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THE 2013 VMAN FORD MODEL SEARCH FINALISTS HAVE ARRIVED. MEET THE FACES WHO WILL BE FLOWN TO PARIS AND #SHOTBYKARL. THE WINNER WILL BE REVEALED IN VMAN 30, THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE OF VMAN

THOMAS NEIL

AGE: 23
PLACE OF BIRTH: Minneapolis, MN
CURRENT LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, FL
SIGN: N/A

WHAT IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO FASHION, GOING INTO THE VMAN FORD MODEL SEARCH?
I've always had my own sense of style. From clean cut, bold colors to laid-back, casual outfits.  

HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE SEARCH?
My family and friends encouraged me to enter to pursue my dream. I also heard about it when I contacted Ford Models.  

WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED ABOUT MODELING SINCE BEING INTRODUCED TO THE FORD TEAM AS A FINALIST?
The first time I heard I was a finalist I was speechless. After that, I went online and did hours of research. I've learned things about where some of the biggest fashion designers started from, and much more. 

WHAT MAKES YOU AN IDEAL MODEL SEARCH WINNER?
I have faith in God and myself that I can do anything. 

WHAT MAKES YOU UNIQUE?
I have a lot of heart. I have dedication, ambition, and motivation that runs through my veins. 

WHAT ARE YOUR ASPIRATIONS OUTSIDE OF MODELING? 
My passions are cars, art, and being healthy and taking care of my body. 

HOW DOES IT FEEL TO KNOW YOU'RE ABOUT TO BE #SHOTBYKARL?
It's unbelievable! Such an honor to even meet him!

DOES ANYTHING INTIMIDATE YOU ABOUT POSSIBLY GOING INTO THE FASHION INDUSTRY?
The whole thing is kind of intimidating. There's so much to learn and not enough time. I definitely take it as a challenge and I am going to enjoy the experience.  

WHAT WOULD WINNING THE 2013 VMAN FORD MODEL SEARCH MEAN TO YOU?
It would be a dream come true. It would mean all of my hard work and dedication paid off.  

WHAT EXCITES YOU THE MOST ABOUT POTENTIALLY BECOMING A FASHION MODEL?
The adventure of a lifetime is the most exciting part, hands down.


For photos of Thomas, including the photos he submitted to enter the contest, click the slideshow above. 

Stay tuned for more Model Search finalists to be announced this week on VMAN.COM!

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