“Single and ready to mingle, Gerrod Phillip opens up about his life” – as defined by him at least.
Name: Gerrod Phillip
Hometown: Houston, TX…“h-town, bitches”
Major: Biochemistry minor in modern language with a specialty in Spanish Portuguese
Relationship Status: “Pimpin’” (Single). “It’s complicated. I’m trying to find myself. I don’t think it would be fair if I were in a relationship right now – to anyone.”
Extracurricular: Photography, Brazilian Students Association, Starbucks “I’m a bomb ass barista,” tutor, translates for parents’ business.
Favorite pickup line:
“If a girl has taken in her relationship status, that automatically means, like, you know, that’s totally message me and tell me you like that movie too. You know? Taken?”
Most embarrassing moment from freshman year:
“So the summer of my senior year, going into freshman year, there was a drought in Texas. It hadn’t rained in like three or four months. So when it rained, I ran out side and fuckin’ ate it. It happened, so I had to tweet about it.”
If you could be anyone for a day, who would you be?
“Pharrel Williams because I’m happy and because for some reason, I’m up all night to get lucky.”
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
“I think for a while I did want to be David Beckahm, but then I realized it wasn’t white, so it just wouldn’t work out. There was a time he made me believe I could because he had corn rows. You could just say I wanted to be a baseball player because bitches love Sosa. Anything involving sports. I wanted to be a soccer or a baseball player.”
Favorite spot in Miami?
“Not to make myself sound like a hobo, but under the McAurther Causeway.”
Hero or Villain?
“Chillin – like two villans.”
Bar or club?
“Club – because I’m all about that bass.”
What got you interested in photography?
“I used to model in high school and I remember one time I took this one jumping photo and the photographer was like check this out and I thought it was the sickest thing ever. My junior year I took my first photography class and when I graduated I got a photography award. Then when I got to college, I had a bunch of friends that were great at photography. I surrounded myself with creative individuals. People that wanted to inspire.”
What inspired your photo-a-day Instagram posts?
“I realized I could do a lot better and I really wanted to commit myself to something. I like taking on difficult tasks because it forces me to think outside of the box and really just think of new ways to execute the objective.
Image credit: Gerrod Phillip. Check out his instagram here.