa—Scene: Child Pageant
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Soccer
Team: FC Bayern, Munich
Player: Manuel Neuer
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?
Stuttgart, Germany—Cannstatter Wasen, same like Oktoberfest  but in Stuttgart and without tourist, that's where I will take you!
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your opening song?
I would turn it into a soccer roundtable talk show with short films about the behind the scenes of a soccer player. Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes
Your wish for the remainder of 2014?
I get to stay in New York City!

Clothing: Sweater by Alex Mill; t-shirt and  jeans, both by Baldwin

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Nole Marin|Aim Model Management
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Tim Verbarg|Aim Model Management
Special thanks to Nole Marin and the men's board at Aim Model Management; Tim Cush at Maguire Steele PR; Tim for his time spend with JTC and waiting for this feature to post!
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TIM VERBARG' S SELF PORTRAIT

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

FAMILY GUY|JORDY BAAN































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IN CONVERSATION|JORDY BAAN

Name|Jordy Baan
Age|19
Hometown|Ryssen, The Netherlands

How did you get discovered?
My mother pushed me into modeling because a friend of her told me I could give it a try and here I am in NYC!
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Studying economy
People would be surprised to know that I...
am a very family oriented individual
What's your latest obsession?
Working out so that the sizes suits modeling...I am naturally skinny
Your most prize possession?
My grandma is my everything
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
I wanted to be a lawyer when I was a kiddo
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
My mother cause she went with me to New York City the first few days. When she left I told her I loved her!
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Kind, Loving and Social
Describe your personal style:
Hipster look—Black leather jacket, skinny jeans, t-shirt and sneakers! Kind of predictable model look!
Your favorite place you have travel to:
NYC, of course!
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Pursuit of Happiness—Scene: The entire film, love Will Smith!
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Soccer
Team: FC Twente
Player: Cristiano Ronaldo
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?
Ryssen, Netherlands—To a city nearby called Enschede
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your opening song?
A talk show with famous people and the news of the week. Guest like Will Smith would be cool! Instrumental music, mood would be slow but happy.
Your wish for the remainder of 2014?
That people can live in harmony with each other, stop the hatred and fighting!

Clothing: Pinstriped blazer and checkered shirt by Rag & Bone; t-shirt by Topman; leather jacket and baseball cap, Jordy's own; earring by Chris Habana; leather bracelet by Jesse Heuvelink

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Christophe Sanchez-Vahle|New York Models
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Jordy Baan|New York Models
Special thanks to Christophe Sanchez-Vahle and the men's board at New York Models; Alyna Zimmerman at Rag & Bone; Chris Habana for the jewelry; Jordy for the entertaining conversations and time spend with JTC!
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JORDY BAAN' S SELF PORTRAIT


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

MOMENT IN BLUE|BEN ALLEN















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IN CONVERSATION|BEN ALLEN

Name|Benjamin Mark Allen
Age|19
Hometown|London, England

How did you get discovered?
I was walking around Portobello Road in London with a friend of mine who has A.D.H.D. (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) and as usual, he was being hyperactive and silly—consequently drawing attention to us in the middle of Portobello—eventually Dounia, an agent at Select, scouted me. I went in the next day and was signed! That's how my career in modeling began...
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was in school! I started modeling at 16!
People would be surprised to know that I...
almost could have become (potentially) a professional footballer when I was younger but my mum said no!
What's your latest obsession?
Lately I have become addicted to ebay and Geordie Shore (The english version of Jersey Shore). Techno music  is another obsession of mine, I went to a techno specific festival in Amsterdam called Dekmantel—ever since, I've been hooked. I get addicted to something new everyday!
Your most prize possession?
A photo of my Grandmother when she was in her 20's. It sounds weird to say it but she was stunningly beautiful! I treasure it dearly.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Perhaps a footballer (Boring answer!) but I've been football crazy since I was still in my diapers! I am English—it's in our blood! So in answer to your question, maybe David Beckham, he was the original icon!
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
Today, to my girlfriend, around two hours ago...and to my mum, around three hours ago.
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Conversational, Explorative and Conscious
Describe your personal style:
My look can be anything. It can be decided by so many factors that affect my thought processes. Weather, music, general mood, whereabouts etc., I can be rugged and head to toe black or a bit more playful with layers and styling techniques using more contemporary designers or typical British. I even indulge in normality every so often. It really all depends. I can be whatever I want to be...
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Favorite all around happiness: Mustique Island, Saint Vincent
Both are so amazing and general nirvana when I am there. I also love the Caribbean. It matches my persona. Interesting place though would have to be Tokyo!
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Friday is a damn funny film.Scene: When Debo knocks that guy out is hilarious!
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Football (soccer)
Team: Manchester United
Player: Cristiano Ronaldo
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?
London, England—Notting Hill. I like it there. It operates at a different pace to London. It's almost like a separate entity in itself. I tend to start my nights in a bar there somewhere, then have an interlude in this great spot called "The Globe". They play fun music in a small basement. After that we all wander off into the night.
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your opening  song?
We have a show in the UK called "Gogglebox" which basically entails various families being filmed watching tv and their hilarious commentary along with whatever they be watching. It's not easy to explain but it is absolute tv gold. I'd basically recreate that—Same premise but with me and my friends. I swear we say some of the funniest stuff ever.Theme song would be something goofy, I can picture it now!
Favorite moment in modeling:
Opening Prada on my first season most likely. That was just sheer Hollywood for me. Never seen so many flashes in my life. Definitely plunged in it at the deep end. They've since become like a second family to me there! They are the nicest bunch. Every Prada show is amazing, to be honest! There has been an awful lot of moments though, going to Shanghai with Dior was also incredible! Those two take the biscuit! Different reasons but equally amazing!
Your wish for the remainder of 2014?
To witness a life changing experience. I've had feelings of life changing of course, but I love to bear witness one incredible moment that changed my life, or view of life, forever!

