IN CONVERSATION|DYLAN JAMES
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:
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!
Tazaca Simpson|Claude Model Management
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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