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Donald Glover on Why Rapping Beats Modeling for Picking Up Girls

Rapper / Actor / Model Donald Glover
Rapper / Actor / Model Donald Glover Photo: Craig Barritt/2011 Getty Images

We found Donald Glover at Bloomingdale’s during Fashion’s Night Out, playing host at GQ’s Dockers launch event. And yes, the Community star told us, he was wearing the new Dockers designed by Alexander Wang, but he wasn’t doing much shopping at the store. “I would have been buying these, but I think I’m getting them for free,” he said.

Glover, who has modeled for Band of Outsiders and Gap, said that his modeling tip is to “exude comfort.” “Like, the Gap ad was taped on the hottest day, literally, in July, and it was: Pretend to be Christmas. They were like, be comfortable, pretend it’s Christmas; enjoy it. And I was, like, I’m sweating bullets. Band of Outsiders was a little easier because everything is cut super short, so you’re wearing shorts and stuff when it’s super hot,” he explained. “But no one, like, ever wants to see how the hot dogs are made; everybody just wants to eat the hot dog. So don’t make it look like it’s work, make it look fun and comfortable.”

We agreed it seems likely that Tavi had already met Wintour at some point. “So I think that only solidified my choice, the fact that they had already met and she still didn’t want to sit next to her.”

Donald Glover on Why Rapping Beats Modeling for Picking Up Girls