Monday, July 16, 2012

MISTER RIDGE|JOE ESSIG











Clothing: T-shirt, checkered shirt and blue shoes, all by Cheap Monday; jeans by Osklen; blazer by Heirloom by Billy Reid; mustard brown trouser and bow tie, both by Billy Reid; belt by Perry Ellis; shirt by Richard Chai; coat by Burberry Prorsum; brown shoes by General Idea
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IN CONVERSATION: JOE ESSIG
Name|Joseph Ridge Essig
Age|17
Hometown|St. Louis, Missouri

How did you get discovered?
A friend's mom is a talent scout for a local agency, Centro Models that picked me up
What were you doing prior to modeling?
High school was about the only big thing in my life, along with theater
People would be surprised to know that I...
sing and dance
What's your latest obsession?
Tom Waits' music
Your most prize possession?
Book—"Burning In Water, Drowning In Flame" by Charles Bukowski
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
James Dean
When is the last time you said "I Love You" to someone?
Today, I said it to my mother
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Passionate, outgoing and creative
Describe your personal style
Alternating between edgy , simple to classy
Your favorite place you have travel to
San Francisco, California for the culture and the setting
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
A Clockwork Orange—Scene: Anytime that Malcolm McDowell's character narrates
Your favorite sport
Sport: Lacrosse
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?
St. Louis, Missouri—The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis for the best dramatic arts in town!
Your favorite song?
John Wayne Gacy Jr. by Sufjan Stevens
Best moment in modeling to date:
Getting pickup and signed by Ford Models!
What is your wish for 2012?
To get into a reputable theatre program for college!

MODEL AGENTS|AGENCY:
Kati Brown|Jesse Simon|Ford Models
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Joe Essig|Ford
Special thanks to Kati Brown, Jesse Simon and the men's board at Ford; Natalie Conor and Megan Maguire at Maguire Steele PR; Paul Leggieri at The News and Joe for immersing himself into the characters for the shoot!

CLOTHING:
Billy Reid-www.billyreid.com
Burberry Prorsum-www.burberry.com
General Idea-www.generalidea.eu
Osklen-www.osklen.com
Richard Chai-www.richardchai.com
Cheap Monday-www.cheapmonday.com
Perry Ellis-www.perryellis.com

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