“A chilling sense of panic ran down my neck and I heard a voice yell, ‘What the hell are you doing?!’” – Cameron Phan (while on the run)Face Time, gets to know the personalities behind some of our city’s most recognizable faces. Why? Because there’s a whole lot more to models than fit figures and fierce struts. Take Cameron Phan, for instance. Today’s up-and-coming star thinks nothing of dodging shotgun-toting farmers - but Terry Richardson is another story. Read on for Cameron’s exclusive interview, and click here for more Face Time features! Name: Cameron Phan Hometown: Carrollton, Texas Agency: The Clutts Agency Notable Clients: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target, BLKLN, Charles Smith II TIGI Professional. I put on a suit, got my hair slicked back with some B for Men gel, and sat through multiple sessions in the front of a meeting room while corporate reps spoke to employees about hair products and how to sell them. By the end of the day, I could have repeated their speeches verbatim, but I scored some quality hair products, so I couldn't complain!” What do think is the biggest misconception about the modeling industry? “I think the biggest misconception is that male models aren’t as susceptible to insecurities about their body image as female models.” Terry Richardson on me.” i-D Magazine. That’s my ultimate dream assignment, I think. I've been mastering my wink. My dream client would most likely be Rick Owens or J.W. Anderson. I'm a sucker for dark colors and minimalism.” Do you have a personal role model? What have you learned from her example? “Absolutely - Carine Roitfeld. She struck a major chord with me and opened my eyes, especially after viewing her very personal documentary, Mademoiselle C. She represents someone beautiful, intelligent, and unapologetic. For me, she is the epitome of the focus and drive that I hope to emulate in my present and future life. Despite the formulaic expectations of her industry, she continues to drive brilliant innovation. …And let's not forget that she's a Virgo.” How would you describe your personal style? Do you have any favorite local shopping spots? “My style is generally dark. I'm almost always wearing a pair of tight black pants with boots, with one item acting as the focal point. I keep things pretty minimal, with a hint of rock and roll, and I always find at least one good item from every trip I make to Buffalo Exchange or Urban Outfitters. I've also become a regular shopper at American Apparel at Mockingbird Station.” Steel, and then I would find the best band playing in town and bring my favorite people to dance the night away.” All photos courtesy of Cameron Phan.