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Josh Kloss, top male model and actor

 Josh Kloss, top male model and actor

"Modeling began basically once my heart was broken for the last time and I knew I finally had to stop living just for love but now for the love of my daughter..."


"I want to act if its going to be authentic and pure not just take some handouts or bit parts that make me look like a sell out, cause I'm anything but that. I'm working with Joanne Horowitz now...


"I def. like drama, but most people who don't really know me would never expect I have a very comedic side as well"

ON JOSH KLOSS


- We are really proud to present our exclusive interview with Josh Kloss, American supermodel and actor. Surely many of you remember that he starred in five episodes of the popular TV series 'O.C.' and that he played the boyfriend of the popular singer Katy Perry in 'Teenage Dream' video (2010). But there is much more to say on Josh, he worked with famous photographers such as Scott Hoover and Tony Duran just to mention two and he appeared in a great number of magazines like 'Monolougue', 'GQ', 'Details' and so on. He's also the face of Pal Zileri and Impetus campaigns. Following here our interview with Josh Kloss.
 

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Interview by Edo Q © 2012 CoverMen Mag!
July, 2012
 

-Hello Joshua, I'm flattered you accepted to be interviewed for CoverMen  Mag,  to start this interview off, please give me some background  information

I'm from Oregon, born in Portland raised in Pendelton, huge cowboy town at least back then it was. I went to college for vocal performance, but when I realized you typically gotta be older and Larger to make money I threw in the towel, funny cause then Josh Groban came out and changed the game a year later.

-How did your modeling career begin?

Modeling began basically once my heart was broken for the last time and I knew I finally had to stop living just for love but now for the love of my daughter.  I finally had a purpose above myself that was more important than my lack of respect for vanity.


-What has been your most memorable modeling experience so far?

I think working with KP still was, I had a really sad heart doing the shooting, and at the same time a lot of respect for her and her fiancé at the time, but still I wanted to show my passion for her as if it really was our reality. It was a good release for my jaded heart.

Josh Kloss, top male model and actor

-When did you get interested in movies? Have you ever taken acting classes?

I grew up wanting to be a football player or a rockstar, but as I've went through a lot in life I've learned to love a great story and an actor who can bring that out versus all the lame "movie stars" which win mainly because of the huge teams behind them. I want to act if its going to be authentic and pure not just take some handouts or bit parts that make me look like a sell out, cause I'm anything but that. I'm working with Joanne Horowitz now and training with Max Deckor a great coach and when the right role comes a long I will back off a little on modeling and give it my 100 as I do with anything.



-You starred in five episodes of the TV series "O.C", what do you remember of that experience?                  Josh Kloss, top male model and actor

Yeah it was cool, but I like to stay cool to so I didn't let it change me, as I watched friends on "the OC" change it really saddened me and I ended up very affected and honestly didn't even want to stay and experience that at all. I was young and couldn't see the point, besides the great money.


-What kind of movies would you like to star in and what character would you most like to play?

I def. like drama, but most people who don't really know me would never expect I have a very comedic side as well, I can't wait to grow a beard and sling a sixshooter in western though, I think I could either pull off the billionaire in a suit with elegance and sophistication, but easily slip into the  darkest dirtiest character with the same amount of excellence, and I'm looking forward to proving it, as long as its a quality project.


-How do you stay in shape and what is your perception of a positive body image?

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I read health magazines, nutrition tips and workouts are constantly changing. my body image is constantly challenged, IF I go into a gym like anyone else you see the roided up guys staring everyone down like they're disgusting, and I like anyone else can succumb to inferiority, but I am so lucky to be able to repeatedly remind myself, my body makes money and I should keep my head high.  Body image is not a light subject I grew up being called lazy and even fat, by the most important woman in my childhood so that's something that haunts me till this day. I would like people to judge far less in America each others bodies and instead judge the FDA, restaurant owners, grocery stores, and advertisers, they're the only ones I think are for the most part disgusting in nature and intent.

Josh Kloss, top male model and actor

-Let's go back some years ago: what do you remember from your school days? What was your favorite subject?

I was always a loner, accepted for my ability in sports but socially defunct entirely. I got in many fights defending my brothers but was never a bully, and never lost one. my favorite subjects were art and choir in high school days. I loved the freedom and happiness of choir class, even dressed up as Elvis and sang with my choir backing me up for one of our concerts, can't remember the song? ;)


-Thanks Josh for sharing your story with me, any additional comments?

I'm sorry I've hidden from this interview for like what? a year now? I don't want to be a "model" spokesperson or a fitness guru, so I've hidden from a handful of interviews and opportunities, I'm really a human not perfect but not blind to my imperfections either, so watch me now and watch me grow I intend on being a leader in many forms while I'm here on earth! oh and stop the complacency, stand up!, Never Give UP:)

Josh Kloss, top male model and actor

 

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