05/14/2012 11:57 am ET Updated Jul 14, 2012

Nude Modeling in Alaska Without Fear

Thaddeus DuBois is comfortable with his body -- which is fortunate, because he makes his living modeling in the nude. Of course, such a vocation comes with its perks.

"The funnest thing to say at a party is that I'm a nude model," DuBois says.

When asked to describe himself, DuBois talks about his artwork, leather handbags and steel constructions. He says modeling nude for artists and art classes keeps him connected to the local art scene. He has modeled nude for the last six years, where he worked at the University of Alaska Anchorage and, more recently, the Upstairs Studio in Anchorage, where we caught up with him recently.

Read the full story and watch video of DuBois' nude modeling at Alaska Dispatch.