I met Dominic at an open call our photographer, Bruno Rand, held at our New York store. I didn’t have to think twice about booking him. With those eyes and those lips combined with strong features and a great personality (although a little shy, which added to his charm) I knew he would be great. Unfortunately, for the fans of our advertising campaigns, we were shooting fall and winter merchandise - he definitely would look good in our swimwear.
Meet the Model: Dominic
1 - Where are you from originally? New Haven, CT
2 - What do you do when not modeling? College, working [construction], acting.
3 - How old are you? 21
4 - What’s your work out routine like? Intense weight lifting [obviously] everyday and running every other day.
5 - What’s your favorite body part to work out? I don't have a favorite body part to work out because I believe your body needs to be evenly sculpted but if I was forced to pick it would be my chest or biceps.
6 - What body part gives you the most trouble? Calves, no matter how hard I workout my calves they just don't get bigger.
7 - What’s your favorite body part? My favorite body part would be my abs
8 - 5 years from now where do you see yourself? I hope to see myself still working in the modeling/entertainment industry. In television or in my first film.
9 - What’s your favorite vacation spot? Cancun. Mexico for spring break.
10 - Do you have pets? 2 cats and 1 dog
11 - What’s your favorite piece of clothing on universalgear.com? It would have to be all the diesel jeans(5 of which are now on sale)
12 - What brand would we find most in your closet? Armani or Guess
13 - Boxers or Briefs? Boxer briefs
14 - What do you like to do for fun? Partying with my friends and working out.
15 - What’s your favorite place to just hang out and relax? My boat in the middle of the ocean with tons of sun.
16 - Funniest thing that has happened to you? Well, it actually happened during the photo shoot for Universal Gear. Standing on a New York city street waiting for the second part of the shoot to start, people walking by started starring and asking “You are that kid, aren't you?” Not sure who they thought I was but it must be someone famous.
17 - Most embarrassing thing that has happened to you? Unfortunately my most embarrassing moment has been recorded for history. I was at football practice taking a much needed break ... relieving myself near a tree. Little did I know the year book photographer was near and just so happened to snap a picture which ended up in the football year book. Mom was so proud.
18 - If you moved where would you go? New York city or California
19 - What are you passionate about? I'm passionate about life.