We are thrilled to have our fashion/commercial star on the rise, Carty Caruso, as our July Model of the Month. From juggling his acting career to modeling for clients like Instagram, American Apparel, and Macy’s, Carty juggles many talents. Continue reading to find out more about Carty’s ventures in the entertainment industry!
1. Where you are from?
I am a New Yorker! I’ve lived all around the city and Westchester, but really when people ask, I just say NYC.
2. What you are into… studies, hobbies, special skills etc..?
Hip Hop is the love of my life. I am currently recording my first mixtape; I have been collaborating with many of my friends who are also passionate about the craft. Besides keeping up with the latest music, I am also an avid gamer. My favorite games of all time are Super Smash Brothers, Halo 3, Skyrim… I could go on and on about all the things I love to do, but let me summarize instead. I drink the best coffee you have ever had, and I don’t settle for less. I try to keep up with my style, and I have been making my own jewelry lately. I want to finish school sometime when modeling and acting calms down, my dream would be receiving a degree in Astrophysics.
3. Favorite clients from the biz?
My favorite clients would definitely be all the casting directors I have gotten to know over the years: Wulf, Nina Goldman, Grande Morris, and of course Eric Cano, just to name a few. I have also become family friends with Victor De Souza and Jerome Lamar. I try to treat everyone equally in my life, so it’s hard to choose favorites from over the years. Recently, I was on the hit Chinese TV show Over the Sea I Come to You, which was a great experience, but that’s a story for another time.
4. Dreams/goals any thing else of interest (any other dream clients?)?
I would like a Prada resort campaign, to be the face of Tom Ford’s cologne range, be featured as the cover of V Man magazine… is that enough ambition for you? I’d also love Hedi Slimane to create his next pair of skinny jeans exactly to my body specifications.
5. Career highlights?
Seeing myself on every Sky train platform in Bangkok was surreal for sure! Billboards are always fantastic, but what’s ultimately even more fulfilling is creating some really unique and downright beautiful images with a creative team… even if it pays less.
6. How did you get into modeling ?
Long story short, I got signed to my first agency after finishing my acting conservatory back in 2016, but they mismanaged me so I ended up going independent for the next year or so. I met with BICOASTAL MGMT after months of trying to get signed elsewhere, and Malissa and the team immediately got me to work. In 2018, I left for Thailand and spent 3 months working in Bangkok. I spent the rest of the year doing television in China before coming home and making big moves this year. This has definitely been my best year yet and I don’t plan on slowing down any time soon!