IN CONVERSATION|MACKLIN WILLIGAN
Hometown|Red Hook, New York State
How did you get discovered?
Both of my parents are involved in the modeling or fashion industry when they were younger and their experiences prompted me to pursue a career in modeling myself. I had played with the idea for some time, and ultimately decided this summer to take that leap of faith and put myself out there!
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Before modeling, I was enrolled as a full time student at Haverford College in Pennsylvania. I am planning on continuing my study of Political Science and German there while modeling, but might contemplate part-time student options.
People would be surprised to know that I...
love Crocs (Black pair) First thing I do when I get home is slip those puppies on. Love 'em.
What's your latest obsession?
NBA Finals. I am a soccer player myself, but I can always get behind some great basketball, especially when the Stephen Curry and LeBron James narratives are involved.
Your most prize possession?
My guitar. My iuncle passed down one of his older acoustic guitars to me a few Christmases back, and I won't soon forget the gesture. He really got me into music, and I can't thank him enough!
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Mia Hamm—Strangely enough, my mom was always a huge fan, and being that she was the one who got me interested in soccer in the first place, her love for Mia rubbed off on me too.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
To my mom...She's always been very affectionate towards us and taught me that there's nothing wrong with showing how you feel. Love you mom!
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Calm, Thoughtful and Independent
Describe your personal style:
Some tight jeans, basic shirt,nice jacket or sweater. My favorite seasons are the fall and winter because they allow more opportunities for layering and creativity when it comes to style.
Your favorite place you have travel to:
When I was 13 years old, my grandparents took my older sisters and me on a 10-days European tour through Ireland, London and Paris. We spent most of the time in Ireland, and it's no wonder that that's the place stuck with me the most. It is drop dead gorgeous!
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Gladiator—Scene: Maximus reveals himself to the Emperor for the first time after fighting in the Coliseum!
Your favorite sport:
Sport: German Soccer
Team: Bayern Munich
Player: Bastian Schweinsteiger
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?
Red Hook, New York State—I will take you to my childhood house. We moved just before I went to college, but this old house epitomizes both Red Hook and my childhood for me!
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
A show similar to Parks & Recreation. It's been my favorite show for some time now. Theme song: A-Punk by Vampire Weekend
Your wish for 2015?
Another family reunion! My family shares a house in Sun Valley, Idaho where we all congregated when we can, but since we are so far flung, these reunions are few and far between. They never fail to produce priceless memories!
John W. Babin|Tom La Sala|Red Models
MODEL|Macklin Willigan|Red Models
Special thanks to John W. Babin and Tom La Sala and the men's board at Red Models; Ryu Hayama at Fingers Crossed; Macklin for making the trek from Red Hook, New York and time spend with JTC!
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