Patrick Schwarzenegger

Photography Gregory Harris

Published October 23, 2011

Patrick Schwarzenegger
Model and Entreprenur, 18

“My mother’s nickname for me is ‘Positive Patrick,’” says 18-year-old Patrick Schwarzenegger, who’s calling from Los Angeles after a day of classes at Brentwood School. “I like to live up to that title.” The dashingly handsome oldest son of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger is doing his best to do just that. “I’m very fortunate to have been raised in my family,” he says, “I learned early about the importance of giving back. Two years ago, as one example, Schwarzenegger co-founded Project360, a line of apparel and accessories emblazoned with hopeful messages. “I’ve always been positive,” he says. He has also always liked clothes. “I love to go shopping and see what catches my eye. Having inherited his mother’s cheekbones, Schwarzenegger signed a contract with L.A. Models earlier this year and subsequently landed a campaign for Hudson Jeans. The campaign included a sky-high billboard of the former governor’s son shirtless over Sunset Boulevard. Which asks the question: Will he one day follow in his father’s footsteps and go into movies? “I’m not ruling anything out,” he says. “If an opportunity arises, then I won’t use school as an excuse not to work.” But right now, with college on the horizon—he’s looking at schools on both coasts—Schwarzenegger is more focused on spending time with his family. “I’m working on a big stained-glass piece for my mom for Christmas,” he says.

Photo: Patrick Schwarzenegger in Venice, California, September 2011. T-Shirt: Calvin Klein Collection. Jeans: Hudson Jeans. Bracelets: Miansai and Schwarzenegger’s own.