IN CONVERSATION|JOSHUAH MELNICK
Hometown|Crested Butte, Colorado
How did you get discovered?
It was my last week in an NYU summer class for film transfer students and I was walking in Union Square with my roommate at the time. This guy came running from behind me and asked if I was with an agency. I had no idea what he was talking about. He since became my mother agent.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Before modeling, I was living in Colorado studying business at CU Boulder. I've since moved to NYC and now I am studying film at NYU film school. In addition to modeling, I've been making films since I was 15 years old.
People would be surprised to know that I...
The town I grew up in has no stoplights!
What's your latest obsession?
Finding the best cheap sushi in NYC!
Your most prize possession?
When I graduated from high school, my dad gave me a silver bracelet from the 16th Century shipwreck in Bali.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
I always try to find some admirable aspect/role model quality in people around me, but in particular when I was younger, I looked up to our family friend, Amos.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
My grandmother last night on the phone.
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Kind, Genuine, Creative
Describe your personal style:
Somewhere between outdoor-mountain-kid and city meets bohemian
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Badlands—Scene: The entire film!
Your favorite sport:
Team: Denver Broncos
Player: Von Miller
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?
Crested Butte, Colorado—I would buy you a cup of coffee, we would drink it on a beach and people watch, then go fora hike to Oh-Be-Joyful Waterfalls.
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?
I would give all of my friends who are doing creative things an opportunity to talk/present themselves in hopes of gaining traction for their work. Theme song: With A Little Help From My Friends by The Beatles
Craziest thing you ever done:
Move to NYC! (And listen to JTC manipulates my answers, just kidding!)
Your wish for 2017?
The world to unite and do our part to fight climate change!
Tazaca Simpson|Claude Model Management
MODEL|Joshuah Melnick|Claude Model Management
Special thanks to Tazaca Simpson and Claude Model Management; Joshuah for his time spend with JTC to do this blog feature!
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