Name: Joshua Trusty
# 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.
How 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.
How 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.
What 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.
When 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.