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: Mississippi
CURRENT LOCATION: Mississippi
WHAT IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO FASHION, GOING INTO THE VMAN FORD MODEL SEARCH?
I'm a basic kind of guy: blue jeans, flip flops, a polo shirt. But when it comes to a photo shoot, I prefer Gandy style.
HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE SEARCH?
We didn't know anything about the contest. My mom submitted photos to the Ford agency and they entered me.
WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED ABOUT MODELING SINCE BEING INTRODUCED TO THE FORD TEAM AS A FINALIST?
I've learned you really have to cope with stress and learn from the professionals.
WHAT MAKES YOU AN IDEAL MODEL SEARCH WINNER?
I've never considered myself an ideal model but I'm glad they like what I have to offer.
WHAT MAKES YOU UNIQUE?
I'm a very respectful young man from the south.
WHAT ARE YOUR ASPIRATIONS OUTSIDE OF MODELING?
I want to hire on as a Marine Patrol Officer for the wildlife fisheries and parks. One day I hope to own my own charter boat.
HOW DOES IT FEEL TO KNOW YOU'RE ABOUT TO BE #SHOTBYKARL?
Just to be in the same room as the legendary Mr. Lagerfeld is an honor and I'm truly thankful for this experience.
DOES ANYTHING INTIMIDATE YOU ABOUT POSSIBLY GOING INTO THE FASHION INDUSTRY?
No ma'am, I'm just excited about the whole adventure.
WHAT WOULD WINNING THE 2013 VMAN FORD MODEL SEARCH MEAN TO YOU?
Winning this would mean a whole new world opening up for me.
For Shaun'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