There’s a high possibility that you recognise Max Emerson.
He’s an American model, presenter, actor, YouTuber, and LGBT campaigner that’s amassed a huge social media following – which includes almost half a million Instagram followers!
When he’s not goofing around in front of the camera or raising awareness for a good cause, Max can be found writing or directing.
Birthplace: Vero Beach, FL USA
Ethnic Origin: Euro Mutt
Nickname: “Maxisms”/”Kick”/”Quiet down over there”
How were you scouted: I studied theatre at the University of Miami and needed to make money. I approached Wilhelmina after a referral from model Paul Frances.
What’s your best feature: self depreciation
Top 3 beauty/grooming products: Surf wax hair clay, manscaping buzzer, nail clipper.
Your favorite fragrance: Hermes Terre
What’s been your most lavish purchase?: 2015 BMW R1200R motorcycle
Hobbies: Volleyball and general Ninjary (gymnastics/parkour/etc)
Fitness Regime: Diet and exercise follow the rules of Calvinball (re “Calvin and Hobbes”): The only rule is that you can never play the same way twice.
What was the last movie you watched?: From London to Brighton (it’s pretty dark stuff)
What was the last track you listened to on your iPod?: Flume “You and Me”
Do you have any Guilty Pleasures?: I’ve been stone cold sober for almost six months now, so…. Internet Porn?
What is your biggest fear?: Dying before changing the world.
What is your dream country to visit?: Antarctica… it seems too pointless, and therefore so necessary. I’d like to find an untracked part and claim it as my own country, where I can rule over penguin-subjects as a benevolent part-time despot.
If you were not modeling, what would you be doing?: Wondering how I’m going to pay my bills. My dream is to produce things that I write… possibly even act in them… or one day direct (but that’s a long way off).
If you got to relive one day in your modeling career it would be…: The last day at the Hollister shoot, except I’d be single that day. I think you know what I mean.
If you could swap lives with a celebrity who would it be? I want to be Joseph Gordon Levitt when I grow up.
How would you describe happiness? Imagining things and then making them real.
Who has been the most influential person in your modelling career to date? Is the correct answer “you”?
If you could be on the cover of any magazine, it would be: Playboy
What’s the funniest thing that has happened to you on a shoot?: I made $50k on a tampon commercial once. Laughed all the way to the bank!
What was the last thing to make you cry?: The scene where the kid’s brother dies in “Big Hero Six” Cartoons always get me.
What’s your favorite fashion city and why?: New York. You can wear anything, even old shopping bags as clothing, and SOMEBODY will applaud you for it and take your picture for their fashion blog. It’s really wonderful. It’s a great place to kick around any sort of idea. Success or failure, people really appreciate the effort there.
Who are your idols?: Justin Bieber. I feel like I’ve just been pretending to be a model and getting away with it by acting like a douche bag. The Beebz has taught me everything I know.
What was the last dream you remember?: It was weird. They usually are. My brother and his friend made me take them to the gym, unwittingly cock-blocking me from meeting up with someone I was DYING to hook up with.
One word to describe yourself: Transient
Twitter handle: @themaxisms
Instagram handle: @maxisms
How much money would you need to shave your hair off? At a casting, I told Gucci they could cut my hair, and then booked the job in Rome last week. What I thought would be a trim turned out to be pretty damn close to a shave… so my hair wasn’t worth as much as I thought… roughly a bit less than a month’s rent. Alas, high end fashion doesn’t pay as well as tampon commercials.
Height: 6’0.5″ | 184cm
Chest: 40″ | 101cm
Waist: 30″ | 76cm
Shoe: 10 UK | 44 EU | 10.5 US
Hair: Dark Blond