Jared is an incredibly talented, warm, kind and genuinely onto-it human. He has an awesome sense of humour and is surprisingly really good at drawing. He's one of those people you could talk to about literally anything. Oh, and he's about to become a dad! Go you, Jared. We asked him a few questions to get to know him a bit better.
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If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
The boring answer would be to pay off my mortgage, but if that was all paid off, then spend more money on my hobbies. My wife might say that I waste too much money on them, but I say that they are investments. There is always more expensive home gym equipment, more board games to be collected (and sometimes played), and better camera gear to be bought.
If you could have dinner with three people, alive or dead, who would they be?
The real question is what member of Blackpink doesn't get invited to dinner...
If you could live anywhere, where would you live and why?:
I don't think I could live too far away from friends in family so I'll just stay in Auckland. But I wouldn't complain if I had a bigger house with more land so I can build a bigger home gym and buy even more board games.
What is the best piece of advice you have been given?
Just be yourself.
When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up?
As a kid who was very much addicted to video games, I wanted to make them when I grew up.
If you were a crayon, which colour would you be?:
Green! It's my wife's favourite colour and I'm her favourite person!