Friday, March 31, 2017

JTC RECOMMENDS: SAM ROGERS|IMG MODELS (LONDON)




























Name|Sam Rogers
Age|18
Hometown|London, England
Instagram: @samuel.n.rogers
Model Agent|Agency: Andrew Garratt|IMG Models (London)
Images provided by IMG Models (London)
Concept|Casting: John Tan
Model: Sam Rogers|IMG Models (London)
Special thanks to Andrew Garratt at IMG Models (London) for the support!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

JTC RECOMMENDS: JARI LIEVENS|IMG MODELS (LONDON)





























Name|Jari Lievens
Age|20
Hometown|Antwerp, Belgium
Instagram: @jari_lievens
MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Andrew Garratt|IMG Models (London)
IMAGES|Provide by IMG Models (London)
CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Ellis Caisley|IMG Models (London)
Special thanks to Andrew Garratt and the men's board at IMG Models (London).

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

JTC RECOMMENDS: JESSE GWIN|SOUL ARTIST MGMT.

























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IN CONVERSATION|JESSE GWIN

Name|Jesse Gwin
Age|22
Hometown|Yonkers, New York

How did you get discovered?
I got into modeling as a baby at 10 months old. My dad was a supermodel in the 90's.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Bartending, working in a restaurant and coaching a high school football team.
People would be surprised to know that I...
am a metal head! Love heavy metal and classic rock!
What's your latest obsession?
All types of food, especially anything with bacon on it.
Your most price possession:
My guitars
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
My dad
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
This morning to my girl
Three adjectives that best describes you?
Goofy, Happy and Tall
Describe your personal style:
T-shirts and jeans kind of guy. Cool socks is the only thing I feel completes the outfit!
Your favorite place you have travel to date:
Australia. It's a beauty!
Your favorite film/scene from the film:
Forrest Gump—Life is a like box of chocolates scene
Your favorite sport:
Snowboarding
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?
Yonkers, New York—You find me in Rory Dolan's or Glenrowan  in Yonkers with my friends.
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?
Comedy/variety show, theme song would be something funny like Classico by Tenacious D
Craziest thing you ever done:
Jumped off a 30 feet roof into a four feet pool!
Your wish for 2017?
To be in a fragrance campaign!

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Shawn Zane|Christophe Sanche-Vahle|Soul Artist Mgmt.
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Jesse Gwin|Soul Artist Mgmt.
Special thanks to Shawn Zane, Christophe Sanchez-Vahle and the men's board at Soul Artist Mgmt.; Jesse for his time spend with JTC to do this blog feature!
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JESSE GWIN' SELF PORTRAIT

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

HOME RUNNER|DYLAN JAMES



































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IN CONVERSATION|DYLAN JAMES

Name|Dylan James
Age|15
Hometown|Brooklyn, New York

How did you get discovered?
I am a narcissist, so I love getting my picture taken and being the center of attraction.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I have been playing baseball since I was three years old. I practice with my team almost everyday and on weekends. I worked at a baseball camp with 4-12 years old.
People would be surprised to know that I...
I love the musical "Hamilton". I listen to the original cast recording a lot and know all the lyrics and raps. My favorite song from the show is "Wait For It".
What's your latest obsession?
I am a METS' fan and my favorite player in the METS is Noah Syndergaard. My friends say it is kind of creepy how much I know about him. I know his exact height and weight, his workout routine and I aspire to be just like him.
Your most price possession:
I owned a Jose Fernandez jersey that I bought after he died. Even though he did not played for the METS, I always really liked him and the jersey means a lot to me. 
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Roberto Clemente. He was a Puerto Rican baseball player who did a lot of philanthropic work. He died in a plane crash delivering aid to victims of an earthquake in Nicaragua.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
My mom, everyday!
Three adjectives that best describes you?
Narcissistic, Obsessive, Insecure
Describe your personal style:
Casual but I am selective about what I choose to purchase and wear. I recently gotten a complete look from doing a show for a designer, so that would be my current favorite expensive look!
Your favorite place you have travel to date:
Vieques, Puerto Rico—It is a small island just off the main island. My family owns a house there and it is really pretty.
Your favorite film/scene from the film:
The Dark Knight—When Batman beat up the Joker at the interrogation room.
Your favorite sport, team and player:
Sport: Baseball
Team: METS
Player: Noah Syndergaard
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?
Brooklyn, New York City—I would go to the Prospect Park baseball field.
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?
I would host a talk show where I rant for the entire hour about random sport topics. I would also like to invite Noah Syndergaard as my first guest! Obviously! :)
Craziest thing you ever done:
I was with some friends and we went inside the Freedom Tunnel, which connects Amtrak trains from Manhattan to New Jersey. We saw someone coming, and we were terrify because we thought it was a cop but it turns out he was a photographer.
Your wish for 2017?
I would wish for my CRUSH to like me back! 

