When Fashion Modeling is a Family Affair


Dylan Grieco, son of models Richard Grieco and Kimber Sissons, Steps Up to the Lens

Dylan Grieco is the son of Richard Grieco and model Kimber Sissons.   Though Dylan grew up in Malibu, he says he never really felt like a “Hollywood Kid” and had no intention of following in his parent’s model footsteps.  But after being told over and over again that he should give it a shot, he decided to send in his photos to DT Model management president David Todd. 

“I took one look at those classic Grieco eyes and I knew Dylan was a natural,” says Todd.   “He was literally born for the camera.”

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David Todd should know.  His agency has carved a unique niche by branding the children of Hollywood icons into fashion supermodels.  DT developed and fostered the career of Dylan Penn (daughter of Sean Penn and Robin Wright), Ireland Basinger-Baldwin, (daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger), and Destry Allyn Spielberg (daughter of Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw), among others.

We spoke with DT Model management’s newest find, Dylan Grieco, from his Malibu home.

How would you describe your personal style and look?    

I don’t really know how to describe my style because it all depends on my mood and the occasion, but my friends would describe it as a combination of edgy and put-together.

What has surprised you most about being a male model?

I’m surprised that I’ve met so many cool people and how chill everyone at the agency is.

What makes you stand out from the crowd of other male models?

I don’t really know if I stand out much but if I do, I guess it would be my personality.

Who are your favorite designers?     

Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, and Miuccia Prada.

What has been your favorite shoot to date?            

Easily, shooting for Nike.

Your mother also shot a Nike campaign.

We laugh because my mom shot with Nike when she was 23 and I did it at 19, so I’m the winner.

You seem pretty tight with your mother.  Would you say you’re a mama’s boy?

(Laughing) I mean, it’s been Mom and me from the start so I guess so.

How involved is she in your social life?                

She’s pretty involved!  I always go to her if I need dating advice but truthfully, there’s not much to talk about.

Has she given you tips on how to be a model? 

Yes, she knows a thing or two about being a successful model and actress.

Have you always been confident in front of a camera? 

When I was younger, I hated getting my picture taken but as I’ve grown older, I have become more accustomed to it.  I still wouldn’t say I’m confident in front of a camera, it’s more like I don’t really care.

Tell us something about Dylan that we don’t know.       

I was in choir up until my sophomore year of high school.

So you can sing?

I like to think so.

What is your current obsession? 

Food reviews and anime.

You’re a foodie?  If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? 

I would easily choose omusubi.

Any fun summer plans? 

I’m going on a trip to Hawaii in July but besides that I’m just working.

Visit http://dtmodelmanagement.com/.  Follow Dylan on Instagram @dylan.grieco

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