Clothing: T-shirts, jeans and hoodie, all by Cheap Monday; jacket and sweater, both by Topman; boots by Dr. Martens
IN CONVERSATION: MATT ARDELL
Name|Matt Hunter Ardell
Hometown|Schenectady, New York
How did you get discovered?
My aunt wanted to send my pictures to a few New York modeling agencies and so we did!
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Going to high school
People would be surprised to know that I...
I like Lana Del Rey
What's your latest obsession?
Your most prize possession?
A jacket that I studded myself
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Artist Egon Schiele
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
My brother, he just moved out !
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Young, artistic and cute
Describe your personal style:
Basic, a little punk influence
Your favorite place you have travel to:
New York City or San Francisco
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
The Tracey Fragments—Scene: When Tracey imagines her life with her famous fantasy boyfriend
Your favorite sport:
I don't really like sports
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?
Schenectady, New York—The restaurant, Bombers Burrito Bar, love !
Favorite moment in modeling:
Going to San Francisco to shoot with Hedi Slimane, and going to a concert thereafter!
Your favorite song:
Half A Person by The Smiths
Your wish for the remaining months to 2012?
Finishing up high school and move ahead in my career in modeling!
ART RELATED Q&A:
Your favorite color
Green—My eyes are green, also it is the color of nature
If you can do a portrait with anyone (dead or alive), who would it be and why?
Elvis—because he is iconic!
Music that would compliment your artwork
Museum you would like to visit one day and be inspire by
Palace of Versailles
MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: Carlotta Sironi|DNA
Special thanks to Carlotta Sironi and the men's board at DNA; Paul Leggieri at The News; Marisa Lee and Michael Zakrzewski at Topman; Matt for his art work and being a great supporter of JTC!