New faces rock, the series. Episode 59: Jason Shatto

19 out, 2012

My name is Jason Shatto.

I’m from santa cruz california but raised in small town in iowa. when I was 15 I moved back to Monterey and was a sophmore in high school.

I moved out from my parents house the beginning of senior year and finished the year in independent studies.

For the next three years I lived on my own. my personal activities include exercising, playing computer games, watching anime, socializing, facebook.conducting my own experiments.

I decided to become a model when I broke up with my girlfriend. I was very lonely and wanted something in my life that would force me to meet new people. In the modeling business, you can’t be shy.

I was discovered by a photographer (Coby Mendoza), while I was with my ex-girlfriend in college. We were sitting in the cafeteria when he approached us and asked if we could model for him sometime, and eventually we had our first test shoot with him. Then after a year or so (and after that girlfriend), he sent out an email saying he was coming back to my town to do a shoot with me. And I was available and did it.

At first I was really nervous and camera-shy, but I kind of got into a groove towards the end.

My favorite thing about modeling is that it affects everything you do in your life. After you notice what facial expressions you like about yourself, or get  the most comments on, you start to use that in everyday life. The most pictures i have of myself are the ones from my first photo shoot.

Posing to photographers: any previous preparation?

70 pushups before the shoot, and yes I have posed naked.

Female models x Male models

Women run the fashion world. All women, no matter what they look like, or feel like they look like, all want to look good both sexes; most men dont care.

A fashionista?

I dont really own clothes outside of what I wear to work. I work at the mens wearhouse, so anything that I have from work is fashionably up to date. so I can wear a pair of nice jeans, with a pair of dress shoes and maybe a sport coat, etc.

Imagine u a famous model surrounded by a huge crowd!

Stand still and look good until I can walk away?

Show business, fame, success….

I think show business is a way to advertise a product. Fame and success is when every man wants to look like me or have the product that I wear, and women want their men to look like me, or buy clothes that I wear to have their man look like me. (if that makes sense)

Dating X Loving

I am unexplicalby reserved. to an extent


Competitive, arrogant, cocky, harsh, vulgar, etc

Having fun, enjoying life

The only fun things I do outside work is party but I hardly do that anymore. staying home, working out and watching movies

The craziest thing in a summertime season

Partied in Carmel valley at night, eventually got naked with everyone else and continued till sunrise

Fav underwear for daily activities and for those coooool sexy moments (lol!)

The only thing I like wearing underwear to is work, shoots, and working out

In his Ipod

I like death metal, and dubstep- there isn´t a favorite artist

Fav food

Pasta (any kind)

If you weren´t a model, u´d be…

Working a 9-5 job doing something I hate. (men’s wearhouse)

Guilty Pleasure

Pasta, strawberries with whip cream, and sex

Upcoming Projects

I have a shoot lined up in LA, but modeling is very unpredictable, I could be doing something next week, or next month so I cant tell


“Life is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it doesnt get you anywhere. Write that down.”

Contact info
Coby Mendoza Photography  | Mendoza, Owner/Photographer CM Model management  |
Jason Shatto is under CM Model Management now  |

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