Who Am I ?
An Introduction to NICK HISSOM
1: Who am I?
I’m an 18-year-old British model who currently lives in Philadelphia and attends UPenn. My time is divided between Pennsylvania and New York (where I spend a couple of days each week for various modeling projects).
2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?
The month of March you will see the release of a cover shoot for 20/20 Magazine which I did with Tommy Hilfiger, an editorial for GQ Italia, more pictures from my shoot with Emma Watson’s photographer Harry Crowder, and hopefully some great advertising campaigns! In addition, I just finished liaising an agreement to be placed on the Special Bookings board at GAME Model Management in Paris. I recently finished my mid-term exams at UPenn, and am continuing to work on my blog where my team and I update items relevant to my career and life.
3: Where are you from and where are you going?
I was born and raised in London, England, and spent 3 years at a Swiss boarding school Le Rosey. In terms of where I’m going…I’d like to say: up?
4: Who is your biggest hero?
As cliché as it may sound, my parents are my biggest heroes. My dad has put me through school, taught me everything from how to ride a bike to how to race a GT3 car, and supports me in anything I do. My mom is such a loving, strong, and temperate person who always sees the best in people and fully respects my independence! If I can turn out anything like either one of them, I’ll be more than happy!
5: What book is your bible?
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger. Sometimes you have to act a little “Holden Caufield” to break the constraints of your world, to lose yourself in the moment, to stop worrying and to just have fun!
6: What are some things you love? And some things you hate?
I love my friends. I love modeling. I love my family and my colleagues. I hate not being busy. I hate doing homework. And I hate it when people force me to try questionable sushi.
7: What is your raison d’être?
I live for the people around me: my friends, my family and my colleagues. I love meeting people from all walks of life and sharing new experiences with them. Everybody has a story; everybody has their triumphs, their failures, their achievements and their hardships. There is so much more to each of us, if only people took the time to listen.
8: What is your favorite color?
My favorite color is red. Bold, sexy, and powerful.
9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?
Superman, because you can fly, you are super strong, and you’re dating Wonder Woman!
10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?
My favorite NYC hot spot is Central Park. It is a place that everybody goes to regardless of how rich/poor, old/young they are, so it is a true mix of people who are all at ease. In addition, people don’t wear their armor to Central Park, you just go to be who you are in that moment and ignore everything else. It’s an escape.
11: What turns you on?
12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?
What’s your worst guilty pleasure?
Nick Hissom is an 18-year-old British model who currently lives in Philadelphia and attends UPenn. His time is divided up between Pennsylvania and New York (where he spends a couple of days each week for various modeling projects). He has appeared as the face of Frillr and Home Star Magazine, and has been photographed by Kai Z Feng and Fabien Montique. He has been shot for several international advertising campaigns and appeared as the face of Van Der by Kai Z Feng clothing line (Fall/Winter 2010).
Questions by PMc Magazine
Edited by Jillian Mercado & Tyler Malone
Photography by Harry Crowder
Design by Jillian Mercado
Nick Hissom, February 2011, London, UK, Photography by Harry Crowder