A BOOK OF INGENIOUS
I N G E N I O U S - that is the best way to sum up the stories collected in this special issue. We have pages of inventive, creative, imaginative, innovative, pioneering and timeless individuals that will not only inspire you but also motivate you in many levels. This book contains pages of stories and imagery from young minds and souls. I am speaking of the kind of “youth” devoid of time, free from any shackle of influence in any form and shape. For instance, SANJA MARUSIC’S free-spirited, surrealistic works will take you to a realm of visual magic while Daria Amaranth’s hypnotic and poetic photographs will put you at ease with creatures that would normally freak people out- she makes snakes, snails, lizards, worms and scorpions appear way less ominous than they seem. Photographer Tania Kezha’s L’Amour tells us a gender on-conformist fashion story about love. The plethora of talented individuals we have in this issue is electric. They all came from different backgrounds, their stories take various turns and plot points but all converge at a certain point – success. A lot of them may say or feel that they can’t claim the “successful” title yet because of their age but inspiring and moving people is a huge success story in itself. This is our initial issue in print. And I am more than humbled and thankful to all of the wonderful collaborators, talents, publicists, managers and contributors. To my incredible team who helped mold this issue, you are a rockstar! As you observe the stories included in this book, you will see influences from the past in current works. We have current visionaries who pave the way to an ever evolving vibrant, pulsating future. For a lot of reasons this issue reminds me of a Wong Kar Wai Film where the past, present and future collide in one space of a surreal moment of clarity. It’s a place where time moves not in linear but in spiral ways. Also echoing Phoenix’s 1901 Lyrics: “Counting all different ideas drifting away Past and present, they don’t matter Now the future’s sorted out Watch, you’re moving in elliptical pattern.”
Enjoy our first book. Be ready for our library of stories.
IRVIN RIVERA ZZYZX PHOTOGR APHED BY SANJA MARUSIC
TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S 04
0 6 W YAT T O L E F F
5 2 PA R K E R B AT E S
12 GREGORY SIFF
54 DARIA AMARANTH
14 M A N DY L AU
5 8 K AY L A M A I S O N E T
16 DASHAUN HIGHTOWER
60 MADISON ISEMAN
62 SANJA MARUSIC
24 LIZZY GREENE
70 CHANDLER KINNEY
2 6 Lâ€™ A M O U R
72 CHLOE BENNET
30 SEAN GIAMBRONE
74 M I R A G E
3 2 P L AY I N G I T C O O L
78 TONI ROMITI
38 SOFIA WYLIE
8 0 A L L E G R A A C O S TA
82 JACK MARSDEN
42 LA ROSE ROGUE
84 COREY FOGELMANIS
48 JACK GRIFFO
8 6 LOG AN S HROY ER
50 KEITH POWERS
88 COLOR OF MARIA
D J E N E B A A D U AYO M DARIA AMARANTH ALAN YES BOURGEOIS CARL CHISOLM VICTORIA INNOCENZI TA N I A K E Z H A PHIL LIMPRASERTWONG K AREN NAVARRO SANJA MARUSIC IRVIN RIVERA RAUL ROMO
HORACIO AGUILAR V E R O N I CA A LVA DARRYL ANDERSON MONICA CARGILE B R I T TA N Y D I E G O K AT I G E R M A N SHANNON GOLDBERG K ADEEM ROWAN HARPER M AT T H E W H E N S L E Y TA R A H U N T MICHAEL ST MICHAEL SONIA YOUNG
M AT I L D E C A M P O S DANIELLE CIRILLI HILDA FLORES DAVID HARRINGTON BARBARA ISSA S H AW N T â€™A J O H N S SAMI KNIGHT TAT I A N A K R U P S K AYA CHERRY PETENBRINK S Y LV I A S TA N KO W S K I PRESTON WADA
ART DIRECTOR: BRIANNA LAFRANCE
JOSEPH ADIVARI N ATA L I A B U R YA K E N D E L L C O T TA K E O N C R U Z S TA C I E D W Y E R H E AT H E R H A R R I S BARBARA ISSA KEVIN LIM GEORGINA MENDIOLA HENDRA NASRIL H E AT H E R R A E @ R E X A G E N CY M A R J O - R I T TA S I FA S I TA N I AMY STROZZI FRANCIE TOMALONIS ADA TRINH
MANAGING EDITOR: VICTORIA INNOCENZI
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: IRVIN RIVERA
R AY YA N P R O KO P O V I C H MADELINE MCINNIS JACK MARSDEN MARIA OSKINA KELSEY QUINN CIERRA SKYE BROOK WOOD
STYLING: DARRYL ANDERSON GROOMING: S I FA S I TA N I P H O T O A S S T: PHIL LIMPRASERTWONG
HOW WAS IT MOVING FROM CHICAGO TO LA? Leaving your home is a hard thing to do, especially moving to a new state. We had all of our friends and lots of family close enough to drive to. So initially moving to LA felt a little lonely. I love how Chicago is a city but has a small town feel, I still feel very comfortable and connected there. In LA itâ€™s hard to make friends and everything is so spread out that getting anywhere takes a lot of effort, time, and patience. However, one of the best parts about moving from the Windy City to L.A. is not having to survive the winters! Over time I have met some amazing friends and I really do love the people I have in my life out here in LA. And of course living out here makes it much easier to be an actor!
