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Thomas Bettinelli

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Chris Crocker


"The way the system works now, you see the clothes, within an hour or so they're online, the world sees them. They don't get to a store for six months. The next week, young celebrity girls are wearing them on red carpets. They're in every magazine. The customer is bored with those clothes by the time they get to the store. They're overexposed, you're tired of them, they've lost their freshness".
Tom Ford


Models : Zach & Michael Zakar (part 4)

Lestat : Who are you guys ?
Zach : I am one half of a complete set, naturally I go by Twin or Aladdin. I am 23 years old, based in Detroit and the more attractive twin. Currently looking to move out of Michigan to expand our name into the entertainment field through writing, modeling and acting. Wish I could sing but I am naturally tone deaf.
Michael : I'm a traveling model and writer finding my spot in entertainment. I went to school for film and minored in environmental science but soon dropped when my twin and I decided to persue film and writing full time freelance to avoid being in debt.
Lestat : How did you start your career ?
Zach : After the summer of high school graduation, I took pictures for a friend and realized how natural I was in front of the camera. Aside, from the attention, because I could eat that shit for breakfast, I knew I wanted to be in the entertainment world because I feel our personality and look is something this world hasn't seen yet ! I want the world to know that two gay Arabic twins are coming into the industry and we are coming to take it over !
Michael : I started my career by accidentally booking a photoshoot when I was interning for Detroit's #1 morning radio show. After that shoot, I found myself in contacts with many other photographers who thought working with twins was interesting.
Lestat : What's a regular day like ?
Zach : Being that I am a twin, I am never alone. From time to time, Michael gets drunk and sleeps in my bed... and that bitch snores like a hyperventilating pug. We have had projects that, yes, require only one of us from time to time. But typically a normal day is currently locking ourselves in a room and writing our movie scripts.
Michael : I have two jobs, I'm a mascot at Chevy and a spokesmodel for Monster Energy. If I'm not working, I'm usually finding and quitting another job. I've had over twenty jobs in three years from being a janitor to a kid's swim instructor who couldn't swim (because I stole Zach's resume).
Lestat : Who/what inspires you most ?
Zach : It's my mom for all the wrong reasons. When Michael and I came out, she threw holy water at us. She inspires me because I want to show her that being gay hasn't hindered, but almost helped us. My mom inspired us to write our book, "Pray the gay away".
Michael : Gwen stefani inspires me. She's one of those people in entertainment that's really lead her own ship and that's how I want to do it. Her music videos and spirit have really shaped my creative drive. I even have a tattoo of her. Sadly the tattoo was so bad I had to cover it up with another Gwen Stefani tattoo.
Lestat : Perks and downsides of having a twin brother ?
Zach : Being a twin, Michael and I are always naturally compared to one another. Even through Michael is clearly the ugly twin, people go back and fourth with saying things like : "oh Michael is so good at math, why aren't you ?" Other than that having twin is the greatest except when Michael gets moody and takes his anger out on me. Michael is an asshole and even though I think about murdering him everyday, he's the only person I want to share that stage with when we win our first award.
Michael : The perks of having a twin is that I have a built-in best friend so I don't have to censor myself. The downside, for a long time, I was considered the ugly twin with a bad attitude.
Lestat : Perks and downsides of being gay twin brothers ?
Zach : In many ways, it was easier to come out because you have someone to along for that difficult journey. And I have a built in wing-man ! But I always do a better job at getting Michael laid because this one time at a party Michael goes up to this guy I was talking to and goes : "you know what would be great, if my twin brother banged you". Then Michael proceeded to force our heads together to kiss. Downside is that we are constantly asked for a threesome. I don't know what porn has taught these people but twins don't get that close and I've seen Michael naked, he has a cute butt but I'll pass.
Michal : The perks of having a gay brother is that he was my support system coming out to a very religious family. The downside is the amount of times we get asked for 3-sums.
Lestat : What's your favorite experience so far and what are your projects ?
Zach : So far it's leaving Michigan. In the last two months, we've traveled around Portland, Chicago, Tennessee, Ohio and now New York for the month. Our latest project is our book, "Pray the gay away". Like I explained previously, the book is a new voice to the LGBT community. Visit our site (here) for more information.
Michael : Zach and I are on the last stages of editing our book, as he's just said. Even before it's been sent to agents, we've gotten a lot of offers and feedback so I'm excited to see how this book turns.
Lestat : Is love important to you ?
Zach : Being a twin, I have severe seperation anxiety, so Michael says I'm a serial dater. I fall in love way too easily and find getting the short end of the stick most of the time. After falling in love for the first time and getting broken up on Valentine's Day, I am starting to focus more on myself. Lately I am much more satisfied traveling with Michael and trying to be successful.
Michael : Love is overrated. I think I lost my emotions the second I was born. I'm more focused on my goals unless the guy is super out of my league and carrying a box of pizza.
Lestat : What do you wear to bed ?
Zach : 90% of the day, I am in my underwear. So underwear, my mom's caught me in a jockstrap before !
Michael : I wear gym shorts if there are people around and sleep in the nude if I have the house to myself.
Lestat : Do you spend much time on the Internet ?
Zach : Since we're building our ZakarTwins brand that means we have to spend a significant amount of the time on the Internet. That's just the age we live in ! I have a love-hate relationship with the Internet.
Michael : I'm an Internet junkie. I probably will get carpal tunnel syndrome and a broke neck soon with how much I look down at my phone. My favorite thing is Snapchat (add:zakartwins).
Lestat : Answer the question you’d like to be asked.
Zach : What do you want to show the modeling world ? Answer : I want to give more realistic look to the modeling world, I know it's a dog eat dog world. But I am a healthy individual who was told to lose ten pounds, cut my hair and find a new career. I want people to look up to me and realize they can follow their dreams and do it their way too.
Lestat : Well said, Zach !
Michael : What's your spirit animal ? Answer : I would say a deer. They are creatures constantly on the hunt to a new path. I can relate because I want to make an impact in my life o others. Other than modeling !
Lestat : Sounds great, Michael ! And I thank you two for answering this short interview.

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