IN CONVERSATION|BRIAR MONTANA
Hometown|New York, New York
How did you get discovered?
I was spotted on the street by my mother agent, Demanti at Union Square. I had just bought some goods from the Farmer's Market.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Working at a lunch spot in Chelsea Market
People would be surprised to know that I...
a distant relative of Captain John Smith from Pocahontas and possibly also of Simon Bolivar, founder of Bolivia. I am not particularly proud of these ancestors!
What's your latest obsession?
Lately I've been pretty into magic the gathering. Kinda nerdy, I guess, but it is pretty fun!
Your most prize possession?
My skateboard! It gets me where I wanted to go. I really cherish the letters I've gotten from friends. They're like little windows of emotions from the past...
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
I really looked up to my older brother growing up. We had all the brotherly quarrels and he was rarely actually very nice to me but he was the next youngest siblings and I adored him...
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
My sister, earlier today
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Chill, Relaxed and Expressive
Describe your personal style:
Comfortable and flexible without sacrificing class
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Anywhere in nature really, but in particular the forest around my family's house in Pennsylvania. Also the beaches in the southern parts of Bahia, Brazil!
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Labyrinth—Scene: Where David Bowie's character sings "What Kind of Magic Spell To Use" to the stolen baby
Your favorite sport:
Player: Pele, kind of a cheap answer but he is cool!
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?
New York, New York—I would take you to Mamouns on MacDougal Street for the best falafel!
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would the show be...which song would you choose as your opening theme song?
I would have a variety show with all my most eccentric friends. We would have wacky artist types come on and discuss life with them. Theme song would be Under The Sea from The Little Mermaid
Your wish for the remainder of 2014?
I would wish for my own island in the tropical warm seas. I'd leave it green without any developments!
Demanti O'Bryant|St. Claire Models
MODEL|Briar Montana|St. Claire Models
Special thanks to Demanti O'Bryant and the men's board at St. Claire; Briar for the wait to finally do a feature on him at JTC!