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PHOTOGRAPHER: IRVIN RIVIERA
WALK US BRIEFLY TO A DAY IN THE LIFE OF WYATT OLEFF. On a normal school day, I wake up after three to five alarms, depending on how tired I am. Then I shower, take a little break, pack my bag and lunch for school, and get on my way. School takes up seven hours (or more like 8 counting the time to get there and back), so when I get home, I usually sit down for around thirty minutes to an hour, to rest my mind and body. I then do homework, followed by whatever I’m feeling I want to do. On some occasions, I go out for auditions, prepare sides, or hang out with my friends. WHAT INSPIRES YOU? I would say people who really care for what they do, and work hard for their passion. Someone who only does something for money and they don’t have fun while doing it just makes me feel sad for that person. LET’S TALK ABOUT YOUR RECENT MOVIE “IT.” HOW WAS IT TO PLAY STANLEY URIS AND DO YOU RELATE IN ANY WAY TO HIS CHARACTER? Stanley is a very complex character that I enjoyed playing because his moments are more subtle. He is uptight and instead of being extremely vocal about what he was going through I had to use my face and body to convey his characteristics. I had to set up Stanley as a character that just really can’t handle Pennywise (for future purposes). I am similar to Stanley in quite a few ways so I just had to exaggerate some of those traits. THE MEMBERS OF THE LOSERS’ CLUB ARE SOME OF THE MOST MEMORABLE AND RELATABLE CHARACTERS IN POP CULTURE. WHAT IS IT IN THE LOSERS’ CLUB THAT MAKES THEM SO RELATABLE? The Losers’ Club is so relatable because you can find yourself in any one of the characters or maybe a combination of a few of them. These characters are very real and the movie presents them in such a way that you could feel yourself doing or saying the same things the Losers’ do. We are all different and the fact that that is what brings us together
in the movie gives a sense of hope that we can all find the people we resonate with most. WHAT’S THE BEST VIDEO GAME THAT YOU HAVE EVER PLAYED AND WHY? I think I would definitely need a lot of time to determine what game is my all-time favorite. I would have to say in terms of nostalgia, it would be LoZ: Majora’s Mask. I know I’m nowhere near the age to experience full nostalgia but it definitely brings back good memories playing it. It was one of the first Zelda games I had played and it helped me really get into the series, and it has now become my favorite. From a game standpoint, I’d have to say LoZ: Breath of the Wild or Super Mario 64, just because each game has so many options to move around the vast map, that it just makes you want to explore every nook and cranny. They’re both games to involve exploration (although Zelda awards that much better), and having fun characters to control is something that not a lot of games can make as fun as these. Although LoZ: Breath of the Wild is overall a better experience, just for the endless fun and possibilities it provides all throughout the game play, and I cannot wait for more from this game. Overall, from an objective standpoint, LoZ: Breath of the Wild would have to take the cake as my favorite game to play, but Majora’s Mask will always be connect to my heart! Although I am very excited for Super Mario Odyssey as well, which will probably become my second favorite game of the year (behind Breath of the Wild of course). Of course this ended up being my longest answer, I could talk about this stuff for days.
IF YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE YOUR OWN BOOK, WHAT TITLE WOULD YOU GIVE IT? I would have to give it a title like “Internal Tao Te Ching Thoughts”. It’s become one of my favorite books lately and I find myself reading excerpts very often throughout the day.
IF YOU WILL BE GIVEN THE CHANCE TO HELP A SPECIFIC CAUSE/CHARITY, WHAT WOULD IT BE? At this time I am hopeful to begin working with Teen Cancer America. We have started some conversations on how I can be a part of the organization.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your life as an artist. Who was the first artist that made a big impression on you? Who was the last artist to make a big impression on you? The first artist to have an impact on my life is Vincent van Gogh. The meaning in his Irises. I went to the Getty Museum with my mom 18 years ago and she overheard the tour guide explain to a group that Vincent painted himself as the one lone white iris among all the violet ones to represent him in the asylum, being mad like all the other violet patients, except different. This showed me that the meaning in the paint can tell lives that lived long after they leave. This shook me. Jean-Michel Basquiat and Louisxxx also from New York made me feel like I had a story to tell through paint and there would be someone to fall in love with it.
PHOTOGRAPHER: RAUL ROMO P H O T O G R A P H E D AT G R E G O R Y SIFF STUDIO, LOS ANGELES W W W . G R E G O R Y S I F F. C O M
GREGORY SIFF 13
GR EGO RY I S O N E BU SY ARTI ST WHO JUST DID A RECENT C O L L A B O R AT I O N W I T H S A I N T L A U R E N T FA L L ‘ 17, F O R A CAPSULE COLLECTION OF S W E AT E R S F R O M H I S D E S I G N S . H E L I K E S T H E A R T T H AT P E O P L E LIVE THROUGH. FOR HIM, WE ARE ALL BROTHERS AND S I S T E R S E S P E C I A L LY I N A R T . H E I S C U R R E N T LY W O R K I N G H E A V I LY I N H I S N O T E B O O K S GEARING UP FOR A SHOW IN 2 0 18 I N N E W YO R K C I T Y. G R E G O R Y S I F F. C O M
Since collaborating with fashion companies, what was the biggest surprise that came out of this for you? I guess it’s really cool to know that the same person that collects artwork would also be willing to buy leather jacket that you painted and hang that on the wall as well the function of the jacket is fashion until wear it but also on its own on the wall in the comes a great source of energy.
