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!

JTC RECOMMENDS: GARETH DAVIES|25 MODEL MANAGEMENT (LONDON)































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IN CONVERSATION|GARETH DAVIES

Name|Gareth Davies
Age|24
Hometown|Cardiff, United Kingdom

How did you get discovered?
I got discovered whilst working in Cardiff serving tea.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was working as a pastry chef/sugar craft artist.
People would be surprised to know that I...
opened my own business at the age of 18!
What's your latest obsession?
Interior design and jaffa cakes—orange flavor sponge round biscuit-sized cakes
Your most prize possession?
My sugar craft kit!
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Being Welsh, the legendary Tom Jones
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
I must say I love you so much in one day! I say it to all my friends and family all the time so probably like an hour ago.
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Confident, Outgoing, Friendly
Describe your personal style:
A lot of black color clothing but it depends on what I am doing.
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Can't say I traveled too wide but the last place I went  to was Marmaris in Turkey and that was so much fun! I do recommend!
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
I don't often have the time to watch many films but I have to say the best for me was Harry Potter. I can't say which scene I love the most as there are so many great scenes. I just love the way that everything has been done. The set is mind-blowing therefore makes it even more appealing to me.
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Rugby
Team: Wales
Player: This Priestland
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?
Cardiff, United Kingdom—I would have to say the beautiful Cardiff Castle. Such a beautiful place in the heart of the city.
Craziest thing you ever done:
Pulling lambs on my father's farm for a living!
Your wish for the remainder of 2016?
I hope one day to become a set designer/stylist. I would love to model for some amazing shows to soak in the surroundings as I feel it might help me in the future.


MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Charlene Matthews|25 Model Management (London)
IMAGES|Provided by 25 Model Management (London)
CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Gareth Davies|25 Model Management (London)
Special thanks to Charlene Matthews and the men's board at 25 Model Management (London); Gareth for taking the time to do the Q&A, hope to meet you soon!
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GARETH DAVIES' SELF PORTRAIT

Friday, August 19, 2016

BOY W. THE BLACK HAT|DANIEL LAAKSONEN

































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IN CONVERSATION|DANIEL LAAKSONEN

Name|Daniel Laaksonen
Age|19
Hometown|Turku, Finland

How did you get discovered?
I was scouted to Instagram. Kevin Holloman wanted me to join his new agency, Homme and I really want to join it. I just love fashion a lot, clothes, designers and models.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I am still studying in high school and I am also a practitioner nurse. I loved doing that because I like helping people and I care about their health.
People would be surprised to know that I...
No drugs, smoking or drinking (Drinking except on my birthday!) I try to be clean because I know how bad it is for your body! 
What's your latest obsession?
Katy Perry. She is one of my favorite singer. Her songs speaks to me a lot especially her new single "Rise", breathtaking!
Your most prize possession?
A teddy bear from my Grandma before she died form cancer. "I will be there for you when you are feeling sad." I had to leave the hospital before she past away, which is why I loved that teddy. 
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
I looked up to my mom. She is a strong woman. So caring and loving. She would do anything for her kids. She has two jobs and she's not home all the time, which is ok but when eventually able to get a job, I usually give her half of the money I get because I loved her.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
To my sister. She wasn't feeling well at that time and I couldn't go to her place so I called her and made her laugh. End of the call I said, "I Love You."
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Adventurous, Friendly and Loyal
Describe your personal style:
Modern vs. Adventurous, I usually wear hat because I loved Indiana Jones when I was a little boy and now it's kinda like my signature look. Simple, clean with a twist of humor.
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Rocky Mountain Park in Colorado. I love hiking and the nature is beautiful there.
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
The Hunger Games—Scene: Where Peeta and Katniss kissed for the first time is my favorite part of the whole movie.
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?
Turku, Finland—In Finland, you would either find me in amusement park or in the park with my friends having a picnic. We would be playing board games or playing volley ball.
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
I would probably have a show that air parodies. I want the show to be fun that makes people laugh! Theme song: Afro Circus (From the Madagascar movie), so funny.
Craziest thing you ever done:
It was a year ago. I traveled first time alone and I flew from Finland to Colorado to meet a person that I have known for just two months. I was there for a month and I only had two hundred dollars with me.
Your wish for the remainder of 2016?
I would really like to talk to Grandma who died three years ago. She has always believed in me and I just love her. She is like my best friend.

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Kevin Holloman|Homme Mgmt.
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Daniel Laaksonen|Homme Mgmt.
Special thanks to Kevin Holloman and the new men's modeling agency, Homme Mgmt.; Daniel for his time spend with JTC to do this blog feature!
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DANIEL LAAKSONEN' S SELF PORTRAIT