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photographer | drew castaneda stylist | Alex shera

makeup | landyn harrison

visuals | aramis duran & jesse salinas



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Somehow this excerpt always ends up being the last piece to the puzzle but here we are, month 35, still kicking. We couldn't be more thankful for all the support we've been receiving from you guys lately. It's truly humbling to have so many people supporting this work. Each month we strive to cover talent that we feel really aligns with our brand and people who you, as the reader, will be able to resonate with as well. We have some amazing individuals this month and we're super proud to have you flip through these pages. Just to name a few: Luke Davis, a pro sufer, Jeremy Gudac, an amazing photographer, Gregory Duarte, a dope tattoo artist and of course, Julz, a global influencer. Make sure to read her interview and be inspired by all the hard work she puts into her craft.


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NUDE. Mag is a platform to highlight the creativity and artistry of individuals - musicians included. We have created the outlet to showcase your talent that of which cannot be experienced via paper. With each magazine release, there is a carefully selected playlist curated for the issue that is listed. Submit your music now for a chance to be in a future issue.

Stay Hollow - Ekali & mossy. Growth - Finn Polluted Blood - k?d You Say - Two Feet Tints (feat. Kendrick Lamar) - anderson .paak 151 Rum - J.I.D. morning wood - recipe. My Soul Is Falling - Keys N Krates Down4U - Kaytranada & Sango Running (prod. AObeats) - itsmarkjohns Break It - great dane Wake Up! - DECAP Sock It 2 Me (Kaytranada Remix) - Missy Elliot


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Legacy You are one of over seven billion people on this planet. How do you stand out against the rest? What makes you, you? Imagine you are standing at the end of an unfinished road. Behind you is the constructed pavement: dented with a few potholes here and there, but, nevertheless, still a clear pathway. However, in front of you lies a tumultuous terrain with no foreseeable trail. It is up to you to continue building this road. Where and how you want to make it is completely within your control. A legacy is not something you have, but rather it’s the road you build and leave behind. It is how you are remembered once your body is no longer confined to space and time. Like a fingerprint, your legacy is unique to you. No two are identical as it is shaped by your actions and the connections you establish in your life. This is where quality supersedes quantity. Shift your attention away from follower count and the number of zeroes on your paycheck. Focus on remaining present and sustaining sincere intention with every decision you make. Legacy built upon disingenuous fabrications of your identity is not a legacy at all. Stay true to yourself. Along with the gift of human consciousness comes the responsibility of individuality. What matters is what you do as an individual and how that impacts the lives around you. Are you leaving a positive impression? How do your actions contribute to the evolution of our planet? A legacy is the remembrance of an individual within our collective memory. People will always remember how you made them feel, the connection between. What you do today influences your future. What you do today shapes who you are. What you do today affects the world around you. What you do today builds your legacy. It is important to acknowledge that legacies aren’t built alone, but together. It is a process of reciprocity. From your soul, words and actions create connections, connections invoke emotion, emotion manifests meaning, meaning engraves memory, and that memory is attached to your words and actions. Whenever the memory of you is revived within someone else’s mind, new life is breathed into your spirit and that is how your soul lives on. This is a legacy. Your legacy. - Julia Eunji Choi -




take me to peru take me to Photographer | Cami Rose








luke luke luke luke Davis Davis Davis Davis photographer | drew castaneda


Being only 25, what made you retire from competitive surfing? LD: I've been competing at that level since I was five. My competitive desire faded after years of traveling the world. All I want to do now is travel and chase perfect waves! Do you think you will ever return to competition? LD: I don’t think I will because those years are behind me. I’m enjoying my life the way it is! Has anything scary ever happened in the water that prevented you from wanting to go back in? How did you overcome that? LD: I’ve definitely had a few scary situations, but that’s just a part of surfing. Those situations are what makes it so exciting — the unknown! What does surfing do for you mentally? LD: It gives you a different edge. If you can face your fears in the ocean, you can take that into life on land.






