I’m Jordie Caskey, I’m from northern Louisiana, & I moved to Los Angeles in 2012. I started modeling & worked with Sonny Tong, Scott Hoover, Adrian Bartol & Josh Williams within the first month of moving to LA. Those initial shoots helped kick start my career, & I was signed a little while later. Since then, some of my favorite photos have been shot by Joseph Sinclair, Brian Kaminski, Gabe Ayala, Scott Hoover, etc. In late 2014 I began developing an all-natural fragrance called The Evergreen Woodsman which I released in January of this year. The fragrance is available now on Etsy.
1. What is your athletic background and how did you get involved with modeling?
I was pretty active in high school with track & joined a gym in college. My fitness grew from there, & once I gained some confidence I decided to pursue my interest in modeling. I moved to LA & started shooting.
2. What do you love most about modeling?
Modeling allows me to get into character & play up a personality that isn’t mine in everyday life. Getting to share the photos via social media also makes me really happy.
3. What keeps you motivated in and out of the gym?
I learned pretty early in my modeling career that comparing myself to others isn’t healthy. I’m never satisfied, so that definitely helps to keep me motivated! Reminding myself that I’m worthy of success is necessary to keep myself from becoming a couch potato, too!
4. What were the major milestones that gave you that “extra” motivational boost?
Getting signed was a big motivator! That put some pressure on me to keep my appearance in check so I was ready for shoots at any time. I remember booking a cover & being super motivated to look my best for that.
5. What are your future goals, dreams, and plans?
Ideally, I’d like to continue modeling & working with creative, inspiring people. I’m working independently right now, but I may be open to agency representation in the future. Real estate has been an interest of mine recently, so I enrolled in classes to get licensed. It’s going very well so far. Maybe there’s a future there!
6. What does your current training split look like, and what do you like most about it?
I try to focus on one muscle group per day, but I incorporate abs in every workout. It allows me to spend lots of time getting very specific workouts until my entire body has been exercised by the end of the week.
7. What are some of your best tips for someone who wants to break into the modeling world?
Don’t doubt yourself, & trust your gut. Not everyone is in your best interest so be careful of that.
8. What’s the best advice you would give to someone wanting ripped or shredded abs?
Diet, diet, diet. It doesn’t hurt to workout abs first thing in the morning & last thing before bed.
9. What does your off-season bulking (eating) plan look like?
I don’t have a set off-season, but sometimes I need a break from dieting. During that time, I stop scheduling shoots so I can pig out for a little while. Nothing is off limits, & it’s amazing!
10. What does your cutting (eating) plan look like?
When I’m back on a diet, I focus on lots of protein, lots of beans & veggies!
11. What are some of the biggest training mistakes you’ve made?
There’ve been times when I’ve pushed it a little too hard. Either by not allowing myself enough rest or by attempting to lift a weight that’s too heavy. I’ve learned to not test my limits too much!
12. What are some of your favorite supplements and why?
I don’t take many supplements, but I like RAW protein powder for breakfast & after workouts. I mix it in the blender with an avocado, cottage cheese, almond milk & ice. So tasty.
13. Favorite activites and hobbies you enjoy when away from the gym? Be specific.
I’m a nature boy so I spend a lot of time outdoors. Either hiking, beaching or just laying outside in my favorite park. I collect crystal & mineral specimens as well. That’s a big area of interest, & I really enjoy learning about new varieties of minerals. I developed an all-natural, unisex fragrance called The Evergreen Woodsman, & it keeps me busy!
14. What newbie mistakes did you make when you first started modeling?
I don’t think I would call anything I’ve done a mistake. There’ve been a few learning lessons, but since I was able to take away something useful & positive from it, I wouldn’t call them mistakes. I definitely learned who I can & can’t trust in the industry.
15. Any last advice for beginners or anyone looking to get into modeling?
Focus on your own goals & what you want your career path to be! Don’t get caught up in what other people are doing or who booked what. Just put positive energy out, & the momentum will come your way.
16. Any upcoming projects you are working on?
There are a few shoots coming up that I’m excited about. I’m developing a few new products for my fragrance line as well. Hopefully they’ll be finalized soon!