Is there a distinction between “good” and “bad” art to you? What project are you working on now? I like the art that people live through. If it’s decoration or a little too highbrow sometimes it could be misconstrued as bad art but all art is good. The fact that human beings have found a way to share their idea of what this crazy world is and what we are going through and find a commonality in in expressionism is my favorite thing.
GIVE US A GLIMPSE INSIDE YOUR PROCESSES. HOW DO YOU USUALLY PRODUCE / CREATE YOUR ART? I composite photos/portraits of different people in Photoshop. From that, I use it as my drawing reference. I sketch in pencil, then scan the pencil drawing into Photoshop from where I can apply the colour work digitally. Sometimes I play around with effects, but I don’t want to get into too many digital effects. Sometimes I get carried away, maybe. My fashion (croquis) illustrations are done using pencil, alcohol-based markers,
WHERE DO YOU DRAW YOUR INSPIRATIONS FROM? WHAT INSPIRES YOU? I guess just regular day to day human experiences. Life experiences and books I have been reading that talk about navigating through these life experiences, I suppose. I’m very interested in reading and learning about masters, too. Masters of the arts or any field, really. People with a high amount of intensive focus and dedication towards something they really believe in.
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check out Dashaunâ€™s works and collections at: www.hightower.co
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TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR STORY IN A NUTSHELL. WHO IS DASHAUN HIGHTOWER? Lol the best answer to that is a mischievous optimist. WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BE A DESIGNER? WHEN DID DESIGNING FIRST MANIFEST IN YOUR LIFE? What inspired me to be a designer was the idea of being able to make wearable art. I got a clear example of this in Viktor & Rolf’s 2011 A/W RTW collection. That collection was theatric, architectural, and out of the box. I decided I would expose myself to as much as I could. Designing started to first manifest itself in my life during my senior year of high school. Before then I had always seen myself either becoming a vet or a contemporary fine artist. My mother taught me how to sketch so that’s what I chose to develop. This paired with a gig as an intern for Nordstroms’s BP department. pretty much set foundation for what I wanted to do. I had been sketching all of my life it was just now about reapplying those skills in a different way. WHEN DID YOU START PUSHING YOUR BRAND HIGHTOWER.CO TO THE WORLD? I started pushing my brand in April of 2016. It was around this time that I was going through a lot of changes in my life and I chose to turn to my work to express myself. I found that I wasn’t necessarily happy with the direction that my life was going in so I decided to start from scratch and turn myself into a brand. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR AESTHETIC? My aesthetic is a mix between streetwear and high fashion that focuses on textile manipulation and suggested movement. I usually don’t work with color but recently have found myself using a lot of blue in my work. WHO IS YOUR STYLE ICON? My style icon is Grace Jones. I feel like her aesthetic really was experimental. This is someone that immersed herself in the creative world and carved out her own lane. I relate to this quality and apply that same mindset to my own life. I think a style icon is someone that has their own beat and never compromises it and to me this is Grace Jones.
HOW DO YOU THINK YOUR DESIGNS AND ART IN GENERAL CAN SHAPE OR INFLUENCE THE CURRENT STATUS QUO OF THE SOCIETY? I think via my work I will hopefully be able to inspire more people to invest in themselves and go for their dream. I think there is a general consensus that the world is sad. The purpose of fashion is to create an escape for people. If I can provide a temporary escape for people that inspires them then I did my job. TELL US MORE ABOUT OUT! FASHION VANGUARD AWARDS. HOW WAS IT AFTER YOUR BIG WIN? The Vanguard Awards was an all around good experience. I met some really talented people and got to show my work on a large platform. I found that winning the competition was an affirmation that I was going in the right direction. With this in mind I chose to invest in myself and produce my next collection independently. I found that after the win it was more so about what you did with the win not so much what it can do for you. IF YOU CAN GIVE A MESSAGE TO ONE DESIGNER THAT YOU ADMIRE, LIVING OR DEAD, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY? If I could give a message to one designer it would be Vivienne Westwood. I would thank her for carving out a lane for the youth and being the mother of punk. The reason I would say this is because I relate to the punk movement and there are elements of it in my designs today. IF YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE A BOOK, WHAT TITLE WOULD IT BE? If I was going to have a book I would title it Hightower. I feel the name is strong enough to stand on it own. ANY MESSAGE FOR ALL THE UPCOMING DESIGNERS OUT THERE? A message that I would give to upcoming designers is to really be themselves that’s the one thing no one can take from you. IF YOU WILL BE GIVEN THE CHANCE AND OPPORTUNITY TO HELP A SPECIFIC CHARITY, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY? A charity that I would help is the Children’s First Fund: The Chicago Public Schools Foundation. I know that there have been shortages in the public education system and I feel as though that needs attention. I feel like above all else the only thing a child should worry
PHOTOGRAPHER: D J E N E B A A D U AY O M MODEL: R AY AT F R E E D O M M O D E L S L A STYLING: TA R A H U N T MAKE UP: KEVIN LIM HAIR: S Y LV I A S TA N KO W S K I
C A S S I O P EI A D R ES S: FA A N TIG HTS: LEG AV ENUE SHOES: JOHN FLUEVOG
TOP: TEA & CUP J A C K E T: O T T SHORTS: WRKDEPT H AT: K R I S T I N A D R A G O M I R F O R M A N O K H I SHOES: JOHN FLUEVOG
T O P : O L E N A D AT S â€™ BRALET TE ( WORN OVER TOP): YUMI KIM S K I R T: K O R O V I L A S SHOES: JOHN FLUEVOG
LIZZY GREEN PHOTOGRAPHER: IRVIN RIVERA S T Y L I S T: MONICA CARGILE MAKEUP: H E AT H E R R A E @ R E X A G E N C Y HAIR: DAV ID H A R R IN GTO N P H O T O A S S T: PHIL LIMPRASERTWONG
I N N A T E LY F I E R C E , W I T T Y A N D F U N N Y, 14 Y E A R - O LD L I Z Z Y G R E E N E I S S O M E O N E W H O I S WAY B E YO N D H E R Y E A R S . T H E R I C K Y, N I C K Y, D I C KY & DAWN ACTR ES S AI M S TO BE A FEMALE 0 07 AGENT IN THE M O V I E F R A N C H I S E S O M E D AY.
