At 6’2”, with striking features and a ripped physique, Benjamin Elliott looks like he could have stepped out of the pages of a men’s fashion magazine. And in fact, the Hamburg, NY, native gave modeling a try in Manhattan as a means to support his true passion: acting. “I love the idea of becoming someone else,” he says. “I admire guys like Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp. They don’t worry about looking pretty onscreen. Leo DiCaprio never holds back, he’s totally raw.