Recently, we featured Owen Hundt, 22, in the April issue of PnV’s Fashionably Male Magazine. But, the “outtakes” were so awesome that we elected to bring you special BONUS coverage of the rising star.
First …go purchase a digital or print copy of the April, 2020 issue of our magazine to read the full interview with Owen and see some fantastic, exclusive images by NYC-based photographer Michael Hallenbeck.
A few details from the interview: Owen is from Cleveland, Ohio and his father is a firefighter (whom we salute for being a first responder) and his mother is a realtor. Rugby is Owen’s passion. He started playing at age 13 and moved to lovely New Zealand at age 19 to better learn the game. He traveled the world playing rugby, but signed a contract to play professionally in Boston last year. He’s now a member of the New England Free Jacks of Major League Rugby.
As for modeling, Owen was discovered on Instagram in December, so he’s a newbie to the modeling world.
The lens of Michael Hallenbeck captured just Owen a few months ago. “Working with Owen was a kick. When we met, I could tell he was a bit taken aback by the big city, even though he’s well-traveled. Our personalities hit if off very well. He adapted to the shoot quickly, and we had a nice little adventure shooting outside in the winter.”
As for Owen’s future in modeling, Michael reflected, “I think the combination of him being an actual professional athlete, and his presence in front of the camera will ensure him a lot of success. He had only been on a few shoot prior to ours, but based on the shoot that day, I told him, ‘they’re all gonna come after you, kid,’ And they have!”