IN CONVERSATION|TANNER REESE
Name|Tanner Austin Reese
Hometown|Granite Falls, Hickory, North Carolina
How did you get discovered?
I've always loved pictures and so I found myself taking pictures of myself. My friend referred me to CFW. I made the top 10 and was scouted by Karen Lee Group. From there, I found RED Models and loved the environment and the people there.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Before modeling, I was going to school for photography. I was also a pharmacy technician at Walgreens.
People would be surprised to know that I...
always had a lot of anxiety about literally everything. So I used art as a formula to calm my mind.
What's your latest obsession?
I obsessed over fashion so I have always researched new trends and celebrities I look up to.
Your most prize possession?
I have a pair of sunglasses my Grandpa was issued during the war. Those means a lot to me.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
I looked up to my mom because she always been super supportive of me.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
I was face timing my mom on my ride here.
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Creative, Adaptive, Unique
Describe your personal style:
My style is revolved around my mood and a number of stylish/fashion icons that I look up to...Cool, James Dean vibe.
Your favorite place you have travel to:
I've traveled a lot for my age and hope to travel more. My favorite place would be Guatemala because of its beauty and the love I build with the people there when I was living there and doing missionary work.
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Annabelle—Scene: I love horror films! The scene would be in the elevator!
Your favorite sport/team/player:
My favorite sports team is Carolina Panthers. My Grandpa and I would go to all the home games when I was living in North Carolina. Cam Newton is my favorite player because he is great all around and is a great example to the kids.
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?
Granite Falls, North Carolina—I would take you to this movie theater called Carolina Theater. It's only $3 to see a movie and I go all the time with my friends.
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 have a show called "That 90's Show" and it would be about my lifestyle now but 16 years back. Theme song: 3am by Matchbox 20
Craziest thing you ever done:
Me and my friend were on this loft by the lake and he dared me to cliff jump knowing how deep the water was. I jumped off before he even finished daring me!
Your wish for the remainder of 2016?
John W. Babin|Tom La Sala|Red Models
MODEL|Tanner Reese|Red Models
Special thanks to John W. Babin, Tom La Sala and the men's board at Red Models; Tanner for his time spend with JTC to do this blog feature!