Name: Matti Bird
Hometown: Hershey Pennsylvania
Agency: Nice N’ Loud
1. How did you get into modeling?
I started modelling in college. I would model and act in friends independent films and then it just started picking up from there. When I first started touring the country, pushing my first album, I was funding the entire thing independently. As a young artist I was essentially broke. Something that would really help pay my way city to city would be finding modelling gigs off craigslist.
2. What are you doing if you are not modeling?
I’m a musician first before anything else actually. Though I love modelling, my first love will always be music. Luckily for me the two go hand in hand. I find love for both through different ways. Both can tell a story, and as an artist it’s my duty to be a storyteller. Depending on what I think deserves to have a light shined on it depends on how I choose to express it, be that in a song, or in a photoshoot.
3. The most spontaneous/difficult/strange thing you’ve ever done?
I’ve broke into Lana Del Rey’s house once. About two years ago I was living in California and working on my current album at the time (some time she was finishing up her Honeymoon album). At the time my mentor told me to write to someone in the industry that I wanted to be in and ask for mentorship, or if anything some advise. Being a lyricist and poet I wrote to Lana Del Rey. In the letter I wrote who I was, why I was writing, and how to get in touch with me. It was also me apologising for breaking into her house and explaining how it wouldn’t be habitual out of respect.
I didn’t want to send it to her fan mail PO Box, because you know she’s not the one reading those letters. And so I found her actual house in Studio City. I won’t say how I found her house but I knew it was hers. I printed out 10 copies of my letter and burned 10 of my best songs onto a Demo CD. I took an Uber and told it to drop me off a few houses down, so the driver wouldn’t see me hop the front gate. When I got to the house I put the letter and CD all over the place. I figured she couldn’t have been the only person who ever went into that house, when you’re that big you have to have a team of people helping do things for you. When I left I punched the security box so she would know someone was in her house. After I took an Uber to Santa Monica and dropped off the remaining letter at Interscope records but addressed it to her manager.
I never heard back, but I know one day I will.
4. Whats your life moto?
“Everything is always working out for me.” I believe everything works out in the end. And if it didn’t work out, it’s not over.
5. Describe your personal style – Favorite Brands/Fragrance?!
My personal style is whatever I’m feeling for the day. I feel as though fashion is forever changing and is such a fun way to express yourself. I could honestly wear anything, but it all depends on my mood. One day I could be outside with an acoustic guitar in just a pair of chacos and joggers and a flannel. The next day I could be in some leather pants, pair of white Jordans or some heals- belting my heart out in the middle of a smoky bar. I love that we live in a time that people are becoming aware of the fluidity of gender. I don’t usually wear a “fragrance” but I will put a dab of essential oils behind my ears and wrist. My favorite thing to smell is either lavender, or eucalyptus.
6. What genre of music best describes you?
My music describes me. The last album Mama’s Basement was smooth soft rock. The Album before that was electronic/alternative music. The Album I’m currently working on is dance/ pop rock music. There are a few demo’s of the tracks currently linked on my instagram (@mattidude).
7. Where are your roots – The best thing about/to do in your hometown?
My Hometown is Hershey Pennsylvania, the sweetest place on Earth. Best thing about my hometown is how nice literally everyone is. It’s so wholesome and everyone really does care about everyone else. It’s was a really lovely community to grow up in. If you want something to do while you’re here the best thing is to go to the park and ride some rollercoasters.
8. Name one celebrity youd like to get naughty with!
Big crush on Tyler the Creator. Bigger crush on Lucas Hedges. Biggest crush in the world on Ezra Miller. I think all these people are taken but honestly whatever.
9. Do you have any special Talents?
I can read tarot cards without looking up what any of them mean. Always put trust in the cards.
10. What is the most interesting thing online at the moment?
Other than my content. Freckle is of course hilarious and Hollywood classic. Emilia Fart is an ICON. Trixie Mattel and Katya’s show UNHHHH is everything! If you’re looking for something wholesome sexual Wednesdays with Jenna Marbles are still happening and will keep you nostalgic. I also love watching people play video games. There are some really talented people out there, and it’s so soothing to watch them play I like watching people like Chilln Play and Quick GG play pokemon games. I also like watching people like Smallant play Breath of the Wild Speed Runs.
Photo Credits: Ryan Walter (@wizdomphotagraphy)