Meet The Finalists: Landon

Meet The Finalists: Landon

Meet The Finalists: Landon

MANY ENTERED, ONE WILL WIN. INIMITABLE PHOTOGRAPHER STEVEN KLEIN HAS NOW SHOT THE SIX VMAN/FORD MODEL SEARCH FINALISTS. WHO WILL TAKE THE TOP PRIZE? YOU’LL HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE SEPTEMBER 17 RELEASE OF VMAN 34 TO FIND OUT. BUT IN THE MEANTIME, GET TO KNOW THE MEN WHO HOPE TO TAKE THE MODELING WORLD BY STORM .

MANY ENTERED, ONE WILL WIN. INIMITABLE PHOTOGRAPHER STEVEN KLEIN HAS NOW SHOT THE SIX VMAN/FORD MODEL SEARCH FINALISTS. WHO WILL TAKE THE TOP PRIZE? YOU’LL HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE SEPTEMBER 17 RELEASE OF VMAN 34 TO FIND OUT. BUT IN THE MEANTIME, GET TO KNOW THE MEN WHO HOPE TO TAKE THE MODELING WORLD BY STORM .

Text: Katharine K. Zarrella

CONTENDER #6: LANDON

“I got two hours of sleep, so I’m all good!” said Landon after wrapping his VMAN/Ford Model Search with Steven Klein. The professional surfer had flown in from a competition Japan the night before. In addition to pursuing surfing and now modeling, the Ohau, Hawaii native hopes to launch a career making island music. Here, he talks about his photo shoot experience, his future plans, and more.

Why do you want to be a model?

LANDON Just a good opportunity I guess. I dunno.

What do you do now?

L I’m a professional surfer and also a musician. I have a good time singing and making my own music. Gonna come out with an EP pretty soon.

Are there any similarities between surfing, music, and modeling?

Yeah, for sure. That’s why I’m trying to get into all of this! I feel like they’re all related. Each have their own type of style. Also, my music, it’s a surf type of music—island style music. That’s where I come from, that’s the music I like, that’s the style I like, and that’s the life I live!

What would be your ideal modeling job?

L I’m not too sure. This is my first time ever doing a modeling shoot so I’m pretty much up for anything.

What was it like being shot by Steven Klein?

L It’s cool. He’s got a vision that he wants to get out to the world and I’m stoked to be part of that vision. I actually felt pretty comfortable in front of the camera. Growing up surfing and stuff, there’s always cameras around me, and I’ve had to do interviews and stuff like that.

What would you sacrifice to be a top male model?

L Time.

What’s the biggest draw of the modeling life?

L Everything! I like the connections, I need the money, and I love to party!

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