IN CONVERSATION|JOE TAAFFE
Hometown|Larchmont, New York
How did you get discovered?
I was scouted by Leah Hibbert from Heroes Models at a music festival by the Meadows.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I worked as a digital marketing agency.
People would be surprised to know that I...
write screenplays in my free time.
What's your latest obsession?
I am fascinated by mountain climbing. I've hiked a couple of volcanoes this past year. It's equal parts miserable and rewarding. I love the rush when you reach the top!
Your most prize possession?
I have a coconut I smuggled back from Thailand fifteen years ago that I still keep as a reminder of the trips I have taken with my family.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
David Beckham, he was my favorite player on my favorite team, Manchester United.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
My mom and dad
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Adventurous, Intense, Curious
Describe your personal style:
Casual with city twist
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Golden Temple in Amritsar, India during my study abroad at college.
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
There Will Be Blood—Scene: Bowling alley scene
Your favorite sport:
Team: Manchester United
Player: Paul Pogba
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?
Larchmont, New York—The local old fashion movie theater
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
It would be a dramedy set in New Orleans set to a jazz theme music.
Craziest thing you ever done:
I went to Kenya on a whim with my best friend to work at an NGO.
Your wish for the remainder of 2016?
Trip to Monaco
Nadia Shahrik|Heroes Models
MODEL|Joseph Taaffe|Heroes Models
Special thanks to Nadia Shahrik and the men's board at Heroes Models; Joseph for taking the time out and fight the chill to do this blog feature with JTC!
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