Nov 04, 2014 1:12PM

Meet The Model: Sam Callaghan x Gavriel Maynard

Shot eating an orange and shooting the breeze.

Sam Callaghan is a model with Sunkist hair and an acerbic sense of wit. So of course we shot him eating an orange. He loves his dog, Truffie, and that lion who became famous on YouTube in 2009. Get to know Sam in our Meet the Model profile and cry all over again when you rewatch Christian the lion's reunion with his human owners. 

Sam Callaghan

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Where are you from and where are you currently living?
I grew up in the Southern Highlands, an hour south-west of Sydney. It's cold there and people are usually old, but there's lots of outdoor adventuring to do. Now I'm here in Sydney.

What were you into in high school?
I constantly played sport, and did general outdoorsy stuff with friends. We had glove gun wars and made potato guns and blew stuff up with sparkler bombs. I liked to draw. All my high school books are filled with sketches and doodles, more so than notes I think. I enjoyed maths and science more than art, though, 'cos I was no good at writing.

In what ways have you changed since then?
Pretty much the same. I'm taller now.

What did you do for your last birthday?
Family dinner out turned into family piss-up at Freda's.

If you could choose to stay a certain age forever what would it be?
Sometimes I fantasise about travelling back in time to be me when I was about four, but still knowing everything I know now. I'd be a little know-it-all, putting other four year olds to shame, and I'd get famous, and I could probably be on television and make loads of money. I'd go on Oprah and explain special relativity to her. But then I couldn't buy beer, so to answer the question, maybe 25?

If you could have any animal as a pet, what would you choose?
The family dog Truffie is perfect, but otherwise I want a snow leopard or some big cat for sure, like Christian the lion.

What scares you most?
That greasy–haired little freak from The Ring.

Best piece of advice you ever received?
Get shit done early/on time. I don't follow that advice very often but things tend to work out real good when I do.

What is a skill you wish you possessed?
I wish I was more computer savvy.

What fictional character to you most relate to, and why?
Maybe Winston Smith from 1984 or Huck Finn. They both challenge mainstream ideas.

What celebrity do you have a crush on?
Nat Port. [Ed: We think he means Natalie Portman]

Best Youtube clip you've ever seen?
I've already mentioned it so I'll go with Christian the Lion. Has to be the Whitney version.

Which 3 people (dead or alive) would be your dream party guests?
Corey Worthington obviously tops the list. Mac Demarco, Bill Murray.

Do you prefer crowds, small groups or being alone?
Small groups.

What's in rotation on your iPod at the moment?
The War on Drugs, Kurt Vile, Mac Demarco, Parquet Courts, Caribou, Sharon Van Etten, Liars, Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, Ariel Pink, Cate Le Bon.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Really good at something.

Will you send us a selfie?

Photos: Gavriel Maynard
Model: Sam Callaghan @ Jaz Daly Management