Tell our readers/listeners a little bit about you if they may not know you?
I currently call Galveston Island Texas home, and have for the past 12 years. I don’t have too many hobbies, I have turned what might be traditional hobbies into opportunities. I can rarely be still, so I am either working at one of my jobs, or creating something for another. Whether it’s my paid writing gigs, managing call centers in Galveston, doing remodeling or construction work, my work as an adjunct instructor or modeling, I don’t like idle time.
When did you start your social media accounts? And did you start off showing your love of underwear and gear? Did you create an account just for underwear? Did you join and discover the underwear world and create a separate account or did you just dive right in? Also, list your social accounts. Do you have more than one account (across social sites such as Twitter, IG, TikTok, etc)
Started with MySpace back in college, transitioned to Model Mayhem, Instagram and now Twitter is where most of my stuff is posted due to IG’s unfriendly male model restrictions. The modeling stuff just evolved around underwear and swimwear since I am not a tall or typical model. @dwchasemodel on Twitter is where I post multiple times daily. IG: modeldwchase you will mostly just find stories or redirects to Twitter.
Where you hesitant about starting your underwear/gear social account? This could be either body image or other issues. Such as did you think you were too big, too skinny
Self-esteem is something that’s promoted on social media for many, not something I have that much in real life. For my “DW Chase” persona, no hesitation, not at all. I have been modeling in underwear and swimwear for so long it seems second nature. I am always trying to gain more muscle.
Does your account specialize in a certain type of underwear or gear? Such as thongs, spandex or do you like all kinds.
A friend of mine from Australia really pushed me toward Jock Straps for workouts, so that’s something I have embraced over the past few years and really gotten into. I like the variety of mixing things up and often take suggestions from fans on what they would like to see more of. On my FanClub Website dwchase.com you will see a plethora of thong, jock, underwear, sheer, spandex, swimwear, and everything in between.
What was the initial response to your account(s)? Did it take off right away or did it take time to grow? If it took time to grow, how did you grow your accounts?
My original Instagram was closed at 34k, but that was years of promoting and posting. My Twitter is slowly growing, but honestly I don’t pay much attention to the numbers. I just post what I think looks good, or what fans request and let the numbers be what they are. I think when you pay too much attention to followers you lose sight of the purpose.
What type of content resonates with your followers? Is it pictures, videos, stories?
The more skin the better, that the main type of content. My MO has always been about the tease, and while I have certainly shown more on dwchase.com than I ever thought I would (videos, photos), I think the older I get the more comfortable I get.
What is your favorite thing about showing your love of underwear/gear on social media? Have you met great friends, do you like being an exhibitionist. Met a significant other?
I have certainly met some cool people, and while I am not much of a public person, I have enjoyed getting to know fellow underwear and swimwear enthusiasts, as well as brand designers and fans of the same things.
Do you work with brands? If so what have been some of your favorite collaborations? If not who would you love to work with?
Over the years yes, I have developed a very good relationship with Rufskin, their stuff is just fantastic. When you buy something from them, the longer you have it, the more you appreciated it. I am certainly not the first person any brand is going to turn to, but sometimes they are nice enough to send me stuff, other times I like their products so much I just pay what I need for shoots, travel, etc. I am really intrigued by what KVRT is doing, interested to see what they do next.