Friday, April 19, 2013

More of Model Mark Perini's Pretty Mind #prettymindsread

Last week was my turn to play 20 questions with our actor/model buddy Mark Perini. This week is—mostly—your turn. Let's see what you came up with. (If you missed part 1 of Mark's interview, catch it here.)

Q: Melissa wants to know, “Did PJ Rappa get in trouble, too?”

MP: I didn’t rat PJ Rappa out. I took all the blame but it wasn’t so bad because I was completely oblivious and I think it was on my face because I was under the impression it was a good thing. 

Me: I bet that angelic face has saved you more than once, Mark.

Q: Lea snorted when she read your interview. Do you ever snort when you laugh?

MP: I’ve never snorted a day in my life.

Q: Carey wonders, “You might look like superman, but can you really fly?”

MP: I’ve gone skydiving twice does that count? 

Me: How Clark Kent of you to deny it with misdirection. Fortunately, I have proof!

This man of steel is also freakishly strong ... like the Incredible Hulk!

Q: Lorie said your interview made her day? What makes your day, Mark?

MP: I think mornings are vitally important. You wake up well rested, listen to some awesome music,  the Barista at Starbucks actually puts the Half & Half in your iced coffee and not just directs you to the serving cart around the corner, the subway arrives as soon as you get down the stairs, actually having some time to read/write for myself. I would say any or all of that would make my day.

Q: Julie would like to know if you can raise your hand. (Please demonstrate.)

MP: Of course! I’m writing this answer with only my left hand because my right hand is in the sky.

Me: Pssst Julie - Mark agrees with your ploy. It’s posted on the internet, and therefore irrefutable!

Q: Cecy wants to know, “Mark, what's your favorite Ben & Jerry's ice cream?”

MP: Hands down it’s “Half Baked”
Me: Yuuuuuuuuummmmm! Wait, did you say baked or dressed? Nevermind, moving on…

Q: Sonya told a funny anecdote about lion taming. Have you ever been a lion tamer? Would you ever consider being a lion tamer?

MP: Never had the pleasure of being a lion tamer although I was a camp councilor for a summer and I think there are a lot of similarities there.  I would for sure consider being a lion tamer, however, I’m pretty allergic to cats. Do you think it would carry over? 

Q: Carey asks, “What’s the best April Fool’s joke you’ve ever played on someone?”

MP: I’m not big on practical jokes but when I was in college I went over to my friend’s apartment after I had been working and I was so tired and hungry and he goes, ”Hey man can you stop by for a second I need help moving something?” So I said, “Yeah no problem.” I get to the apartment and my friend was like, “I just made all these candy apples, Do you want one before we move this furniture?” And at this point I’m starving. So I grab the biggest one on the table and take this huge bite…And it was an onion. Hahahaha…I was so disappointed. 

Me: Awwww … that story made me a little bit frowny face!

Q: Tonya wants to know, “What’s the cinnamon challenge?”

MP: The cinnamon challenge is where you take a table spoon full of cinnamon and try to swallow it without any water. It sounds easy and I thought it would be, however, it instantly dries up your mouth and you can’t swallow any of it. It’s awful. Afterwards you taste cinnamon in your throat for days. I dare you guys to try it! Send videos!

Q: Pintip would like to know, “What do you find hilarious?”

MP: I think Will Ferrell is hilarious. I love improv, but more specifically I love dry humor. I think it’s a real skill to be able to keep a straight face when you are doing/saying something that is hilarious.  

Q: Cassidy asks, “What’s your biggest pet peeve?”

MP: Being passive aggressive. 

Q: Carey would like to know, “How do you look in a kilt and broadsword?”

MP: I look like a proper Scotsmen. 


Q: Shea Berkley asks, “I've got a question that’s more out of curiosity than anything I could ever use in one of my stories. What is the oddest and/or most uncomfortable (physically or mentally) pose a photographer wanted you to use?”

MP: I once did a test (which is a free job for your portfolio and for the photographer’s portfolio) when I first started modeling where I had on a swimming cap, a trench coat, a Speedo, and Doc Martins, I believe. Needless to say any pose in such an outfit was humiliating, not to mention we were on top of a roof in NYC. Never saw those pictures and I don’t think I ever want to. 

 ME: Agreed! Sorry my little versatile Valentino, not even you could pull that look off. Unlike these looks ...
Vintage and Vampire ... coming to a store near you.

 Q: An anonymous reader would like to know, “Which term of endearment do you prefer more? A. My dolce, dolce gabbana boy, B. Abercrombie Adonis, or C. haute couture hottie?”

MP: Haute couture hottie has a nice ring to it.

Q: And finally, Carey asks, “Have you ever had more virtual fun than your time with Honestly YA?” (hint: Mark, it’s a trick question.)

MP: I think it’s impossible to have more virtual fun. Thank you Honestly YA for having me! Let me know if you every want me back! 

ME: Any time, Mark. We’d love to LOVE you—I mean HAVE you—I mean, aw screw it!—You’re AWESOME, my little haute couture hottie!!! 

And now … the debut of Mark Perini’s #prettymindsread pic. *drum roll*

Mark Perini has been an international Model for the past 8 years the last 4 he’s been a Ford Model, He’s a Freelance Writer and Blogger, a UCB Improviser and an actor. He attended Seton Hall University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Business Administration and a Minor in Spanish. (A smart model?)

Mark lives in New York City on the Upper East Side. On a typical day you can see him around the city shooting editorials and catalogs, attending auditions and castings, performing with his improv team Big Make Me, or sipping an iced coffee while writing in Starbucks. Mark’s even been known to jet set around the world from time to time. His most recent travels led him to Jordan, Egypt and Italy (part of the book, Halfway Perfect, was written at Parco Sempione in Milan). 3 Wonders of the World down, 4 more to go.

Until next time!

Carey Corp is the author of DOON, Brigadoon reimagined, co-written w/Lorie Langdon. Book 1 coming 8/20/13 from the new YA imprint BLINK (a division of Zondervan/HarperCollins)

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Lorie Langdon said...

Another awesome interview! Thanks Mark and Carey...this made me smile. :D

Melissa Landers said...

Haha, great interview. Thanks for sharing, you two!

Jennifer McAndrews said...

oh very fun! and bonus picture : ) I love a man who makes reading look good!

Jenn McGowan said...

Truly shows that reading makes you ...smarter. Yes, smarter. Great interview, and thank you both! I love the goal of hitting the next four Wonders of the World. :)

Shea Berkley said...

What? Um...yeah, I can't even wrap my mind around that image of swim cap, speedo, doc martins and a trench. It would have been awesome if he had socks on. (giggle, snort) Honestly, men in speedos are a no go area for me, and I don't care how well built a dude is, it's just not sexy. So, kudos to Mark for braving the look.