Mallory Veith

Name MALLORY VEITH

Agency NEXT MANAGEMENT

Height 5’10”

Instagram @malloryveith

Where are you from? Quincy, Illinois but I always say Chicago.

What do you like to do for fun? Go to museums, watch horror movies and paint.

What’re you currently reading or watching? Rewatching Bates Motel.

Who’s your favorite music artist? Tyler the Creator, Frank Ocean, SZA, Tupac.

What’s your guilty pleasure? Pimple popping videos!!!

What’s one thing you want people to know about you? I love traveling and I’m always exploring wherever I am.

How did you get into modeling? My aunt submitted pictures to my mother agency, Mother.

Who do you dream of working with? Gucci since I was like 12.

What’s your most interesting modeling experience? Living in Tokyo. It was amazing.

If you weren’t modeling, what would you be doing? I would be in school.

What do you want to be remembered for? Being kind and interesting.

Austin Victoria

Name AUSTIN VICTORIA

Agency WILHELMINA

Height 6'0"

Instagram @austin_victoria

Where are you from? Glendora, CA.

What do you like to do for fun? Rock climb, box, fitness, travel.

What’re you currently reading or watching? Reading: The Go-Giver/Watching Ozark.

Who’s your favorite music artist? Impossible, music is life!!!

What’s your guilty pleasure? Ice cream.

What’s one thing you want people to know about you? I’m a lover! I love people, experience, places, lover of all things this life brings.

How did you get into modeling? Scouted in Los Angeles.

Who do you dream of working with? Creatives big or small, there are so many talented people in this world and not all get the rep they deserve.

What’s your most interesting modeling experience? I had the opportunity to travel the world with the same 4 guys and crew for 3 years. Cuba, Brazil, Morocco, Tibet, Africa, New Zealand.

If you weren’t modeling, what would you be doing? I would probably be married with 4 kids living in a small town, working as a firefighter.

What do you want to be remembered for? Making a difference and giving back.

Matthew Pollock

Name MATTHEW POLLOCK

Agency WILHELMINA

Height 6'1”

Instagram @matthew_pollock

Where are you from? Northridge, CA

What do you like to do for fun? Surf.

What’re you currently reading or watching? I’m watching this show on Netflix, “The Sinners.”

Who’s your favorite music artist? Chance the Rapper.

What’s your guilty pleasure? Fortnight/video games.

What’s one thing you want people to know about you? I used to row back in high school.

How did you get into modeling? I was scouted by Jim Jordan at a Chipotle.

Who do you dream of working with? Romee Strijd.

What’s your most interesting modeling experience? Going through a Columbian jungle to find a local skate park, while getting killed by mosquitos.

If you weren’t modeling, what would you be doing? Acting.

What do you want to be remembered for? Working my ass off for something I’m passionate for.

Austin Scoggin

Name AUSTIN SCOGGIN

Agency DT MODEL MANAGEMENT

Height 6'0"

Instagram @austinjscoggin

Where are you from? Portland, OR.

What do you like to do for fun? Table top games/Magic: The Gathering.

What’re you currently reading or watching? Currently watching.

Who’s your favorite music artist? My favorite artist currently is Jai Wolf.

What’s your guilty pleasure? Sweets/ice cream.

What’s one thing you want people to know about you? I love dogs but I prefer cats… :-P

How did you get into modeling? I was on vacation when I got approached by a modeling scout.

Who do you dream of working with? Tom Ford would be cool!

What’s your most interesting modeling experience? Recently, I got to shoot on the grounds of the Haunted Mansion at Disney!

If you weren’t modeling, what would you be doing? Living in Oregon and spending a lot more time with family.

What do you want to be remembered for? Career wise: easy to work with and loved to have fun!

Dean Michael

Name DEAN MICHAEL

Agency NEXT MANAGEMENT

Height 6'1"

Instagram @dlepickle

Where are you from? Alabama. 

What do you like to do for fun? Music, gaming, basketball, skateboarding.

What’re you currently reading or watching? Rick and Morty

Who’s your favorite music artist? Isaiah Rashad, Ab-Soul.

What’s your guilty pleasure? Ice cream.

What’s one thing you want people to know about you? That I am a rapper.

How did you get into modeling? I was scouted on Instagram.

Who do you dream of working with? On set with real actors.

What’s your most interesting modeling experience? When I went to Catalina for two days and shot on a yacht. 

