21 questions

Wilhelmina Models President Sean Patterson Prepares His Own Cocktails

Sean Patterson

Photo: Barbara Nitke

Name: Sean Patterson

Age: 35

Occupation: President, Wilhelmina Models. Also, producer and judge on She’s Got the Look, TV Land’s new reality show looking for the next great supermodel — over the age of 35! It debuts on Wednesday.

Neighborhood: Soho

Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Fiorello La Guardia, because his airport is closest to New York and I fly a lot.

What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York?
Brunch at Pastis is as close as you can get to a quintessential New York meal.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
I make sure that we market the best talent in the industry to the best clients in the industry.

Would you still live here on a $35,000 salary?
Are you kidding? I lived here on a $16,000 salary.

What’s the last thing you saw on Broadway?
A Chorus Line about six months ago (which, funny enough, was the first thing I ever saw on Broadway twenty years ago).

Do you give money to panhandlers?
Only if I’m trying to impress a date.

What’s your drink?
Vodka, soda, splash of O.J.

How often do you prepare your own meals?
Does a cocktail count as a meal? If so, then every night.

What’s your favorite medication?
Vodka, soda, splash of O.J.

What’s hanging above your sofa?
A painting by Roc-Roussey.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
Men need a good haircut, and good style has no price.

When’s bedtime?
When people out west stop texting me and/or my Ambien kicks in.

Which do you prefer, the old Times Square or the new Times Square?
Definitely the old Times Square.

What do you think of Donald Trump?
He’s a real New Yorker and hilarious to watch in action.

What do you hate most about living in New York?
Sometimes it takes you an hour in a taxi to get somewhere that it took you only ten minutes the day before.

Who is your mortal enemy?
The list is too long for this piece.

When’s the last time you drove a car?
Three days ago.

Who should be the next president?
Hillary Rodham Clinton, but alas, it looks unlikely.

Times, Post, or Daily News?
Post on weekdays. Times on Sunday.

Where do you go to be alone?
Alone? Who likes to be alone?

What makes someone a New Yorker?
Feeling like a New Yorker is the only requirement. There are people who live here for ten years who never feel it. Conversely, I felt like as much of a New Yorker on the first day I lived here as I do now, eighteen years later.

Wilhelmina Models President Sean Patterson Prepares His Own Cocktails