Thursday, March 31, 2016

MR. PALO CEDRO|DYLAN FENDER



















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IN CONVERSATION|DYLAN FENDER

Name|Dylan Fender
Age|18
Hometown|Palo Cedro, California

How did you get discovered?
I was getting a haircut and my hair dresser's assistant mentioned her photographer's friend, who shoots models, would probably want to shoot me. Incidentally, I have taken up an interest in runway and fashion recently. Initially, it sounds sketchy but thought I didn't have much to loose, so she sent a photo of me to the photographer, Haley and she organized a shoot date for me. Haley turned out to be a lovely photographer. It was my first time in front of the camera and even though I have no clue what I was doing, I totally felt comfortable. She mentioned I was pretty good for my first time and asked what agency I was with. I told her I didn't have one so I mentioned an agency I'd like to be sign with. Immediately, Haley send a photo she took of me to NIYA, the owner of NIYA Models Management and Niya sent me an email the next day organizing a meeting and I got signed right away!
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Before I was a senior in high school, I started working at Bastille, which is this local boutique that fashion nerds work at. It's my teen dream job besides modeling!
People would be surprised to know that I...
am a total internet kid with a computer addiction. If I wasn't at school, I will be playing games. I used to have a really bad social anxiety as well. I think it is hilarious that I end up where I am now, meeting countless of people daily. I feel like 70% of modeling is networking and I used to have nervous sweats one meeting a new person or talking to strangers.
What's your latest obsession?
Last time I'm obsessed over something, it was a pair of shoes. It's super basic but I fell in love with these Rick Owens Ramones sneakers. I saved for a bit and find a nylon pair for $400. It's probably the most I ever pay for a pair of sneakers. Maybe one day I plan on reselling them but I tend to get attached to things due to sentimental value, it's not always healthy.
Your most prize possession?
I have this little silver meteorite I bought at a gem fair when I was super young. I used to always play with it, believing there's magic powers to it. It was a catalyst to hours of imagination and fun, and I still have it in my safe at home. It reminds me of when I was young.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
I always look up to my dad. The man is almost perfect I swear. As a businessman, the dude is sharp and as a family man, I could not ask for a more caring and supportive influence.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
I say I love you to so many people. I feel fortunate with those I choose to surround myself with. If it is a significant other, it will take a lot longer to feel the urge to say it. I believe the last person I said I love you to was my very good friend, my kindred spirit, he is going through a tough time right now and I reminded him that I will always be around for support and I love him. It's good to express that to people if you mean it.
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Textural (Tactile), Enthusiastic and Tongue-In-Cheek
My friend Kieran said: Blithe, Aesthetic, Sagacious
Describe your personal style:
Lovely colors, comfortable fabrics, soft and tactile textures (NO Polyester!)
Your favorite place you have travel to:
I've been too many places but if I have to choose, Utah is absolutely lovely and reminds me of the northwest. Portland is a recent favorite, the people are incredibly nice and has to be the perfect amount of cultural happenings and massive trees.
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
American Psycho freaks me out! Patrick Bateman is one of the most unsettling characters he so not human but I love the business card scene. It feels human and I related to it so much.
Your top five favorite designers:
Acne Studios—Comfort, great fabrics, colors and fit. I don't like how they moved production to China though!
Boris Bidjan Saberi—His eleven collection is one of my favorite street wear lines. Great tech wear influence, great flow in the fabric, most comfortable!
Dior (Under Raf Simons)—So ethereal! It is this lovely interpretation of Dior elegance through Raf's eyes. He just left which makes me sad but I absolutely loves his designs.
Vetements—I know they are essentially making fashion a post-ironic joke but that is very me as a person. I love their attitude and designs. They are brilliant and they simultaneously don't care and do.
Christian Carol Poell—His designs just send me chills and moves me to my core and I like that about him. His designs always feels otherworldly without trying too hard.
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?
Palo Cedro, CaliforniaTo my home then off hiking or camping. Not because I love camping but it's something Utah offers that's absolutely great or we can go boating or hang out at a café. The Utah Contemporary Art Museum is absolutely a killer so we will definitely need to go there first!
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
OK here's my TV pitch: It's a show kind of like a talk show except it's just me and a guest watching TV and that's it! Imagine watching a movie within a show with Kevin Spacey or Jack Nicholson and talking about it. Theme song would be noise rock for like five seconds along with color flashing slowly then the calm TV watching TV show starts.
Craziest thing you ever done:
I don't really do crazy, like it comes off as reckless. I feel like if you're doing something consider crazy by others and it hurts or inconvenience no one, it's not really crazy. Crazy is like yelling at people, hurting others...
Your wish for 2016?
One wish to know something useful like how do you stop entropy!

