First off, I'd like to thank you for doing this interview as I'm sure your fans would like to know a little more about you. Secondly, you have really nice arms.
Well thank you, I photoshopped them just before I got here, lol.
Ha ha, so Trevor, tell us a little about yourself?
Well you know that I am a VERY private person but do feel the need to share some things with my fans/readers, so here goes.
I am originally from Spring, Texas (just north of Houston) but now live in a downtown loft in Houston. Every time I look out the window there is a damn parade going on to celebrate something; even Ground Hog's Day - you believe that??? I guess its okay, but I know that I will move somewhere else, just not too sure where. If I move to one of my favorite cities, I won't have any place to travel to for a vacation.
A little more about me, my parents were divorced when I was about 4 so I had moved back and forth between the two a countless amount of times throughout the years. My Mother was usually emotionally stressed, perhaps stemming from her childhood and being a single parent and my brother has a learning disability which required a lot of her time, (no, he didnt ride the short bus), and my Dad is a chronic alcoholic, who could rarely hold down a job. He knows that his drinking has kept us distant in the past and even the present. Sometimes he will jokingly admit that he's not an alcoholic but a drunk; "alcoholics go to meetings," he says.
The highlight of my Mom's career was that she was a Police Officer for a few years and my Dad was associated with the original tour of the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, (Pianist). From K-12th grade I attended a total of 13 different schools, and I guess that was the primary reason I didn't have very many friends growing up and I never knew what was going to happen next. The reason for the constant moving was that my parents always had different job situations and my brother's special needs usually took top priority; I just went with the flow.
For the most part, I grew up in damn near poverty - it was hard to admit until my adult years, but it's something that I could not hide either. When I was a small child, there were days that I ate toothpaste or cat food to get by, there were times I lived off a sandwich a day, days where I ate leftovers from 3 days ago, and days I had nothing. I endured emotional, verbal, and sometimes physical abuse from both parents. I had about 3 pair of clothes on average to last 2 weeks or until the next wash cycle. I definitely knew how to go without but it definitely makes me appreciate things much more now. I grew up very quick as a child, to help support my financially strained parents; I began doing yard work for the neighbors at the age of 8 to help "pay my way." I was always told at a young age that I should be a model, but I never really knew what that was. I knew that I wanted to be rich, so I could buy all the chocolate in the world, and now I stay as far away from it as humanly possible.
2. Tell us about your modeling experience and how you got started, and some of the perks of being a model?
I first started modeling when I was about 20 yrs old. My Mom and I had gone to this modeling agency here in Houston (Neal Hamil) to attempt to get my foot in the door. The agent told me initially that I would need to lose around 20 pounds of hard earned muscle in order to work with their company, but I wasn't willing. I was 220 lbs at the time and worked my butt off to attain it and wasn't going to give it up that easy. Just before I walked out the door, he stopped me and said that there was a photographer that he knew of that worked with guys in the fitness area and he would love my look. I eventually met up with this photographer (firstname.lastname@example.org) and to date have be associated with several mags etc. My very first test shoot made me extremely nervous; I was/am so shy, and contrary to what most people may think, I had little to no confidence in myself, not even enough to pose in a speedo. My self esteem was shot down in my earlier years by my parents and I vowed to myself that I wouldn't be the victim of anyone elses criticism(s) anymore, and withdrew from most all of my social activities. My photographer, was very patient with me and helped to mold me into someone that had the confidence level necessary to compete with other models in the industry. The best thing about modeling so far would have to be getting to meet all the awesome models and photographers and not to mention the exposure that one can get from all the publicity.
3. What is a big concern in regards to what's going on in the world today?
I guess establishing equality amongst same sex couples, domestically speaking, and ending war, internationally speakingl. I don't like to say 'gay rights' specifically because equality as I see it is not exclusive to any particular group of people, but EVERYONE. I hear about gay rights this and gay rights that, but don't hear about straight rights. Rights as I know them should be specific to American Rights, where no one group is left behind. Martin Luther King stated, "All men shall be created equal." He didn't say black men, or white men, he said ALL MEN. I think very soon, especially since President Obama has officially endorsed equal marriage, that the conservative groups will eventually evolve and realize that same sex relationships really isn't the biggest deal afterall; they only want the same rights as the next person, nothing more, right? There are thousands of 'gays' that have already legally married and the straights didn't have to attend their weddings, (and probably weren't even invited) and the straights don't have to worry about the gays attending their weddings either; so there are no cross contamination issues ;-p
The straights complain of the marriage of same sex couples as being untraditional, however, statistically speaking, 80% of 'traditional' marriages after 2005 ended in divorce. The only people loving those stats are the divorce attorneys. Think of all the ways it would stimulate the economy with the booming cost of weddings these days.
4. Well since Obama is for marriage equality for same sex couples, this should happen quickly, right?
Probably not, remember this is not a Dictatorship, Obama can't wave his magic wand and make things happen that quickly, contrary to what most people believe. He has to get the consent of the many faces of Congress to agree with him, which then forces Congress to make a tough decision.....ugh oh, look out.
5. Well marriage seems to have stoked some interest in you, are you for equal marriage for a personal gain?
No, I don't plan on getting married...to anyone. I have a special person in my life and don't feel that validating our relationship on a marriage certificate will do anything different than the love we express for each other is doing now. Besides, I'd look terrible in a wedding dress.