These Rookie Selects Are All Artistically Inclined

Agustin

Who:
Agustin Escalada (@agustin_escalada) — 191 cm / 6’3″ — Argentinian from Buenos Aires, Argentina — born May 3rd — he/him.

Where:
Civiles (Buenos Aires – mother agency), Independent Model Management (Milan)

— Who is someone you admire and why?
I really admire Damon Albarn, the songwriter of Gorillaz. I think he’s a creative genius. Also, I’m a huge fan of Gaspar Noe. I really love his films and the cinematic resources he uses in them.

— One thing people may be surprised to find out about you:
I was told at ten by my guitar teacher that I had “perfect pitch,” which refers to a person’s ability to identify a musical note correctly upon hearing it.

— What’s your most prized possession and why?
Probably my voice and instruments; I could never live without them.


Dorrit

Who:
Dorrit Li (@yitongg.d) — 176 cm / 5’9.5″ — Chinese from Hebei, China — born January 18th — she/her.

Where:
Paras Talent Management (Shanghai – mother agency), Select Model Management Paris, Select Model Management Milano, Select Model Management London

— What are you super interested in that most people have never heard of?
I will say my music taste. I love ‘phonk’ music; it’s quite a nice music category. I stole this from Google coz I don’t know how to describe the term ‘phonk’: “An underground style of hip-hop/trap music directly inspired by 90s Memphis rap, mostly present on SoundCloud as trill style beats with old funk and nostalgic samples, often accompanied by vocals from old Memphis rap tapes.”

— One thing people may be surprised to find out about you:
I’m going to be very honest with you guys: I don’t work out and I can’t remember the last time I went to the gym. I do feel guilty about that as a model, and I believe I’ll start to go…maybe from tomorrow 😛

— The most interesting thing about your family:
The three of us (mom, dad, and me) have lived in different cities for almost ten years but still love each other.


Liza

Who:
Liza (Yelyzaveta) Boeva (@lizunosby) — 175 cm / 5’9″ — Ukrainian from Odesa, Ukraine — born May 5th — she/her.

Where:
Dope Models (Kyiv – mother agency), IZAIO Management (Berlin)

— Who is your favorite entertainer?
I’m into classical music, and Ludovico Einaudi is my favorite composer. I am fascinated by his music.

— What are you super interested in that most people have never heard of?
I am interested in Vipassana and Transcendental Meditation.

— One thing people may be surprised to find out about you:
One very interesting thing about me is that I can learn almost everything with the help of tarot cards.


Marta

Who:
Marta Gritchenko (@martizian) — 177 cm / 5’9.5″ — Belarusian from Minsk, Belarus — born March 1st — she/her.

Where:
Tsunami Agency (mother agency)

— What’s a story your family/friends like to tell about you?
Mom loves this story: When I was a baby, I watched clips of Enrique Iglesias, kissed the TV and said that he was my dad.

— How did you become a model?
At school, other children told me that I was not beautiful so I had complexes. I told my mom that I wanted to change my appearance but we had a neighbor who followed fashion and was able to dress stylishly. He told my mom to show me to a model agency because I’m an interesting girl. Mom did just that, and after that, we canceled the operation to change my appearance and I became a model.

— What are three interesting facts about you?
1. I played on the national basketball team for 5 years.
2. I danced oriental dances and folk dances.
3. As a child, I wanted to become a makeup artist and I did become one.


Maxwell

Who:
Maxwell Kazuo (@kazuomaxwell) — 188 cm / 6’2″ — American from Santa Barbara, California, USA — born February 6th — they/them.

Where:
That Agency (Los Angeles – mother agent)

— What are three interesting facts about you?
I’m a painter, I can hold my breath underwater for over two minutes, and I’m really good at making spam musubi.

— How did you become a model?
I became a model by submitting some photos to agencies online. My high school painting teacher suggested I look into the business, so I just went for it.

— Who is your favorite entertainer?
I’m always inspired by the work that Frank Ocean and Arca put out, largely because of the visuals that accompany their music. I’ve discovered a lot of great photographers, sculptors, creative directors, etc., through them.


Tyler

Who:
Tyler Twitty (@tyylertwitty) — 183 cm / 6’0″ — American from Asheville, North Carolina, USA — born May 16th — he/him.

Where:
Marilyn Agency (New York – mother agency), Storm Management (Los Angeles)

— The most interesting thing about your family:
There are a ton of things I could say for this question but I’ll try to keep it sweet and simple. I grew up without a mom so I was raised by my grandmother for most of my life. She is my biggest supporter and she has given me everything she can to help me become successful. I hope to return it all tenfold someday. I also have five little siblings back home watching my every move so I plan to show them that where you come from does not define where you’ll end up.

— What are three interesting facts about you?
1. I always try to have a side hustle or two outside of modeling. I’m a film photographer and I’m in the process of securing my real estate license. Building my empire one step at a time 🙂
2. I played volleyball in high school and I almost played in college. Now I like to play with my friends at Central Park every week.
3. I’ve played the trumpet and the flute for almost nine years now.

— One thing people may be surprised to find out about you:
Before I started modeling, I was pretty serious about going to school for chemical engineering and potentially starting a lab in the future. I even attended a boarding school for science and math for my final two years of high school.