21 questions

Model Jessica Stam Prefers Psychos and Mac ’n’ Cheese

Photograph by Patrick McMullan

Name: Jessica Stam

Job: Model

Age: 20

Neighborhood: East Village

Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Patrick Bateman from the book American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis. “Don’t just look at her ass, EAT IT.”

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York?
Macaroni and cheese with truffles.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
I make clothes look good.

Where do you get your coffee?

What’s the last thing you saw on Broadway?

Do you give money to panhandlers?

What’s your drink?
Iced tea.

How often do you prepare your own meals?
I order in.

What’s your favorite medication?

What’s hanging above your sofa?
A light.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
That depends on the one holding the scissors.

When’s bedtime?
Bedtime is eight hours before my alarm goes off.

Brunch: pro or con?

What’s your thread count?
I forget.

What do you hate most about living in New York?
Walking through a group of slow-moving tourists.

What’s your brand of jeans?
Trash & Vaudeville.

When’s the last time you drove a car?
December 27.

Who should be the next president?

Times, Post, or Daily News?
New York Post.

Yankees or Mets?

What makes someone a New Yorker?
It’s not a matter of time, it’s more like a feeling one gets. You’ll know when this is your home.

Model Jessica Stam Prefers Psychos and Mac ’n’ Cheese