Sun’s out, buns out.
We spend a lot of time on Instagram (no, really—a lot of time), and when we’re not living vicariously through our favorite FOMO-inducing accounts, we’re checking out some particularly talented users. So when our GQ castings team finds a ‘grammer worth shouting out, we think it’s our duty to share him or her with you. Up today model Kaci Tansey, self-described beach bum.
Florida-born model Kaci Tansey there’s nothing better than saltwater and all-day sunshine. Tansey, who is half Irish, grew up on the beach and whether it’s back in her home state or on an exotic shoot, she’s most at ease near the ocean (same)—even when that ocean is full of stingray and sharks (not the same). Just in time for summer, we talked to Tansey about life in front of—and behind—the camera, vegan food, and her guitar. Check her out here and everyday on Instagram.
Where are you right now?
Manhattan, New York
Where did you grow up?
A lazy beach town called Hollywood, Florida.
If you weren’t a model, what career would you pursue?
I got the photography bug with my first throw-away camera at 9 years old and I went to high school for commercial photography. So, if I weren’t a model I am sure I would be traveling the world doing that or something similar. I’ve been really into cinematography lately.
What is your mantra?
She who dares, wins.
What makes you feel sexy?
Getting a nice golden tan on the beach drinking fresh coconut water.
Where have you never been but want to go?
I’m half Irish so I would love to go Ireland and explore my family’s history.
Do you read the comments?
Yes, I love reading them all. I’m so grateful for the support.
What is the craziest thing you’ve done on a shoot?
I recently did a tourism commercial in Key West and they needed me to swim with sharks and stingrays. Believe it or not I was more intimidated by the stingrays! Especially when we were asked to feed them.
How do you spend your time off?
I love doing yoga, hiking with friends, and trying new vegan foods.
What is your most prized possession?
It’s a tie between my camera and my acoustic guitar.
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