Nathan Mckellips


UNB Model Profile featuring Nathan Mckellips


Nathan sat down with us at UNB to discuss his modeling career to date and show us some of his best work.

UNB Kyle:   What was your first modeling gig and how did you come to get it?


Nathan:  My first modeling gig was in 2009. I modeled for a bar that I was working at. Afterwards, the photographer asked me if I would come back and work with him on some projects he had. I went back to work with him and the rest was history.

Kyle:  Sounds like you were in the right place at the right time with that job.  What made you want to pursue modeling?

Nathan:  I had always wanted to pursue modeling since I was a little child. I would see the ads for designers and I knew I wanted to be like models in the clothes.

Kyle:  Which shoot do you consider your breakthrough in your career?

Nathan:  I consider my breakthrough shoot, was my first photo shoot in 2009. I consider this my breakthrough because after that shoot I was asked to come back for some projects and that lead me to flying to Orlando for a shoot and runway and then to San Diego to shoot and the snow ball keeps rolling from there.

Kyle:  It’s great that that first shoot has had such an impact on your career and will be one you never forget.  Which shoot has been your favorite? Why?

Nathan:  My favorite shoot was back in 2010. I was on the beach in San Diego. What more is there to love than shooting on the beach.

Kyle:  Very true!  I am sure it was torture!  Which shoot has been your most challenging? Why?1688938_10152364069226491_6829431375471912057_n

Nathan:  My most challenging shoot was earlier this year. I did a photo shoot with a few dead octopi. The smell was awful, they were cold and slimy and I was barely clothed with them on me. It was a love/hate shoot. Loved the creativity it involved but hated the smell.

Kyle:  I can imagine.  Probably not what you thought you would be modeling with but a great picture was the outcome.  Are there any brands or photographers you would like to work with that you have not worked with yet?

Nathan:  YES!! I would love to work with Armani, Prada and Dolce & Gabbana. Some of my favorite photographers that I would love to work with is Nigel Barker or Angelo Sgambati.

Kyle:  What is something that your fans don’t know about you outside of modeling that you want them to know?

Nathan:  I actually have a degree in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry. I also spend the summer of 2012 exploring China. Ni hao!

Kyle:  That is a very impressive degree.  What kind of diet and exercise do you do to prepare for shoots?

Nathan:  If I have to show abs, then I go vegan for a week before the shoot. It cuts out all excess lower pooch. No drinking and lots of rest.


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