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JTC RECOMMENDS: AIDAN GALLAGHER|BANANAS MODELS (PARIS)

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IN CONVERSATION|AIDAN GALLAGHER

Name|Aidan Gallagher
Age|18
Hometown|Denver, Colorado, 
now lives in Cambridge, England

How did you get discovered?
I was at a Five Guys (Burger joint) in Covent Garden, and a scout named Fletcher Harrington came up to me and asked if I was a model.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I am still at school howeverI would like to be involve in the music industry in the near future.
People would be surprised to know that I...
My right foot is half a size smaller than my left.
What's your latest obsession?
Anarcho-punk, jazz fusion and composer Benjamin Britten
Your most prize possession?
A cuddly snow tiger toy that I got when I was 8 years old and I used it as my pillow.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
My older brother
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
My mom
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Funny, Witty and Musical
Describe your personal style:
Skater meets mountaineer look
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Denver, Colorado...there's no place like home!
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Napoleon Dynamite—Scene: Rex Kwon Do and Kip scene
Your favorite sport:
Sport: Basketball
Team: Denver Nuggets
Player: Kenneth Faried
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?
Cambridge, England—Junkie bench outside of Poundland—Go online and find out!
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?
TV show about music that I love. Theme song: When Big Joan Sets Up...by Captain Beefheart
Craziest thing you ever done:
Telling lies to strangers
Your wish for 2017?
A house in the countryside

MODEL AGENTS|AGENCY: 
Berix Eneza|Patricia Cadiou Diehl|Bananas Models (Paris)
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Aidan Gallahgher|Bananas Models (Paris)
Special thanks to Berix Enesa, Patricia Cadiou Diehl and the men's board at Bananas Models (Paris); Aidan for his time spend in Paris doing this blog feature with JTC!
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AIDAN GALLAGHER' S SELF PORTRAIT

TAKE IT TO THE MAX|MAX SLUSARCZYK

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IN CONVERSATION|MAX SLUSARCZYK

Name|Max Slusarczyk
Age|15
Hometown|Greenpoint, Brooklyn

How did you get discovered?
I send in a couple of photos to Major Models and they called me in.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
School occupied all of my time and I spend most of my free time with friends.
People would be surprised to know that I...
a huge book nerd. I love reading and how it can take me into different worlds.
What's your latest obsession?
Fashion, my closet is fill with ripped jeans and striped shirts!
Your most prize possession?
My stuff animal TURTLE. My dad gave it to me when I was 5 years old and it's been with me ever since.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
I looked up to my dad as I was growing up. He was like an unmovable wall that I knew I could lean on. I want to be just like him.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
Last time I said, "I Love You" to somebody was my dad last night before I went to sleep.
Three adjectives that best describes you:
Friendly, Openminded and Responsible
Describe your personal style:
Rock and roll meet streetwear
Your favorite place you have travel to:
Croatia—It was constantly sunny and it felt like everyday was a vacation.
Your favorite film and scene from the film:
Inception—Scene: When they entered the mind of the main "Bad" guy
Who do you look up as your favorite style icon?
Harry Styles—He manages to look both effortless and stylish at the same time.
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?
Greenpoint, Brooklyn—I would take you to a typical Polish diner, everyone needs to try some pierogi!
If you were given a indie cable show, what type of show would it be? 
TV show will be about kids who are aspiring to becomes actors and have them act for the audience live. 
Craziest thing you ever done:
Sit on the edge of a 20 story building talking with my friends.
Your wish for 2017?
I would wish for a different, non-racist and ignorant president!

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Tom LaSala|Major Models
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Max Slusarczyk|Major Models
Special thanks to Tom LaSala and the men's board at Major Models; Max for his time spend with JTC to do this blog feature!
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MAX SLUSARCZYK' S SELF PORTRAIT

JTC RECOMMENDS: SEBASTIAN|IMG MODELS (LONDON)

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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).

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

JTC RECOMMENDS: ELLIS CAISLEY|IMG MODELS (LONDON)

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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).

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

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

JTC RECOMMENDS: JARI LIEVENS|IMG MODELS (LONDON)

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Name|Jari Lievens
Age|20
Hometown|Antwerp, Belgium
Instagram: @jari_lievens

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).

JTC RECOMMENDS: SAM ROGERS|IMG MODELS (LONDON)

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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!

