Friday, September 23, 2016

SHINING STAR|DESMEND WYER



































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IN CONVERSATION|DESMEND WYER

Name|Desmend Wyer
Age|20
Hometown|Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

How did you get discovered?
I was eating lunch at the mall with some of my bros then a lady came up to me and wanted me to walk for her. I was shy and blow it off then, two years later, I reach out to her and that's how it all got started.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was going to school and playing sports. 
People would be surprised to know that I...
played basketball all through school. 
What's your latest obsession?
I love shoes (especially sneakers) and love dressing up.
Your most prize possession?
My gold rings (My girlfriend) and chain (Given to me by my grandma)
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
My mom, she raised her kids on her own. 
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
To my girlfriend, a short while ago.
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Real straight up, direct, trusted
Describe your personal style:
Street smart but classy, I love getting dress up.
Your favorite place you have travel to:
New York City
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Snow On The Bluff (Documentary)Scene: The entire film, it is very real! 
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Basketball
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?
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma—I will take you to a cookout. Not much else to do in Oklahoma City!
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
A tv show featuring all of my friends! Some kind of hip-hop song, not sure...
Craziest thing you ever done:
When I was much younger, I used to stay up for like 48 hours playing the video game, Army Of Two
Your wish for the remainder of 2016?
Rich for life!

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Kadeem Johnson|DNA Models
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Desmend Wyer|DNA Models
Special thanks to Kadeem Johnson and the men's board at DNA Models; Desmend for his time doing this blog feature with JTC!
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DESMEND WYER' S SELF PORTRAIT

Thursday, September 22, 2016

THE ECCENTRIC MISTER TYLER|EDDIE TYLER
































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IN CONVERSATION|EDDIE TYLER

Name|Eddie Tyler
Age|24
Hometown|Lynchburg, Virginia

How did you get discovered?
I submitted my photographs to MSA Models and met the team there.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I worked as a server at a local restaurant.
People would be surprised to know that I...
have been told I resemble actor Jared Leto and I am one of the few individuals who can lick their own elbow.
What's your latest obsession?
Discovering old recording artists' recordings.
Your most prize possession?
My grandfather's ring from the Philippines. He was stationed there during the Vietnam War.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
My mom, she was always so diligent when it came to taking care of her children.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
To my mom, I love you!
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Caring, Adventurous, Passionate
Describe your personal style:
Based on my mood, 80's rock and roll one day, modern street wear the next.
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Grand Canyon
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Any films by Quentin Tarantino, major fan!
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Snowboarding
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?
Lynchburg, Virginia—We have the only North American Snowflex. Snowboard and ski any time of the year!
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
A cop show where I was a detective. Chuck Norris style. Theme song: Act A Fool by DMX
Craziest thing you have ever done:
Drove and camped all the way from Virginia to Los Angeles!
Your wish for the remainder of 2016?
To enjoy everyday with the people I love. To cherish the life I have been given.

Clothing: All clothing provided by Medium Concepts Showroom SS2016 and Fingers Crossed SS2016

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Dani Bongiorno|MSA Models
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
GROOMING|Pascale Poma
MODEL|Eddie Tyler|MSA Models
Special thanks to Dani Bongiorno and the men's board at MSA; Ryu Hayama at Fingers Crossed; Paul Conrad at Medium Concepts showroom; Pascale Poma for grooming; Eddie for the longest wait ever to get this blog feature to post at JTC! Thanks for doing this shoot!

Monday, September 19, 2016

JTC RECOMMENDS: GEORGE HART|25 MANAGEMENT (LONDON)













































