Friday, April 21, 2017

YUNG IV|DANIEL NOGALSKI
































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IN CONVERSATION|DANIEL NOGALSKI

Name|Daniel Nogalski
Age|17
Hometown|St. Louis, Missouri

How did you get discovered?
My mom told me I needed a job. I said I wanted to model so I applied to an agency and that's how I got here.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Playing sports, music, very interested in fashion and the music business.
People would be surprised to know that I...
love rapping and rap music. I even came up with a rapper name, Yung IV.
What's your latest obsession?
The Supreme/Louis Vuitton Collaboration. I want the trunk chest!
Your most price possession:
My first necklace with a diamond cross. I bought it by myself with my own money.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
James Hetfiled and Jimi Hendrix
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
My mama, last night
Three adjectives that best describes you?
Cunning, Gregarious, Real
Describe your personal style:
Simple yet elegant. That said, I love the gold Versace print with black and white background 
Your favorite place you have travel to date:
New Zealand
Your favorite film/scene from the film:
Step Brothers—Bunkbed scene
Talladega Nights—Prayer scene
Your favorite sport, team and player:
Sport: Basketball
Team: OKC Thunder
Player: Russell Westbrook
If there is a destination from your hometown that you would recommend for us to check out that represent what you are about, where would you take us?
St, Louis, Missouri—Plaza Frontenac (Food and shopping mall)
If you were given a full hour to create a cable tv show that's yours. What type of show would you do? Your opening theme song for your show?
Music/Reality show Theme song: Sitting  On The Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding
Most embarrassing moment:
When I didn't know anyone at lunch in a new school.
Craziest thing you ever done:
Skydive and bungee jump in Queenstown, New Zealand
My motto in life:
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take—Wayne Gretzky
Your wish for 2017?
All knowledge

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Kevin Holloman|Homme Management
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Daniel Nogalski|Homme Management
Special thanks to Kevin Holloman and the men's board at Homme Management; Daniel for his time spend with JTC to do this blog feature!
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DANIEL NOGALSKI' SELF PORTRAIT

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

THEATRICAL|ANDREW KOHAGEN































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IN CONVERSATION|ANDREW KOHAGEN

Name|Andrew Kohagen
Age|23
Hometown|Minneapolis, Minnesota

How did you get discovered?
Modeling came to me as much as I came to it. I had always wanted to model. I love fashion and I love the way photographers capture a specific  moment that creates a mood and an aesthetic for the clothing and the model. I wanted to be a part of that.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Before modeling, I was in school studying musical theater.  I graduated with a bachelor of fine arts in musical theater in May of 2016.
People would be surprised to know that I...
When I was 16 years old, I had to have surgery on my brain and spinal cord. I finished my sophomore year of high school from my bed. It was extremely difficult time of my life but it made me the person I am today. I am stronger and more empathic because of it.
What's your latest obsession?
I've recently  been obsessed with the new HBO show, WestWorld. I regularly watched it every sunday night. The storyline is so smart and the acting is superb.
Your most price possession:
I have a bracelet that I own that I bought two summers ago. During that summer, I was working at a theater in California doing three different shows in REP. It was one of the craziest, busiest but insanely fun summers of my life. The friendship and love developed that summer will last a lifetime. When I see this bracelet it immediately takes me back to the people I love and several dear memories.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
I have always looked up to my brother. We are 11 years apart but still incredibly close. Growing up he was simultaneously my best friend and a second father figure. He looked out for me, took care of me, but also always made me laugh. I could always count on him.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
To my family
Three adjectives that best describes you?
Genuine, Loving, Goofy
Describe your personal style:
My style is contemporary and minimalistic. I love neutral colors mixed with one or two things that pop. My friends like to joke with me whenever they see me wear color, as if I've never worn anything other than black in my life.
Your favorite place you have travel to date:
My favorite place is Glacier National Park in Montana. The glacial lakes have this perfect turquoise color as the rest beneath massive mountain peaks. The views are some of the most surreal I have ever seen.
Your favorite film/scene from the film:
Lord Of The Rings—They are cinematic masterpieces. There are endless brilliant moments but there is a scene in the Fellowship between Gandalf and Frodo that is extremely tender and I love that part.
Your favorite book:
My favorite book is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It transports you back to the 1920s by bringing these larger than life characters to life. His ability to capture human emotion, heartbreak is captivating. This mixed with the endless symbolism is what won me over.
If there is a destination from your hometown that you would recommend for us to check out that represent what you are about, where would you take us?
Minneapolis, Minnesota—I would take you to the Blue Door in St. Paul. We would get a Juicy Lucy which is a hamburger with cheese cooked in the center of it, creating a cavern of molten cheese with a side of cheese curds, a Minnesota favorite. After we would go see a play at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. It is one of my favorite theaters both because it produces some of the best theater in the country and because of its stunning architecture.
Who would you like to meet through modeling?
Cara Delevingne. I remember watching one of her interviews after Paper Towns came out. I think she is hilarious. I would love for us to hang out and to discuss her transitions between modeling and acting.
Craziest thing you ever done:
One of my days in California two summers ago. I was with two of my closest friends. We were on a day off and had traveled into San Francisco tour around. We were driving by the Golden Gate Bridge when we decided to pull over and attempt to go down to the beach. We found this beautiful beach surrounded by cliffs. We proceeded to spend the following three hours swimming in the nude and having one of the best afternoons of my life.
Your wish for 2017?
To land a role in a film. Perhaps lead into a Academy Awards nomination? :)

