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Photographer | Sam Klegerman Stylist | Joel Christian Videographer | Jay Castaneda Hair | Hailey Adickes Makeup | Alexis Swain

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When the idea to launch NUDE came about, the concept was clear. It would be a publication that shed light on not just one aspect of the industry, but would feature everyone behind the scenes as well. Creatives such as models, stylists, designers, makeup artists and more would be included. It would showcase an array of people who strive for what they believe in and do what they love. It is my mission to give you a glimpse into the lives of those individuals, while also giving them a platform to showcase their work and talent. This is only the beginning.

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NUDE: How’d you get started in the social media world? Brennen: It all started one Saturday afternoon, I was sitting in my room and really thinking to myself “What am I doing with my life?” I was working at a mechanic shop, slaving away for ten dollars an hour. I needed to think about what I could do to get my acting career moving. I’ve been acting all my life and I just wasn’t where I wanted to be, so a friend suggested I try the app Vine. He heard people were making thousands of dollars per sponsored post. (I was in film classes, so I already enjoyed making funny content.) I jumped on the app late and everyone I talked to said I wouldn’t get big. I didn’t let that stop me. I made friends with anyone and everyone and started making content with some of the biggest Vine creators at the time. It was a slow grow at first, but a year later I hit 1M on the app. Seven months later, I was at 1.7M when the app died and was taken off the app store.

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I wasn’t really worried because I was already making videos on YouTube as well and amassed a sustainable audience of about 400K. I was making content that I really didn’t enjoy creating though. It was more the type of content that I knew would get views and grow my page. I decided I wanted to make content I actually enjoyed so I did a full 360 with my channel (which is a very risky thing to do). At first, my videos weren’t doing that well and I was getting discouraged until I made a really good video that currently has 9.7M views. Now, one year later, I am at 1.1M subscribers on YouTube.

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NUDE: How do you think of content for your YouTube channel? Brennen: Well, I kind of just vlog my days. I like to believe I’m a funny person and funny things just come out of my mouth which turn into something magical. I know that’s a real dumb answer, but I do not have any other way to put it (haha). I guess other ways to come up with content is to watch the home page, see what's trending and then jump on trends.

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NUDE: You have a past of acting and you’re always in front of the camera, but do you ever get nervous before you shoot? Brennen: I honestly don’t. There’s no reason to get nervous. It’s literally just me acting like a fool in front of my camera. Sometimes if I’m about to pull off a crazy prank, I get nervous only for the reason that it might not go as planned, but never because I’m actually nervous about being in front of the camera. NUDE: We heard you’re obsessed with Star Wars. Can you confirm or deny this? Brennen: I think obsessed is an understatement. I love Star Wars almost as much as I love living (haha), so I can definitely confirm this. Another super cool thing social media has introduced me to is all the wonderful people at Disney who invite me each year to the world premieres of new movies. I nerd out so hard because I’m literally on the red carpet with all the new and OG actors.

It’s honestly amazing and I feel like a little kid in a candy store. My mom took me to see Star Wars for the first time in 2005 so I return the favor and take her to all the premieres as my date. NUDE: When was the last time you were truly embarrassed? Brennen: Hmm, this is actually such a hard question to answer because I honestly don’t really get embarrassed. The only time I can actually recall is when I was in junior high and someone had a skateboard (my crush at the time loved skaters) so I grabbed the board and attempted to ollie. Somehow the board slipped out from under me, I hit the floor hard, and I remember EVERYONE laughed and pointed at me (hahah). I tried laughing it off, but little 12-year-old me was a tiny bit embarrassed - I can tell you that.

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What's your favorite‌. Curse word: Fuck. Smell: Vanilla. Feeling: Happiness. Dessert: Pizookie (haha). Magazine: I'm more of a good book kinda guy. I'm trying to pull the girls to love me and become fans.