What do you like to do on your off days? LD: I’m really into the sauna and ice baths lately, as well as some yoga and coffee. I’d say that’s a pretty normal day for me. What are the best and worst parts about being Luke Davis? LD: The worst part, fuck I don’t know (haha). I can’t complain about anything, life is great! The best would be that I’m able to surf for a living. I realize it’s very rare to do something you love and to make a living doing it. I feel very fortunate. As a human being, what do you want your legacy to be? LD: I’m still asking myself this question, I really don’t know. I’ll have to get back to you when I have the answer.



SOPHIA ESPERANZA ESPERANZA ESPERANZA ESPERANZA Photographer | jeremy gudac Muah | Jared Lipscomb Hair | Bradley Leake










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moritz taylor taylor taylor taylor Photographer | Nicolas Straub & Lukas Plapst


What does modeling do for you mentally? Does it come easy? MT: I‘m totally in love with modeling. It has always been a huge dream of mine and I’m completely comfortable when I stand in front of the camera. I love to pose in ways that aren’t like all the commercials. It definitely comes easy for me--I live for this!

As a human being, what do you want your legacy to be? MT: I want to spread creativity to everyone--even through my outfits. I think that most people are too structured. They go to work, eat, sleep and repeat, but there is so much more to life. Don’t always take the easy way. Take risks and make something big happen in your life.

Your body is covered in tattoos, how do you feel about the stigma behind them and the negative connotation they carry? MT: As a child I told my parents I would like to be totally covered in tattoos. They told me I wasn’t normal (haha). Even though people often ask me if i’ll regret my tattoos when I’m old, I don’t think that’s a reason for me to stop. My attitude towards tattoos is to get fully inked. Not all parts of the face, but the rest should be (haha).

In your Instagram bio, you have #health written. What does being healthy mean to you? MT: Yeah, that‘s right! To me it means being active and to eat healthy. Occasionally I’ll splurge and eat pizza (just like everyone else) but you can’t eat shit all the time. The hardest thing for me to maintain however, is my sleep. I‘m always on the run with shoots, hanging with friends or going to the gym, but I work on it.






Amenah amenah amenah amenah soares soares soares soares photographer | silas forest muah | Alaina wilson clothing | chance vintage







Who were some of your musical influences growing up? J: I moved around a lot growing up, so my earlier musical influences are really all over the place. My favorite artist of all time is Lauryn Hill. My first time hearing Miseducation was really the beginning of my enlightenment on a conscious level. Mariah Carey’s Music Box was the second album I ever owned. When I lived with my Aunt Pat & Uncle Marty, they would always have country music on in the house which was the cause of my slight obsession with Shania Twain. Whitney Houston, Destiny’s Child, TLC, Eminem, Tupac, Biggie, Outkast, Aretha Franklin and Erykah Badu were some of my earlier influences. In high school my favorites were Lil Wayne and Kanye. Kanye is probably right up there with Lauryn for me. His music helped me dream bigger and believe in myself -- it still does to this day.

Running a creative agency, radio station, and musicmanagement company are all very impressive feats to juggle. How do you like to decompress at the end of the day? J: Music really helps me decompress and slow my mind down. My days usually start at 10am (yes, I’m a late starter because I’m such a night owl). I’ll meet with my team, read emails and take calls between 10-3pm. My meetings usually go from 3pm-9pm and after that part of my day is done, I’m in the studio until about 3 AM if I’m not out or have an event that night. This schedule definitely isn’t recommended, I’ve been burning the candle at both ends for years and it’s starting to catch up with me. Right now I’m trying to implement meditation and in turn, hopefully, a better sleep schedule.

photographer | drew casta stylist | Alex shera makeup | landyn harrison visuals | aramis duran & jesse salinas






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What did it feel like to be featured in Forbes “30 Under 30”? There are many women who aspire to do just that, do you have any words of encouragement for them? J: Being featured in Forbes was such a huge moment for me. For years I had been working so hard in the events and digital marketing space but I was always referred to as the “Snapchat girl,” or “promoter from Miami”. It seemed as though no matter what I did or how well I documented my work, I would never be taken seriously. My parents used to make comments like “must be nice to party for a living”. I didn’t care so much about public opinion, it was more the validation of my family and peers that I longed for. When we were recognized by Forbes, I knew I was on the right path and was inspired to keep going. It was really the first time in my adult life that my father called and said he was proud of me -- I’ll never forget it. I will say however, in hindsight I understand that no validation was necessary. My advice to any young female entrepreneurs is to stay focused. Never let people’s lack of vision and support deter you from your path. They see you, people know the work you are putting in whether they tell you or not.

