Tucson Fashion Week: Abel Gallegos Jr.

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Name: Abel Gallegos Jr.

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Age: 24

Title: Fashion Designer

Married/Single: Single

Kids: None

City you live in: Tucson

A typical day in my life includes…
six alarms to get me up (usually hitting snooze on all of them), platforms or sneakers today? Karaoke on while driving on my way to work, and sewing my life away. Repeat Monday through Friday.

I was born…
and raised here in Tucson.

My favorite thing about Arizona…
the beautiful sunsets and desert life.

I’m listening to…
Crystal Castles new album Amnesty (I), although I miss the original singer Alice Glass.

My family…
means the world to me, and I wanna make them proud.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…
Edgar Allen Poe.

One thing I cannot live without…
pizza.

When I was younger, I wanted to be…
someone artistic, but wasn’t so sure what direction I wanted to go in.

I’m inspired by…
people who are unafraid of being their true selves, designers such as Rick Owens and his design philosophies, and music.

The one person who motivates me is…
my mom, who I’ve always been able find strength from when I think I didn’t have any.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…
how much hate/fear there is in the world towards people who are considered “different.” From skin color to sexuality, we’re all human at the end of the day.

The perfect day would be…
a full day of fun with those closest to me. Which would include pizza, some Mario Kart, wine and overall goofing around.

My first job was…
at an Aldo, which was short lived.

My favorite escape…
my room with some wine, food, music and/or Netflix.

My life…
is still just beginning. There’s more to learn, to see, and to experience.

I’m currently working on…
my Tucson Fashion Week collection, I feel like it’s a big coming out party of sorts.

Always…
be true to yourself and follow that gut instinct.

Never…
be afraid of who you are.

Favorite Quote…
“Allowing yourself to be vulnerable is one of the most attractive things you can do,” – Rick Owens.

Biggest Dream…
to just live a truly happy life doing the things I love surrounded by the people I love.

My Pet Peeve(s)…
when my leftovers go missing from the fridge, I forget to charge my headphones so I’m without music, and when people don’t know how to use their turn signals.



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