Role Model Wants Your Attention—He’ll Even Shake His Ass For It
With his new album Rx, 24-year-old singer and internet heartthrob Tucker Pillsbury, known to his fans as Role Model, is proving that romance is not dead. In fact, love is all there is. The album, an 11-track homage to the divine feminine, is packed with modern-day ballads like “die for my bitch” and “masturbation song,” spanning the range of emotions available to a 24-year-old man in love. Ahead of his performance at Coachella this weekend, the singer (and Omar Apollo’s bestie) answered a few questions for us about jealous boys, loving Bella Hadid’s boyfriend, and shaking his ass on stage.
INTERVIEW: What did you watch last night?
PILLSBURY: Modern Family.
INTERVIEW: How do you watch?
PILLSBURY: I get high and turn off my phone.
INTERVIEW: Who are you watching?
PILLSBURY: When I watch Modern Family? Phil. I identify with him.
INTERVIEW: Who watches you?
PILLSBURY: The government and jealous boys.
INTERVIEW: Who do you stalk?
PILLSBURY: Matty Healy.
INTERVIEW: How do you get attention?
PILLSBURY: Shaking my ass on stage.
INTERVIEW: What do you do when no one’s watching?
PILLSBURY: Touch myself.
INTERVIEW: What movie do you know by heart?
INTERVIEW: Which show do you watch the most?
PILLSBURY: Modern Family because the Office passed away. R.I.P.
INTERVIEW: Where do you keep your dirty videos?
PILLSBURY: Camera roll, baby.
INTERVIEW: Are you a voyeur?
PILLSBURY: I would look up that word but I don’t have the energy.
INTERVIEW: Do you get shy on camera?
PILLSBURY: No, I love it.
INTERVIEW: What do you hate-watch?
PILLSBURY: Every man on Melrose.
INTERVIEW: Do you watch the news?
INTERVIEW: Do you like being watched?
PILLSBURY: You’re scaring me, but no.
INTERVIEW: Do you watch what you eat?
PILLSBURY: Yes, I’m diabetic sweetheart.
INTERVIEW: What’s the best movie theater?
PILLSBURY: I have no clue.
INTERVIEW: What’s your favorite channel?
PILLSBURY: This seems outdated.
INTERVIEW: Do you ever feel like you’re being surveilled?
PILLSBURY: Again, this is scaring me, but no.
INTERVIEW: Who do you love?
PILLSBURY: Bella Hadid’s boyfriend [Marc Kalaman].
INTERVIEW: Who do you follow?
PILLSBURY: Dula Peep.
INTERVIEW: When was the last time you lied?
PILLSBURY: The previous question.
INTERVIEW: What’s the last thing you got in trouble for?
PILLSBURY: Getting in the wrong Uber.