When ModelDetour.com met Tanner Acord, he was 23. Now 24, he’s the Head Anchor for Facebook News TV. He believes that “Life is great and as long as I’m happy then I’m doing a good job with my life and what I want to do with it.” Here is his story:-
Name: Tanner Acord
Shoe Size: 11.5
Eye Colour: Hazel
Hair Colour: Brown
Tattoos: Back- Tribal Cross
Family Heritage: small bit of Cherokee Indian, Scottish, German
Place of Birth: Longview, TX was the city of birth. Grew up in a suburb outside Houston Called Deer Park, TX though.
Currently Residing?: Santa Monica
Represented currently by?: DreamLand Talent-Manager-Shauntiel Lindsy
On what working basis do you model?: Part-time
How long have you been modeling?: 4 Years
What experiences do you have in modeling?: Done a fair share of runway. I enjoy more of the commercial side of things though. I don’t have the perfect look for Fashion but i try anyways.
Modeling is a great way to be able to express emotion in a single standstill image. My favorite thing is when the model and photographer can create a whole story just out of a single image and able to capture that.
Modeling came into the picture about a year after I got into acting. I originally started just acting but the modeling kinda mixed itself in pretty fast afterwards. They both go hand in hand with each other. Also, my roommate was the model and I was the actor and now we’ve kinda meshed the two together after being roomates for so long.
So far the highlight has to either be my Frontiers Mag cover and two page spread shoot that I did last year in may or just recently i was a body double for Justin Timberlake for his new movie “Bad Teacher” with Cameron Diaz.
Lowlight?: I did a body painting once that ended up leaving a rash across a lot of my body because I ended up being allergic to some of the chemical in the paint that the artist used.
The biggest challenge for models?: You only really have a couple of years as a model. It’s a small window and you have to hope you catch it at the right time. Also being able to, like i said before, give life to a still image and make people say “wow”.
How do you keep fit?: I’m a big fan of the P90X workout… nothing out there better than that i believe right now. Also some hiking/running at Runyon Canyon is perfect.
What do you like to do when you are not modeling?: Love the LA nightlife… but who doesn’t?! During the day I’ll either be soaking up the sun at our Vegas style pool or BBQ’n or down at the beach to playing volleyball. The winter time I’m up in the mountains snowboarding.
Any modeling aspirations you want to achieve?: I want to be on one of the billboards that you see driving down the sunset strip… that would be AMAZING.
Do you see yourself continuing to model in the next 5-10 years?: I do see myself modeling… it may be taking into a different aspect since i’ll be an old man by then haha.
Do you any words of advice for new upcoming, aspiring models?: Do all the free work you can, because thats only gonna get you out there and networking and also building your port… Practice makes perfect!
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