MOST Magazine Fashion MAY-JUNE'15 ISSUE NO.9 - Page 177

work of art that has infinite value and worth. I like to address political and social world views in my art, but it’s not personal. I believe that love is at its greatest when you can love someone who you intrinsically disagree with. I want my art to be thought provoking, and that can be unintentionally controversial and divisive at times. MF: Favorite thing to do in your downtime or to relax? PP: I am a total spiritual nerd man. I love spending quiet time alone talking to God and studying the Bible. That’s my favorite thing. I love hanging out with my wife and child - there’s nothing like that. And also I love rapping and doing art of any kind. My life is my favorite thing. would be more like it. With a film on the way, a national school campaign about to start, an exhibit showcasing his fine art, and various modeling and acting gigs booked, Philippe is also currently working on a new mixtape, “Martial Rap.” And somehow he still finds time to practice martial arts. “I used to train for 5-7 hours a day and sometimes more than that. Now with a wife and child, if I can get 1-2 hours it’s ideal.” That still sounds like plenty of time to keep himself in shape and looking every bit the part of a champion. The handsome artist may go to war with a pen, but beware he knows how to use a sword too! And it is easy to understand why. To say Philippe is brilliant would be an understatement, but to say that his charisma, ambition, and genuineness coupled with a strong foundation of faith and a creative personality are unparalleled Photo Credit: SOTA Photography www.MOST || F A S H I O N M A G A Z I N E || 177