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Ryan Colby|Colby Management
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Andrew Kohagen|ColbyManagement
Special thanks to Ryan Colby and the men's board at Colby Management; Andrew for the wait and his time spend with JTC to do this blog feature!
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ANDREW KOHAGEN' SELF PORTRAIT

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

LONG DISTANCE CHAT|TONY HARAK|SAGE MANAGEMENT (ESTONIA)
































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IN CONVERSATION|TONY HARAK

Name|Tony Harak
Age|17
Hometown|Tartu, Estonia

How did you get into modeling?
For the first time, I have been found by my agents next to my school in Tartu, at that time, I was 16 years old. But at that moment, the idea to become a model was not interesting at all, so I decided not to react to the proposal. After one year, when the new SAGE Management agency was already opened, Aleksei (my agent) reached me again and I agreed to meet up. Finally, I was involved and interested. Aleksei and Kristina came to Tartu to meet me and we discussed all the details, after a while they met my parents and they also agreed  that I will become a model!
What are your interest outside of modeling?
My hobbies are computer games, reading, cycling and fencing.
Your most memorable moment in modeling to date:
The most memorable moment was when I had a shooting for Dapper Dan Magazine in Helsinki. Well, I was a bit nervous, because I had no idea how everybody will react on me, will they like me or not. But in the end, everything went well. Huge thanks to Johan Sandberg for a wonderful and memorable shooting!!!
Turn ON vs. Turn OFF in modeling:
I loved everything about being a model! The only thing that I can count as a tiny minus is being exhausted after shootings. But there are more positives than negatives.
When you are not working, what would your typical day off like?
My normal days are very simple. I wake up, have some food and go outside to meet my friends. We walked till night and then I am back home. Usually, we do not have any special plans for the day, we are just gathering together and do whatever we like! Ohhh right....I am also a student! :)
Describe your personal style
I do not have a special style yet, but I am trying to be different, so I am developing my style as we speaks!
If you could meet any individual through modeling, who would you like to meet and why?
I would love to meet and work for GOSHA RUBCHINSKIY! (Gosha, please book me!)
Craziest thing you ever done:
I did a lot of crazy things, some of them I do not even remember already, so it is very hard to choose one but if I have to choose one, it will be the time I walked bare-chested in my friend's place and it was fill with a lot of people!
Your wish for 2017 is:
I can't wait to turn 18!

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Aleksei|Sage Mgmt. (Estonia)
IMAGES|Courtesy of Sage Mgmt. (Estonia)
CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Tony Harak|Sage Mgmt. (Estonia)
Special thanks to Aleksei and the men's board at Sage Mgmt.; Tony for taking the time to do this Q&A for JTC. Looking forward to meet you someday soon!

Friday, April 14, 2017

LONG DISTANCE CHAT|NIKITA|SAGE MANAGEMENT (ESTONIA)


































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IN CONVERSATION|NIKITA PIKKAS

Name|Nikita Pikkas
Age|18
Hometown|Tallinn, Estonia

How did you get into modeling?
Completely unexpected. My agent scouted me in the bus on my way back from school. I was very surprised because before that day, I never thought about becoming a model.
What are your interest outside of modeling?
I enjoyed riding my bike, do paper crafts and skype with friends from other countries.
Your most memorable moment in modeling to date:
When I got my first salary from Jil Sander's lookbook. I was very happy that day because I never thought I can actually earn money just because of my appearance.
Turn ON vs. Turn OFF in modeling:
In modeling, I like that I can travel to different countries and make friends with very interesting people. Also, I really like my agents, they do a lot of work to promote me in this industry. I am very grateful to them. The only negative thing is that the flights are quite exhausting.
When you are not working, what would your typical day off like?
I am a typical student and my daily life is learning and attending university, sometimes I ride bike or have a walk with my little sister.
Describe your personal style
I do not have a special style. I just wear simple, comfortable clothing. Very casual.
If you could meet any individual through modeling, who would you like to meet and why?
It is really hard to tell, as my career just started. It is already a huge experience and any person I meet is very important and interesting to me.
Craziest thing you ever done:
When I was a child, I used to throw water balloons from the balcony on the heads of bystanders. As soon as we done the deed we run for our lives! :)
Your wish for 2017 is:
I wish that disagreements between all countries will end!
Shows you have walked so far:
FW2017—Jil Sander, Gucci

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Aleksei|Sage Mgmt. (Estonia)
IMAGES|Courtesy of Sage Mgmt. (Estonia)
CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Nikita|Sage Mgmt. (Estonia)
Special thanks to Aleksei and the men's board at Sage Mgmt.; Nikita for taking the time to do this Q&A for JTC. Looking forward to meet you someday soon!