IN CONVERSATION|STEFFAN ARGUS
Hometown|Des Plaines, Chicago
How did you get discovered?
After acting and performing music, I want to delve back into modeling as well. I used to do it when I was younger and I want to explore that world again.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I've been performing across the country. I sing and write alternative music. I have also been an actor in both television and film since I was 11 and I played nine instruments: Guitar, piano, french horn, cello, ukulele mandolin, banjo, bass guitar and percussion.
People would be surprised to know that I...
Sometimes I'd like to feel extreme emotions even if it's negative. I just love to feel and live life. Sometimes life is bad but I almost like the ups and downs and makes me feel like I'm actually living.
What's your latest obsession?
I've been obsessed with analyzing music. I like to listen to songs over and over so I can pick out every layer, instrumentation and effects. I want to figure out exactly how music is made so I can do it too!
Your most prize possession?
I have a stuffed animal pull a bear named Rudy that I had since I was a baby. He's really comforting because he reminds me of my childhood.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Growing up, I really look up to my sister Sadie when she started learning guitar I copied her so she's the reason I do music. She also has impeccable music taste which she shared with me.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
To my mom right after we had both been freaking out and crying because we miss seeing my little sister Lacey, she is still in Chicago and I miss her every day. Me and my two sisters are unusually close!
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Believing, Hopeful and Open
Describe your personal style:
I'm into worldly vintage clothes. A mix of what Peter Pan would look like and a character from a John Hughes movie!
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Kauai. It felt like home very natural and free!
Your favorite music tracks:
Vessel by Twenty One Pilots
An Awesome Way by Alt-J
The Mistress by Yellow Ostrich
Talon Of The Hawk by The Front Bottoms
Peter Pan Soundtrack by James Newton Howard
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?
Des Plaines, Chicago—I take all my friends who visit me in Des Plaines to an abandoned motel called the "Polo Inn". The people who owned it were evicted and it's been vacant for three years. Inside there's still a bunch of cool stuff. For instance, I found the entire Star Wars Saga on DVD and copy of the book, Treasure Island.
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
I would make the drama comedy involving young teenagers. It would be a marriage between The Office and the Breakfast Club. Theme song: Hahahahohoho by Yellow Ostrich
Craziest thing you ever done:
When I was three, I was at my aunt's wedding in Hawaii. I was the flower boy. I accidentally got drunk from a martini and I stripped naked durging their vows and went streaking down the aisle and onto the beach! :)
Your wish for 2016?
I hope to make music people will love to listen to I want to perform for crowds big or small!
Jesse Simon|Taylor Noonan|Ford LA
MODEL|Steffan Argus|Ford LA
Special thanks to Jesse Simon, Taylor Noonan and the men's board at Ford LA; Steffan for being the first model JTC have photographed in LA and time spend with JTC!
STEFFAN ARGUS' SELF PORTRAIT