By Paul Hutnick
Photos: Nasty Pig
Nasty Pig is a New York-based fashion brand known for its bold and edgy designs.
Founded by David Lauterstein and Frederick Kearney in 1994, the brand has established a reputation within the gay and urban hip hop communities for creating unique and stylish clothing that pushes the boundaries of traditional men’s fashion.
With their new collection for Spring 2023, Nasty Pig’s founders are taking the brand to an even higher level. They are redefining men’s fashion by combining high-quality materials with innovative designs that feature bold graphic prints and asymmetrical cuts. Their range of pieces from jackets to shirts, shorts, and accessories, are all comfortable, functional, fashionable, and dripping with sex.
We spoke with Nasty Pig’s newest model, New York City- based Doryin, who showed off the latest collection.
What led to your career as a fashion model?
I’ve always enjoyed being able to express myself through fashion. As a model, I become a chameleon. I embody the brand. I think it’s really fun to explore a persona I may not be in my everyday life.
Shooting for Nasty Pig must be a thrill.
I appreciate the brand; their sex positivity and their conscious effort to embrace everyone’s sexy side. I highly admire their ethos. Also, the team I work with is effective, humorous, and respectful.
In your everyday life, do you prefer wearing briefs, jocks, or boxers?
I am definitely a brief guy, the peach sits well in them.
Where did you grow up?
I was born and raised in Northwest Ohio with my mom and two siblings.
Were you always so fit?
I was an all-season athlete growing up, but I wasn’t in the jock crowd. I was more-so a one-man-wolfpack, involved in a lot of friend circles. I was a good student, too. I was one of those who didn’t have to try too hard but still got great grades.
Did you go to college?
I went to The University of Toledo. My plan was to move to a big city and go into medical device sales.
Lucky for us, you found your way into fashion modeling.
The best part of modeling is working with the people behind the camera, and the quality content that’s made when the work is all done. The worst part is how long it can take to get the perfect shot! It’s not as easy as it looks.
How important is it for models to be active on social media?
I would say it’s very important. Social media is essentially a model’s portfolio today. It is important for a model that his or her pages be vibrant and show off their many facets. It helps to build a fan base and that helps to book gigs.
Do you share everything on your socials?
I leave out my personal drama and any shenanigans that might occur at any afterparties I attend.
How often do you go to the gym?
I work out seven days at a time and then take two days off. My favorite body parts to work on are my chest and glutes.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Being in the warmth with my friends and feeling at peace.
What is your most treasured possession?
A piece of jewelry that was gifted from my boyfriend.
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
People who feel that the only way to relate is by bringing up something negative.
What are your thoughts on Black History Month?
It is important. In order to progress towards a future of true equality and peace, all Americans of every color and persuasion must recognize and have conversations about the struggles Black people have endured. I believe Black History should be celebrated every day.
View the entire collection at NastyPig.com.