HOW DO YOU BALANCE YOUR TIME? I always strive to be early and plan ahead. Being prepared is always the key because time is money, and you never want to hold up production. Understand that your job is just a piece of the puzzle and you should respect others’ jobs as well. Everyone is replaceable and there are thousands of people who would love to be in your position.
IF YOU’RE A BOOK, WHAT TYPE OF BOOK WOULD YOU BE AND WHY? I would be a mystery novel with a lot of cliffhangers and suspense.
ANY ADVICE YOU CAN GIVE TO ANY ASPIRING ACTORS / ARTISTS OUT THERE? Don’t ever assume anything, make it all about your work and do your best because there are many other people that can take your place. Don’t worry about what others are doing or working on. Focus on your work and don’t compare yourself to anyone.
PHOTOGRAPHER: TA N I A K E Z H A MUSE: YA N P R O K O P O V I C H S T Y L I S T: K AT I E G E R M A N MAKE UP: N ATA L I A B U R YA HAIR: TAT I A N A K R U P S K AYA
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PHOTOGRAPHER: IRVIN RIVERA S T Y L I S T: JUNE SUEPUNPUCK GROOMING: MICHELLE HARVEY @ OPUS BEAUT Y
SEAN GIAMBRONE 30
18 YEAR OLD ACTOR SEAN G I A M B R O N E H O L D S A F A N TA S T I C C O N C O CTI O N O F AWK WAR D N E S S , W I T, A N D C H A R M U N D E R H I S S L E E V E S . P L AY I N G A D A M GOLDBERG FROM THE TV SERIES THE GOLDBERGS SINCE 2 013 HON ED H I M TO BE TH E W O N D E R F U L A C T O R T H AT H E I S R I G HT N OW. S EAN I S A FO CUS ED A N D TA L E N T E D A C T O R W I T H S O M U C H P O T E N T I A L . H O L LY W O O D I S LU C K Y TO HAVE H I M .
DO YOU FIND YOURSELF RELATING TO ANY OF THE CHARACTERS YOU’VE PLAYED? I have a lot in common with Adam Goldberg. I have always loved movies, particularly 80s movies like Star Wars, The Goonies, and John Hughes movies, even before I was on the show.thousands of people who would love to be in your position. My brother and I always made home movies, too. Probably the only difference has been that I liked to play sports and Adam isn’t a huge fan of them. I related to both Adam and Russell in Mark and Russell’s Wild Ride when they showed a streak of mischief—I have a tendency to be that way around my house.
WHAT IS YOUR ABSOLUTE FAVORITE MOMENT ABOUT THE 80’S THAT YOU’VE EXPERIENCED ON A SHOW THAT TAKES PLACE IN THE 80’S? Doing the Goldberg versions of the classic 80’s movies have been my favorite moments. We’ve done Goonies, Karate Kid, Ferris Bueller, Risky Business, Dirty Dancing, Weird Science, etc... Those movies were the 80s to me before the show, so recreating some of the scenes make me feel like I’m there.
IF YOU WILL HAVE A BOOK, WHAT WOULD YOU CALL IT? Fiction Book: Marmite in Jamaica Biography: Don’t Turn Off the Lights. For no reason, other than it sounds like a biography.