A.S.|AXEL SWAN

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IN CONVERSATION|AXEL SWAN

Name|Axel Swan
Age|24
Hometown|Dewsbury, England (Grew up in Milan)


How did you get discovered?
Looking through an ad and mags. I thought I have something to say so I gave it a shot. I was scouted at 15 but I told them to f**k off!
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I always played the bass and doing visual research for my graphic design projects. I've been on tour a few times. Not too bad...
People would be surprised to know that I...
I am secretly a sweetheart.
What's your latest obsession?
I obsessed with the art of sewing and 80s Japanese hardcore.
Your most price possession:
My laptop my grandad got for me and my first bass guitar, same as the kid in No Doubt!!!
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Penny Rimbaud
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
I said it to someone a couple of months ago. Intense!
Four adjectives that best describes you?
Lanky, Funny, Sweet and Stubborn
Describe your personal style:
A bit of THIS N' THAT. A lot of DIY lately.
Your favorite place you have travel to date:
Sweden—(Haven't seen enough, would love to go back though!)
Your favorite films/scene from the film:
The Warriors & The Holy Mountain—Entire film
Your favorite bands:
DISCHARGE. My Band (OJNE). KVRO
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?
Dewsbury, England—Search N' Destroy (Get your wallet) and St. Dymphnas for a couple of pints!
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?
Imagine Kim Kardashian at the Eric Andre show and a soundtrack from Andy Stott. Not sure how good it can be but interesting!
Craziest thing you ever done:
Fell on the edge of a crystal table on New Year's Eve, reconnected with a friend from middle school on the ambulance, who was taking me to the hospital, sick!
Your motto in life: 
Be satisfied about all you do!
Your wish for 2017?
There's no responsibility but to yourself

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Tom La Sala|Major Models
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Axel Swan|Major Models
Special thanks to Tom La Sala and the men's board at Major Models; Axel for his time spend with JTC to do this blog feature!
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AXEL SWAN' SELF PORTRAIT

JTC REVISITS: CONNOR LOEVEN

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MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Delwin Kamara|MSA Models
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Connor Loeven|MSA Models
Special thanks to Delwin Kamara and the men's board at MSA Models; Connor for reaching out and revisit with JTC to do this blog feature. Great catching up with you!

THRILLER|RONNIE SHENK

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IN CONVERSATION|RONNIE SHENK

Name|Ronnie Shenk
Age|22
Hometown|Lancaster, Pennsylvania

How did you get discovered?
I got involved when I received a message from instagram from Terracomo to model their handbags and backpacks. I traveled to New York City, did the shoot and fell in love with the process.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Before I started modeling, I worked as a forklift driver. Driving lifts and modeling are polar opposite. In lift driving, you are supposed to be dirty, whereas modeling, you are not. I also did acting on the side at a local hunt called Field of Screams (Look it up folks!)
People would be surprised to know that I...
love volunteering . Working with charities and different non-profit organizations  is very fulfilling.
What's your latest obsession?
I have recently been obsessing about is fashion. Learning more about that industry is vital to being a model, actor and a musician.
Your most price possession:
As cliche as it sounds, my support group and my family. I feel that they made this journey so much easier and more fun.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Michael Jackson, he inspired me so much!
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
My girlfriend, Kennadi
Three adjectives that best describes you?
Positive, Happy and Motivated
Describe your personal style:
Leather, I love leather!
Your favorite place you have travel to date:
Los Angeles aka LaLaLand, where dreams comes true!
Your favorite film/scene from the film:
This Is The End—Probably the end scene with the Backstreet Boys!
Your favorite sport, team and player:
Sport: Football
Team: Carolina Blue runs in my blood.
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?
Lancaster, Pennsylvania—Beanies Bar & Grillin' at Mount Joy, PA. Karaoke on a Friday night is always a good time!
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?
Most likely a zombie/horror show. Theme song: I'd most likely try and do a "Thriller" as the opener, which would work perfectly!
Craziest thing you ever done:
A back flip off a one story building. It was crazy! Especially when I landed on my face. Don't try it!
Your wish for 2017?
To be a successful model, musician or actor in he near future!

Clothing: Red zipper jacket, polo shirt and green/blue blazer, all by EFM (Engineered For Motion)

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Ryan Colby|Colby Management
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Ronnie Shenk|Colby Management
Special thanks to Ryan Colby and the men's board at Colby Management; Kendall Akey at Maguire Steele PR; Ronnie for his time spend with JTC to do this blog feature!
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RONNIE SHENK'S  SELF PORTRAIT


VISUAL HIGHLIGHTS|ARTIS|BRO MODELS

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MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Karlis Adlers|The Bro Models
IMAGES|Courtesy of The Bro Models
CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Artis|The Bro Models
Special thanks to Karlis Adlers and the Bro Models for their support!

