EXCLUSIVE: FORD MODELS FRESH FACES

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Ford's got a little something for everyone, and their names are David Friend, Zach Rogers, and Jack Page. This past year has been good to these young models, each possessing a little bit of magic in front of the camera and already working dynamic angles like fashion veterans. It's no surprise all three were signed to the industry behemoth in less time than most take to decide what's for lunch. I sat down with David, Zach, and Jack in between wardrobe changes to see what each of their days looked like in and out of the modeling world, and mostly got a scoop on late night Skype dates, quinoa salads, and smoking joints in the morning. Scroll through the exclusive editorial below, shot by photographer Nik Williams, and get acquainted with these fresh new faces. You're about to be seeing a whole lot more of them soon. Ford Models Fresh Faces, by Nik Williams David Friend's Highlights
  • Road-tripped across the country with a friend, couch surfed in Brooklyn for a while, and eventually landed in L.A. as of a few months ago
  • Grew up on a horse ranch in Florida, a few miles from the beach
  • Youngest of ten brothers and sisters
  • Parents are hippies
  • Dream is to become a creative director producing memorable, high-concept shoots
How He Got into Modeling: Sister took test shots of him and showed them to an agency. He was immediately sent a contract for Ford LA and Ford NY.
"See, I got lucky."
Ford Models Fresh Faces, by Nik Williams At 8:00 a.m. David is... Just waking up, making a cup of tea, finding a good hike for the day.
"Me and my sister love hiking, so we find all the great places to go within a couple hour radius, or I'd contact a friend and then probably... roll a joint... and then go.
At noon he is... Off to castings. Ford Models Fresh Faces, by Nik Williams At 4:00 p.m. he is... Hitting friends up to shoot his "Goodwill Lookbook."
"I'll go to Goodwill and find looks that high fashion brands have just basically knocked off, and then style it on a model and shoot them. It's kind of a Goodwill Lookbook. People get so caught up with brand names, they sometimes won't just look back and realize they're wearing a tan turtleneck that's been in every thrift store since 1980.
At 8:00 p.m. he is... Not going out as much as he used to (he’s 17).
"I haven’t found the right places yet. If there were blues or jazz bars here... If I went out in New York I would have a lot of fun. But in L.A. everyone’s just trying to be famous."
First impression of David: He wears everything so well, he makes me want to buy clothes straight off his body.
Ford Models Fresh Faces, by Nik Williams Zach Rogers' Highlights
  • Lives and works in Palos Verdes as a lacrosse coach
  • Played lacrosse professionally, but gave it up after winning Ford's VMAN 2015 contest to pursue modeling full-time
  • Shot with Steven Klein, known for those intense Equinox ads
  • Madly in love with his Australian girlfriend
  • Booked his first shows at NYFW 2016
How He Got into Modeling: Hit a slew of open calls in L.A. on a whim. Went to Ford Models last and they were the first to call.
“Ford loved me right away… They were the first ones to call, and that’s the one I wanted. I signed with them in the summer and they encouraged me to enter the VMAN contest for V Magazine.”
At 8:00 a.m. Zach is... Already up and commuting into the city for castings or shoots.
"I have a blast doing everything. Every bit of work I’ve done so far has been fun. Some people perceive the modeling world as being very serious, but I think it's probably just what you bring to it. There’s a saying I like, it says: 'No matter where you go, there you are.' So it’s like the energy you bring is the experience that you make.”
Ford Models Fresh Faces, by Nik Williams At noon he is... Coaching lacrosse for Varsity and Junior Varsity high school teams.
"I run a club lacrosse team as well. We have an under 11 team, under 13 team, under 15 team, and then we have the high school teams..."
At 4:00 p.m. he is... Still coaching.
"It's a lot of lacrosse."
Ford Models Fresh Faces, by Nik Williams At 8:00 p.m. he is... Coming back from the gym.
"I've got to go to the gym everyday, to kind of clear my mind from yelling at 11 year-olds all day. [laughs] I have to sweat it out. As far as a social life? [laughs again] Sometimes I'll see my buddies up in L.A. on the weekend."
At 12:00 a.m. he is... Getting ready for his ritual 1:00 a.m. Skype date with his long-distance girlfriend.
"We Skype a lot. I Skype her everyday. We'll spend between four and six months apart and... right now it's been about five."
