Rad Dad Wednesday is BACK (V17)


Gavin Beasley. Actor/Model & FATHER to Madeleine “Maddie” Beasley.

Where are you from and where do you live now?

Memphis, TN. I’ve called LA home for 14 years, but am sprinkling some time in Austin, TX now.

How has fatherhood changed you?

Being a father has been the catalyst for the biggest change of my entire life. The love I have for my daughter has taught me, in turn, the love I should have for myself, and then, the love I should have for others. The ability to love unconditionally has brought me closer to my ideals of who I want to be.


What’s your favorite thing about being a Dad?

The laughter. The fantasy of pretend. Excuses to eat sugary cereal and watch cartoons. I love the honor of getting to shape a person who I believe can and will change the world. I love hearing what my daughter has to say, listening to her sweet voice.

Describe your style.

Hipster redneck.


Has becoming a Dad changed your style? How?

I think when I became a father and went through the realization of self-love, that transitioned into a feeling that I could be “myself.” That changed my style. Also, it’s like the element of “pretend” has overflowed into my real world, and has allowed me to be “funkier/edgier” than I was before.


On a Friday night out, we might find you in ____________.

Well, if my daughter is with her mother, you’d find me in some cut up denim, flannel around my waist, sleeveless t-shirt, and on a really crazy night, dare i say, a crop top. I always wear a baseball cap. chucks, docs, or berks. If my lil one is with me, I’ll prob have the same thing on, unless we are having cozy movie night, in which case I’m wearing a tank and sweats.

On a Sunday afternoon, we might find you in ____________.

Cowboy boots, black jeans, sleeveless T, bandana, and a baseball cap.

Where does your fashion inspiration come from?

I think elements of the 90’s have stuck with me because my brother was a teen during the heart of 90’s rock (Phish, Grateful Dead, Nirvana), and I looked up to him. Queer culture is a big influence. Meaning, equality, the blend of masculine and feminine… girls with fire trucks and boys in pink. I celebrate that my daughter is an animal loving tomboy princess… and that has in turned shaped the way I see myself and the kind of example I want to set for her. I’m always looking to women and men for inspiration.


Anyone who turns their International Scout into a full-on Mystery Machine for their kid is aces in our book. Keep showing that little girl that she can do & be ANYTHING she wants to be. We know you will buddy!!

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