IN CONVERSATION|DRAYTON RATCLIFF
Name|Drayton Alexander Ratcliff
How did you get discovered?
I was rushing to class and Demanti (from St. Claire Models) stopped me. At first I didn't know what to expect because no one has ever approached me on the street like that before. He told he was a mother agency and want to chat about what he does and me being able to become a model. I was going to be late to class, so I gave him my number and he texted me all the information.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was going to school at NYU, majoring in Biology and Chemistry on a pre-med track!
People would be surprised to know that I...
am really into photography
What's your latest obsession?
Photography, as mentioned above
Your most prize possession?
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
My mom. She worked so hard to raise me and my sisters so that we can have the best life possible. She truly inspires me!
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
My girlfriend, while we were talking on the phone last night!
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Fun, Silly and Happy
Describe your personal style:
Fitted jeans with a nice long henley or a short sleeve button down dress shirt. I also like to wear crazy print socks when it goes with the outfit!
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Israel, it is amazing!
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
The Lion King—Scene: When Simba comes back to claim his rightful place as King
Your favorite sport:
Team: Houston Rockets
Player: Ray Allen (NBA)
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?
Houston, Texas—I would like to take you to the Galleria
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your opening song?
An animated comedy show like Family Guy or The Simpsons. Can't think of a song but definitely an upbeat fun number!
Your wish for the remainder of 2014?
I would wish to be successful in whatever I choose to do in life!
Clothing: Print shirt by Richard Chai; scarf by Alex Mill; zipper jacket with leather sleeves by Baldwin; turtleneck by Osklen; jeans by J.Lindeberg; coat by Jadine; double breasted blazer by Massimo Alba; t-shirt by H&M
Demanti O'Bryant|St. Claire Models
MODEL|Drayton Ratcliff|St. Claire Models
Special thanks to Demanti O'Bryant and the men's board at St. Claire Models; Tim Cush at Maguire Steele PR; Joe Thiel at WeAreThiel; Michael Zakrzewski at BCPM; Drayton for the wait and time spend with JTC!
DRAYTON RATCLIFF' S SELF PORTRAIT