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IN CONVERSATION|GEORGE HART

Name|George Hart
Age|26
Hometown|Welshpool, Powys, United Kingdom

How did you get discovered?
On a website where I was approached by my now mother agent, 25 Model Management
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I have always worked in fashion as a visual merchandiser and as store management. I have always sang and wrote songs about my life and things I have seen in the world around me.
People would be surprised to know that I...
have the largest room in my house as a walk in dressing room and I still have boxes and rails of clothes in the other two rooms too. I have a bit of a shopping addiction. 
What's your latest obsession?
Fragrance Oud Wood by Tom Ford. I fell in love at the first smell of the fragrance and have found it hard to wear any other since. I feel I may have rather a addictive personality! Lol!
Your most prize possession?
Most definitely, if you have not already guessed, my clothes, shoes and accessories. If you made me get down to my favorite piece, I would most definitely have to say my Vivienne Westwood—Buffalo hat in Tan, which sold out and  I thought I had no chance of ever getting one but my fabulous mother managed to track me one down for my birthday and having already  given up on any hope of getting one, it really was a great surprise!
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Growing up, my hero has always been my mother. No matter what life has ever thrown at her, including cancer, she has always fought head on and come out the other side to tell the tale. She is the strongest and bravest person I know and for that reason, my mom is always going to be my number one hero!
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
I never put the phone down to my family or loved ones without saying I love you so today I said I love you to my best friend, wishing her well on her family holidays.
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Outgoing, Loyal, Loving
Describe your personal style:
I have always been known to change up my look and to mix it up. But right here and right now in 2016, I would say I have rather a Bohemian style with a baggy surfer edge and oversized jumper/tee obsession.
Your favorite place you have travel to:
I love the Greek Islands as they are so beautiful and are so rich in historical value. I always find a new place to visit or a new taverna to eat in. The people are always so beautifully friendly and the country is gorgeous. If I had to pick one particular place I would say "Lindos—Rhodes". But there are also many more places worldwide I know I will see and love just as much someday.
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Death Becomes Her—Scene: When she pricks her finger to give her the magic youth serum and she shrieks "What are you nuts?" Makes me giggle as much today as it did when I was a little boy watching it with my nan.
Your favorite sport:
Not really into much sports but I always had a love for the water myself.
Team: Aston Villa—Terrible I know but it is the family team.
Player: Michael Owen—purely because I met him when he was 15 on holiday with our families and has always been a lovely lad.
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?
Welshpool, Powys—Lake Vyrnwy, not too far away from where I live in Wales now. It is beautiful and from that first day I saw it, I said I would get marry there one day. Just need to get someone to marry me now!
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
It would be a individual or stand alone show. It wouldn't be overseen nor run by a large network or film company in this case.
Theme song: Never Be Like You by Fume featuring Kai—I would pick this because it says it all. Never be like someone else. Be proud to be you and it's a tune and it is catchy. I like it anyway.
Craziest thing you ever done:
Would have to be paragliding as I really didn't think I would be able to, having been scared of heights as a child but I bloody love it!
Your wish for the remainder of 2016?
To be happy and live life to the fullest.

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Charlene Matthews|25 Model Management (London)
IMAGES|Provided by 25 Model Management (London)
CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|George Hart|25 Model Management (London)
Special thanks to Charlene Matthews and the men's board at 25 Model Management (London); George for his taking the time to answer the questions for the blog feature! Hope JTC can meet you soon!
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GEORGE HART' S SELF PORTRAIT

Thursday, September 15, 2016

THIS IS MY RELIGION|ANDREW COSTIGAN



































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IN CONVERSATION|ANDREW COSTIGAN

Name|Andrew Costigan
Age|20
Hometown|Melbourne, Australia

How did you get discovered?
Mum and Stepdad went to LA to meet an agent after sending my photos and he was interested to meet me. Initially, I didn't want to because I didn't wanted to miss my Twenty One Pilots concert but somehow I was able to do both so here I am...
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was still searching for a career I wanted to pursue in life.
People would be surprised to know that I...
come off very confident but inside I am quite insecure with a lot of self doubt.
What's your latest obsession?
A few things, sports. Tim Cahill signing for the team I support. Seeing The Mets play!
Your most prize possession?
All my sports memorabilia including signed shirts and scarves.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Eminem, Marilyn Manson and David Beckham
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
My little cousin, Archimedes. He is such a special beautiful kid!
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Funny, Caring and Odd
Describe your personal style:
Basic, Grunge and Sporty
Your favorite place you have travel to:
New York, Milan and Dubai
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Suicide Squad—Scene: Joker and Harley at the acid factory
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Soccer
Team: Melbourne City FC
Players: 
Hawthorn Hawks (AFL) Luke Breust
Chelsea FC Eden Hazard
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?
Melbourne, Australia—I will take you to see a game at The G or AAMI Park (Melbourne Rectangular Stadium).
The G is the Melbourne Cricket Ground where the AFL play and hold the AFL Grand Final which can hold up to 99,000 people.
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 tv show with my cousin, Bianca Gatsios, our families and friends.
Theme song: A quote like similar to my family favorite reality show, Real Housewives!
Craziest thing you ever done:
Getting really really smashed at a Valentine's day party! That's all I am gonna tell you!
Your wish for the remainder of 2016?
Enough money to sustain my life and my families lives so they wouldn't have to work.

