Chad was shot for MODELS.com by Christine Hahn, with styling by Gemma Slack, hair by Helen Reavey (Bryan Bantry), and makeup by Miriam Robstad (Bryan Bantry). Special thanks to Taylor Warren.

interview

Name:
Chad McGilbert

Agency:
New York Model Management (New York)

Age:
18

Height:
5’9.5″

Instagram:
@Chadmcgilbert

Place of Origin:
Cypress, Texas

Ethnic Origin:
My mom’s side of the family is from Trinidad and half my dad’s side is Irish

Birthsign:
Taurus

How discovered:
I came to NY with my mom when I was 13 hoping to get signed with an agency. It’s crazy to think but my mother was very determined. Little did we know it was fashion week and a lot of agencies were very busy and couldn’t take the time but New York Models’ Head of Scouting was there and scouted me on the last day of my trip. So never give up!

Favorite things:
I enjoy traveling and seeing new places, I grew up in a military family so we were always traveling and moving. I could never live without Netflix, Hulu and my dog, Nala

What are you listening to at the moment?
The Chainsmokers, G-Eazy, Justin Bieber, Drake, Shawn Mendes, Ed Sheeran, Chance the Rapper, Selena Gomez

Favorite movie, tv show:
My favorite movies of all time are About Time & anything Pixar. I like tv a lot so I obsess over a lot of shows. Right now I’m addicted to Gossip Girl. My roommates have convinced me to watch it finally and now I can’t stop. My other shows I can’t get enough of are Bob’s Burgers, Friends, Scrubs, Jane the Virgin and Futurama.

Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product:
Elie Saab has been a designer I’ve loved for a while. Everything he designs looks like a dream. My favorite fragrances are Marc Jacobs Daisy (the gold bottle) and Victoria’s Secret Angel A beauty product I can’t live without is LUSH sugar lip scrubs.

What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
I’d probably be in college pursuing a degree in something fashion related. When I was little I wanted to be a designer until I knew I could wear the clothes.

What’s something uncool that you love anyway?
I really love cartoons. I still watch them to this day. And I used to love cheetah print but it got a bad rap. Though lately it’s been coming back.

Favorite modeling experience so far?
I really loved the Hood By Air show I took part in this year. It’s was my first time being at the location where all the big shows took place and it was pretty cool having a backstage pass.

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
Honestly I miss the food the most… there’s so many options in New York for food which is great but I miss home, where I know exactly where to go and what I’m going to get.

Which brand would you really love to model for?
I’ve always wanted to walk Elie Saab, Oscar de la Renta, or for Karl Lagerfeld. I’ve always wanted to take part in a larger than life show with elaborate designs.

Place you would love to visit:
Milan! Every model I’ve ever talked to said Milan was their favorite place because of the scenery and the food.

Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
Yogurt, I know that sounds weird but I’d never had it before and now that I have I eat it like twice a day. With strawberries and granola.

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