Tuesday, December 31, 2013

YEAR IN REVIEW|BEST OF|JTC COLLAGES





























All Images|Styling|Collages: John Tan

Special Thanks:
To all the agents, agencies and pr showrooms for their support by providing me with all the great models/clothing to feature.

To all the designers, photographers and stylists who entrusted their shows for me to cast this year.

To all the great creative collaborators and talents who participated/contributed to Visual Tales Magazine! Couldn't have done the 2013 issues without your generous efforts!

To all the models I have the privilege to meet, interviewed and photographed in 2013, thanks for your time and sharing all of your stories with JTC! It's been great getting to know each and everyone of you! I wish all of you great success in 2014!

To everyone who check out this blog on a regular basis, thanks for your continuing support!

Here's to more exciting adventures in 2014! 
—JTC Casting|Visual Tales Magazine

Friday, December 27, 2013

MERRY HOLIDAYS FROM JTC!!!


LAST MAN STANDING|MANUEL VEGA

































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IN CONVERSATION|MANUEL VEGA

Name|Manuel Vega Mendivil
Age|20
Hometown|Madrid, Spain

How did you get discovered?
I was having a eating pizza moment at a local Pizza Hut, some guy approached me and asked if I was interest in modeling. I said, "Are you kidding?" I got signed  and became a model thereafter
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was in school but not really a good academic
People would be surprised to know that I...
when I was younger, I wasn't very healthy...I had a tumor and I was very close to dying
What's your latest obsession?
My girlfriend and close friends
Your most prize possession?
My grandfather gave me gold Rolex
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
James Dean...a true icon, young forever!
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
My girlfriend, Patricia 
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Passionate, Honest and Happy
Describe your personal style:
The sportswear look—basic t-shirt, skinny jeans and New Balance sneakers
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Zurich
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Match Point—Scene: Sex scene by the Village House
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Soccer
Team: Real Madrid
Player: Cristiano Ronaldo
If there's a destination or item you would recommend us to check out or visit about your native country/city or town
Madrid, Spain—Bar—Salmoral—got to go there!
If you were given a indie cable show, which song would you choose as your opening theme song? What kind of show would it be?
Sex Bomb by Tom Jones—A comedy show
Favorite moment in modeling:
Being photographed by Mario Testino
Your wish for the remainder of 2013 and 2014?
Continue growing and working in modeling! Be successful in life so I can continue to do what I love to do!

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Nole Marin|Sarah Flaherty Plamer|Aim Model Management
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Manuel Vega|Aim Model Management
Special thanks to Nole Marin, Sarah Flaherty Palmer and the men's board at Aim Model Management; Manuel for the long wait for this feature to launch!
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MANUEL VEGA' S SELF PORTRAIT