TOP: FOXBAIT PA N T S: RY U SHOES: WINDSOR SMITH EARRINGS: L ANA MARELLE
PHOTOGRAPHER: VICTORIA INNOCENZI WARDROBE: MONICA CARGILE HAIR: E D I T H B E LT R A N MAKEUP: K I M B E R LY D I S T E L MODEL: MADELINE MCINNIS @ LA MODELS
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B O D Y S U I T: A M E R I C A N A P P A R E L J A C K E T: J U N YA W ATA N A B E SHORTS: HOLOGRAM CIT Y FISHNETS: WOLFORD SHOES: PRIVILEGED EARRINGS/RINGS: L ANA MARELLE
D R E S S : Z I Z TA R J A C K E T: F O X B A I T B O D Y S U I T: W O L F O R D SHOES: ROGER VIVIER T I G H T S : N AT O R I
DRESS: TIBI S H I R T: Z I Z TA R T I G H T S : A G E N T P R O V O C AT E U R SHOES: IV Y KIRZHNER B E LT: S T Y L I S T S â€™ O W N
T O P : T E AT U M J O N E S S K I R T: Z I Z TA R SHOES: SCHUTZ EARRINGS: L ANA MARELLE
T O P : Z I Z TA R JEANS: IIJIN BOOTIES: BAMBOO J E W L E RY: L A N A M A R E L L E
TOP: DONNA K ARAN PA N T S : D A N I E L S I LV E R S T E I N S H O E S : C A LV I N K L E I N
SOFIA W YLIE PHOTOGRAPHER: IRVIN RIVERA S T Y L I S T: HORACIO AGUIL AR MAKEUP: GEORGINA MENDIOLA HAIR: M AT I L D E C A M P O S
DESPITE BEING A SOLID GO - GETTER AND A MASTER OF HER CRAFTS AND SKILLS (S I N G I N G , ACTI N G , DA N C I N G), 14 YE AR - O LD S O F I A’ S G OA L I S TO U S E S O C I A L M E D I A TO S H O W Y O U N G T E E N S T H AT I T ’ S O K AY T O F A I L A N D T H AT N O O N E I S P E R F E C T. T H I S A N D I M A C K A C T R E S S WA N T S T O P L AY S T R O N G FEMALE ROLES AND PLACE THEM IN A P O S I T I V E L I G H T.
WALK US THROUGH YOUR PROCESS WHENEVER YOU ACT OR PERFORM. HOW DOES SOFIA DO IT? I go through a pretty long process when preparing for my lines. I like to overprepare for my lines so I usually read through the script 2-3 times. Then I stand in front of a mirror and go over my body emotions as I read the script. I try my best to watch how I would naturally respond to all the questions or statements that my character might be faced with. After I do that I run my lines and try my best to connect the non-verbal responses with my verbal response. It may sound weird but I’ve learned that a lot of what we say is communicated through our eyes. Therefore, I try my best to connect with the audience both with my words and my non-verbal’s. HOW DID YOU END UP PLAYING BUFFY IN ANDI MACK? I feel that Buffy and I have a lot of things in common, so acting as Buffy comes quite easily for me. During the audition process, it was easy for me to become her because I felt that I was her already. I went through a long audition process but I ended up getting the part and it’s probably the best thing that has ever happened to me!
PHOTOGRAPHER: IRVIN RIVERA S T Y L I S T: MONICA CARGILE MAKEUP: K E N D E L L C O T TA HAIR: CHERRY PETENBRINK P H O T O A S S T: PHIL LIMPRASERTWONG
Skye is one brave 20 year old soul who started modeling a t t h e a g e o f 14 . She is continuously beating anorexia and is redefining the way she looks that is most comfor ta ble to he r; devoid of the bounds of the prescribed i d e a ls o f t h e in d u s t r y. Skye is now soaring greater heights with her renewed confidence and love for her self.
ADVICE TO ANY ASPIRING MODELS OUT THERE... My biggest advice is to not lose yourself. If you wake up and you don’t know who you are anymore, don’t be afraid to take a step back. We all need a little grounding & real word perspective sometimes. Also don’t let other people in the industry and their opinions get to you. I am very strong on health, so make sure you prioritize your health as well. There’s a lot of pressure to lose weight always, but I don’t care anymore. I think we all have different bodies, so if you have hips embrace them. TELL US SOMETHING THAT A REGULAR NON-INDUSTRY PERSON MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT MODELING AND THE FASHION INDUSTRY ITSELF.
D R E S S : Z I Z TA R J A C K E T: F O X B A I T B O D Y S U I T: W O L F O R D SHOES: ROGER VIVIER T I G H T S : N AT O R I
I think a lot of people aren’t aware of the little things you think matter, but they really don’t matter in the real world. For example, modeling is all about measurements and you’re appearance. For a while I would see every detail that I needed to fix, but in reality people don’t think so much about their hair or makeup or what they are wearing. I think when you’re in the industry you feel a little more pressured. There is also the weight loss side of modeling. A lot of people don’t understand the mass pressure to make your hips a specific size. I always struggled with this myself, but I’m 20 years old I have learned to love my hips. Having a healthy image is what I deeply am passionate about.
