New faces rock, the series. Episode 37: Dan Metz!
21 Jan, 2012
I am what I like to call a “Pure Mutt”, a mix of many European ethnicities. I am from the suburbs of Pennsylvania, just west of Philadelphia near King of Prussia. I enjoy going to movies, playing video games and going out drinking with friends.
In my other spare time I also like writing, taking apart electronics and then rebuilding them, as well as hitting the gym.
Me, between models Joe Yeager (left) and Dan Metz (right) at Colby Models (New York)
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Meeting Ryan Colby
I actually went on craigslist.com where I found an ad looking for extras for movies. I replied to the ad and met with Alycia Kaback of VIP Talent Connect who introduced me to my now manager, Ryan Colby, almost 1.5 years ago. It was during my first test shoot that I met and signed with Ryan on the spot.
Getting free entry into clubs and bars in NYC as well as free drinks and food is a pretty nice perk for being a model. I’d say.
Working with photographers: ideas, workouts,,,
I like photographers that give at least some direction and have their ideas/shots in mind before and during shooting. I may do a mini workout before shooting if it’s more underwear/body type shots.
Being naked in front of cam sometimes and the Curb your Enthusiasm episode
Yes, but the shots are always cropped or altered before being published as not to expose my family jewels. It gets more comfortable over time and being with other models who are in the same boat-(who also have never done nude)-also makes it easier. This one shoot I went to with a couple of my model friends/roommates (we shot nude individually) had a very interesting stylist for the job.
Now, this was right after the Curb Your Enthusiasm episode about the one-armed man and our stylist who was rubbing lotion on us for the shoot also had one arm; it’s pretty funny retelling the experience to someone about doing a nude shoot and describing how, “It was the one-armed man!!” to those who have seen Larry David’s show on HBO.
The catwalks experience
The fall 2011 fashion season was the first time I was around for the shows and I have to say its very different then doing shoots, I had a lot of fun on the catwalks. For my first show season I was in two shows, twice as many as I was hoping for hahah… because sometimes models may not even get booked for any at all. My first show was for Janet Zheng’s Menswear and my second show was for the fashion designer, Ela Acosta.
The fashion world: male X female models
Women still rule, but both male and female models have it easier and harder in different aspects: there’s more competition between female models and much more time spent with their hair and makeu, p but they don’t need to workout as often as male models do. It’s enough for female models to simply be skinny, but a good portion of male models need to have somewhat of a body to be successful.
Nope, sorry to disappoint, but I am by no means a fashionista. I usually wear jeans or shorts, depending on the weather, and a hoody most of the time when not modeling. I shop at H&M most of the time.
Imagine u a famous model surrounded by a huge crowd!
I would try and take as many pictures with the crowd as humanely possible and sign autographs ’till my hands fell off haha.
Show business, fame, success. Any role model as an inspiration for your career?
It really depends on the job and what’s in mind for the show business regarding casting. Gregory the Salmon is my inspiration.
Dating X Love
Dating can lead to love, and vice versa, but I would consider dating much less serious than the latter
Used to run track, skate in hockey, wrestle, and play football in my heydays. As I grow older, sports become more bearable to watch on television heheh.
Atracting someone´s attention
I’m pretty straight forward and will usually approach a girl and start with small lk which then leads to exchanging names and then more talking and then exchanging numbers. If I had to approach a girl on the dance floor its usually ends in a fiasco…
Having fun, enjoying life
Back home in Pennsylvania I did a lot of cliff jumping when the weather’s permitting. There’s a number of good spots hidden all over just west/north of where I live. Best times having fun involve anything that has to do with adrenaline rushes; amusement parks are great! Dorney park has always been one of my favorite place to go.
Craziest thing ever done in a summer time season
Hmmmm, probably cliff jumping during the summer or maybe skydiving, but just a few weeks ago during the fall I got held up at gun point near where I’m staying in Brooklyn, NY. I managed to take the gun away from him but he soon tackled me, bit my hand, and got the gun back. Took off on a razor scooter with my iPhone, now iSad
In his Ipod
I don’t have an iPod, everyone using them today is going to be deaf hahaha, but I really enjoy Nirvana, Blink 182, ’90s Green Day, and Deadmau5 to name a few.
Fav underwear for daily activities and for those coooool sexy moments (lol!)
World of Warcraft- Drood Resto/Kitty LFG!
If you weren´t a model you´d be…
Finishing college with a B.S. in Genetics/Nanotechnology.
An unforgettable moment
Getting mugged and having my knuckles all busted up and teeth marks on my palm is pretty unforgettable
Working on various castings for roles in upcoming movies and magazine editorials. Just recently began auditioning for acting
roles, really are a lot of fun. I wish I had started doing them sooner.
Life’s a garden, dig it.
Full name: Daniel Metz
Mother agency: Colby Models