|| Elle Magazine Shoot & Interview || NY ||
June 23rd, 2025
“It has been said by a lot of directors and photographers that you’re not the easiest person to work with. What’s your reaction to their comments?”
“Everyone has good days, everyone has bad days. I wouldn’t say that I’m the easiest person to work with and I wouldn’t say that I’m the hardest person to work with. I’m just myself. I work at a certain pace, I’m very particular with my work style and I have an opinion. Unlike a lot of other celebrities, especially models, I have a voice, I have an opinion. I guess I’m just not afraid to speak up. Sometimes being a boss and being in charge can be confused with being a bitch or a diva.”
“Now let’s talk about your friends in The Socialite’s crew. Marley Andrews was recently spotted flirting and holding hands with both Daniel Woods and Zayn Malik in public. Comments?”
“I definitely don’t want to talk much on that, if Marley had something to share, she’d come right out with it. All I know is that she’s an adult, she can make her own decisions and do whatever the hell she wants. She’s 27. She should be flirting and holding hands with guys before it’s time to pop out kids.
“Nicely put. What do you have to say about Grace Winston’s outfit from last Sunday afternoon? Do you think that she’s getting too old for it?”
“A lot of people didn’t like her see-through shirt, which I understand. She’s an extremist in everything she does and she never backs down in fear of tabloids, which should be a good thing. I definitely don’t think that anyone could rock some of the things she wears quite as well as she does. Sure, she’s in her late twenties. But she has a kick ass body for someone her age and why shouldn’t she show it off? I think people should be less worried about her boobs and more focused on her amazing personality and loving heart.”
“Speaking of Winston’s, you and James recently got engaged. How did it happen? When is the wedding? And can we see the ring?”
“Yes. I’m not exactly sure when the wedding will happen, we definitely have a lot of other things we’d like to do before then. We’re in no rush. As for the proposal, I don’t want to give out much information, but it was over the top and amazing. It doesn’t seem like it, but James is romantic… when he wants to be, at least.”
“So we can safely assume that the rumor about your hookups with Christopher Black weren’t true?”
“Kristen Gregory has been quite active in politics since President Trump was elected. She started out as a Trump supporter, but then took a turn and went to Hillary’s team. Who did you vote for? Are you excited to see who will be the representatives for the next presidency?”
“I’m a woman, I’m a feminist and I have multiple gay best friends. Who do you think I voted for? As for the future, I’m not sure how it will go, but I am excited to see. I’m just hoping we don’t have another disaster election.”
“I think we all hope the same thing. Speaking of gay best friends, you haven’t spoken about Derrick and Liam’s relationship, yet. How do you feel about it?”
“At first it was confusing because Liam is my best guy friend, we hang out all the time. Derrick was my first boyfriend and we dated for over six years, plus our families have known each other for decades. I’m not going to lie, it was difficult for me to wrap my head around. But I see the way they are with each other and I can’t deny the fact that they truly love one another. I approve 100%.”
“It was recently let out into the news that Darren will be joining the Marine Corps. How do you feel about that?”
“I’m torn. I’m so happy that he’s serving our country and doing something so wonderful. But at the same time, it’s upsetting. But I get it.
“He’s quite brave, I wish him the best of luck. Johnny Mayer just released another novel based on a hopeless romantic who falls for a complicated movie star, similar to Marilyn Monroe. The book was another amazing hit, congratulations to him for the success he’s gained. But we have one question- is the plot and/or characters inspired by his own life? Does he really have a Scarlet Madison in his life?”
“He’s just amazing, isn’t he? As for the girl, I’m not sure who he was thinking of while writing, or if he was thinking of anyone at all. But I have some ideas and thoughts, those of which I won’t share.”
“While we’re on the topics of books, you recently decided to write a novel about your life while at Brown University. It’s quite raw and shows a lot of the downsides to fame and being a woman in today’s society. It has gotten a lot of good and bad press, it’s quite controversial. Why did you decide to write something like this?”
“I wanted to show that I am a normal human being, just like everyone else. I just happen to have my name in newspapers and tabloids. I also wanted to help girls out, to show them that you don’t have to be insecure about yourself and try so hard to be someone you’re not. The second that you find yourself, get rid of the nonsense in your life, and believe in yourself is the second that you truly become happy. I included a lot of bits that my manager told me I shouldn’t have, including some details on my love life and some depressing thoughts and things I did. But it was all me, it was raw and untouched. I think that’s why it’s so controversial.”
“Nonetheless, it’s sold millions of copies and everyone’s talking about it. Why do you think people are so interested in your life?”
“It’s simple- I’m Dylan Marvil. Everyone wants to figure me out.”
Hello everyone –
I thought that I could get around this, that I could just take a hiatus and things would get better, that my opinion would change. But it doesn’t work that way and deep down I knew that this is what would happen.
I never knew when this would be published or if I even had the guts to do this. Writing posts about possibly quitting seemed a lot less scarier than this. This is real- this is the end. Up until now I could think about this with my head up high and determination written all over my face. But now, I’m not so sure that I’m ready for this.
It doesn’t seem like the best decision, but it’s definitely the right one. I don’t know whether I should cry, smile, throw up, or sigh. This community, this blog, these characters have all been apart of my life for as long as I can remember. But now it’s time for me to move on.
I’m not 100% happy here anymore, but I can’t deny that this wasn’t one of the best and most amazing things that has happened in my life so far. I’ve met and talked to so many different amazing people from all over the globe. Who knew I’d be such good friends with someone from New Zealand? Who knew I’d work with girls from all over America? I never knew what I was getting myself into when I started, I just had no clue. But now I’m leaving this place with hundreds of dedicated readers I’ve gotten to know over the years, multiple characters and plot lines that will always be in my heart, 6 amazing years of growing as a person, 3 beyond amazing friends, many broken computers, tens of notebooks filled with ideas, overwhelming amounts of character playlists, useless amounts of information installed in my brain, and one unforgettable experience.
As for my future plans? I’m not sure what will come after this, but this won’t be the last of The Brown Crew and the rest of the characters I’ve created. I’ve created way too many TV show- worthy plot lines and real life characters to have it disappear into cyberspace. I definitely want to see what else is out there. And who knows- if the community isn’t dead completely, I could come back in the future. I’ll definitely still be around and about, I’m not going to disappear. Every so often I’ll read some posts and check up on AIM.
As for my RL Brown Crew and all of the girls who have been apart of it, you girls fucking rock. I couldn’t have asked for better blog-mates.
Thank you to everyone for making this place amazing. I’ll remember this for the rest of my life.
I love you guys. Keep writing.