Axel Jordan-Interview with the Musician and Model
Today, at The Reading Cafe, we would like to introduce musician and model Axel Jordan. Hope everyone enjoys getting to know today’s cover model !!
TRC: Hi Axel and welcome to The Reading Cafe.
We would like to start with some background information. Would you please tell us something about yourself?
AXEL: Sure thing! I’m a musician. Born and raised here in NYC. I keep myself pretty busy. Constantly studying music; my craft. And castings around the city.
TRC: What were your goals and aspirations growing up?
AXEL: I was also a performer of some sort. Even as a little kid, I knew I wanted to sing at the top of my lungs. I was either going to be a performer or a veterinarian. I love Animals. Always have.
TRC: Will you please tell us about how you got started in the modeling/cover modeling business?
AXEL: Fortunately, I was blessed and modeled as a kid. It allowed me to meet a lot of people. As I grew up I still maintained contacts with my agents and work pretty consistently. It’s a great way to keep myself busy, make some money and meet a lot of people.
TRC: You recently appeared on the covers of Brigid Kemmerer’s SPARK and BREATHLESS. Many YA and romance novels use the cover model as the
depiction of the storyline hero. What do you say to all of the ‘fans’ who imagine YOU -Axel Jordan- as their storyline hero?
AXEL: To that I say, Thank You. It’s quite flattering when I receive messages about how readers relate the characters to me. I can
personally relate to both characters, Nick & Gabriel, so I take it as a compliment.
TRC: Do you know the number of novel covers that your image has appeared?
AXEL: To date, I’ve appeared on the cover of 4 novels.
TRC: What was your first PUBLISHED cover and by which author?
AXEL: The first were the covers of Brigid Kemmerer’s novels.
TRC: At times, there has been a stigma surrounding the male model and the romance-cover industry. But the popularity of the paranormal romance and YA (Young Adult) storylines has skyrocketed in the last few years. What is your opinion about the recent popularity and the very busy industry of the ‘romance and young adult cover model’?
AXEL: I think in the past, YA stories weren’t as honest as they are today. In today’s society, young adults are actually talking truthfully about their feelings and encounters. They aren’t hiding behind the idea of what is considered to be “Right” or “Wrong”. Whether it’s on TV shows or in novels, you’re really getting a close idea of how the minds of young adults actually work. As an artist, I personally believe in living your truth. All day, everyday. So I give it two thumbs up*!
TRC: Have you ever had a photo shoot that went completely wrong?
AXEL: Completely wrong, No. But I’ve certainly had shoots where things weren’t going right. But it’s a job and I’m pretty dedicated to work so I pull it together and make it work.
TRC: Nudity in modeling or acting can be controversial. Some pictures can cross the line between sexuality and pornography. What would you tell young models just entering the business about nude modeling?
AXEL: Not always and not all models, but often times models are looking for recognition and are looking to be the best they can be. That can sometimes leave you open to be taken advantage of. Truth is, yes, modeling is about knowing your body. It’s about sexuality and sensuality. But it’s also about confidence. Know yourself and know your boundaries. I always say, know the job and know your worth. If Calvin Klein called and wanted me to shoot partially nude or nude, I would consider it. Till then, no thanks.
TRC: What is your most embarrassing moment?
AXEL: I don’t know if I have any. I can roll with the punches and tend to find humor in most things. So, I’m not easily embarrassed
TRC: When you are not modeling what can we find you doing-in other words-what is your ‘day job’? 😉
AXEL: I’m a musician. Currently working on an album. Released my debut single on iTunes a while back. Go check it out. Via my website
AxelJordan.com or on iTunes. Song is titled “Release You”
Click HERE and download a copy of RELEASE YOU for only .99cents from iTunes.
TRC: What three (3) things would you like to accomplish in the next ten (10) years?
AXEL: In 10 years ….
– Receive many Grammy’s
– Travel the world. Several Times over.
– Start a family. This one will be closer to the 10 year mark though.
TRC: What is something that few people (if any) know about you?
AXEL: I love to go to Live Stand-up Comedy shows. Oh, and I’m a total Sci-Fi geek.
TRC: Would you please tell us what you do to relax?
AXEL: I run. I run a few times a week. Either outside (if its nice out) or indoors, I can just zone out for 6-miles. It clears my head andeverything just makes sense afterwards.
TRC: Would you like to add anything else?
AXEL: ummmm nope. I think you pretty much covered it all.
Favorite TV Show
– Game Of Thrones
Last Movie You Saw
– Frozen. On a plane yesterday.
Dark or Milk Chocolate
Secret Celebrity Crush
– Mila Kunis
Last Vacation Destination
– Puerto Rico
TRC: Thank you Axel for taking the time to answer our questions. Congratulations on all of your success and we look forward to many more covers.
AXEL: Thank You! I Look forward to sharing more with ya’ sometime.