Name: Joshua Trusty
Instagram: @joshuatrusty
# of followers: 40K
City: Washington , DC
Occupation: VIDA Fitness/Model/Bartender

How did you become popular on Instagram?

Honestly I have no clue. It may or may not have something to do with the “fact” that I don’t like to wear clothes! Truthfully, I got my first big boost of followers when Carmen Carrera and I took a photograph together when she was touring here in DC. She threw that up on her IG and it just grew from there.

Screen Shot 2016-03-18 at 11.49.45 AMHow does your typical day look like?

I work quite a lot. I’m the Assistant General Manager at VIDA Fitness which was voted the Top 10 Gym in the Nation in 2015 by Self Magazine. It’s a ton of work but what I love is that my day is never the same and to be working in an environment that supports a healthy lifestyle is refreshing. You sprinkle some modeling and bartending here and there and that’s what my typical day looks like.
Screen Shot 2016-03-18 at 11.50.17 AMHow many times did you hear “Oh, I saw you on Instagram”?

Maybe once or twice a week. It’s not an alarming amount by any means and it typically only happens when I’m out a bar or club. I think it’s a combination of Instagram/Tumblr for me. It’s flattering non the less, depending on what picture they’re referencing.
Screen Shot 2016-03-18 at 11.48.42 AMWhat does it mean to you to be popular on Instagram?

Ha! I’m unsure, still figuring that part out. I don’t take anything too seriously especially social media things. It comes and it goes. I’m really just trying to document my life and what I like/enjoy and if others like it as well then GREAT if not that’s cool too.
Screen Shot 2016-03-18 at 11.51.53 AMWhen you were a little boy, what did you dream about?

What didn’t I dream about? I had a very wild, creative imagination so it was very difficult for me to focus on just one thing. No matter what my dreams were, what I hoped for or wanted to be I always just prayed that whatever it was that I was happy, safe and loved. I think those 3 pillars still stand today.