HOMETOWN? Atlanta, Ga.
ARE YOU IN SCHOOL? Not Currently (in the future I will).
HOW DID YOU GET INTO MODELING? My sister is also a model, she is a lot younger than me though. Her mother agent (mine now) saw a picture of me and signed me.
FIRST MODELING JOB? My first job was a small shoot for a nice perfume brand in NYC.
FAVORITE PART OF BEING A MODEL? My favorite part of being a model is traveling around for work, not just to different cities but within a city. I think the various things I have to do for work really gets me in some areas I would never go to within whatever city I’m in. That inspires me to go eat at new places and try new things while I’m there.
WORSE PART OF BEING A MODEL? The worst part would be the mental strain of the job. The feeling of not getting a job for a while or having a bad fashion week can get a little taxing. You put a lot into something and sometimes don’t get the reception or reaction you want and you start to get a little unconfident. However, on the flip side of that getting a job is one of the best feelings in the world it’s a double-sided coin.
HAVE YOU WALKED RUNWAY OR DO YOU ASPIRE TO WALK RUNWAY? I have walked the runway! No feeling like it, it’s a very cool and crazy process to be a part of.
FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPHER? There’s a photographer for a group I like and his name is Max Beck – however, you are definitely tied for top for best photographers I’ve ever met.
FAVORITE MODEL? My favorite model is so hard it feels unfair to choose.
FAVORITE DESIGNER/LABEL? My favorite designer is probably Prada.
DREAM CAMPAIGN? Dream campaign would be Prada as well.
DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE/LOOK? I have two looks – my natural look is pretty emo/goth when I’m out and about. But when I put myself together or have work, I have a high-fashion look.
FAVORITE MUSICIAN/BAND? My favorite musician/band would be Scott Weiland and Stone Temple Pilot. They’ve always been my favorite. They’ve got a swing song that I love it’s very well done and an interesting comparison to the original.
FAVORITE SONG OF THE MOMENT? My favorite song currently, is “GODS” by Lil Peep and Lil Tracy. I really love the beat.
INTERESTS BESIDES MODELING? I’m a nerd outside of modeling, I love video games and pop culture. A game I play a lot is called Dance Dance Revolution that’s been taking a lot of my time recently.
WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU? I’m going to be waiting till February. My birthday and fashion week both align and even almost overlap so when that time comes I’ll take a step back and see what’s next in life. But right now I’m going to take it easy for my last few months as a 20-year-old.
Photography & menswear styling alexander michael thompson
Photographed in New York City.