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Tazaca Simpson|Claude Model Management
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Dylan James|Claude Model Management
Special thanks to Tazaca Simpson and the men's board at Claude Model Management; Dylan for his time spend with JTC to do this blog feature!
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DYLAN JAMES' SELF PORTRAIT

Monday, March 27, 2017

JTC RECOMMENDS: ELLIS CAISLEY|IMG MODELS (LONDON)


























Name|Ellis Caisley
Age|18
Hometown|Newcastle, England
Instagram: @elliscaisley

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Andrew Garratt|IMG Models (London)
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Ellis Caisley|IMG Models (London)
Special thanks to Andrew Garratt and the men's board at IMG Models (London).

MR. THOMPSON|KEVIN THOMPSON













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IN CONVERSATION|KEVIN THOMPSON

Name|Kevin Thompson
Age|21
Hometown|Armonk, New York

How did you get discovered?
I went to a bunch of open calls about a year ago. I just took a chance with a new career and it stuck!
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was studying mathematics and Italian at a Connecticut college.
People would be surprised to know that I...
am crazy flexible and had my car totaled by a full grown male moose but was totally unscathed!
What's your latest obsession?
Amy Winehouse and The Weeknd's Starboy
Your most prize possession?
My great uncle who is a Monsignor got this ruby red glass egg in the USSR a while back that was a gift for my great aunt. I loved it as a child, when she passed, I kept it as a momento and it goes wherever  I go.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
John Lennon was a big hero of mine. I liked the idea of spreading love and peace no matter what anyone has to say about it. I liked how he was always himself.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
This morning to my girlfriend, Alex.
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Blunt, Calm and Quiet
Describe your personal style:
Loose, flowy...I like wearing big t-shirts with a jacket, jeans, black Converse sneakers. I like to wrap the shoe laces around my ankles once before I tie them.
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Okavenge Delta, Botswana
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Secret Window—Scene: I like when Johnny Depp starts to go crazy and talk to himself.
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Basketball
Team: The Nets
Players: Jason Kidd and Vince Carter
My most embarrassing moment:
In middle school, my prankster friend pull down my pants in the middle of the room and my underwear went down as well!
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? Which song would you choose as your opening theme song?
The show would be called Seven Minutes in Heaven with Kevin. It will be an interview type of show where the interviewer changes but I am always the one being interviewed. Theme song would be some instrumental jazz song my roommate Jon and I have been wanting to compose for quite some time.
My motto in life:
Be true to yourself and trust who you are. Lookout for everyone along the way—Not just the ones you love.
Craziest thing you ever done:
I am pretty scared of heights bit I surprised my girlfriend with skydiving when she visited me from Maine for the first time.
Who would you like to meet through modeling?
I am torn between the older stars and new. I love to listen and get advice from others so I think it would be interesting to meet the Hadid girls or Kate Moss.

MODEL AGENTS|AGENCY:
Jonathon Reis|Nadia Shahrik|Heroes Models
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING: John Tan
MODEL: Kevin Thompson|Heroes Models
Special thanks to Jonathon Reis and Nadia Shahrik and the men's board at Heroes Models; Kevin for his time spend with JTC by doing this blog feature! Thanks for the wait!

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KEVIN THOMPSON' S SELF PORTRAIT

Friday, March 24, 2017

JTC RECOMMENDS: SEBASTIAN|IMG MODELS (LONDON)



























Name|Sebastian
Age|16
Hometown|Wales, England

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Andrew Garratt|IMG Models (London)
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Sebastian|IMG Models (London)
Special thanks to Andrew Garratt, Patrick Hope and the men's board at IMG Models (London).