BRYANT McCUDDIN: "THE OWNERS OF VNY, LANA AND DAMIAN, FOUND ME AT AN AIRPORT IN FT. LAUDERDALE, FL WHEN I WAS ON A WINTER BREAK VACATION."
23rd July 2014
Who is Bryant McCuddin?
I am a 23-year-old college graduate turned model, from Minnesota. I am a sports fanatic and nature enthusiast. A perfect day to me would be on a fishing boat in Northern Minnesota, with no cellphone, and a beer in my hand. I am currently taking full advantage of the numerous opportunities that modeling has to offer. Most importantly the chance to travel the world and meet incredible people.
What did you do before modeling?
I was studying Marketing and International Business at Winona State University back in Minnesota, when I was scouted to model. The owners of VNY, Lana and Damian, found me at an airport in Ft. Lauderdale, FL when I was on a winter break vacation. For work, I was painting residential houses as well as staining decks.
If you weren’t a model what would you be?
If I wasn’t currently modeling I would be working a corporate business job in either sales or marketing, either back in Minnesota or in nearby Chicago.
Your personal passion or hidden talents?
As I mentioned earlier, one of my personal passions is fishing and enjoying the outdoors. Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes, so I have grown up deeply involved in nature.
Ten years from now (you will be…)?
Ten years from now, I hope to have started a family while working for a globally competitive company, either here in the US or abroad. My retirement plan has always been to move down to a Caribbean island and start a painting company. That way I can spend my days in paradise.
My favorite word would be, integrity. Because, your word and your name, are two things people will remember you by. I like to live my life with integrity because that is how my father carries himself, and how I think all men should live.
What’s no fun?
Weeks without sports and being outside. I hate not being able to enjoy sunny days with friends and cold beer.
Instant gratification for me would be going back home to Minneapolis. I love traveling the world, but of course, there is no place like home. Oh, and a 49ers’ victory over the Seattle Seahawks, an Iowa Hawkeye win over Minnesota, and Kobe Bryant getting his 6th ring.
Current 'eye candy'?
Scarlett Johansson…… Wow.
Black Hawk Down or Gladiator.
Old hand me down clothes from my father and grandfathers. I enjoy wearing vintage sports clothes and I now own numerous items that my father and grandfathers used to wear. I enjoy continuing the story with certain pieces of clothing. For example I now own my fathers old, black and gold, Iowa Hawkeye overalls. He would wear them to football games back in college and now I wear them when Iowa has a big game.
What’s your beauty secret or essential grooming routine?
A splash of cold water occasionally throughout the day. Oh, and a lot of caffeine????
A quote that sums you up:
“Think lightly of yourself and think deeply of the world.”
- Miyamoto Musashi