JTC RECOMMENDS: FREEK MOL|IMG MODELS (LONDON)

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Name|Freek Mol
Age|17
Hometown|Amsterdam, Holland
Instagram: @freek_mol
Model Agent|Agency: Andrew Garratt|IMG Models (London)
Images provided by IMG Models (London)
Concept|Casting: John Tan
Model: Freek Mol|IMG Models (London)
Special thanks to Andrew Garratt at IMG Models (London) for the support!

ROUGH EDGES|QUINN R. (PART 1)

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IN CONVERSATION|QUINN R.

Name|Quinn R.
Age|21
Hometown|Toronto, Ontario, Canada

How did you get discovered?
My buddy, who was on Degrassi (Popular tv show in Canada) showed me to an agency in Toronto.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was studying in University majoring in business.
People would be surprised to know that I...
am 25% Japanese and that my parents owns a private investigating firm.
What's your latest obsession?
Possibly getting into clothing design.
Your most price possession:
My iPhone, I would be lost without it.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Lebron James, still is today!
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
My mom, before I headed to NYC for modeling.
Three adjectives that best describes you?
Sporty, Kind and Motivated
Describe your personal style:
Streetwear style
Your favorite place you have travel to date:
Tokyo, Japan
Your favorite film/scene from the film:
The Wolf Of Wall Street—The entire film.
Your favorite sport, team and player:
Sport: Basketball
Team: Toronto Raptors
Player: Kyle Lowry
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?
Toronto, Canada—I would bring you to my house and just hangout by the pool 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?
I would do a travel show and show people the coolest boutique stores in the world. Theme song: Fashion Killa by A$ap Rocky
Your motto in life:
Treat others how you would like to be treated
Craziest thing you ever done:
Road trip to California
Most embarrassing moment:
I was doing a shoot in some boxers and accidentally my stuff came out!
Your wish for 2017?
2 months paid trip to Europe!

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Oscar Garnica|ReQuest Models
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Quinn R.|ReQuest Models
Special thanks to Oscar Garnica and the men's board at ReQuest Models; Quinn for his time spend with JTC to do this blog feature!
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QUINN R.' SELF PORTRAIT

ROUGH EDGES|QUINN R. (PART 2)

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MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Oscar Garnica|ReQuest Models
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Quinn R.|ReQuest Models 
Special thanks to Oscar Garnica and the men's board at ReQuest Models; Quinn for his time spend with JTC to do this blog feature!

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!

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!

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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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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SHANGHAI BREEZE|LIXIANG YU

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IN CONVERSATION|LIXIANG YU

Name|LiXiang Yu
Age|25
Hometown|Shanghai, China

How did you get discovered?
A supermodel friend asked me, "Why don't you try modeling?" when we were doing a shoot in London and I was the photographer. That set the wheels in motion for my career in modeling. I ran into an agent and the agent said the same thing...so here I am now, talking to you.
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was a photographer and videographer, still doing it now.
People would be surprised to know that I...
People always mistaken me as Korean. I am from Shanghai but I speak fluent Japanese, way better than English!
What's your latest obsession?
A mobile game called Yinyangshi. Look it up! It is amazing!
Your most price possession:
An iPad with all my early issues of Elle China (iPad) Magazine that I have worked on. Those issues are not available anymore unfortunately.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Coco Rocha. Who is one of the nicest, most professional super model I have ever met. She told us, "It's nice to be important, but more important to be nice." 
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
Is "Never" a horrible answer?
Three adjectives that best describes you?
Fashionable, Creative and Blonde
Describe your personal style:
A variety of styles, minimalistic, glam, vintage or futuristic.
Your favorite place you have travel to date:
Tokyo, Japan—Need to say why?
Your favorite film/scene from the film:
Memories of Matsuko—The entire film.
Favorite fashion designers:
Xander Zhou, Angel Chen, Raf Simons, Craig Green and Hedi Slimane
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?
Shanghai, China—The French Concession area in Shanghai
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?
Game show: A show about limiting people to do a thing they are best at and try one thing they never done before.
Craziest thing you ever done:
I put a snake on the face of a male model at a shooting!
Your wish for 2017?
Bring me back and let me live in Tokyo!

