In this next installment of Cool Kid Chronicles, we head to Soho and hang out with Jaden Michael who we've known since Tristin + Tyler were about 8 years old. Whether they work on a PBS pilot together or end up seeing each other at auditions, these kids always seem to meet up in the NYC someway somehow, so I thought it was only fitting to feature cool kid Jaden.
Jaden is not only talented as an actor and model, he's super funny, sweet and very well rounded. We spent a whole day together which included shooting these photos, going to a fun craft event and trekking in downtown NYC in the snow, and even in the FREEZING cold, Jaden's charm is undeniable! Learn more about this cool kid below and make sure to follow him on Instagram: @jadenmichael
How long have you been acting? What do you love about acting?
I have been acting for 11 years.
I love creating characters and being able to make people feel certain emotions. Acting is about people and understanding them and then telling their story.
How long have you been modeling?
I have been modeling since the age of two. My first modeling job was for Sean John, I was two years old.
What's your favorite place to hang out in NYC?
New York City is a great place with many things to do and see. I love hanging out in Central Park, The Intrepid Museum, and The Museum of Natural History. Those are my favorite places in New York.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to become a famous actor, and study criminal justice to become a lawyer.
If you could have one super power what would it be and why?
SPEED with speed you can go really fast, time travel, climb walls, go through walls, and cause and stop natural disasters.
What apps are on your phone? Which is your fave?
I have Snapchat, Instagram, Netflix and many video games. My favorite app is Pako, a video game.
Do you play any sports?
No, I do not play any sports, but I love being active and working out. I love skateboarding.
What's your favorite emoji?
I don't have a favorite emoji. I mostly use bitmoji. But if I had to choose an emoji it would be the nerd.
What's your favorite Tristin + Tyler video?
The video where they go to Black Tap. I'm a NYC kid and loved hearing the owner's story.
What's your favorite subject in school?
My favorite subject in school is Language Arts. I enjoy ready and writing.
If you could work with any actor/actress who would it be?
I would love to meet and work with Kevin Spacey. I love watching him on his tv shows and movies and sometimes wonder what it would be like to work with him.
What was your favorite acting project so far and why?
My favorite acting project so far has been Wonderstruck. We were a great team and we all worked very well together. I loved having the opportunity of working at The Museum of Natural History and learning about the Deaf Culture and Community. The most fascinating part about working on Wonderstruck was visiting the Queens Museum and being able to walk on the miniature size of New York City.
Photos/Styling/Creative: By TIffany Casanova
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