Wilhelmina New York (New York)
Place of Origin:
1/2 Polish 1/4 Irish 1/4 German
An agent from Wilhelmina NY came across my profile on Instagram. He asked if I was interested in modeling and would take a meeting with him and the rest is history!
I love basketball! However, I enjoy sports of all types and love being active. Music and acting are also of interest to me, especially coming from a performing arts college. Music is something I think brings happiness to a lot of people so couldn’t go without it!
Favorite music, band:
I enjoy all types of music! Some of my favorite musicians are Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Tori Kelly, Niykee Heaton! It’s all about my current mood at the moment!
Favorite movie, tv show:
I’m a huge Rom-Com guy! I hope to star in one someday! :) Movies like Dear John, The Vow, The Notebook and Friends With Benefits are just a few of my favorites. I don’t get a chance to watch much television but recently started watching Breaking Bad and my family and I love Modern Family!
Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product:
I like nice things but don’t really get caught up in too much of the hype. I am however a huge shoe person and love a nice pair of Retros. But if I had to pick one designer I’d say Louis Vuitton – I really like their backpacks. As for my skin regime I just make sure to wear moisturizer with SPF to help keep my skin stay healthy. But other than that keeping a healthy diet, drinking a lot of water and staying active is the best way for me to look and feel my best!
What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
If I wasn’t modeling I’d still be in college playing basketball on a full scholarship and pursuing a professional basketball career in Europe. If it was summertime I’d be doing construction with my dad, which I do miss because although it was hard manual labor, I got to spend some quality time with him.
What’s something uncool that you love anyway?
I listen to a lot of love songs which my teammates would always tease me about. Even before games I would be listening to songs like “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran and they would just be laughing!
Favorite modeling experience so far?
So far, I would have to say my favorite modeling experience was when I got the opportunity to fly to Germany for a Hugo Boss shoot! I had never left the country before besides going to the Bahamas when I was 16 so it was definitely an exciting and surreal experience! Such a great brand and such a great shoot! Additionally, the people I’ve met so far have also been quite amazing. To be around such creatively and artistically inspiring people definitely motivates me to find my place in the business and contribute in such ways also.
What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
Pittsburgh is an amazing place! The city is small but has great people and so much history! It’s a blue collar town and the people are very down to earth! The view of the entire city can be seen from Mt. Washington and it’s pretty spectacular! I know it’s not at the top of many peoples travel destination list but I would recommend visiting at least once.
Which brand would you really love to model for?
There are many designers I would love to model for and doing a fragrance print and TV ad for any of the major brands would be a dream come true. So many photographers I would be so honored and privileged to shoot with but I can’t list all: Sorrenti, Mert & Marcus, Klein and Meisel of course and plenty of others.
Place you would love to visit:
Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
I’ve recently started picking back up things I used to do as a child. Skateboarding, riding dirt bikes, cars and motorcycles. These things I feel keep me level-headed and grounded. But if I do have to admit something that is always on my mind is the desire to land a major role in a huge movie or TV production!