NEW YORK — In this mad world finding anyone let alone a 15-year-old comfortable in their own skin can be a tall order, but actor and model Sam Evans is not just anyone. Signed to Next in Los Angeles at the age of 12, Sam is no stranger to the rigors of life in the entertainment industry and three years later with nearly 200K Instagram followers, he is on the cusp of something big. Having spent much of the year on the traveling for work including a month of modeling in Tokyo, Sam was in town for New York Fashion Week: Men’s Spring 2017 during which he made his runway debut for John Varvatos.

Hours before the show Sam strolled into the agency for this interview with a confidence that belies his years. It was just Sam in the waiting room without need of a parent, handler, or smartphone babysitter of any kind. For a few years now Sam has received acting coaching including weekly scene study as well as focused training in preparation for auditions. The time Sam has spent studying his craft seems to have paid off in producing an incredibly well adjusted young man whose sense of himself is rare in most men twice his age. All of Sam’s work to date will no doubt serve him well in what looks like a promising career in both acting and modeling.

Credits include: Title, “Next Questions — Sam Evans”; Interview and video, Damien Neva; Model, Sam Evans.