COVER STARS: David Trulik & Jess PW (April 2017)
Agency: Re:Quest New York
Tell us about your background and how you were discovered (to be a model). I am a Brooklynite born and raised in Bensonhurst Brooklyn. Love adrenaline rushes and sports. I was discovered at a DMV when I was 17, as I was stressed by the long wait a guy was staring me down for a couple minutes so I approached him and he gave me the whole you can model pitch. But it wasn't the pitch as he was pretty persistent and pushing me to contact Request so I stayed in touch with him and went to Request and got signed.
What are you up to these days besides modelling? Besides modelling, I work for my father’s company. He owns a messenger and trucking company. We deliver throughout the tristate; we deliver props, envelopes, furniture, whatever is requested. It's funny because I used to make deliveries to all of the different studios throughout the city and now I have photoshoots in them.
Your hobbies? I am a sports fanatic. I play in two different basketball leagues as of now and don't ever plan to stop. Ball is life… I also enjoy dancing, the beach when it's warm, and eating :D
What do you enjoy the most about being a model? I enjoy the opportunity to work for and possibly be a face for a major clothing line. And even if it's not major just the feeling of being chosen to represent somebody's clothing line or be a part of it is a great feeling. Not to mention the ability to travel and see the world while making money doing it.
What made you want to give modelling a try? What made me want to try were the words: "You can make a lot of money." I was young and that really got me hyped as a young kid.
What is the downside of modelling? The downside, for example, is planning something. It is hard to plan things while you don't know if you would be working.
What would you be doing if weren't modelling? I would be in school and try to work towards any job that can correlate with sports.
Your best modelling experience thus far? Walking the runway for Hood By Air. It is the best experience because A$AP rocky was right behind me o line to go out on the runway. I rapped to him and had a conversation with him it was an awesome experience.
TV junkie or movie addict? TV junkie... However, I can't wait each week for new episodes or the year after for the next season, so I am actually a Netflix junkie.
Your idol? My father. He came from the streets of Brooklyn, had his struggles, and never stopped working hard which helped him accomplish many things such as owning his own business. He is the definition of self-made.
Tell us about your personality. I am very compassionate I love to help others; it makes me feel really good inside. I would give you the shirt off my back. I am also laidback, easy to talk to, and definitley a ballbuster. I have integrity and I stand up for what I believe in. I won't ever back down from anyone or anything.
What's your style? If I could I would wear a wife beater, basketball shorts, and Jordan's every day of my life. However, I dig fashion and streetwear. I really like oversized shirts with skinny jeans (not to tight but neat and clean) and a nice pair of high tops.
What are the top five songs from your current music playlist? One Dance by Drake, Might Not by The Weeknd and Belly, Don't by Bryson Tiller, The Exchange by Bryson Tiller, and Maybach by Future.
Any guilty pleasures? Watching Netflix at work and totally breaking my healthy diet with pigging out on the weekends.
You're a Snapchat / Instagram / Twitter person or none of the above? Instagram
Three cities / countries that you want to visit? Greece, Paris, and Australia
Your life motto? Never a failure, always a lesson.