by Edo Q ©
Chris, I am really flattered to interview
you, just to start it off, please give me
some background information such as hometown, family,
education, where you live now...
Indiana originally, New York, New York now. My
family is all back in Indiana. I went to Murray
State University for a couple of years and took a semester
down in Miami, but decided to quit until I figured
out what I wanted to do instead of putting myself in
-On starting to model:
when did you begin thinking of modeling as a career?
Did you have any idea about what was involved in being
I sort of fell into modelling. I
was acting before, and was having problems with my agency
over money, so I sent out some pictures looking for
other sources of income, to hold me over until I got
my money and was able to change agencies. Ford responded
so I signed, but I didnt really start taking it
seriously until I was asked to move to Italy by
Fashion Model agency. I did a couple of test
shoots before, but I didnt really know what I was
doing nor what I was in for at all. I was ready
for a change regardless so I went, being
over there and not having any other source of income
really forced me to learn as much about the industry
as I could.
-For whom was your very first
runway show for? What was it like?
Armani, and it was nerve racking as hell, it was
my first time in fashion week in Italy, and I didnt
really know what I was doing, but it all turned
out fine. I was relieved when it was all over.
know you are a very successful and busy model, can you
share with me some of your recent and upcoming modeling
Recently I did a short film
with David Sims for Alexander Mcqueen, and the new Dolce
and Gabbana campaign with Steven Klein, and lately a
bunch of editorials coming out in the fall. As
far as upcoming work, I dont like to jinx anything,
marked the beginning of "a new level" in your
career and made you one of the most successful male
models, ranked among the top50 male models of models.com?
Boss with Mario Testino was definitely my big break.
tips for new and aspiring models: what would you say
is the key to success and the most important "rules
of conduct" to get successful in the fashion industry?
to try and refrain from the parties before work. It
can be a serious job if you treat it like one.
you were acting before modeling I guess you are
going to pursue your acting career, is it so ?
at this moment I am not sure what is going to come up
with that. I have been looking into acting classes,
and have a couple coaches picked out that I would like
to work with, but right now I am focussing on this and
waiting until I have the proper amount of time to study
and put in some more work before I start going out and
-Turning to some personal
questions, how would you describe yourself in few
words and what do you consider to be your main strengths?
like to think of myself as a pretty charismatic person,
but I guess everyone else would have to be the judge
-How do you like to spend your
spare time and what is the meaning of fun and having
a good time for you?
I am a pretty easy person
to please. I do enjoy the outdoors, like fishing,
surfing, camping, hiking, football, baseball, and I
enjoy a good drink here and there. But mainly
just being in the presence of good company.
Chris for sharing your story with me!
pleasure Edo and thanks to you for this nice opportunity!