MODEL AGENTS|AGENCY: 
Wil Hill|Shawn Zane|Fusion Models
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Dylan Fender|Fusion Models
Special thanks to Wil Hill & Shawn Zane and the men's board at Fusion Models; Dylan for his effort in answering all the questions in details and time spend with JTC!
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DYLAN FENDER' S SELF PORTRAIT


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

SPOTLIGHT: JOLAND NOVAJ







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IN CONVERSATION|JOLAND NOVAJ

Name|Joland Novaj
Age|17
Hometown|Kosovo, Albania

How did you get discovered?
I was stopped on the street by my agent, George Brown and told me I looked like Justin Bieber and that I would make a great model. So I signed with Citizen/Red Models and for a month, George refers me as Bieber cause he kept forgetting my name!
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Play basketball, go to school, skateboard, cook, learning to speak in my native language and tutor.
People would be surprised to know that I...
want to go to any country in the world that needs my help and support them!
What's your latest obsession?
Driving, I want to go to that famous highway in Germany and drive there!
Your most prize possession?
My necklace that my grandma bought me when I was 3 years old
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
John Lena when I was young but now I look up to Justin Bieber
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
My girlfriend last night
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Joyful, fun, fantastic
Describe your personal style:
Stylish
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Vlore, Albania
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
The Great Gatsby—Scene: When he raises the glass
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Basketball
Team: Lakers
Player: Kobe Bryant
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?
New York City, New York—Go to the Up & Down and dance our lives away!
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your theme song?
How to live life in the moment. Theme song: No Type by Rae Sremmurd
Craziest thing you ever done:
Went skydiving
Your wish for 2016?
To have my own island in Hawaii!

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
George Brown|Dave Fothergill|Citizen/Red
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Joland Novaj|Citizen/Red
Special thanks to George Brown, Dave Fothergill and the men's board at Citizen/Red; Joland for his honesty and time spend with JTC!
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JOLAND NOVAJ' S SELF PORTRAIT

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

JTC in PARIS: FRANCIS MONIER|MARILYN



























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IN CONVERSATION|FRANCIS MONIER
European Edition

Name|Francis Monier
Age|21
Hometown|Paris, France

Time travel: Where would you like to go?
USA. I was born there but my family left the country when I was 2 years old.
If you could change reality, what would like to change?
True respect of each other, no?
Your favorite animal:
Lion
Rock and Roll or Hip Hop:
Rock and Roll
Space or Earth?
Earth
Favorite performer currently:
Roger Hojson

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Sara Ghazi-Tabatabai|Marilyn Models (Paris)
IMAGES|Jae Foo|@beforeyoukillusall
CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Francis Monier|Marilyn Models (Paris)

Special thanks to Sara Ghazi-Tabatabai and the men's board at Marilyn Models (Paris); Jae Foo for taking the photographs; Francis for stopping by during Paris Men Fashion Week to meet with JTC!
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FRANCIS MONIER' S SELF PORTRAIT

Friday, March 25, 2016

JTC RECOMMENDS: PASCAL BALL|M MANAGEMENT (PARIS)



















































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IN CONVERSATION|PASCAL BALL
European Edition

Name|Pascal Ball
Age|19
Hometown|Bad Sachsa, Germany

Time travel: Where would you like to go?
I think I want to go to the future to see what happens to the world. Maybe the future will be bad for me, my family, friends. I will go back to the present and try to make it right. 
If you could change reality, what would like to change?
I love my life the way it is so I don't think I would like to change anything.
Your favorite animal:
Cats—I have four: Lynn, Paula, Tiger and Tommy
Rock and Roll or Hip Hop:
Hip Hop but more R&B—I love Topic, Sam Feldt, The Weeknd, Nicki Minaj
Space or Earth
I can't choose between the two but if I have to choose, I say Earth!
Favorite performer currently:
Actress Jennifer Lawrence

MODEL AGENTS|AGENCY: Magali Gless|
Jan-Robert Allo|M Management (Paris)
DIGITALS|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
PORTFOLIO IMAGES|Provided by M Management (Paris)
MODEL|Pascal Ball (Germany)|M Management (Paris)
Special thanks to Jan-Robert Allo, Magali Gless and the men's board at M Management (Paris); Pascal for stopping by in Paris and time spend with JTC!

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PASCAL BALL' S SELF PORTRAIT

Thursday, March 24, 2016

SANDER'S HOTEL|SANDER ANOCIC








































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IN CONVERSATION|SANDER ANOCIC

Name|Sander Anocic
Age|18
Hometown|Amsterdam, Netherlands

How did you get discovered?
My mom bought two tickets for a modeling convention and once I stepped into the convention, I immediately got scouted!
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was at school, played a lot of soccer with my friends. I am very interested in film making (directing). My uncle is a established film director so I would like to follow his footsteps.
People would be surprised to know that I...
am very introverted. I like being alone and do nothing most of my time.
What's your latest obsession?
Making the best out of my modeling career. It is my number one priority and that's why I go to the gym a lot.
Your most prize possession?
My grandmother bought me a necklace which I really wanted. She passed away after a year she bought it and that's why the necklace is so important to me.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
My brother is my hero. He always stood by my side and he was the first person who could understand what I was saying as a baby!
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
Half an hour ago, to my grilfriend
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Thoughtful, Warmhearted and Caring
Describe your personal style:
If I have the money, I would like to dress very classy. I want people to think "Wow! What a gentlemen!" For now, my look is pretty casual.
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Inglorious Bastards—Scene: Opening scene, Christophe Waltz is amazing!
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Soccer
Team: Ajax
Player: Ibrahimovic
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?
Amsterdam, Netherlands—I would like to take you to Zeist, at the flats where I grew up.
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 show in which my team and I take leads from people who think their partner are having an affair. My team and I would investigate in black suits. Theme song: Back in Black by AC/DC
Craziest thing you ever done:
I climbed my old school and rapidly jumped on the glass rooftop which shattered and I felt through it.
Your wish for 2016?
A house for my mom where she has to do nothing and just enjoy life!

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Ebony Simmons|DNA Models
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Sander Anocic|DNA Models
Special thanks to Ebony Simmons and the men's board at DNA Models; Sander for the late visit and time spend with JTC!
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SANDER ANOCIC' S SELF PORTRAIT