Friday, March 16, 2012


Name|Patrick McKenzie


Hometown|Los Angeles, California

How did you get discovered?

Photographer Mario Testino via Maria Minelli

What were you doing prior to modeling?

Traveling, living in Gothenberg, Sweden

People would be surprised to know that I...

My dad smuggled Bibles into communist eastern bloc countries before the fall of the Berlin Wall as I was going through grade school in Munich.

What's your latest obsession?

Izakaya and kettle corn

Your most prize possession?


Growing up, who did you look up to as your hero?

Anyone who went against the flow and did what they wanted to do... There’s too many to name... or ARE there?

When is the last time you said "I Love You" to someone?

2 hours ago- Danielle, 3 hours ago- to my dad in a text, he told me he was thinking about me.

Three adjectives that describes you:

Deep. Blue. Sea. (There is a movie with this title but that’s not what I’m talking about)

Describe your personal style

Easy, blue! (Editor Note: Patrick is wearing navy/blue combination clothing)

Your favorite place you have travel to

Iceland and Puglia, Italy

Your favorite films

Fanny & Alexander, Being There, Deep Water, 2001

Your favorite sport or sports figure

I’m more of a Downton Abby type of a dude!

If there's a destination or item you would recommend us to check out or visit about your native country/city or town, what would you recommend?

Los Angeles, CaliforniaI’d say to visit IN-N-OUT burger

Your favorite song?

I can’t get enough of ‘Dancin’ in the moonlight’, and Chicago’s ‘Beginnings’ but mostly I listen to Arvo Pårt, Rachmaninov, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Igor Stravinski... you know... the greats

Greatest moment in modeling:

The realization that it’s in fact NOT a source of guilt and embarrassment

What is your wish for 2012?

We all get to do what we want ... (It’s deeper than it sounds)


Shawn Zane|Root Mgmt.


MODEL|Patrick McKenzie|Root Mgmt.

Special thanks to Karen Long and Shawn Zane and the men's board at Root Mgmt.; Patrick for the deep conversation about life and the wonderful world of male modeling!

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