Wednesday, September 28, 2016

JTC RECOMMENDS: ISSAC STRANGE|HMG MODELS (LONDON)



























Name|Issac Strange
Age|17
Hometown|London, England

What other interests are you into besides modeling?
Music, I am a singer/songwriter/guitar player so when I am not modeling, I spend all my time focusing on my music.
Favorite pastime: 
Playing guitar/chilling with friends
Who you would love to meet through modeling? 
I would love to meet Kendall Jenner
Favorite brand of clothing: 
On shoots, I get to wear some really cool clothing brands but my personal style is sportswear brands such as Ellesse and Fila. Actually any brands that has longline t-shirts.
Favorite moment in modeling:
PA5H catwalk show over London Fashion Week
Idea for a perfect day: 
Just chilling after a long week with the best rom coms and people that appreciate them as much as I do.
Instagram: @strangeissac

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Hanna|HMG Models (London)
IMAGES|Provided by HMG Models (London)
CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Issac Strange|HMG Models (London)
Special thanks to Hanna and the men's board at HMG Models (London); Issac for taking the time to answer this short Q&A, hope to meet you soon one day!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

JTC RECOMMENDS: DAMIAN IPSER|HMG MODELS (LONDON)



























Name|Damian Ipser
Age|21
Hometown|Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa

What other interests are you into besides modeling?
Hiking
Favorite pastime: 
Drinking beer with the guys
Who you would love to meet through modeling? 
I would love to meet Leonardo DiCaprio.
Favorite brand of clothing: 
Vans
Favorite moment in modeling:
Still to come, I am just starting. Looking forward to it!
Idea for a perfect day: 
Discovering new things in the wilderness, something I just recently gotten into.
Instagram: @damianipser

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Hanna|HMG Models (London)
IMAGES|Provided by HMG Models (London)
CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Cameron Smith|HMG Models (London)
Special thanks to Hanna and the men's board at HMG Models (London); Damian for taking the time to answer this short Q&A, hope to meet you soon one day!

Monday, September 26, 2016

JTC RECOMMENDS: CAMERON SMITH|HMG MODELS (LONDON)




























Name|Cameron Smith
Age|22
Hometown|Poole, Dorset

What other interests are you into besides modeling?
I love going to the gym and keeping healthy. A big fan of reading fantasy novels also.
Favorite pastime: 
My favorite past time has to be exercise. It keeps me focus and motivated. Also, the discipline in my life aids my general happiness.
Who you would love to meet through modeling? 
I would love to meet Kate Moss. She is a big inspiration to me and my number one icon. She has accomplished a lot in her career and stands for a lot that I agree with in her lifestyle.
Favorite brand of clothing: 
Saint Laurent. Their clothing is such a statement.
Favorite moment in modeling:
Being featured in Vogue online was a big deal to me! As well as a really stunning shoot I did in Greenwich Park.
Idea for a perfect day: 
For me, a perfect day would involve being with my friends in a busy shopping street of London. Choosing clothes for a specific event. That always excites me and I love seeing what would look good on me that I haven't tried yet!
Instagram: @Cameronpetersmith

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Hanna|HMG Models (London)
IMAGES|Provided by HMG Models (London)
CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Cameron Smith|HMG Models (London)
Special thanks to Hanna and the men's board at HMG Models (London); Cameron for taking the time to answer this short Q&A, hope to meet you soon one day!

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