UNB Model Profile featuring Alec Leddy
I love to search pictures on Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram and just wait for someone to catch me eye. There are faces I have seen and then when I find them on these social medai sites I can associate the name with them and hope they want to be profiled. Alec Leddy was one of those finds and you can imagine how happy I was when he agreed to talk to me about his career and share some of his pictures with UNB.
UNB Kyle: Alec, thanks for sitting down and chatting with me. I have seen your pictures and you have some great work. How did it all start?
Alec: My first official modeling gig was with Andrew Christian, and surprisingly I got it just by emailing them saying I was interested in modeling with them, and they liked my look.
Kyle: You definitely went big on your first shot and it paid off! We have seen their taste in men and you definitely fit the bill. Glad they snatched you up. What made you want to take that chance and pursue modeling?
Alec: I think it was actually everyone around me that would always tell me, “OMG you look like a model, you should model, do you model?” And I thought hmm, well why not give it a try.
Kyle: Clearly, they all have a good eye. You have the face and body. Do you feel that you have had that breakthrough shoot yet and which one was it?
Alec: I would say Andrew Christian because it gave me the most exposure in the industry.
Kyle: They definitely have made a name for themselves with their models and advertising. Is there a particular shoot that has been your favorite?
Alec: I did a shoot with Bobby Shahideh, which was by far my favorite, because he took me out of my comfort zone to do weird things that I wasn’t sure would look good, but turned out looking amazing. For example he had me walking down a staircase in underwear with a suitcase which was so bazaar but ended up looking amazing,
Kyle: I’m sure these photographers have some crazy ideas but you have to trust them and know that they understand their vision and how to translate it into a photo. What shoots have been challenging for you?
Alec: I would say my most challenging shoot was for the Fckh8 2015 calendar. This is because it took me a bit out of my comfort zone because I never shot implied nudes before so was something I had to adjust to.
Kyle: The first time naked in front of the camera can be a scary thing. Any embarrassing photo shoot situations to tell?
Alec: I don’t have one yet luckily.
Kyle: Well, that is a good thing. So you have been with Andrew Christian which is huge. Are there any brands or photographers you would like to work with in the future?
Alec: I would love to work with Charlie BYMZ because I love their speedos and love his photos. There’s also a few New York photographers I would like to shoot with.
Kyle: We wouldn’t mind seeing your speedo work! Let’s hope that happens. Apart from modeling, what is something that your fans don’t know about you?
Alec: I am not just a pretty face/body. I’m actually pretty smart, I’m finishing up my degree in Accounting at USC. Also I am a professional dancer. I have been dancing since I was about 5 years old being trained in tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, contemporary.
Kyle: That is great! It’s important to get that education and have a career available when you have done what you want to do in the modeling world. Dancing is such an amazing outlet that has really increased visibility over the past several years. To keep that body for modeling and dancing, what kind of diet and exercise do you do to prepare for shoots?
Alec: I drink lots of water, and if possible always try to work out (especially abs) before a shoot.
Kyle: Water and ab workouts get that stomach. Got it! Haha! When you are not being good, do you have a favorite cheat meal?
Alec: CARBS! My favorite cheat meal would be anything with carbs in it, like pizza.
Kyle: Pizza is delicious and a personal favorite of mine as well. So we have seen you in underwear shoots but let us in to your own lifestyle. Looking at your underwear drawer, what is it made up of? % boxer briefs, % briefs, % jocks, % thongs.
Alec: Basically every pair of underwear I own is a brief 🙂
Kyle: Hmmm, we need to expand that for you! How about the craziest pair of underwear you have ever worn?
Alec: Not going to lie I am not too kinky with underwear, but I do now own my first jock strap, which I actually love. I have multiple pairs now.
Kyle: You will definitely have to let us post some jockstrap shots for you! Doing these various shoots, what goes through your mind right before you have to do these revealing shoots?
Alec: Usually just remind myself that this is fun, I love being in front of the camera and if your nervous, it shows in your pictures, so to just have fun with it and keep flexing, lol.
Kyle: That is a good attitude to have. That definitely proves why your shots are so amazing. What are your goals for your career?
Alec: I would love to one day be a model for Calvin Klein, Gucci, or some of the big named brands out there and really make a name for myself in the industry.
Kyle: Can’t wait to see you on the billboard and in those magazine ads for those big names! Is there any advice that you were given that stands out in your mind when you started modeling?
Alec: To have fun! I think this is the best advice I was given because if your not having fun whats the point in doing shoots anymore, right?
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