D R E S S : K AT I E J I A N G CHOKER: STYLISTâ€™S OWN SHOES: ZARA
PHOTOGRAPHER: CARL CHISOLM MODEL: K E L S E Y Q U I N N @ N TA TA L E N T S T Y L I S T: K ADEEM ROWAN HARPER MAKEUP: M A R J O - R I I T TA HAIR: DANIELLE CIRILLI
LA ROSE ROUGE
B E R E T: T O P S H O P S W E AT E R : T H E O R Y PA N T S: TO P S H O P SHOES: SAM EDELMAN
S W E AT E R : T H E O R Y S K I R T: Z A R A B E R E T: S T Y L I S T â€™ S O W N TIGHTS: TOPSHOP SHOES: SAM EDELMAN
B E R E T: T O P S H O P C O AT: T O P S H O P TIGHTS: TOPSHOP SHOES: ZARA
DRESS: TOPSHOP CHOKER: TOPSHOP GLOVES: ASOS SNEAKERS: NIKE
Jack plays Max Thundermans in the Nickolodeon show The Thundermans. This 21 year old actor grew up in theatre and acting. This passionate actor is currently chasing his dreams and understands that success does n o t h a p p e n o v e r n i g h t . “ Yo u h a v e to get in class, get involved, and r e a l l y w a n t t o d o i t .” H e s a i d from our last interview with him.
S T Y L I S T: MICHAEL ST MICHAEL GROOMING: J OS EPH A D I VA R I P H O T O A S S T: PHIL LIMPRASERTWONG
PHOTOGRAPHER: IRVIN RIVERA
DO YOU REMEMBER YOUR FIRST ACTING AUDITION AND GIG? HOW AND WHEN DID ACTING START FOR YOU? I wanted to start doing it around 10 years old. My older brothers were in a theater magnet program in high school at the time so I looked up to them a lot. I remember one of my first shows I did was “A Christmas Story.” In the audition, I froze up and could not remember my lines. After crawling through the monologue I left the theater basically in tears. My mom told me to go back in there! I asked to do it again and got the part.
HOW IS IT LIKE TO PLAY MAX THUNDERMAN IN THE THUNDERMANS? HOW DID YOU LAND THE ROLE? It is the best. I love that my character has gone places- From evil to good. Over 4 years. So it has been a really fun evolution to play. I had a Nickelodeon pilot that did not get picked up the year before, so when Max was being cast they called my reps and thought it could be a good fit.
Keith started his modeling career at 9 years old and continued to p u rs u e a c t in g u p to t h i s d ay. H e plays Jordan Wilder in the hit TV Show Famous in Love alongside Bella Thorne, Carter Jenkins and Charlie DePew. This Sacramento Native is a serious passionate actor who loves acting and is ready to take it to the next level.
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Proudest moment so far is playing Ronnie Devoe in The New Edition Story because it was such a challenge. WHAT EXPERIENCE HAS SHAPED YOU THE MOST? The experience of auditioning and not booking what I want shaped me to be appreciative and work even harder as an actor. WHO IS KEITH? HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN A NUTSHELL? Keith is the good kid in the mad city (word to Kendrick Lamar). Keith is Clark Kent looking for his cape. I try to do so much good despite negatives around me...etc.
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WHAT IS YOUR PROUDEST MOMENT IN YOUR CAREER SO FAR?
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HOW IS IT TO WORK ALONGSIDE WONDERFUL ACTORS LIKE MILO VENTIMIGLIA, CHRISSY METZ, JUSTIN HARTLEY AND MANDY MOORE? This Is Us was my first TV show ever, so I am so thankful for the amazing actors I get to learn from. I try to listen, watch, and soak up everything around me. It’s the most amazing place to learn and grow as an actor, because I have people all around me who want to help me and who I can look up to. They all set a great example of what hard work, dedication and teamwork looks like.
IF YOU’RE A BOOK, WHAT TYPE OF BOOK ARE YOU AND WHY? An action, adventure book with a happy ending! I love adventure, mystery and suspense! I kind of dig the whole fairy-tale thing where the good guy struggles, but always wins in the end. It teaches you that if you work hard and stand up for what is right, you will come out on top!
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Y O U C A N E A S I LY M I S T A K E PARKER’S OVERWH ELM I NG E N E R GY FO R S O M ETH I N G E LS E BUT FO R TH I S YO U N G MAN , IT I S H I S OVERWH ELM I N G PASS IO N T H AT S H I N E S . H E C H A N N E L S H I S YO UTH FU L E N E R GY TO H I S ACTI N G AN D H E I S VERY S E R I O U S A B O U T I T. T H E 10 Y E A R O L D A C T O R C U R R E N T LY P L A Y S TH E YO U N G E ST KEVI N FRO M TH E ACAD E MY AWAR D WI N N E R S H OW THIS IS US.
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F R O M T H E A R T I S T: I N MY WO R KS I PUT E M PHAS I S O N E M OTI O NAL S I D E O F PE R C E PTI O N , D E E P E S T F E E L I N G S , V I S I O N S , S TAT E O F M Y S T E RY, D R A M AT I C I N N E R EXPER I E N C ES . H ER E I S A S E LECTI O N O F MY WO R KS FRO M D I FFER E NT S E R I E S W H E R E R E D C O LO U R P L AY S A N I M P O R TA N T R O L E .
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18 y e a r o l d N e w Yo r k b o r n a ctre ss Ka ila’s love for a cting brought her to Los Angeles to pursue a successful career in acting. She plays Georgie in D isn ey C h a nn e l’s S tuc k in th e Middle. This passionate and free s pirite d girl’s d re a m proj e ct is to be a part of either a film or TV series that is uber twisted and intriguing enough that people will incessantly talk about it.
