Michael Vargas – Top Model Interview

Name: Michael Vargas
Age: 35
Height: 5′ 8″
Hometown:San Antonio, TX
Agency: none
Instagram: @knucks_mcdieselbuff

1. How did you get into modeling?

When I was young I attended a open call for models for Page Parkes modelling and made it all the way to the last 10 people to be selected for the contract. Sadly I was not chosen but since then I had wanted to model. My first actual modelling job was for a veteran owned clothing brand called Battle Buddy. They only work with veterans and a friend of mine worked there and recommended me.

2. What are you doing if you are not modeling?

I am a very creative person with a lot of different outlets so when I am not modelling you can usually find me working on art. I have a degree in video game art and design from the Art Institute so I work on 3D models for print and digital paintings and illustrations. I also paint traditionally in acrylic and watercolor. When I’m not working on art you can find me in the sand and sun at Venice or Santa Monica. The beach is  my favorite place in the world and I spend a good deal of time there especially when I get to take my dog Red.

3. The most spontaneous/difficult/strange thing you’ve ever done?

I was a United States Reconnaissance Marine for just over 8 years of my life and fought in both Iraq and Afghanistan and I would say that was the most difficult thing I have done. It also lead to some of the strangest and most disgusting things I have ever done like literally stirring Jp8 fuel into burning shit (human feces) inside of an oil barrel in the  middel of the street in a literal  war zone.

4. What do you love on Social Media? – What do you hate on Social Media?

One of my favorite things on social media is art. It is always awesome to see all the amazing art from around the world. It is a great source of inspiration for me.  I also love the healthy delicious recipes that people share. I found the most amazing vegan chickpea chocolate cookie dough recipe on instagram.

5. Describe your personal style – Favorite Brands/Fragrance?!

I am a simple and chic kinda guy. I really enjoy anything Zara, their clothes always fits great and is so elegant. I also like lucky brand alot. they have super comfy clothes that fits my body type.

6. Describe yourself in 3 words:

Intense, Charming, Caring

7. Where are your roots – The best thing about/to do in your hometown?

I’m from San Antonio, Tx. The best thing to do in San Antonio is go down to the Riverwalk and have a great meal and some delicious specialty cocktail.

8. Name one celebrity youd like to get naughty with!

Dita VonTeese. She is so elegant and beautiful. She is classy, sexy and everything I think a woman should be. I got to meet her in person one year at comic con and ever since then I have been obsessed with everything she does.

9. Do you have any special Talents?

Well it depends on what you consider special but I am a Marine Parachutist, Marine Combatant Diver, Marine Assault Climber (Lead climbing), Expert qualified with the pistol and rifle, a Green belt in the Marine Corp Martial arts program, a level A instructor in Israeli military self defense Kapap, a red and blue cord in Capoeira, I paint both traditionally with acrylic and water color and also digitally. I am also a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer.

10. What is the most interesting thing online at the moment?

Without a doubt the Presidential race and impeachment process are just blowing my mind right now. Its a very difficult time in America and we all have very important choices to make as Americans to show the rest of the world exactly what America stands for. I have never been so involved in the political porcess in my life and I served in the military.

Photo Credits:

Natasha Sachi Hayes
IG- @myinfiniteadventure
Hair and makeup – Hana Christine
IG – @hanachristinemakeup