Versace Model Alijah Harrison Got Scouted at a Gas Station

Alijah Harrison

Alijah Harrison: "Valentine's Day 2016 will be spent single and I ain't even mad. If I had a lady, I would wine and dine her late into the evening." Photo by Grant Mills, courtesy of Soul Management.

Last year, 20-year-old student Alijah Harrison was minding his own business at a gas station in his hometown of Hannibal, Missouri when he caught the eye of two model scouts (Jeff and Mary Clarke of Mother Management). He promptly quit school and flew to New York – his second plane ride ever – where he signed with Soul Artist Management. A few months later, he was walking the runways in Milan for brands like Versace, Moschino, and DSquared2, before heading back to the States for NYFW: Men's. His schedule may be complicated, but his beauty routine definitely isn't: Harrison's biggest splurge can be found at your local drugstore.

Your look in three words: Strong, versatile, and confident.

Never leave the house without: Chapstick. It gets quite windy in New York.

Beauty from the inside out: Genuine, good ol' Midwestern roots.

Exercise regime: Circuit/HIIT training. I prefer to work out in the morning.

Snack of choice: Oranges.

Grooming essentials: Moisturizer and nail clippers.

Skincare splurge: Cerave.

Clean-shaven or scruffy: Clean-shaven.

Favorite pharmacy find: Makeup remover. Never thought I’d say that.

Always in your suitcase: A lint roller. And a book.

Fragrance of choice: Versace Eros.

Best advice from mom: Eat your veggies.

Best advice from the pros: Worry about your physique, and let your bookers do the rest.

Hair icon: I think Donald Trump has nice hair.