Who is Ansel Elgort and why is he on the cover of Town & Country?
The son of a famous photographer, Ansel was himself named after renowned photographer Ansel Adams.
A New Yorker, Ansel studied at the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for Music and Art in Manhattan. Ansel is a model, music producer, DJ and actor who recently appeared in the movie The Fault In Our Stars, based on the best-selling book of the same name.
All that and he's still not quite 21.
Depending on how you look at it, he's either the "next big thing" or, well . . . . whatever . . . .
But it's worth noting that Ansel has reportedly been cast in the title role in Van Cliburn. Based on the biography by Howard Reich, the film will depict Van Cliburn's rise to fame in 1958 when, in the midst of the Cold War, Cliburn won the first International Tchaikovsky Competition in Russia.
Of course, most of Ansel's most ardent fans wouldn't have the vaguest idea who Van Cliburn was.
But, what does it all matter? This is 2015 and we all live in The Moment -- a nanosecond in cyberspace.
So, we'll let you review the video clips of Ansel for yourself and decide: Is he the nest big thing, or already over the hill?"