IN CONVERSATION|ALIJAH HARRISON
Name|Alijah William Harrison
How did you get discovered?
In my hometown one afternoon, I just so happen to stop at the same gas station as my mother agents, Jeff and Mary Clarke (Mother Model Management). They approached me and gave me their card. Next thing I know, I was doing some test shoots in St. Louis the next weekend!
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Attending college to pursue a degree in computer and electrical engineering, working as an engineering intern at a manufacturing company and staying fit, living a healthy lifestyle.
People would be surprised to know that I...
was valedictorian of my high school class and known to have solve the rubik's cube!
What's your latest obsession?
Learning as much as possible about the fashion industry, learning brands, designers and fellow models. Coming from a background of not being involved in fashion, there is a lot to be learn!
Your most prize possession?
Family pictures, this is my first time far away from home and my family means the world to me so I always keep them close. Mom—Terri Joe Young; Dad—Don Harrison and Sister—Alaina Harrison
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
I was always very much into sports growing up, and Michael Jordan was a big influence on me.
Dad—He always pushed me to be the best I could. Quote: "If you want to be as good as everyone else, only do as much as everyone else...but if you want to be better than everyone, do more than everyone else!"
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
Late last night, made a phone call to momma just letting her know how things are going in the big city.
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Driven—To be successful
Confident—I can be successful
Humble—About success I've had
Describe your personal style:
Mixing fashionable looks with sporty looks
Your favorite place you have travel to:
New York City, my new home, so much to see and do and so many beautiful women wandering the streets!
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Good Will Hunting—Scene: Will said, "People paid thousands of dollars for an education, they could've gotten for 50 cents in late fees at the public library."
Your favorite sport:
Team: St. Louis Cardinals
Player: Yodier Molina—just a class act and the face of St. Louis
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?
Hannibal, Missouri—I would take you to a variety of beautiful nature scenes found around my hometown. I enjoyed a nice peaceful day surrounded by sights and sounds of nature.
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your opening theme song?
Lifestyle fitness show, people think there is a secret to having a ripped six pack and chiseled chest. There's no secret, just hard work and simple dieting and training habits! Consistency over time is the biggest key! Theme song: Lose Yourself by Eminen
Craziest thing I ever done:
Drop out of college, quit my job, abandon my family and friends, moved to a foreign land all by myself, and attempt to start a "new life" :)—Crazy!
Your wish for the remainder of 2015?
Do the Calvin Klein campaign!
Christophe Sanchez-Vahle|Soul Artist Management
MODEL|Alijah Harrison|Soul Artist Management
Special thanks to Christophe Sanchez-Vahle and the men's board at Soul Artist Management; Alijah for his time professionalism and time spend with JTC!
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