Clothing: Hat, shirt and bomber coat, all by Fingers Crossed FW2014; military green shirt, Ben's own; all other clothing by Fred Perry

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Dounia Benjellou|Select Models (UK)
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Ben Allen|Select Models (UK)
Special thanks to Dounia Benjellou and the men's board at Select Models (UK); Ryu Hayama at Fingers Crossed; Bennett Polen at Fred Perry; Ben for his time and being photographed by JTC!
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BEN ALLEN' S SELF PORTRAIT


Monday, October 20, 2014

GUY FROM SUMMIT|REX DYER










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IN CONVERSATION|REX DYER

Name|Rex Richard Dyer III
Age|21
Hometown|Summit, New Jersey

How did you get discovered?
My agent George Brown scouted me off the streets and I signed with Red/Citizen Models the next day. I ran into George at 11pm in the freezing cold in Union Square while I was making a trip to Starbucks!
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Before modeling, I was studying at NYU majoring in political science and philosophy.
People would be surprised to know that I...
listened to more Enrique Iglesias than I would dare to admit! I also love learning than studying!
What's your latest obsession?
I am really into fitness. Whether it is soccer, running or training in the gym. I also love nutrition and living overall healthy lifestyle.
Your most prize possession?
A watch that I received as a high school graduation gift from my parents.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Cristiano Ronaldo—I have played soccer since I could walk. My dad was my first coach. I have always looked up to Cristiano Ronaldo not only because of his immense ability on the field, but also because of his indefatigable work ethic and overall perseverance.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
Early August 2014 in Avalon, New Jersey. (My favorite place in the world) I was there with my parents, some extended family, and my two dogs. The last time I said, I Love You was to my mom, right before this interview.
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Perseverant, Dedicated and Passionate
Describe your personal style:
Relaxed  or laid back...I am a big fan of J.Crew and some stuff from Urban Outfitters. I also have a lot of stuff from Abercrombie (As a result of my employment history)
Your favorite place you have travel to:
I love London. I think it is a unbelievable city!
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
The Departed—Scene: The entire film!
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Soccer
Team: Arsenal
Player: Cristiano Ronaldo
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?
Summit, New Jersey—Two places: Batavia Cafe, the atmosphere is great! and the second one is Tatlock Fields, one of my favorite fields to train and play soccer.
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your opening song?
It would be a about NYC law (similar to Suits, my favorite tv show) Theme song would be Carmina Burana by Carl Orff
Your wish for the remainder of 2014?
I would wish for more sleep. Sleep puts you at a disadvantage when you are in university!
Since you are interested in pursuing a career in law, what kind of law would you like to implement?
I would implement background checks and much stricter, more harsh gun laws!

Clothing: Leather jacket by Members Only; Chicago Bulls print t-shirt by Junk Food; jeans by Talley; blue/black print shirt by Bespoken; white tank t-shirt by Calvin Klein Jeans

MODEL AGENTS|AGENCY: 
George Brown|Dave Fothergill|Tom La Sala|Citizen/Red
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Rex Dyer|Citizen/Red
Special thanks to George Brown, Dave Fothergill, Tom La Sala and the men's board at Citizen/Red; Heather Stein at Michele Marie PR; Michael Zakrzewski at BPCM; Kelly  at RMO-Wetherly; Rex for reaching out and treking down from school to shoot with JTC!
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REX DYER' S SELF PORTRAIT