If you weren’t modeling, what would you be doing? Making music.

What do you want to be remembered for? My artistic creativity.

JJ Michaels

Name JJ MICHAELS (It stands for John Jamieson)

Agency LA MODELS

Height 6’1”

Instagram @j.j.michaels

Where are you from? Originally South Georgia. My first love and I used to feed pigs on a hog farm.

What do you like to do for fun? I really enjoy yoga, strength training, running, doing breath work, hiking, reading, studying the universe, attending YouTube University, getting out into nature, meditation, eating healthy organic vegan foods, and discovering new healing modalities.

What’re you currently reading or watching? I'm currently reading The 5th Agreement and watching FutureMan on Hulu.

Who’s your favorite music artist? It’s always changing, but I’ve been really jamming to Glass Animals & Dean Lewis this week.

What’s your guilty pleasure? Dropping over $100 at Erewhon Market multiple days in a row.

What’s one thing you want people to know about you? That my living example is a reflection of what’s possible. I was born to a family with a ton of “addiction problems,” and I’ve learned that we’re all just doing the best we can given our tools & resources. I literally used to see members of my family passed out on the floor with needles on the counter at a young age. I was super insecure, even in high school. I used to punch myself in the face and call myself ugly. I just wanted people to feel as sorry for me as I felt. I played so much World of Warcraft I’m still healing postural alignment at 26 years old. That’s what got me so hardcore into yoga & healing. Never play the victim. Each of us has the power to create our own reality; me, the creators of this magazine, you, all of us.

How did you get into modeling? At 16, as a scrawny, self proclaimed “World of Warcraft playing nerd” I got a gym membership and told myself I’d make it on the cover of magazines. I’ve done it multiple times. Modeling taught me I could manifest things.

Who do you dream of working with? Ferragamo and Calvin Klein brand-wise, Mario Testino photography-wise.

What’s your most interesting modeling experience? Shooting on a helipad for the first time was pretty dope. I’ve been on set with some World Renowned photographers like Steven Klein and John Russo. Shooting with my boy Ty Chen is always a pleasure too. I like how you never know what to expect completely and every day is different from the last!

If you weren’t modeling, what would you be doing? Authoring books and investing in other businesses! Oh wait, I do that anyway! I feel the beautiful thing about our generation especially is we’re not just confined to one thing. I’m delving deeper into commercials, music videos, and acting this year as well!

What do you want to be remembered for? Inspiring others to be the highest version of themselves as I do the same, continuously and perpetually.

Tajen Ross

Name TAJEN ROSS

Agency NEXT MANAGEMENT

Height 6'2"

Instagram @tajen_ross

Where are you from? Iowa.

What do you like to do for fun? Workout, play basketball, video games.

What’re you currently reading or watching? I Am.

Who’s your favorite music artist? Lil Skies.

What’s your guilty pleasure? Playing too much Fortnite.

What’s one thing you want people to know about you? I'm a very outgoing person.

How did you get into modeling? I got scouted through Instagram.

Who do you dream of working with? Gucci.

What’s your most interesting modeling experience? I had a shoot at the beach and two girls came up and got in the photo with me.

If you weren’t modeling, what would you be doing? Playing basketball.

What do you want to be remembered for? Being the best person I can be.

Shaman Diagne

Name SHAMAN DIAGNE

Agency NEXT MANAGEMENT

Height 6'1"

Instagram @believeinshaman

Where are you from? Los Angeles.

What do you like to do for fun? Skateboard, swim, go out with friends, I have to do anything adventurous.

What’re you currently reading or watching? Shameless, Ozarks.

Who’s your favorite music artist? Kanye West.

What’s your guilty pleasure? Listening to hard rock.

What’s one thing you want people to know about you? I am honestly fearless, and I love to test limits. Also, I want people to know that I represent them and myself.

How did you get into modeling? I was working as a server and I ended up getting scouted by the director of NEXT.

Who do you dream of working with? Travis Scott, or anyone that can teach and mold me into a better model.

What’s your most interesting modeling experience? Alpha Industries. We drove to Dominguez Rocks and Joshua Tree, the scenery was extraordinary. 

If you weren’t modeling, what would you be doing? I would be going to real estate schooling.

What do you want to be remembered for? I want to be remembered for making sure everyone is having fun or at least have a smile on their face. I want people to have a little smile when they think of me.