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Photography: Diontrae Jackson
Styling: Roman Sipe
Assistant: Kevin Ho
Hello Gage. Welcome to Desnudo Magazine UK! How old are you, where are you from?
Hey! My names Gage, I’m 26 years old and I’m originally from San Jose, California. I now live in San Francisco.
What is your heritage/ethnic background?
I’m mixed race, black, Hawaiian, Italian and Chinese.
How did you get into being an influencer?
I’ve always loved taking pictures since I was a kid. I started on Instagram in high school and always wanted to make it into something. I did not stop trying and eventually I figured out a way to influence others with the content I post, brands started reaching out for collabs and things just picked up from there.
What is your favorite thing about your career?
My favorite thing about my career would definitely be the fact I influence others positively through my posts. Also just being able to take photos and collaborating with others adding my own sense of creativity and taste.
What are you looking forward to in the coming months?
The coming months are exciting! I will be graduating college with a degree in economics and also have some projects coming up that I’m extremely excited about.
Who inspires you to be better?
My friends and family, they are all extremely supportive.
What fictional place would you most like to go?
A fiction place would most definitely be Pandora from avatar.
What game or movie universe would you most like to live in?
Marvel universe all the way!
Who’s your go to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?
I have a couple. Nicki Minaj, Megan thee Stallion, Britney spears, Kim Petra’s, Partynextdoor, Alina Baraz & Rosalina.
Music type you find yourself listening to most?
Rap and Pop.
What song or artist do you like but rarely admit to liking?
Hmmm no one actually.
What music has most influenced you?
Most influential music would be Alina baraz
What do you listen to when you want to calm down?
What do you listen to, to hype you up?
Rap and Pop.
Can you play a musical instrument?
No I never learned lol.
What do you think of Country music?
Hmmm not a huge fan.
Do you listen to music in foreign languages?
Yesss I love the listen to music in other languages.
What’s your favorite genre of book or movie?
Definitely super hero movies, I’m obsessed.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
In five years I plan to have my brand created and thriving. Also to be living in NYC.
What are your thoughts on nudity?
Nudity is something that I’ve always been comfortable with. I express myself through nudity quite often.
Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?
Yes of course I have aha people call me Gagey mostly my family.