Model Klein Barfield interviewed for Vanity Teen Fall/Winter 2016 edition. Photographed exclusively by Gerardo Vizmanos @gerardovizmanos. Styling by Madison Li @iammadisonli, and hair and makeup by MUA by Ledora Francis (MILK Make Up) @ledora. Have a sneak peek at his interview and get your Fall/Winter 16 edition HERE!
VT. Hello Kline, we are so happy to have you here, tell us your stats, age/height/weight, hometown and where are you based right now.
Hey! I’m so glad to be talking to y’all! I’m 14 years old, 5’10 1/2”, 142lbs and I am from Savannah, Georgia. Currently I divide my time between Savannah and NYC.
VT. How was working with Gerardo Vizmanos?
He was great! I was very comfortable working with him and he had such creative and innovative ideas. He knew exactly what he wanted and it was easy to communicate with him and we were able to capture some amazing shots.
VT. How did you get discovered? What were you doing before modeling?
When I was 7, I signed with my mother agent, Halo Models and Talent in Savannah. Soon after, I moved to NYC to model. I lived in NYC off and on until I was 10. I modeled for several places like J. Crew, Macy’s and Oshkosh. Once I started growing again, things got really slow so I moved back to Savannah. This past March my agent thought it would be a good idea to start meeting with agents in NYC again. I ended up signing with Major Models about a month later.
I started modeling so young so I didn’t do much before. I was very involved in motocross from age seven to nine and during the slow years I spent my time catching up on school and being very active.
VT. How was your first modeling experience?
I have been modeling for years as a child but my first experience in NYC as an older model was great. Directionally it is very different but I enjoyed getting to be myself and everyone made me feel very comfortable.
VT. Describe your personal style:
My style changes almost daily but I’m very laid back when it comes down to it. My favorite color to wear is black. As a whole I would consider my style to be a mix between skater and surfer with a high fashion influence.
VT. People would be surprised to know that Kline…
I think people would be surprised to know that I am a Junior World Champion Skeet and Sporting Clays Shooter. It is a dream of mine to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
VT. Tell us three adjectives that best describe you:
Adventurous, open-minded, and spontaneous.
VT. Your favorite place you have traveled to:
My entire family loves to travel so I’ve been very fortunate to have the opportunity to travel to amazing places. I can’t pick just one place. The British Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, and the Florida Keys have been my favorite to date.
VT. Your favorite film, album, artist
My favorite movie would be Talladega Nights and my favorite album is Sound of Change by Dirty Heads. Favorite artist is really difficult because my music taste goes from one extreme to the other. At the moment I’m loving Dirty Heads, Chet Faker, Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria, and X Ambassadors.
VT. Your favorite sport:
I’m really active so I love several sports. Snowboarding, surfing, motocross, skateboarding and free-diving are a few.
Kline Barfield in 5 years:I hope to be modeling, traveling and enjoying life but if modeling doesn’t work out I hope to be shooting competitively in college.
VT. Who would you like to work with in the near future?
For photographers I would love to work with Steven Meisel or Bruce Weber. I would also love to model for Calvin Klein and Rag & Bone.