“Intellect can develop with age, while physical aesthetics are fleeting.”
There’s a lot more to modeling than meets the eye. And if you think male models are simply boy toys, you’ve got another think coming. Welcome to Face Time. DFW Style Daily’s new series gets personal with recognizable faces from top Dallas runways and glossies.
Today, we’ll introduce you to an up-and-comer who goes by one name only. For Logan, physics comes first, and bullshit ranks a close second. Click here to read more Face Time model interviews.
DFW Style Daily: At what age did you begin modeling? Tell us about your first job.
Logan: “At 16, I had an editorial shoot for FDLuxe. I just remember being pretty stressed, because I had a calculus test that took longer than I had originally planned. I ended up having to break a half dozen traffic laws to get to the shoot on time.”
What do think is the biggest misconception about models?
“That their only interest is modeling. I study physics at the University of Texas at Austin, trade speculative stock options, build websites, and have an unhealthy obsession with Whataburger’s honey butter chicken biscuits. Most of the people I’ve met in the industry have similarly disparate interests.”
Describe your most exciting assignment so far.
“Last summer I was ‘featured’ for a split-second in Kat DeLuna’s new music video. If you haven’t heard of her, it’s cool. I hadn’t either.
“While we were waiting to shoot, one of her handlers confused me with Kat’s boy toy. He grabbed me by the arm and said, ‘Kat wants to see you.’ Now, I’m not much for celebrities, and I had a half-chewed ham sandwich in my mouth, but who wouldn’t be intrigued? I didn’t ask any questions, lest I raise suspicion.
“When I got to Kat’s makeup room, she was surrounded by a posse that put Vincent Chase’s Entourage to shame. Pretty much immediately, she realized I wasn’t the one she wanted, and threw a bit of a fit. Not wanting to press my luck, I awkwardly shuffled towards the door, trying not to laugh on the way out.”
How do you prepare for a job?
“I try to stick to a morning routine. I believe in taking care of myself, and a balanced diet and rigorous exercise routine. Whenever possible, I wake around 6 a.m., work out, and then read the Financial Times while I eat breakfast.”
What is the craziest/silliest/most unusual thing you have done on a job?
“Despite protests, my mom insisted on going to my first shoot. It wasn’t a job, just a test shoot. The photographer had a unisex name, and my mom and I weren’t sure whether the photog was a girl or guy. So, we show up at the studio, and the high-heel toting photographer greets us with a feminine, enthusiastic voice.
“My mom immediately starts laughing as she introduces herself, and says ‘This is so funny! From your email, I could’ve sworn you were a guy!’ The photographer starts laughing, too, and says, ‘But I am!’”
What is your dream modeling job, or who would be your dream client?
“Ralph Lauren Black Label. I bought a Black Label tux for my senior prom, and every suit I’ve bought since then has been from that brand.”
Name a model you admire. Why is he a role model to you?
“Brent Chua. He’s a good friend of mine, and one of the funniest guys I know. He also happens to be one of the most successful Asian models around, and has an incredible natural talent for photography to boot.”
Are there any “deal breakers” for you when it comes to job requirements?
“Intellect can develop with age, while physical aesthetics are fleeting. So, the only real ‘deal breaker’ is a job that conflicts with school.”
What did you have for breakfast?
“A cup of black coffee and huevos rancheros with black beans, a couple of sunny side up eggs, salsa verde, and some corn tortillas.”
What do you like to do when you’re not modeling?
“I bullshit a lot. Often, I’ll invent entire stories about myself just to see how gullible people are.”
All images via Wallflower Management.