First impression of Zach: Genuine. The kind of guy who has no idea how beautiful he is, or maybe he simply doesn’t care.
Ford Models Fresh Faces, by Nik Williams Jack Page's Highlights
  • Former pro-cycler who gave up his career in athletics to pursue modeling
  • Attending The New School in New York this summer
  • Art and culture enthusiast
  • Loves his dog
How He Got into Modeling: Submit his portfolio to various agencies, but no one bit at first. Then an email came through months later while working at the Levi's store. Ford asked to meet the following day to sign a contract. It's been a whirlwind since. At 8:00 a.m. Jack is... Probably asleep. At 9:00 a.m. he is... Getting there...
"My dog has probably come into my room by then trying to wake me up."
At 10:00 a.m. he is... Finally up!
"Usually I'll get casting emails early in the morning so I'll know by this time what my day will be like. My commute is almost two hours depending on where it is, so they'll try to stack castings on a single day since I drive so much. Most are pretty lax in L.A. and once that's done, I'll meet with my friends."
Ford Models Fresh Faces, by Nik Williams At noon he is... At a coffee shop with his girlfriend or sister, and then off to get lunch.
"If I'm in L.A. I'll go to the Bourgeois Pig on Franklin, a great coffee shop, and then I'll probably get some hearty salad for lunch, with quinoa or something. We'll go to Joan's on Third sometimes—that's a good spot."
At 4:00 p.m. he is... Hanging out around Santa Barbara with his girlfriend and refilling on caffeine.
"We'll probably go to a music store, or to a record store. Or maybe to an art gallery, and then more coffee in the afternoon."
Ford Models Fresh Faces, by Nik Williams At 8:00 p.m. he is... Hanging out with some of his best friends in the band The Heirs.
"We'll mess around with music and I'll just help create new stuff and vibe out."
First impression of Jack: Boy muse. Ford Models Fresh Faces, by Nik Williams Ford Models Fresh Faces, by Nik Williams  
Words by Henri Maddocks Instagram @henri.maddocks Production Credits Photographed by Nikolas Christian Williams Instagram @nikolaschristianwilliams Talent Jack Page Instagram @notjackpage Zach Rogers Instagram @zach1rogers David Friend Instagram @david.friend Produced and Styled by Jacob X Jordan Instagram @jacobxjordan_ Twitter @jacobxjordan Grooming and Makeup by Michelle Burgo Instagram @michelle.burgo Photography Assistant Stuart Clawson & Sam Ramirez Stylist Assistant Kourosh Hassanpour Wardrobe Credits Look 1 Zach wears Top Bristol LA | Instagram @bristol_la Pants Banana Republic | Instagram @bananarepublic Shoes Topman | Instagram @topman David wears Top Bristol LA | Instagram @bristol_la Pants Represent | Instagram @representclo Shoes Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane | Instagram @ysl Jack wears Top Bristol LA | Instagram @bristol_la Pants ASOS | Instagram @asos Shoes Represent | Instagram @representclo Look 2 David wears Overcoat & Pants Bristol LA | Instagram @bristol_la Hoodie Represent | Instagram @representclo Shoes Converse | @converse Look 3 David wears Pants Bristol LA | Instagram @bristol_la Shoes Represent | Instagram @representclo Look 4 Zach wears Top stylist own Pants Banana Republic | Instagram @bananarepublic Shoes Topman | Instagram @topman Look 5 Zach wears Overcoat Represent | Instagram @representclo Sweater Acne Studios | Instagram @acnestudios Top Represent | Instagram @representclo Pants Model's Own Shoes Calvin Klein | Instagram @calvinklein Look 6 Jack wears Overcoat Bristol LA | Instagram @bristol_la Sweater Acne Studios | Instagram @acnestudios Pants ASOS | Instagram @asos Shoes Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane | Instagram @ysl Look 7 Jack wears Jacket Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane | Instagram @ysl Pants BLK DNM | Instagram @blkdnm Shoes Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane | Instagram @ysl Scarf stylist own Look 8 Jack wears Top Black Fist | Instagram @blackfistlabel Pants ASOS | Instagram @asos Shoes Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane | Instagram @ysl David wears Top & Pants Black Fist | Instagram @blackfistlabel Shoes Represent | Instagram @representclo   Represent provided by Lush Network Showroom
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