IN CONVERSATION|JOSEPH TOLVE
How did you get discovered?
I was discovered while I was on the street in Union Square by my mother agent, Demanti O'Bryant.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was acting in film and performing in theater.
People would be surprised to know that I...
I believe in spiritual guides.
What's your latest obsession?
Your most prize possession?
My stuffed animal teddy bear named Wallace.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Lady Gaga—She is strong and fearless.
Favorite song from Lady Gaga:
Mary Jane Holland because it is about transformation.When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
Two months ago to my ex-boyfriend.
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Funny, Carzy, Happy and Emotional
Describe your personal style:
In between a rocker and hipster
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Brazil because of the laid back lifestyle
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe—Scene: When Lucy first entered Narnia.
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?
Mahopac, Westchester—People expected this area to be a way very backward community but it's not like that, so I would take you to the art center to proof them wrong.
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 talk show. Theme song: Blah, Blah, Blah by Keisha
Craziest thing you ever done:
When I was age 10, I jumped from the roof of a car and badly hurt my arm when I hit the ground.
Your wish for 2016?
I would wish that anyone I've hurt would forgive me.
Demanti O'Bryant|St. Claire Models
MODEL|Joseph T|St. Claire Models
Special thanks to Demanti O'Bryant and the men's board at St. Claire Models; Joseph for making the trek to NY on a rainy day to meet with JTC!
JOSEPH TOLVE' S SELF PORTRAIT