Clothing: Coat by Craig Green

MODEL AGENTS|AGENCY: 
Jonathon Reis|Nadia Sharik|Heroes Models
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|LiXiang Yu|Heroes Models
Special thanks to Jonathon Reis, Nadia Sharik and the men's board at Heroes Models; LiXiang for his time spend with JTC to do this blog feature!
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LIVING IN THE MOMENT|AXEL SHORT

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IN CONVERSATION|AXEL SHORT

Name|Axel Short
Age|17
Hometown|New York City, New York

How did you get discovered?
I had been thinking about modeling for a little while and one day, out of the blue, Faunlet Model Mgmt. direct message me on Instagram and asked if I would like to become a model so I went for it!
What were you doing prior to modeling?
I was studying vessel operations and working towards my boating license.
People would be surprised to know that I...
I made my first serious money when I was 11 years old coding on a computer.
What's your latest obsession?
Basketball is one of my many passions.
Your most price possession:
My chain, it was from my great grandmother, she bought it just before her husband left for war in World War 1, and has been passing it down through my family my mother side.
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Eminem, his attitude meant everything to me.
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
A couple of months ago to my ex-girlfriend, Lauren
Three adjectives that best describes you?
Realistic, Curious, Loving
Describe your personal style:
Urban street—Baggy sweaters, colorful accessories
Your favorite place you have travel to date:
Tunisia (North Africa)
Your favorite film/scene from the film:
Inception—The last scene
Your favorite sport, team and player:
Sport: Skateboarding
Team: HUF
Skateboarder: Dylan Rieder (RIP)
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?
New York City, New York—Financial District
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?
The suite life of Micky and Chris Theme song: My Shit by A-Boogie
Motto in life:
Never live for the future, live in the moment
Craziest thing you ever done:
One time I went in a live subway track tunnel to take pictures with friends!
Your wish for 2017?
To never have to be wrong!

Clothing: Navy/Light Blue stripe t-shirt by Childs

MODEL AGENT|AGENCY: 
Price Brendon|Faunlet Model Management
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Axel Short|Faunlet Model Management
Special thanks to Price Brendon and the men's board at Faunlet Model Management; Axel for his time spend with JTC to do this blog feature!
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THE MANY FACES OF GUYTANO|SALVATORE GIAIMO |PART 2

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MODEL AGENTS|AGENCY: 
Eileen Kim|George Brown|Dave Fothergill|Citizen/Red Models
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Salvatore Giaimo|Citizen/Red Models

Special thanks to Eileen Kim, George Brown, Dave Fothergill and the men's board at Citizen/Red Models; Salvatore for his time spend with JTC to do this blog feature!
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THE MANY FACES OF GUYTANO|SALVATORE GIAIMO |PART 1

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IN CONVERSATION|SALVATORE GIAIMO

Name|Salvatore Guetanon Giaimo 
Age|20
Hometown|Freehold, New Jersey

How did you get discovered?
I always loved fashion and I kept running into people telling me I would be good for modeling, so I thought, why not?
What were you doing prior to modeling?
Making rap music (go by the name, Guytano @soundcloud), still photography and a job at the Deli.
People would be surprised to know that I...
make a lot of rap music and lately been into writing poetry.
What's your latest obsession?
Marilyn Manson, writing poetry and being seen
Your most price possession:
My family
Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?
Marilyn Manson, John Lennon and Johnny Depp
When is the last time you said, "I Love You" to someone?
My mom, every morning
Three adjectives that best describes you?
Open Minded, Accepting and Quiet
Describe your personal style:
Very versatile
Most outrageous outfit worn:
Full track suit with Adidas head band (Black and white ensemble) in high school!
Your favorite place you have travel to date:
Los Angeles
Your favorite designers:
Gosha Rubchinskiy, Alexander Wang, Raf Simons, Vetements and All Saints
Your favorite film/scene from the film:
Goodfellas—"Fuck You, Pay Me" Scene
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?
Freehold, New Jersey—Downtown Freehold
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?
Interview artists, whoever I want. Theme song: Pennies From Heaven by Louis Prima
Craziest thing you ever done:
Sliced tip of thumb off when I was working at the Deli! It healed in a few months!
Motto in life:
Strive for what you want, do not let anyone's opinion stop you!
Your wish for 2017?
Good health for my entire family!

Clothing: Orange jumpsuit, dark cream jacket and white t-shirt, all by Fingers Crossed

MODEL AGENTS|AGENCY: 
Eileen Kim, George Brown, Dave Fothergill|Citizen/Red Models
IMAGES|CONCEPT|CASTING|John Tan
MODEL|Salvatore Giaimo|Citizen/Red Models
Special thanks to Eileen Kim, George Brown, Dave Fothergill and the men's board at Citizen/Red Models; Salvatore for his time spend with JTC to do this blog feature!
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