IN CONVERSATION|TUCKER HAYES
Hometown|Fort Worth, Texas
How did you get discovered?
My friends, Parker, Emily and Grace kept telling me I was good looking so I decide to send in some pics to my current mother agency, Dragonfly.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was still in high school, running a lot of track, nothing changed because I decided to stay and finish. Now I am in NY starting my freshman year at NYU! I want to get into the communications and marketing of fashion.
People would be surprised to know that I...
used to skateboard and travel around US competing.
What's your latest obsession?
Hot yoga, it pushes me to my limits and I've learned to apply it to other aspects of life.
Your most prize possession?
My dad gave me his cowboy boots once I moved to NYC, which was really cool because in Texas I never wore boots but decided I would in the city to spread a little Texas around.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Young Thug because he breaks down so many barriers in the music and fashion industries and influences so many types of people. He brings something different to the mainstream.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
Today to my friend George because he said something vulgar that made me laugh.
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Extroverted, Lively, Hungry
Describe your personal style:
I would say my style is pretty simple and sporty with some high fashion designer sprinkled here and there, but I am sure I will venture into the avant garde now that I have the influence of NYC surrounding me.
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Beirut, Lebanon—It was such a rare experience and I was able to immerse into such a deep yet surprising similar culture.
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Mad Max Fury Road—Scene: I am obsessed with the scene where the wives are first revealed in the desert, the art direction is incredible!
Your five favorite designers and thoughts on each of them:
1. Gosha Rubchinskiy—Old school looks are embellished with a modern art feel
2. McQueen—Skulls are super cool
4. Gucci—A great classic look and their loafers! Just not too heavy logo please!
5. Dolce & Gabbana—Usage of color and natural patterns! Love!
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?
Fort Worth, Texas—Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas because it is creative and classy, also Austin City Limits Music Festival because the lineup are always great.
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 reality show similar to The Bachelor but instead of finding love, I am looking for a new best friend because I know for sure that the people casted would be super entertaining and just because it makes sense. Theme song: Best Friend by Young Thug
Craziest thing you ever done:
I drove a car at a speed limit of 170mph on the way to a lake where there are tons of endless country roads!
Your wish for the remainder of 2016?
Surviving my freshman college year!
Lindsey Murrell|The Dragonfly Agency (Dallas, Texas)
IMAGES|Provided by Dragonfly Agency (Dallas, Texas)
(Photographs by Renie Saliba and Brian Jamie)
MODEL|Tucker Hayes|The Dragonfly Agency (Dallas, Texas)
Special thanks to Lindsey Murrell and the men's board at The Dragonfly Agency (Dallas, Texas); Tucker for his time spend with JTC to do this blog feature!