People often switch to New York City to reinvent themselves. But some folks make it large, solely to have their careers, and public identities, go away.
It’s all too widespread throughout the youth-obsessed commerce of fashion, the place most models (with the unusual exceptions of, say, Naomi Campbell or Cindy Crawford) have an expiration date. So what happens when you find yourself retired in your 20s, 30s — or, throughout the case of 1 Elite face — 18?
Meet the former catwalkers who’ve found a brand new life as a dentist, real-estate supplier, and even a hula-hoop instructor.
Male model turned a dentist
These days, Dr. Stanton Young is additional in all probability to be saying “open wide” than “cheese.”
“It was really fun and I got to travel all over Europe,” acknowledged the 59-year-old dentist, who starred in campaigns for Giorgio Armani and Versace and appeared throughout the pages of GQ, Esquire and Vogue Homme. “I got quite cultural education.”
Young was scouted throughout the mid-’80s whereas he was a 24-year-old undergraduate at San Jose State University and planning to go to dental college.
What started as a summertime gig in Milan would up being a five-year dedication. “I had the ‘British’ look which was very in at the time,” he acknowledged.
But, after visiting Oxford, England, the place his grandfather had studied as a Rhodes Scholar, Young realized he missed tutorial life. He promptly reverted to Plan A and enrolled in dental college at USC in Los Angeles.
“I was still appearing in catalogs and some of my fellow students spotted my pictures,” he recalled. “I’m sure some of them thought it was weird.”
Young used his fashionable earnings to help himself by the use of college and, later, to buy properties in New York and in California.
It was all through his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan that he met his partner, Christy (who now home-schools their children) and settled in New York for good.
“After the arrival of our first daughter, I obviously didn’t do much traveling, and I missed it a little,” acknowledged the Brooklyn resident, who has 5 daughters, ages 15 months to 16 years earlier. “But life changes when you become a parent.”
He sees similarities between modeling and his second career, by which he treats many models and actors on the NoHo Dental Group.
“They’re both very creative and interpersonal,” he acknowledged. “And I perform a lot of cosmetic dentistry.”