IN CONVERSATION|AUGUST GONET
Hometown|Grass Valley (Sacramento), California
How did you get discovered?
I've wanted to model since I was little, so once I grew into my body and got older, I went into an open call in Sacramento at Stars Model Management. They've became my mother agent since then.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was in school, working at a country club in my hometown.
People would be surprised to know that I...
did gymnastics from 2nd grade throughout high school. I competed in the World's competition in the Netherlands and for a while, that is what I thought I was going to do for my entire life.
What's your latest obsession?
Modeling is my biggest passion as of now also Korilla by St. Mark's
Your most prize possession?
My Marc Jacobs backpack. I bought it right when I got signed in California and have been using it ever since.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Modeling wise, Tomorrow Is Another Day Benjamin Jarvis has always been who I looked up to. Personally, my dad is my hero. His work ethic is what I look up to the most!
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
My friend from California, being this far away from her made me realize how much I loved her.
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Genuine, Tender hearted and Annoying
Describe your personal style:
Basic street wear—nice, simple, California guy looks
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Little Mermaid—Scene: When the mermaid sings "Part Of Your World"
What sets you apart from the other models?
Trying to be as authentic as possible in all aspects of life. Listening to what everyone has to say and taking something from it.
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?
Grass Valley, California—I will take you to a lake and hang out on the boat then take a drive down to San Francisco and have dinner in the Mission
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
Reality Show where cameras follows me around the castings of fashion week and see how crazy it gets. Theme song: Let's Get It Started by Black Eyed Peas
Your wish for the remainder of 2015?
A penthouse apartment in NYC...please make it come true!
Special thanks to Allen Osborne and the men's board at One.1.Men; August for the long talk and taking the time to do this feature with JTC!
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