IN CONVERSATION|OWEN KLINKON
Name|Owen Olson Klinkon
How did you get discovered?
A lot of people encouraged me to and I thought modeling seemed like a good way to get involved in a creative industry that I really admire.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I am a freshman at NYU studying film, literature and politics. I did a lot of filmmaking and art in high school.
People would be surprised to know that I...
was "famous" on the online game Club Penguin when I was a kid.
What's your latest obsession?
Architecture, specifically micro-houses and small cute living spaces.
Your most prize possession?
My stuffed animal collection of Otters. Two of them I named them Coco and Marshmallow, who I lost for many years and recently found again.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
I looked up to my mom, who worked through incredible struggle, but still taught me that the world is good place to be!
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
My parents, on the phone
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Awkward, Excited and Anxious
Describe your personal style:
My version of military chic
Your favorite place you have travel to:
The Stranded Book Store, second floor
Since you are a filmmaker, name your favorite films:
Le Quattro Volte, The Great Beauty,Seven Psychopaths, Apocalypse Now, Blow Up.
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?
Seatlle, Washington—Dahlia's—my favorite restaurant. We will eat pot stickers, duck and doughnuts.
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 heavily soundtracked show about me, walking around looking at art and stuff I like, interviewing interesting people and pretending I understand things.
Craziest thing you ever did:
I tried to shut down a street in Seattle to film something and everyone got very upset with me.
Your wish for 2016?
To take a selfie with a Quokka!
George Brown|Dave Fothergill|Citizen/Red
Special thanks to George Brown, Dave Fothergill and the men's board at Citizen/Red; Owen for reaching out and time spend with JTC!
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