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Kyle

My first job in New York was for Harper Bazaar Magazine with Jessica Simpson and I was nervous as hell...
 

I’d say I’m doing my best to become a successful model...
 

You can never win big if you’re to scared to play the game...


WT Management - LA, CA US (mother agency)
 


Interview by Edo Q
© 2008 CoverMen Mag!
November, 2008

-Hello Kyle, I am flattered you accepted to be interviewed for my website, just to start this interview off please tell me some background information.Kyle

I'm originally from Monrovia Indiana, which consists of a hand full of stop signs and corn fields. My family is about as diverse as they come, my mom is Dutch Indonesian and my dad is a mix of European, while my step father is black…crazy stuff. I started going to college in Arizona for marketing, but I put that on hold to model. As far as where I live goes….I live where ever my suitcase will fit lol right now its all about traveling and building my book.


-How did you get discovered? What did your parents say about you being a model?

I just decided it was something I wanted to do. I didn't really get discovered I just leaned up and started testing with random photographers, stopping only to submit my photo's to different agencies. My family is very supportive now that its starting to take off. I think initially they didn't’really think it would happen for me but now they’re excited to see my career take off.

Kyle

-Tell me about your first job as a model...did anyone tell you what to do during it?Kyle

Well my first job in New York was for Harper Bazaar Magazine with Jessica Simpson and I was nervous as hell. I was still so new, I had so many questions and stuff….New York City was so new to me too.


What do you consider your first important modeling assignment?

I would have to say, when I shot for Holster. I still didn’t have much of a clue what I was doing and I was just excited to get out of the city at that point. I’ve grown up a lot between now and then.


-Though you are very young, you're already a very successful model, what do you think is the key to be chosen by photographers and clients in such a competitive market?

I’d say I’m doing my best to become a successful model. The main key is to build a good reputation for yourself with everyone you’ve ever worked with. If they know you’ll come in and give them exactly what they’re looking for, be on time, be well rested and not give them any problems they’ll book you consistently and they’ll speak highly of you when others ask how you are to work with.


-The next "thing" most models want to pursue is an acting career, is it so for you too?Kyle

One step at a time. I would like to transition into acting, but right now I’m traveling so much that I would need some stability in order to really pursue acting and acting classes. So I’m anxious to see how it plays out : )


-How would you describe yourself in few words? Which adjectives would you use?

Laid back, random, spontaneous, unconventional, optimistic.


-Do you have a personal motto, or song, or quote that sums up your thoughts about life in a sentence?

You can never win big if you’re to scared to play the game, The most successful people in life are the ones who aren’t afraid to take risks.


-What did you wish to be when you were growing up?

I actually wanted to be a fisheries biologist for the longest time, until I realized that there is a whole other world out there that I wanted to explore. So I went and started doing it. I’m way too ambitious to settle for a life that isn’t exactly what I want.


-Thanks Kyle for taking the time to reply to my questions, it was a gift to me and my readers!

It was my pleasure : )
 

Kyle  

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