IN WHAT WAYS, DO YOU RELATE TO GEORGIE? I relate to Georgie in the way she becomes passionate about things. I’m like that myself. She tends to get excited and obsessed with her new interests and I think it’s good to be that way. That shows you care!
WHAT’S IMPORTANT IN LIFE? I think happiness is what is most important. If you are truly happy... that’s all that matters, right? Happy in any place, any situation... that’s what counts.
ANY ADVICE YOU CAN GIVE TO ANY ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE? My advice would be to be fearless. Never let fear get the best of you and jeopardize something huge.
IF YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE A BOOK, WHAT TITLE WOULD IT BE? 3,000 miles. (We drove that much from New Jersey to LA).
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South Carolina babe, Madison Iseman who plays Bethany from Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, shares her desire to work with Reese Witherspoon and her love for boardgames. She also just wrapped filming the Indie film Riot Girls.
WHAT’S YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE? Anything chocolate. I’m chocolate junkie.
IF YOU WERE A BOOK, WHAT KIND OF BOOK WILL YOU BE? I’d be a super cool fantasy novel that takes you out of the real world for a small portion of your day. An escape from reality.
IF YOU HAVE THE CHANCE TO SUPPORT ANY CHARITY/ORGANIZATION/ PERSON,WHAT/WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY? There are so many different charities I support, but one is Start With One Kenya. I started working with them when I was 15 and they completely transformed the way I see the world. They are an amazing organization that does so much for the people in Kenya, and the owners of the organization are some of the most amazing people I have ever met.
SANJA IS A 26 YEARS OLD C R O AT I A N P H O T O G R A P H E R L I V I N G I N A M S T E R D A M C R E AT I N G I MAGERY I M BU ED WITH BOUNDLESS SURREALISTIC, ALIEN -LIKE, DADA AND C I N E M AT I C I N F L U E N C E S . H E R USE OF MIXED MEDIA WITH HER I M A G E S S E T I N B R E AT H TA K I N G N AT U R A L L A N D S C A P E S T U R N S EACH OF HER IMAGES A MAGICAL P O R TA L T O A N U N TA P P E D , B E A U T I F U L U N I V E R S E T H AT S H E C R E AT E D . S H E J U S T R E L E A S E D H E R S E LF -TITLE D B O O K: SANJA MARUŠ IĆ: COLLECTED WORKS .
WHAT INSPIRES YOU? IS SURREALISM PART OF IT? Leonard Cohen, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, Dada, Mondriaan, Russian 30â€™s paintings, Osca Schhlemmer, Hipgnosis etc
WHAT IS YOUR MOST CHALLENGING CREATION AND WHY? I think the most challenging so far are creating the photos where I had to paint my body, myself outside, in the cold and wind where I stand naked alongside a road where cars stopped and watched me posing. Most of my photos are self-portraits.
NAME SOME BOOK THAT YOUâ€™RE CURRENTLY READING The Stranger by Camus. I love it. And the photo book Vinyl, Album, Cover, Art, the complete Hipgnosis Catalogue.
SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT C H A N D L E R K I N N E Y P L AY S R I A N A M U R TA U G H O N F O X ’ S L E T H A L W E A P O N W H I L E M A I N TA I N I N G H E R STR A I G H T A’ S . S H E A L S O C R E AT E D A N O R G A N I Z AT I O N CALLED CHANDLER’S FRIENDS WHOSE M ISSION IS TO HELP U N D E R P R I V I L E G E D D I S A D VA N TA G E D KI D S AN D MAKE TH E M FEEL LOVED AND CARED.
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CHANDLER I think one of the best pieces of advice I’ve received was to “shoot for the moon, and if you fall short, you’ll land among the stars.” I’ve always strived to structure my life in a way that would leave no chance for failure. If Plan A fell through, Plan B would be nearly as good as A. That advice inspired my way of thinking and my strategy for success in life. WHAT ARE SOME MEMORABLE MOMENTS YOU’VE HAD ON SET FOR LETHAL WEAPON? There really have been so many memorable moments on set. I think one of my favorites was filming episode 4 of season 2. My character gets arrested and taken in to be interrogated by her dad. I remember the night we filmed that scene, Damon and I talked about so many different things. He told stories and gave me advice. It was kind of a bonding experience for us, and it was a moment that meant a lot to me.
WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN?
AS IF LIVING UP TO HER AGENTS OF SHIELD CHARACTERâ€™S M O N I KER Q UAKE , C H LO E BE N N ET C O N S I S T E N T LY S H A K E S T H I N G S UP WITH HER OUTSPOKEN P E R S O N A L I T Y A N D C O M M E N TA R I E S WITH JUST ABOUT ANYTHING. HER SOCIAL MEDIA FEEDS ARE A GO LD M I N E O F EVERY TH I N G C H LO E .
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For me, it goes deeper than just the casting of Asians in Hollywood. Authenticity is important throughout the creative process. Most of the content for Asians in created by white men. We are more than just nerds, nail technicians, Kung-fu masters, doctors, etc. It’s important that we have Asian stories written and depicted by Asian artists.
FOR ASPIRING ACTORS... You have to have a thick skin and a thin skin…a thick skin to handle the business/political side of the industry and a thin skin to handle the creative elements involved. I act because it’s in my bones; I’ve never doubted whether or not I would find success as an actress. If it’s in your bones, you just have to go for it and not doubt the process.
