Model Ian Mellencamp Tries to Own His Name

By: The Underwear Expert

If you're in a band but your uncle is a more famous and successful musician, how do you find your way out of his shadow? The answer for Ian Mellencamp appears to be modeling and — hopefully — acting.

Ian now fronts a new Diesel ad, showing off a pair of underwear and a distressed leather jacket. Speaking on his modeling, Ian has said that he doesn't know if being John Mellencamp's nephew has helped him, but he hopes it will open doors to an acting career. 

Have a look at the ad below and let us know what you think. Will Ian make it as a model? Does having a famous uncle help his chances? Head over to The Underwear Expert to read more about Ian's plans for the future.

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