Introducing the emerging star Role Model, who is still dominating the music industry.
Since the release of his debut EP in 2017, the singer-songwriter, real name Tucker Pillsbury, has been a rising sensation in the music industry. The 24-year-old went on to work with some of today’s best performers in the years that followed, performed at some of the largest venues, and finished a headline tour and festival circuit last year.
Aside from his music, Role Model has recently drawn attention for his enigmatic relationship with YouTube phenom Emma Chamberlain. They first drew people’s attention when they walked the red carpet together at the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in March.
The YouTuber confessed she was in a relationship on the Call Her Daddy podcast a month previously, though she played vague about the person’s name. Their romance wasn’t confirmed at the time. The two have now made their relationship public in a new GQ piece, over a year later.
Chamberlain told the outlet of her choice to make her romance public: “I know that people are going to be like, ‘Emma, you’re a f—king hypocrite,’ because I always said this is something I will never do. “There are aspects of our relationship that will always remain private, and we hold those to be holy. However, I don’t believe we need to remain a secret any longer. Simply said, I’m done with that s—t.”
The Chamberlain and Role Model have been acquainted for a long time, even if they just made their relationship official today. Before they ever met in person, they communicated via SMS during the COVID-19 pandemic for months.
We have a really straightforward relationship that is safe, private when we want it to be, Role Model told GQ. We won’t ever share pictures of ourselves taking selfies on a Cabo beach. We just try to act professionally within our own careers, he continued.
Here is all there is to know about the upcoming role model.
Mac Miller uncovered Role Model.
Role Model attracted the attention of late rapper Mac Miller after releasing his ballad “Stolen Car,” a song about longing and addiction, which led to his signing with Interscope Records and his relocation to Los Angeles.
“Then came the Instagram Direct Message. My career began when Mac Miller contacted me and flew me out “told GQ, role model. “He said that “Stolen Car” spoke to him. Then he moved on. When I got the call while I was back at home, I broke down in tears. Mac was the first to see my artistic potential.”
The Rx album by Role Model hinted to his relationship with Emma Chamberlain.
Even yet, Role Model’s ascent to stardom since his days at the University of Pittsburgh in 2018 has been quick. The upcoming artist released his first album Rx in April 2022 after signing a record deal, a number of music releases, and a cross-country transfer.
The majority of the album’s songs when Role Model originally started writing it were love ballads. He told GQ that the record is “all about [his lover],” even if he rejected the original cut in favour of a more “unique” approach.
In spite of never displaying her face, people have conjectured that the female in his “neverletyougo” music video is Chamberlain.
Role Model told PEOPLE, “It’s one of my favourite songs, and now it’s one of my favourite videos. It seems to always be the straightforward ones.
The role model had never been married before
Role Model said that his current girlfriend is his first girlfriend ever in a GQ interview from April 2022.
“My first girlfriend is in this relationship. I’m so used to sleeping with everyone and hurting others “said he. “Before this, I had a fairly closed mind to the idea of dating. I’ve always been afraid of how it will affect my music.” Added he, “But I’m just so content with this individual. She is superior.”
The Coachella performance by Role Model
During the first and second weekends of Coachella in 2022, Role Model made his festival debut on the Gobi Stage, and he was thrilled to hear the audience sing along.
According to him, there were far more attendees at Coachella than he had anticipated. “It was cool since it resembled our on-tour performances a lot. We’re all singing together, and it’s incredibly inclusive.”
Added he, “Our first performance of the tour took place in Pomona, California, just before Coachella. The record had only been released a few days when the fans already knew every word. Even then, I didn’t know the words!”
Model plans to pursue acting in the future
Acting is another one of Role Model’s loves, in addition to music. He set out to audition for the part of Elliot in Euphoria before the album’s release. The musician told GQ that despite Dominic Fike winning the audition, he gave it his all.
The actor said, “Dominic Fike did a terrific job, but I was up for the role.” “I studied for two weeks and barricaded myself in my apartment before the audition. In addition to my music career, I wish to pursue acting.”
Additionally, he recently admitted to PEOPLE that it “certainly would’ve been [his] dream” to play Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s next movie (which will be portrayed by Austin Butler).
Model suffers from Type 1 diabetes
With Role Model’s hectic schedule, there are many adjustments that must be made, which makes travelling somewhat of a learning experience—especially with the extra burden of managing his Type 1 diabetes.
He told PEOPLE, “This is the first tour where I actually had to think about it. “A few months ago, I felt completely lost with it. Trying to teach the team is undoubtedly difficult. There is a lot to learn in this brief window of time. It’s been ten years, and I’m still learning.”
Role Model revealed to PEOPLE that Este Haim, who also has Type 1 diabetes, is his mentor.
She is amazing, he said. “She and I first met in Paris, and she’s been incredibly helpful. She connected me with all of these individuals from Tandem and Dexcom, [diabetes management firms]. To me, she has been nothing short of a mother.”