pencils in class on quiz day or, when I was older, handmade tickets to parties under the table at lunch time. My dad bought my mom a camcorder the Christmas they officially adopted me and I basically kidnapped that thing and took it for my own. I always loved making content. There are videos of me between the ages of 8-15 doing everything from fashion shows out of pieces I made from moms old curtains, to art summer camp that I somehow convinced kids in my class to attend at my house. In middle and high school I was in every extra curricular program from basketball to chorus and drama. I wasn’t much good on the court or the dance team though, so I quit those by sophomore year. That’s when I got my first job. I had two of them while in high school. I guess you could say I was always a really active kid. As far as my reality as an adult today, It’s not too far from what I used to dream of. I’m supposed to have way more properties and a jet by now, as well as arts programs for foster kids and orphans all over the world but hey, we are well on our

When you were young, did you ever imagine that you would take on so many passions? What is different about your life today from what you originally thought you would do? J: I absolutely knew I would be multifaceted entrepreneur but my main aspiration was always to become a singer. I would put on performances for my school at recess where I would choreograph our moves,

way. The singing thing still makes my mom a bit sad. She would’ve loved to see me realize that dream. Not sure if it’s just so that all those years of vocal and piano lessons would pay off, but I think we’ve done that and then some by now. Maybe one day I’ll tap back into that side of music.

compose really horrible songs, make the “event flyers” and hang them in the bathrooms/cafeteria. I would get in so much trouble! My mom would always have to come pick me up from the principal's office for selling


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Since we’re aware that you’re a woman of many talents, what is something you’re awful at? J: I really can’t dance, run or cook. The dancing thing is fine because I dance my little heart out anyways but I hope I take the time to get some skills In the kitchen soon. Food is the way to a man’s heart and I’m trying to have a family. Somebody teach me some recipes (haha)!

As a human being, what do you want your legacy to be? J: My legacy will be that I made it cool to be conscious and give back. I love people. I love connecting people, inspiring them to reach their full potential, collaborating and creating. Throughout the years I have been blessed enough to befriend people with platforms and networks way larger than mine. Right now I am focused on influencing the influential to put their time and energy into changing the world, one project at a time. My personal project closest to my heart right now is providing access to the arts for at risk youth through my foundation Little Rascals. So far we have launched and funded two programs in Miami and Haiti. I also want to create a better structure for the artistic community in the digital age. The current infrastructure for labels, graphic design, photography etc. are so outdated and one sided. I want to help put the power into the hands of the artists.


"In my opinion as a model, my job is to convey emotion. My job is to say something with just my expressions, just my body language, and just my feeling. I translate as much as I can without speaking. Kyle is the one photographer that understands what I’m trying to say, he knows what to capture. There’s something about how effortless he makes it look. He never tries too hard. He finds the gooey sweet spot and lives in it. It’s raw. It’s real. We tell the same story. It’s been over six years of creating together. Six years of pushing the limits to get the shot. To tell the story. We’ve hiked frozen lakes, we’ve road tripped America, we’ve jumped cliffs and we’ve lit guitars on fire in the desert. As long as Kyle is a behind a camera, I’ll be in front of it." - Maverick, model


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american remains remains remains remains photographer | kyle panis model | maverick mcconnell



"I think the country as a whole is in a state of unknown flux and I think it is a big part of my motivations for this shoot. Half of us feel like we’re shedding a new skin and obliterating ideas of the past, and the other half feels nervous for the security of personal history and traditions. We rely on each other so extensively because all of these aspects are necessary: progress, tradition, security and freedom for all. I think people are slow to adapt and have a hard time reincarnating the self - we wrap our identities in things that mean so little or change so often today and it makes people very defensive. Maverick and I have always been of progressive mindset regarding sensitivity in men, strength in women and the fluidity of these traits amongst us as humans. I think I speak for us both when I say that we are Americans to the core. We want the expansive country of the West and open roads like we want to cruise New York City at night and experience different cultures. We feel the restlessness and uncertainty in our bones and in the presence of our peers, we’re getting used to shedding our skin and reinventing the self, we’re holding on to what has gotten us through and changing what we can. We were on our way to Palmdale with a guitar and a few gallons of gasoline, American Remains by Highwaymen was playing and we felt on the edge of our own country in flux." - Kyle, photographer







