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
PLACE OF BIRTH: Binghamton, NY
CURRENT LOCATION: Endicott, NY
WHAT IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO FASHION, GOING INTO THE VMAN FORD MODEL SEARCH?
I had absolutely no connection to fashion, I honestly dressed with whatever fad was happening in our area.
HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE SEARCH?
I heard about it from Ford Models online, and it got me excited so I decided to enter. I'm as competitive as can be, so why not try my luck? It got me this far, so now I feel like I have a goal to work toward.
WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED ABOUT MODELING SINCE BEING INTRODUCED TO THE FORD TEAM AS A FINALIST?
Honestly, not very much. I'm a blank canvas in this field.
WHAT MAKES YOU AN IDEAL MODEL SEARCH WINNER?
I'm like water. I will adapt to anything and make it my own.
WHAT MAKES YOU UNIQUE?
I'm very spontaneous. I can draw attention even if I don't mean to. I'm not afraid to be myself.
WHAT ARE YOUR ASPIRATIONS OUTSIDE OF MODELING?
I am studying Kinisiology, which is a study of muscle movement. I want to build athletes. My goal has been to be a strength and conditioning coach for a Division 1 college sports team ever since I graduated high school.
HOW DOES IT FEEL TO KNOW YOU'RE ABOUT TO BE #SHOTBYKARL?
I'm excited! This is something new to me and it's a positive step. Besides wanting to be a strength coach, I've thought about being a fitness model—but I had no clue about where to begin. Through all of this, I hope it opens up a few more doors for me in the future.
DOES ANYTHING INTIMIDATE YOU ABOUT POSSIBLY GOING INTO THE FASHION INDUSTRY?
I'm not going to lie, I'm pretty intimidated by the fashion industry. It's not something I'm up to date with, but I won't let my competitors notice!
WHAT WOULD WINNING THE 2013 VMAN FORD MODEL SEARCH MEAN TO YOU?
The most appealing thing to me about winning would definitely be the opportunity to travel a lot. I want to see the world. I've been living an average life in my hometown, and that is my biggest fear. I want to be out of the ordinary and this is my chance.
For Brian's photos, including the ones 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!
Photos courtesy Ford Models