Poolaroids: Quality Time with Ford Models Corbin Minnick, Quin Straw, Vincent Mantione, and Alejandro Brown

by Sid Feddema

Ford models could save lives with their striking looks, just check them out by the Roosevelt Hotel poolside here.  These four male LA models join us for a little Q&A, sharing everything from their favorite songs to where they go for hangouts (basically all the questions you could ever hope to ask).

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CORBIN MINNICK

What are you listening to?

"90210" by Travis Scott.

What do you do when you're not modeling?

I'm a line cook at Alfred's Coffee.

What's your favorite new spot in LA?

Tacos Deltas.

What are your top three IG accounts you follow? 

@KookSlams , @BamBamBaclava, @FlauntMagazine.

What's your favorite thing about being a model?

People playing with my hair.

QUINN STRAW

Who is your favorite designer?

Raf Simons.

Who are you listening to?

"CTRL" by Sza.

What are you doing when you're not modeling?

I am making art.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Watching "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."

What is your favorite thing about modeling?

Learning and meeting people in the industry.

VINCENT MANTIONE

What are you listening to? 

Well at this very moment I'm listening to Dubstep. My morning go to is Jack Johnson and I'm always down to listen to the Grateful Dead.

What are your top three IG accounts you follow? 

First would be my big sister @kalvarez6411.  Then I would have to say @GypsytribeX which is a very inspiring couple from Texas.  My third would be @hippiespirits because it has good vibes.

What is your guilty pleasure? 

I would have to say giant chocolate chip cookies. Shhhhhhhh!

Tell me something interesting about the city you're from? 

Well, I'm from NYC. Fun fact, New York City has 722 miles of subway tracks

What do you do when you're not modeling? 

I'm just living life to the fullest having fun, going on hikes with friends, going on random adventures.

ALEJANDRO BROWN

What are you listening to?

I listen to pretty much anything, I'm not too particular. Some of my favorite artists right now are Nujabes, Tenacious D, Eminem, Flight of the Conchords, and Gorillaz.

What do you do when you're not modeling?

I'm a professional at maxin' and relaxin' when I'm off model duty. I enjoy playing video games, mostly Nintendo, and I'm planning on reading a whole book.

Where can you be found on a Friday night?

Adventuring in the land of Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, full of the spirit of exploration and unbridled enthusiasm. Or maybe at a party if my friends are going.

What current trend do you hate?

I'm not a big fan of fidget spinners, there's too much whirring plastic out there as it is.

What do you like the most about LA?

At the risk of sounding cliche, the weather is easily my favorite part. I'm used to Virginia weather, which is a constantly fluctuating nightmare, so the consistency has been a real treat.


Photographed and Produced by Linda Nyvltova

Featured Models, all with Ford Models (@fordmodels):

Corbin Minnick (@corbinminnick): Portfolio 

Quinn Straw (@cowboystain): Portfolio 

Vincent Mantione (@cugino_vin): Portfolio 

Alejandro Brown (@alejandrogbrown): Portfolio