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I want to break the Hollywood "norm" and I want my fans to know they need

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NUDE: Tell us about what it's like to live a day in your life. Emma: A day in my life is very random. Working in this industry is so spontaneous and you never know what to expect. There are times I get my work schedule two days in advance. When I’m not working, I hang out with my friends or volunteer - I want to make a positive impact in my community. If I work a full day on set, I usually just go straight home to sleep, relax and hang out with my pets. NUDE: You just graduated! Congrats! How is that going to impact your career? Emma: Thank you!! I graduated about two months ago and always planned on going to college but, with the filming of Season 8, I’m going to have to hold off for now. Eventually, though, my goal is to go to film school in New York once I’m finished working in Los Angeles. NUDE: At our shoot, you mentioned that you've transitioned to a more healthy lifestyle. Can you tell us a little about what you've changed? Emma: Yes!!! I've been feeling amazing lately. I've been running every morning, which is crazy since I've never been someone who liked to be active or sporty. I've always been more interested in arts and acting. When I was younger, I played tennis, but I was always the worst on the team and would get anxiety when my mom dropped me off. I enjoy working out now! I’m also vegetarian and eat very clean. I've been setting goals for myself every day. It's been an amazing feeling.

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What's your favorite... Curse Word: Fuck. Smell: Lavender. Song: "Los Angeles" by The Rosewood Thieves. Dessert: Creme Brulee. Magazine: NUDE Mag. NUDE: Animal activism is something you pride yourself on. Can you tell us what sparked this love for animals? Emma: I've always been so passionate about animals. I grew up with cats, and now that I'm an adult, I have my own pets whom I absolutely love. I adopted my dog, Charlie as well as my cat, Cheddar.

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NUDE: What made you want to become an actress? Emma: I grew up in New York City, and always had this fascination with acting. My mom signed me up for acting classes when I was four years old, and I just fell in love with it. I watched old Hollywood classics, or any Alfred Hitchcock film. The first time I watched Mary Poppins, I wanted to be Jane so bad!

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NUDE: You have some really dedicated fans! If you could give them any advice, what would it be? Emma: Stay confident within yourself. I know for me, I'm not the typical girl and I'm okay with that. I want to break the Hollywood "norm" and I want my fans to know they need to be confident within themselves - you are your biggest supporter. NUDE: What can we expect from you on the next season of Shameless? Emma: Season 8 is going to rock! It's super badass and so much fun! My character, Debbie Gallagher, has always been looked at as a struggling teenager, but in this season she is very driven and has a way more positive spin than we've ever seen before. I'm so excited for everyone to see!

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NUDE: Is Khai your real name, or a stage name? K: Khai is my stage name. It’s the last four letters of my last name. Kind of like Kid Cudi’s, where his last name is Mescudi. My full name is Justin Abokhai, pronounced abo-hi. NUDE: Where are you from? How long have you been in Los Angeles? K: I am from Jefferson City, Missouri. I have been here in LA for about a year now. At first I was on and off living here, but I have been here for about 5-6 months straight now. NUDE: Is LA going to be your base? K: Yeah definitely, there are a lot of people who come here. The best place to make an album is here in America.

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NUDE: What genre of music do you make? K: It gets harder as time passes because there are so many genres and influences today. My album is mostly inspired by the stuff I grew up listening to like Led Zeppelin and The Beatles. I also grew up listening to a lot of hip-hop because hip-hop is poppin’ here in America. My music is kind of a fusion of those, but if I had to put it into a genre I would classify it as R&B or alternative R&B.

