We’re having a lot of fun with our latest blog feature in which we bring interesting people closer to you!
Recently, Gary Dakin lent his usual mix of humour and humanity to Anna’s questionnaire.
Gary Dakin runs Ford 12+ with Ford Models in New York– the most famous plus-size division in the world! He represents Crystal Renn (he even walked her down the aisle at her wedding) and Tara Lynn, among others, and is responsible for their increased visibility in mainstream media.
He has always championed plus models in the fashion industry, and equality in the world overall.
What is your favourite part of your body?
Does my voice count? If not, then my lips.
Gary Oscars: Favourite male actor/ favourite female actress?
Colin Firth this year and, of course, Natalie Portman.
Where will you be in 5 years?
Ushering in the next stars of the industry during the week and relaxing on the beach on the weekends.
What would be your dream date?
Ice skating in Central Park followed by a nice walk through the snow toward Bethesda Fountain. (Actually happened!)
What superpower would you like to possess?
What is your favourite movie?
What is your favourite restaurant?
LaConde Verde in NYC.
What has been your greatest achievement?
Having been a part of a movement that accepts women of all sizes in more areas of fashion than ever before.
What has been your happiest moment?
They keep getting better, so I will let you know when the big one comes!
What is your greatest fear?
That the happiest moment occurred and I didn’t recognize it.
Which living person do you most admire and why?
My mother. She has always pushed me to get the hell out and live my dreams whether I was afraid or not. She continues to inspire me with her support and love always!
What trait do you most dislike about yourself?
I am quite possibly the most stubborn person you will ever meet.
What makes you sad?
How do you relax?
Rose on the beach with friends.
Who is your favourite designer?
Heels or flats?
Women should always have a HOT pair of heels in their bag if not on their feet!
Black or white?
Where would you like to be right now?
Here in NYC.
What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
“No” is not an option.
How would you like to be remembered?
As someone who stood up against inequality and hopefully made even a small difference.
What is your favourite song?
“Dear Mr. President”.
What has been your biggest disappointment?
The inability for others to be self-aware.
Have you ever said “I love you” and not meant it?
Hel-lo, I am in fashion. ;-)
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
REALLY bad TV, and shopping.
What is the worst thing anyone ever said to you?
What is your idea of happiness?
Fire Island at 7am with my dog, a cup of tea and no one in sight.
What do you appreciate most in your friends?
They call it like it is and always listen to me even if they couldn’t care less about how “tough” my day was.
If not yourself, who would you like to be?
Pretty content to be me. Wouldn’t mind being me with a little more cash though.