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Barbara Bibiana|Americana Models
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Andrew Costigan|Americana Models
Special thanks to Barbara Bibiana and the men's board at Americana Models; Andrew for sharing his stories and time spend with JTC to do this blog feature!
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ANDREW COSTIGAN' S SELF PORTRAIT

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

JTC RECOMMENDS: TUCKER HAYES|DRAGONFLY AGENCY (DALLAS, TEXAS)



































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IN CONVERSATION|TUCKER HAYES

Name|Tucker Hayes
Age|19
Hometown|Fort Worth, Texas

How did you get discovered?
My friends, Parker, Emily and Grace kept telling me I was good looking so I decide to send in some pics to my current mother agency, Dragonfly.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was still in high school, running a lot of track, nothing changed because I decided to stay and finish. Now I am in NY starting my freshman year at NYU! I want to get into the communications and marketing of fashion.
People would be surprised to know that I...
used to skateboard and travel around US competing.
What's your latest obsession?
Hot yoga, it pushes me to my limits and I've learned to apply it to other aspects of life.
Your most prize possession?
My dad gave me his cowboy boots once I moved to NYC, which was really cool because in Texas I never wore boots but decided I would in the city to spread a little Texas around.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Young Thug because he breaks down so many barriers in the music and fashion industries and influences so many types of people. He brings something different to the mainstream.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
Today to my friend George because he said something vulgar that made me laugh.
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Extroverted, Lively, Hungry
Describe your personal style:
I would say my style is pretty simple and sporty with some high fashion designer sprinkled here and there, but I am sure I will venture into the avant garde now that I have the influence of NYC surrounding me.
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Beirut, Lebanon—It was such a rare experience and I was able to immerse into such a deep yet surprising similar culture.
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Mad Max Fury Road—Scene: I am obsessed with the scene where the wives are first revealed in the desert, the art direction is incredible!
Your five favorite designers and thoughts on each of them:
1. Gosha Rubchinskiy—Old school looks are embellished with a modern art feel
2. McQueen—Skulls are super cool
3. Goyard—LOVE!
4. Gucci—A great classic look and their loafers! Just not too heavy logo please!
5. Dolce & Gabbana—Usage of color and natural patterns! Love!
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?
Fort Worth, Texas—Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas because it is creative and classy, also Austin City Limits Music Festival because the lineup are always great.
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
A reality show similar to The Bachelor but instead of finding love, I am looking for a new best friend because I know for sure that the people casted would be super entertaining and just because it makes sense. Theme song: Best Friend by Young Thug
Craziest thing you ever done:
I drove a car at a speed limit of 170mph on the way to a lake where there are tons of endless country roads!
Your wish for the remainder of 2016?
Surviving my freshman college year!

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Lindsey Murrell|The Dragonfly Agency (Dallas, Texas)
IMAGES|Provided by Dragonfly Agency (Dallas, Texas)
(Photographs by Renie Saliba and Brian Jamie)
DIGITALS|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Tucker Hayes|The Dragonfly Agency (Dallas, Texas)
Special thanks to Lindsey Murrell and the men's board at The Dragonfly Agency (Dallas, Texas); Tucker for his time spend with JTC to do this blog feature!
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TUCKER HAYES'  SELF PORTRAIT