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benzo benzo benzo benzo Photographer | Silas Forest







brittani brittani brittani Brittani bader Bader bader bader Photographer | jeremy gudac







PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI Photographer | Nick higham Muah | Zenna hodge


The love for beauty products runs in your family. Tell us about how your grandmother influenced your adventure into this profession. P: My Nannie (that’s what I’ve always called her because she was young and didn’t want to be called grandma at the age of 38) has always been a huge inspiration to me. I’m fortunate enough that she has mentored me through the beauty industry and my marketing endeavors. As a child, I always had the best products because they were from her companies, her biggest and most known being Sexy Hair. I always wanted to be a boss like her. I wanted people to feel beautiful while also being a badass that young girls and women could look up to, like they did my Nannie. Your products are vegan/cruelty free, so you clearly care about animals and their well being. What other morals and ethics do you stand for? P: Yes! I wanted a line that was kind to animals. I care a lot about them and even rescued a pup named Jaxon! I’ve always believed in generosity, honesty, and fairness--treat others how you want to be treated! You get what you give in this world, so give kindness and be genuine. What message are you trying to convey to the consumers that buy your product? P: It’s never too late to repair! I’ve put my hair through a lot--spent a lot of time, money, and energy fixing it. Even when you have an A+ stylist, your hair still gets damaged and needs some loving. I wanted to create a product line that’s affordable, actually works, and doesn’t harm animals.




What is the next step for you in your creative journey? P: Probably changing my hair like I always do! We’re working on a wicked color line for “B Phinom”. My hair really is my canvas and I changed it about nine times just this year. I find a lot of inspiration through changing my look because I get to be different versions of myself. Do you have any words of encouragement for aspiring models? P: LOVE YOURSELF. BE KIND TO YOURSELF. DON’T COMPARE. I spent almost my entire modeling career trying to fit into molds I wasn’t made for. I was trying to alter myself to fit someone’s vision of me. People told me I was too big, too small, too curvy, or not curvy enough. Find yourself and encourage the person inside of you that’s trying to reach the surface. FIND THEM AND BE THAT, BE YOU. Don’t let anyone steer you off your path. As a human being, what do you want your legacy to be? P: I want to be remembered for being kind to everyone. Not because of what people could do for me and/or my career, but because I was genuine. The world is harsh and ugly. Which is why I hope I’m remembered because of the kindness I showed towards people.



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mod sun mod sun mod sun mod sun Photographer |forever cliche









BOYS BOYS BOYS BOYS Photographer | Rosie Matheson






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gregory duarte duarte duarte duarte Photographer | Drew Castaneda


How long have you tattooed for? GD: It’s been ten years since I started my apprenticeship at my first shop in Lincoln Heights. What style do you prefer to tattoo in? GD: I can honestly say I enjoy tattooing all styles. It’s good to change it up and challenge yourself. I just love tattooing period. However, if I had to pick I’d say anything fine line black and grey. What does the art of tattooing do for you? GD: The art of tattooing has given me the opportunity and privilege to impact people’s lives in a very personal way. I love that I give people something that enhances their character/image. Not to mention it stays with them for a lifetime and that is very sacred to me. No other occupation has given me more honor and satisfaction than when I have a machine in my hand changing lives, one tattoo at a time.





What would you be doing if you never picked up tattooing? GD: I’ve always felt I could have became or done anything I wanted in life. Since my first tattoo at the age of 15, I was intrigued by the sound of the machine and the excitement that surrounded the artists and clients. When I was 20, I was given the opportunity to apprentice at a shop. I couldn’t pass it up and I haven’t looked back since. As a human being, what do you want your legacy to be? GD: I hope my legacy is that I’ve impacted people’s lives in a positive way. Life is too short not to do what you want or stand up for what you believe in. Facing your fears is the first step in becoming who you truly are. Never back down and never give up, because anything is possible as long as YOU believe it.



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megan colbert

colbert colbert colbert Photographer | nick higham








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