IN CONVERSATION|DANIEL LAAKSONEN
How did you get discovered?
I was scouted to Instagram. Kevin Holloman wanted me to join his new agency, Homme and I really want to join it. I just love fashion a lot, clothes, designers and models.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I am still studying in high school and I am also a practitioner nurse. I loved doing that because I like helping people and I care about their health.
People would be surprised to know that I...
No drugs, smoking or drinking (Drinking except on my birthday!) I try to be clean because I know how bad it is for your body!
What's your latest obsession?
Katy Perry. She is one of my favorite singer. Her songs speaks to me a lot especially her new single "Rise", breathtaking!
Your most prize possession?
A teddy bear from my Grandma before she died form cancer. "I will be there for you when you are feeling sad." I had to leave the hospital before she past away, which is why I loved that teddy.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
I looked up to my mom. She is a strong woman. So caring and loving. She would do anything for her kids. She has two jobs and she's not home all the time, which is ok but when eventually able to get a job, I usually give her half of the money I get because I loved her.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
To my sister. She wasn't feeling well at that time and I couldn't go to her place so I called her and made her laugh. End of the call I said, "I Love You."
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Adventurous, Friendly and Loyal
Describe your personal style:
Modern vs. Adventurous, I usually wear hat because I loved Indiana Jones when I was a little boy and now it's kinda like my signature look. Simple, clean with a twist of humor.
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Rocky Mountain Park in Colorado. I love hiking and the nature is beautiful there.
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
The Hunger Games—Scene: Where Peeta and Katniss kissed for the first time is my favorite part of the whole movie.
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?
Turku, Finland—In Finland, you would either find me in amusement park or in the park with my friends having a picnic. We would be playing board games or playing volley ball.
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 probably have a show that air parodies. I want the show to be fun that makes people laugh! Theme song: Afro Circus (From the Madagascar movie), so funny.
Craziest thing you ever done:
It was a year ago. I traveled first time alone and I flew from Finland to Colorado to meet a person that I have known for just two months. I was there for a month and I only had two hundred dollars with me.
Your wish for the remainder of 2016?
I would really like to talk to Grandma who died three years ago. She has always believed in me and I just love her. She is like my best friend.
Kevin Holloman|Homme Mgmt.
MODEL|Daniel Laaksonen|Homme Mgmt.
Special thanks to Kevin Holloman and the new men's modeling agency, Homme Mgmt.; Daniel for his time spend with JTC to do this blog feature!
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