Name, Nickname, Ethnicity.
Adrian Gabriel Escarcega. My close friends call me dree dree but it's not something I talk about haha I for sure give them a look when they use it. It's endearing haha. I'm Mexican and German.
What got you into modeling? Is this something you want to pursue?
I have a friend who has been modeling for a few years and he told me I should try it out. I was apprehensive in the beginning, but eventually I came around a year later and gave it a shot. It's not in my character to want to be in front of the camera, but I got used to it relatively fast and realized it's also a great way to express yourself. I enjoy the times I am able to create something cool with friends that have a vision. I'll pursue it as far as the industry allows me to. It's a fun way to meet new, creative people and if I get into the right places, maybe even travel the world.
As a male model, do you face any challenges in the industry?
As I gain more experience, I know what to look for in other creative individuals that will mesh well with my character and look. I now tend to look for photographers with a clear vision that will challenge my abilities with expression and body movement. There's always more to learn, and I enjoy expanding peoples' ideas of what they think I am capable of when I step in front of the camera. It can be difficult to reach some photographers because I'm not relative enough yet to be on their radar, but I'm slowly gaining momentum as each new photographer takes a chance on me and I show them my capabilities. Sometimes it's also difficult to get out of a type cast that people have put you in once you start doing certain types of photos like lifestyle vs fashion. Communicating with photographers has allowed me to expand upon that and slowly change the perception of what kind of looks I can achieve. I enjoy being multidimensional with my looks and styles.
Outside of modeling, what are some of your interest?
I'm big into working out, or picking things up and putting them back down, as I fondly refer to it as. Fitness is a lifestyle choice for me so naturally, it is a huge part of my life. I'm also a science major, and anything chemistry or biology related intrigues me so I'm always attempting to learn new things that will expand my knowledge on how the world works. And Batman. I'm currently writing this in Batman long johns. Haters gon hate!
What are you looking forward to this year?
Well I graduated in the spring from UC Berkeley, but I still need 6 more credits until I can actually receive my diploma, so I'll be stoked to finish off my last semester and finally be a real person/college graduate.
Reach out: Adriangee805@gmail.com