Thursday, April 27, 2017

LIVING IN THE MOMENT|AXEL SHORT





































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IN CONVERSATION|AXEL SHORT

Name|Axel Short
Age|17
Hometown|New York City, New York

How did you get discovered?
I had been thinking about modeling for a little while and one day, out of the blue, Faunlet Model Mgmt. direct message me on Instagram and asked if I would like to become a model so I went for it!
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was studying vessel operations and working towards my boating license.
People would be surprised to know that I...
I made my first serious money when I was 11 years old coding on a computer.
What's your latest obsession?
Basketball is one of my many passions.
Your most price possession:
My chain, it was from my great grandmother, she bought it just before her husband left for war in World War 1, and has been passing it down through my family my mother side.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Eminem, his attitude meant everything to me.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
A couple of months ago to my ex-girlfriend, Lauren
Three adjectives that best describes you?
Realistic, Curious, Loving
Describe your personal style:
Urban street—Baggy sweaters, colorful accessories
Your favorite place you have travel to date:
Tunisia (North Africa)
Your favorite film/scene from the film:
Inception—The last scene
Your favorite sport, team and player:
Sport: Skateboarding
Team: HUF
Skateboarder: Dylan Rieder (RIP)
If there is a destination from your hometown that you would recommend for us to check out that represent what you are about, where would you take us?
New York City, New York—Financial District
If you were given a full hour to create a cable tv show that's yours. What type of show would you do? Your opening theme song for your show?
The suite life of Micky and Chris Theme song: My Shit by A-Boogie
Motto in life:
Never live for the future, live in the moment
Craziest thing you ever done:
One time I went in a live subway track tunnel to take pictures with friends!
Your wish for 2017?
To never have to be wrong!

Clothing: Navy/Light Blue stripe t-shirt by Childs

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Price Brendon|Faunlet Model Management
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Axel Short|Faunlet Model Management
Special thanks to Price Brendon and the men's board at Faunlet Model Management; Axel for his time spend with JTC to do this blog feature!
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AXEL SHORT' SELF PORTRAIT

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

SHANGHAI BREEZE|LIXIANG YU






























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IN CONVERSATION|LIXIANG YU

Name|LiXiang Yu
Age|25
Hometown|Shanghai, China

How did you get discovered?
A supermodel friend asked me, "Why don't you try modeling?" when we were doing a shoot in London and I was the photographer. That set the wheels in motion for my career in modeling. I ran into an agent and the agent said the same thing...so here I am now, talking to you.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was a photographer and videographer, still doing it now.
People would be surprised to know that I...
People always mistaken me as Korean. I am from Shanghai but I speak fluent Japanese, way better than English!
What's your latest obsession?
A mobile game called Yinyangshi. Look it up! It is amazing!
Your most price possession:
An iPad with all my early issues of Elle China (iPad) Magazine that I have worked on. Those issues are not available anymore unfortunately.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Coco Rocha. Who is one of the nicest, most professional super model I have ever met. She told us, "It's nice to be important, but more important to be nice." 
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
Is "Never" a horrible answer?
Three adjectives that best describes you?
Fashionable, Creative and Blonde
Describe your personal style:
A variety of styles, minimalistic, glam, vintage or futuristic.
Your favorite place you have travel to date:
Tokyo, Japan—Need to say why?
Your favorite film/scene from the film:
Memories of Matsuko—The entire film.
Favorite fashion designers:
Xander Zhou, Angel Chen, Raf Simons, Craig Green and Hedi Slimane
If there is a destination from your hometown that you would recommend for us to check out that represent what you are about, where would you take us?
Shanghai, China—The French Concession area in Shanghai
If you were given a full hour to create a cable tv show that's yours. What type of show would you do? Your opening theme song for your show?
Game show: A show about limiting people to do a thing they are best at and try one thing they never done before.
Craziest thing you ever done:
I put a snake on the face of a male model at a shooting!
Your wish for 2017?
Bring me back and let me live in Tokyo!

Clothing: Coat by Craig Green

MODEL AGENTS|AGENCY: 
Jonathon Reis|Nadia Sharik|Heroes Models
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|LiXiang Yu|Heroes Models
Special thanks to Jonathon Reis, Nadia Sharik and the men's board at Heroes Models; LiXiang for his time spend with JTC to do this blog feature!
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LI XIANG' SELF PORTRAIT

Friday, April 21, 2017

YUNG IV|DANIEL NOGALSKI
































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IN CONVERSATION|DANIEL NOGALSKI

