Our Brief Talk today is with up and coming model Brandon Falkenstein. Recently featured in the pages of Men and Underwear, the 19 year old model is already signed with five agencies and represented by a powerhouse in the American men’s modelling industry, Mike McMullen. We were intrigued by his achievements at such a young age and we wanted to find out more about his background. Enjoy his exclusive interview with Men and Underwear below and get to know this very nice guy better, his favourite team, his goals and, of course, what underwear he likes best!
Name: Brandon Falkenstein
From: Pennsylvania, USA
Lives: Pennsylvania, USA
Hello Brandon. Can you tell our readers a little about yourself please?
I am 19 years old, Junior in college at Penn State University majoring in Kinesiology. I am taking the NASM course to become a certified personal trainer as well this summer! I was born and raised in Central Pennsylvania. I bleed Blue and White and I am a huge PSU fan!
Great! When and how did you start modelling?
It all started when I started my Instagram account on fitness back my sophomore year in college in August of 2017. My manager got in contact with me in the fall on 2017 and signed with him a few months later. I am currently signed with five agencies, yes, that is five! I am humbled by that and I have worked very hard to attain that. I have to give credit to my manager for making that happen! DAS Miami, Mainline Models in Philly, TB Talent in Pittsburgh, FS Agency in Toronto and Posche NYC.
This is really impressive! What would you say was your best experience as a model?
That is a great question and tough one. I have been shot by some of the best in the business from NYC, Florida, and PA. I was featured and made AAG, All American Guys by Michael Downs and that was a great experience back in January of this year.
You are very young and have already achieved so much. Where do you see yourself in 5 years from today?
I will have my college degree in Kinesiology and become a chiropractor and personal trainer. I will also be modelling as well. I want to be in NYC, Paris, Milan or London. The sky is the limit! With hard work and dedication nothing can stop me.
Time to talk underwear! How often do you shop for new underwear?
I do shop sometimes for underwear but being in college and on a budget I have to be smart about things. But, the whole year has been been great with collaborations and getting free pairs for doing shoots. So I have many brands from all over the world. I am always looking to collaborate so hit me up or my manager! (He smiles)
What is you favourite underwear style and colour?
I would have to say boxers or boxer briefs. I like the style and how comfortable they are. I would say blue or red.
Do you have any favourite brands?
I like them all and they are all good in their own right. But I have to say Tani USA has some of the best that I have tried on. The material that they use is unreal. It is better than silk! I highly recommend them, you will not be sorry. But I am always willing to try new brands and send some my way!
Thank you Brandon, it’s been a pleasure talking to you!
Thanks for your time!
Photographer: Rick Day.
Underwear: Calvin Klein.
Special thanks to Mike McMullen for arranging this interview and putting us in touch with Brandon.