When fashion week swept up New York City last week, we couldn’t help but wonder what our model friends were up to. Our beloved photographer/ model friend, Brent Chua, introduced us to one of his muses, Greg Remmey. The 22 year old Re:Quest model chatted with two + seven and shared his current crush and how a fateful day at the gym landed him his career.
two + seven: What sorts of projects have you been involved with in the past? What was your favorite?
Greg Remmey: Well, I began modeling in August of 2011, so I am fairly new. I have shot a few editorials so far. I was lucky enough to get the cover of Attitude Magazine at the beginning of my modeling career. I recently shot editorials for Tetu Magazine, Instinct Mag, Bullet Mag, and Fantastics. It’s been a great experience so far and I look forward to what’s coming. My favorite project thus far was being a part of the Spring Abercrombie Campaign for 2012.
2+7: How did you end up in modeling?
GR: It’s a great story. Ok so, I was working out at New York Sports Club one day in early August and about half-way through the workout a photographer by the name of Gregory Vaughan came up to me and asked if I’ve ever tried modeling. The next day, we shot together and I signed with Re:Quest later that same day. It was very exciting and happened really fast. I am very grateful and Greg is an awesome guy.
2+7: How would you describe your sense of style?
GR: I like to think I’m a California kid in NYC. I wear a lot of bright clothes and forget to layer in the winter constantly. In the summer you’ll see me in casual clothes like a v-neck white t, fitted shorts, and boat shoes. In the winter, I like to try and stay as warm as possible with a beanie or snapback, pea coat, or parka coat, fitted jeans, and my LL Bean boots. Oh, and wool socks.
2+7: What activities do you do when you’re not modeling?
GR: I graduated with a film degree from Keene State College in New Hampshire in May of 2011, so in my spare time I watch movies, read scripts, and write my own scripts. Also, I enjoy longboarding, biking, and baseball. I played baseball my whole life.
2+7: If you weren’t modeling, what would you be doing?
GR: I was thinking the same thing the other day. I would either be trying to get a job screenwriting or editing in Film or TV in NYC or L.A.
2+7: Tell us about a typical day when you’re casting.
GR: I live in Brooklyn, so I will wake up. Have a nice breakfast. Do my morning workout. I’ll head to castings with my headphones in, and a book to read. It’s fun to have time to yourself, especially in a city as jam-packed as New York City. In between castings, I’ll meet up with friends or do work at a local coffee shop on my laptop
2+7: How do you feel about men’s style these days?
GR: I love New York City because literally any sort of style is accepted here or I like to think it is. I know I try not to judge. I think variation is very important when it comes to men’s style throughout the world.
2+7: Where do you see yourself 3 years from now?
GR: Hopefully acting. I hope to produce one of my own scripts, whether it be a short film or feature, and maybe have a role in it, as well.
2+7: Last 5 songs, played on your iPod?
GR: Young the Giant – “God Made Man”, Eve 6 – “Anytime,” Blink 182 – “So Sorry, It’s Over,” Gotye – “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Childish Gambino – “Freaks and Geeks”
2+7: Any model crush right now?
GR: To be honest, I don’t follow female models too much, I probably should. I have a crush on Leighton Meester right now. She has a few pictures on my blog, www.ashadycup.tumblr.com