After taking a break, Teon Tee Thompson says he’s now wiser and more focused on changing the age narrative in the modeling industry. Exclusive images by Jim Jordan.
Name: Teon Tee Thompson
Agency, if any: Unsigned
Age: 35 (36 on August 21st)
Where were you born? Milwaukee, WI
Ethnicity: Black/White (Irish, German, Swedish)
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Favorite things: My favorite things are just about anything with sugar and bacon! But I’m a vegetarian now….. *starts crying*
What music are you listening to at the moment? I’m currently obsessed with Bazzi’s Cosmic album! And, I’m still ridin’ with Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy album. But, I’m a true 90s R&B boy at heart!
Favorite movie, tv show: I have a bunch of favorite movies… Sister Act 1&2, Home Alone 1&2, Freeway, GIA, ‘Dirty Dancing, and ‘Shawshank Redemption, ETC.
Favorite designer, fragrance or grooming/beauty product: I’m not really into designers. I like things that fit and feel good to wear. My favorite scents ever are Baby Powder and Gendarm! If you don’t know about Gendarm, check it out.
What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling? In a perfect world, I would be a father. I’m sure that’s not the answer you were looking for, but that’s my dream job.
What’s something uncool that you love anyway? I’m kind of obsessed with monkeys.
What’s the best thing about your hometown/country? I would say the best thing about my hometown in Minnesota is the fresh air! And, everything is so green and beautiful. Until fall… when it becomes even more colorful and beautiful!!
Place you would love to visit: I would LOVE to visit Africa. Oh man. One day. Soon!
Which brand would you love to model for? Working with D&G and Balmain would be nice!
Favorite modeling experience so far? Any and everything, print or commercial, that I’ve ever shot with Peggy Sirota. Those were some of the best years of my life! Not only is she beyond talented, but she is also truly an amazing person with a heart of pure gold!
Favorite season? Summer. I don’t like wearing clothes that much. Haha
Favorite junk food? Is this a trick question….? Cookies, cake, donuts, and CANDY!
Where do you feel the most stuck in your modeling career? I’m currently looking for print representation. I’ve been focusing on commercial work more recently. But I’m ready to re-enter the modeling world. Older now, I want to prove that age doesn’t have to be an issue.
Currently, you’re obsessed with/about? Queer Eye & Candy Crush (I can’t stop playing)!
3 Words that best describe you as a person? Passionate. Loyal. Creative.
Favorite entertainer or public personality? Janet Jackson! She has been my forever. She is the reason I wanted to be a dancer. And, she is the reason I moved to LA.
Your favorite quote? “Enjoy life today, yesterday is gone, and tomorrow may never come.”
Any shoutouts? Hi, Mommy!!