Gabriel M. King is a Lansing, Michigan-native model and actor you’ve seen in fitness ads and commercials not knowing his name. This charismatic man jokingly responded to a casting that landed him a role on the hit series Empire.
Favorite things: Shrimp Pad Thai, my bed, and music.
What music are you listening to at the moment? At the moment, I’ve been jamming out to Beach House, Lilly Allen’s ‘Singles,’ revisiting the ‘Currents’ album by Tame Impalas, and BROCKHAMPTON.
Favorite movie, TV show: I would say the Kill Bill and Matrix series and The Pursuit of Happyness. I’m not sure if this counts as a TV show, but I LOVE Stranger Things.
Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product:Favorite Designers: John Elliott, Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, and Virgil Abloh. Scents: Versace Dylan Blue, Hyde + Alchemy: Oud Citron. Skincare Product: Kiehl’s Skincare Products DR. JART+ Micro Water Toner and Glam Glow Face masks! I take my skincare regime very seriously. Got to have that glow!
What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling? Working full-time in the Marketing and Advertising Industry while obtaining my Master’s Degree or trying to be Will Smith.
What’s something uncool that you love anyway? Binge-watching documentaries on Netflix.
What’s the best thing about your hometown/country? The people and Bravas Burgers.
Place you would like to visit: I would love to visit South Africa.
Which brand(s) would you love to model? GAP, ZARA, Adidas, Original Polo Ralph Lauren, John Elliott, and Calvin Klein.
Favorite modeling experience so far? I did a commercial with Gatorade that gave me the chance to work with and meet NBA superstar Paul George! It was pretty cool to fulfill a childhood dream of being an NBA player for two days. Last year I did a Jordan Campaign for Finish line that ended up in their stores across the USA. It was surreal to see myself in stores and have friends & family send me pictures of myself in stores in different states. It’s always a great time working with the Finish Line Team.
How did you land a role of Empire? My Agent sent me the info. I submitted myself jokingly and ended up getting the callback!
Current obsession(s)? Candles, Fortnite, and Will Smith’s YouTube Channel
3 Words that best describe you as a person? Charismatic, Loving, Optimistic.
Any shoutouts? Huge S/O to God. To everyone and anyone who has ever spoken life to me and supported me in my career, I will forever be grateful for you and your support! My wonderful agents and agencies, all the clients who’ve ever booked me for work or considered me for go-sees and castings. Lastly, I would like to shout out OBVIOUS Magazine for the interview! And, I would like to say Know yourself, love yourself, love life and love people!