IN CONVERSATION|DOUG PAYNE
How did you get discovered?
I was discovered by my mother agent at the time, Jordan Morris, through models.com
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was a sophomore in college when I started getting into modeling.
People would be surprised to know that I...
am 23? I am constantly told I look much younger!
What's your latest obsession?
Grimes and Matcha Powder
Your most prize possession?
I honestly don't have one but if I had to pick I would say a pair of cufflinks that my grandfather gave me.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
My parents have always been my heroes. They have always been responsible and great influences on me.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
The last time was probably to one of my friends on the phone. I miss and love my college friends today!
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Quirky, Exuberant and Diligent
Describe your personal style:
My personal style is always changing. I love wearing tight pants with boots or rubber Converse. I am a big fan of unique graphic tees and I also love long jackets. Really into darker colors recently.
Your favorite place you have travel to:
New York City, I absolutely love the energy!
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Kill Bill, Volume 1—Scene: The entire film
Your favorite fashion designer and why?
I love Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent. He has a way of making clothes look so edgy while still being chic and expensive looking. I am also a fan of Kris Van Assche for Dior Homme. Walking for Dior Homme would probably be one of the greatest achievements I could set for myself in my modeling career.
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?
Hockessin, Delaware—I have always been a big fan of cheeseburgers and Delaware has some good eats :)!
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
Type of show: Sketch comedy show, improv based.
Theme song: Steve McQueen by M83
Craziest thing you ever did:
Pursued modeling. It's a crazy industry with lots of rejection, but it has been an awesome way to learn about myself and grow as a person/artist.
Your wish for 2016?
To accomplish everything I have set out to do this year. That includes walking in fashion shows and maybe banking a few campaigns!
Jordan Morris|MSA Models
IMAGES|Jae Foo (@beforeyoukillusall)
MODEL|Doug Payne|MSA Models
Special thanks to Jordan Morris and the men's board at MSA Models; Jae Foo for taking the photos; Doug for the long wait for this feature to run and time spend with JTC!
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