Today’s Brief Talk is with a very promising model from the USA, new to modelling, Trace Melton. Melton belongs to the new generation of models, those who work really hard on their social media presence. It is true that it’s becoming increasingly important for everyone to interact with their friends and fans on social media and, at the same time, Instagram has become a platform for agencies and brands to look for the next top model. Trace is a down to earth guy who works really hard to achieve his goals. We think, working hard along with his flawless physique and face make for a great combination that can get him very far in the men’s underwear industry! Enjoy the interview below and get to know Trace Melton.
Name: Trace Melton
Can you tell our readers a little about yourself please?
I am 20, I have been working out for about 4 years now. I am currently working part time at GNC while putting the rest of my time to lifting and growing my Instagram account. I am from the Midwest, Kansas the heartland of the US. I am taking a year off of college and pursuing modelling and work full time to save money for school.
When and how did you start modelling?
It all started after I took some pictures with my mom. She posted some of the pictures to Facebook and people were commenting that I should become a model. So when she went to shutterfest in St. Louis, I tagged along as a model. Shortly after that my current manager contacted me and I signed with him. He has set up several photoshoots for me and has helped guide me to where I am now.
What would you say was your best experience as a model?
So far shutterfest has been my favourite experience as a model. It was a lot of fun but I’m heading to Cali soon and have a few shoots set up. So I think that will be a blast!
Where do you see yourself in 5 years from today?
It’s really hard to say just because I have a lot of routes that I can go. One thing is for sure I’m not gonna stop working on my Instagram page! In five years I could see myself near or at a million followers for sure. That’s always been a dream of mine and everyday it seems more and more achievable.
How often do you shop for new underwear?
Honestly, probably just a couple times a year just because I’m still not in a spot where I have a lot of disposable money. Also I take good care of my things so they don’t get ruined or lost.
What is you favourite underwear style and colour?
I would have to say boxer briefs are my favourite and I really like the colour blue.
Do you have any favourite brands?
I haven’t really tried out all that many different brands. Out of the few that I have tried, I really do like Calvin Klein along with Tommy Hilfiger.
That’s great! Thank you Trace!
Thank you guys!
Photographer: Ken Schmidt.
Underwear: Calvin Klein.
Special thanks to Mike McMullen for arranging this interview and putting us in touch with Trace.