Name|Daniel Nogalski
Age|17
Hometown|St. Louis, Missouri

How did you get discovered?
My mom told me I needed a job. I said I wanted to model so I applied to an agency and that's how I got here.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Playing sports, music, very interested in fashion and the music business.
People would be surprised to know that I...
love rapping and rap music. I even came up with a rapper name, Yung IV.
What's your latest obsession?
The Supreme/Louis Vuitton Collaboration. I want the trunk chest!
Your most price possession:
My first necklace with a diamond cross. I bought it by myself with my own money.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
James Hetfiled and Jimi Hendrix
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
My mama, last night
Three adjectives that best describes you?
Cunning, Gregarious, Real
Describe your personal style:
Simple yet elegant. That said, I love the gold Versace print with black and white background 
Your favorite place you have travel to date:
New Zealand
Your favorite film/scene from the film:
Step Brothers—Bunkbed scene
Talladega Nights—Prayer scene
Your favorite sport, team and player:
Sport: Basketball
Team: OKC Thunder
Player: Russell Westbrook
If there is a destination from your hometown that you would recommend for us to check out that represent what you are about, where would you take us?
St, Louis, Missouri—Plaza Frontenac (Food and shopping mall)
If you were given a full hour to create a cable tv show that's yours. What type of show would you do? Your opening theme song for your show?
Music/Reality show Theme song: Sitting  On The Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding
Most embarrassing moment:
When I didn't know anyone at lunch in a new school.
Craziest thing you ever done:
Skydive and bungee jump in Queenstown, New Zealand
My motto in life:
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take—Wayne Gretzky
Your wish for 2017?
All knowledge

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Kevin Holloman|Homme Management
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Daniel Nogalski|Homme Management
Special thanks to Kevin Holloman and the men's board at Homme Management; Daniel for his time spend with JTC to do this blog feature!
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DANIEL NOGALSKI' SELF PORTRAIT

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

THEATRICAL|ANDREW KOHAGEN































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IN CONVERSATION|ANDREW KOHAGEN

Name|Andrew Kohagen
Age|23
Hometown|Minneapolis, Minnesota

How did you get discovered?
Modeling came to me as much as I came to it. I had always wanted to model. I love fashion and I love the way photographers capture a specific  moment that creates a mood and an aesthetic for the clothing and the model. I wanted to be a part of that.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Before modeling, I was in school studying musical theater.  I graduated with a bachelor of fine arts in musical theater in May of 2016.
People would be surprised to know that I...
When I was 16 years old, I had to have surgery on my brain and spinal cord. I finished my sophomore year of high school from my bed. It was extremely difficult time of my life but it made me the person I am today. I am stronger and more empathic because of it.
What's your latest obsession?
I've recently  been obsessed with the new HBO show, WestWorld. I regularly watched it every sunday night. The storyline is so smart and the acting is superb.
Your most price possession:
I have a bracelet that I own that I bought two summers ago. During that summer, I was working at a theater in California doing three different shows in REP. It was one of the craziest, busiest but insanely fun summers of my life. The friendship and love developed that summer will last a lifetime. When I see this bracelet it immediately takes me back to the people I love and several dear memories.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
I have always looked up to my brother. We are 11 years apart but still incredibly close. Growing up he was simultaneously my best friend and a second father figure. He looked out for me, took care of me, but also always made me laugh. I could always count on him.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
To my family
Three adjectives that best describes you?
Genuine, Loving, Goofy
Describe your personal style:
My style is contemporary and minimalistic. I love neutral colors mixed with one or two things that pop. My friends like to joke with me whenever they see me wear color, as if I've never worn anything other than black in my life.
Your favorite place you have travel to date:
My favorite place is Glacier National Park in Montana. The glacial lakes have this perfect turquoise color as the rest beneath massive mountain peaks. The views are some of the most surreal I have ever seen.
Your favorite film/scene from the film:
Lord Of The Rings—They are cinematic masterpieces. There are endless brilliant moments but there is a scene in the Fellowship between Gandalf and Frodo that is extremely tender and I love that part.
Your favorite book:
My favorite book is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It transports you back to the 1920s by bringing these larger than life characters to life. His ability to capture human emotion, heartbreak is captivating. This mixed with the endless symbolism is what won me over.
If there is a destination from your hometown that you would recommend for us to check out that represent what you are about, where would you take us?
Minneapolis, Minnesota—I would take you to the Blue Door in St. Paul. We would get a Juicy Lucy which is a hamburger with cheese cooked in the center of it, creating a cavern of molten cheese with a side of cheese curds, a Minnesota favorite. After we would go see a play at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. It is one of my favorite theaters both because it produces some of the best theater in the country and because of its stunning architecture.
Who would you like to meet through modeling?
Cara Delevingne. I remember watching one of her interviews after Paper Towns came out. I think she is hilarious. I would love for us to hang out and to discuss her transitions between modeling and acting.
Craziest thing you ever done:
One of my days in California two summers ago. I was with two of my closest friends. We were on a day off and had traveled into San Francisco tour around. We were driving by the Golden Gate Bridge when we decided to pull over and attempt to go down to the beach. We found this beautiful beach surrounded by cliffs. We proceeded to spend the following three hours swimming in the nude and having one of the best afternoons of my life.
Your wish for 2017?
To land a role in a film. Perhaps lead into a Academy Awards nomination? :)

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Ryan Colby|Colby Management
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Andrew Kohagen|ColbyManagement
Special thanks to Ryan Colby and the men's board at Colby Management; Andrew for the wait and his time spend with JTC to do this blog feature!
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ANDREW KOHAGEN' SELF PORTRAIT