TELL US ABOUT BEING A SUCCESSFUL ASIAN ACTRESS IN HOLLYWOOD.
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What do you think you represent as a young Latina actress in Hollywood? I think what I represent as a young Latina actress in Hollywood is a voice of a younger generation that has been stereotyped and at many times shut down. I want to have a valid message when I am doing interviews or on posting on social media to show to not just kids, but the community in general that we are strong, intelligent, and welcoming. I am also very grateful for all the other Latina actors that have paved the way for girls like me to be in this industry, getting the representation that we deserve.
If you’re going to have the chance to support any charity/organization/person, what/who would it be and why?
A L L E G R A P L AY S T H E I N C R E D I B LY S T R O N G C H A R A C T E R “ M O L LY ” F R O M M A R V E L’ S R U N AWAY S . A N D J U S T LIKE HER CHARACTER, S H E I S Q U I R K Y, C U R I O U S , I N TE LLI G E N T, AN D U NAPO LO GETI C . S H E W I L L D E F I N I T E LY S TA N D H E R G R O U N D F O R THE HIGHER CAUSE.
I want to be an advocate for gender and race equality, I want to make young girls and boys feel worthy, and in hopes of some day becoming a philanthropist. Girls Inc. is one of the many organizations that I really like and I would want to support. Girls Inc. equips girls with the skills to navigate through economic, gender, and social barriers and to grow up as independent individuals. I would also love to support organizations that protect elephants, they are one of my favorite animals and it just brings me to tears that they are just being killed for nothing.
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from modeling I write, play, record S T Y L I S T: B R I T T A N Y D I E and G O produce music. I’ve been playP H O T O A S S T: ing the drums since PHIL LIMPRASERWONG I was 5 years old, and only a couple years ago started playing guitar and piano on the side. My special talent when it comes to music is that I’m able to teach myself the basics of an instrument, all by ear. But if it wasn’t for my dad, I wouldn’t have known how to get myself started. Shoutout to dad! I also love video games, hanging with friends, anything a teen would be into. I also just started boxing with a trainer every Monday after school. It keeps me up and focused and restores my confidence.
JACK MARSDEN IF YOUâ€™RE A BOOK, WHAT TYPE OF BOOK ARE YOU AND WHY? If I were a book, I would be either a non-fiction novel or an autobiography mainly because I like books with a real life scenario as the theme. I connect more with those types of books
COREY’S RESUME SHOWS HIS U N D E N I A B L E V E R S AT I L I T Y AS AN ACTOR WHO IS NEVER AFRAID TO EXPERIMENT AN D EXPLO R E WITH TH E R O L E S H E P O R T R AY S . T H I S PUTS HIM AMONGST ONE O F H O L LY W O O D ’ S O N E ’ S T O W AT C H L I S T O F U P A N D C O M I N G TA L E N T S . H E R E C E N T LY D I S P L A Y E D T H I S I N N AT E TA L E N T BY TA K I N G THE DARK ROLE OF JASPER FROM FULLSCREEN’S WEB SERIES PRANK ME.
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Annette Bening has been a recent fascination of mine. I haven’t seen much of her work but I absolutely love her in 20th Century Women. She seems like a brilliant person to play off of and I feel like I could learn so much from watching her work. IF YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE THE CHANCE TO SUPPORT ANY CHARITY/ORGANIZATION/PERSON, WHAT/WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY? I would donate to animal rescues. I need to further inform myself on the animal advocacy scene and all of the specific charities, but it could be anything from dogs to elephants. IF YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE A BOOK, WHAT TITLE WOULD IT BE? Oh jeez. It would probably be something like “who thought this was a good idea?”
IS THERE ANY ACTOR (DEAD OR ALIVE) THAT YOU DREAM TO WORK WITH?
Logan plays the teen Kevin from the hit TV Show “This i s U s .” T h i s R e d o n d o b e a c h surfer native found his way to acting from school. His dream is to work with Leonardo DiCaprio and B e n i c i o D e l To r o s o m e d a y.
WHAT IS THE MOST MEMORABLE OR CRAZIEST THING THAT YOU EXPERIENCED ON SET? Well when I first booked the show we had to a full night shoot of a football game my character was playing. I had just gotten on the show and I have to wear brown contacts to watch Justin’s eye color, so they didn’t have my prescription yet. I don’t really play football and hadn’t even been in pads before, so I don’t know how but I ran about half those plays without being able to actually see. Eventually I put in my normal contacts under the colored ones to make it work, but that was really funny trying to throw passes and not seeing clearly. “THIS IS US” HAS QUICKLY BECOME ONE OF THE TOP RATED SHOWS ON TV, DO YOU FEEL THAT QUICK-RECOGNITION AFFECT YOUR PERSONAL LIFE?
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It definitely does a little bit, but not necessarily in a bad way. It’s cool to connect with peoples sometimes, who watch the show and really are invested. IF YOU ARE A BOOK, WHAT BOOK WILL YOU BE? I think I could better tell you what book I’d want to be and that’s The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien. I love that book, Tolkien’s much smarter than most people think.
THE COLOR OF MARIA
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