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NUDE: Tell me why you chose music as a profession? If you weren't doing music what would you be doing? K: I chose music because it has always been the thing that moved me as a person. I grew up going to gospel church every Sunday. Most people are not around too much music when they are little, and I think that exposure influenced me to be music motivated. It’s always been the thing that I have done and never really strayed from. If I couldn't do music, I would probably become a monk or start some type of business to progress people towards something good - someone like Elon Musk. I would put all my energy towards moving forward wherever I could. Or I would just chill out somewhere and be by myself. NUDE: Who introduced you to music? Who were your first influences or teachers? K: My mother introduced me to music - she was really into classic rock back then. Bands like The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd are ones I would go and listen to because of my mother. NUDE: What has been your biggest achievement as a musician? K: I don't really view music as something I can achieve. But, I would definitely say the newest project I am working on would be the best time I have had making music. NUDE: What is the next move or chapter in your career? K: Right now, I’m working on a project that is really special to me - my first album. I am trying to be really honest on this project. I didn't want to come out with something that wasn’t true to me. It has taken me a long time to even realize who “me” is, and I think I’m still trying to figure that out. The new project is called, “A Dive in the Light Vault.” It’s going to be my first album I show to the world. NUDE: So this is your first album, have you released music before? K: Yeah, I started putting projects out on Soundcloud. I really only have one project out there called “If You.” It was just me by myself; I mixed it, mastered it, and produced everything. The first project I did solo as Khai. NUDE: Is this new album all you again or do you have a core group of friends/musicians you usually work with? K: This album is me really trying to be honest towards my influences. I feel like the people I listened to growing up didn’t really do everything on their own. They all came together with people around them and made something amazing together. I wanted to work on this album with a lot of other people. Working on this album with me is Aaron Bow, who I went to high school with in Jefferson City. He’s pretty much worked on the whole project. I have also been working with Teddy Walton and Axel Folie on a few of the records. It’s really just been the people who have really embraced me in LA. I strangely met the right people who have made the project what it is. NUDE: Do you have any advice for aspiring artists or musicians? K: Yeah, I would say just be honest and work. That’s all you really need to do to be someone that people will look at and respect. Just be yourself.

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NUDE: How’d you get started with music? Trey: I got my first guitar as a Christmas present from my parents at age nine. After about a year and a half of learning, I began writing faster than I could play. The passion became an addiction by the time I was in middle school. NUDE: What inspires you to create new material? Trey: Pain is my biggest inspiration. Whenever I am fucked up mentally or emotionally I write my best material - which is about 85% of the time (haha). NUDE: You perform in front of huge crowds all the time. Do you ever get nervous before you go on stage? Trey: I'm always nervous when I play; whether it's for 2000 people or two. I struggle with talking and always end up getting awkward, but once we get past that it's complete vulnerability.

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NUDE: When was the last time you were truly embarrassed? Trey: During a concert in Puerto Rico I was throwing water into the crowd and fell on my ass twice in a row. Back to back. My pride resides there to this day - broken and alone.

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NUDE: What can we expect from you in the next few months? Trey: I just released my first single "Anxiety" on July 13th along with a music video. I'm currently working on producing my first EP. In the meantime, I have singles dropping every month along with some crazy visuals. Just focusing on putting out music that is true to my heart.

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NUDE: What is the idea behind FallenBROKENstreet? FBS: We want to model Willy Wonka and build a place with pure imagination! Everyone loves different hats, so we want to offer everyone their own treat, if you will! NUDE: How has the line developed since it first launched? FBS: We are constantly dreaming, searching and developing new hat styles, projects and collaborations. The possibilities are endless and so fun! NUDE: Where do design inspirations come from for your new products? FBS: A whirlwind of crazy minds putting together ideas on trains, planes and automobiles.

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NUDE: What have been your most successful designs? FBS: The classic Dingo/Ratatat, full-brimmed felt hat is a must and definitely has a place on everybody's mellon. The big thing about fallenBROKENstreet is that we have a wide range, so it’s a little hard to pick a favorite design. NUDE: Who is someone you’d like to do a collaboration with and why? FBS: This is something that we’ve been asked a lot. We have been lucky enough to have collaborated with some amazing people and brands! This summer we have a music tour with genius musician Mt. Warning on our 1970s Bedford school bus - coming to a town near you! NUDE: Describe your brand in one word. FBS: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.


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