Photography and Interview by: Christopher Correia
Location: Boston, MA
Occupation: Engineer, Promoter, Model
Nationality: Italian, French, & Native American
How should the reader take this interview? With a grain of salt.
How did you get your start in modeling? I was promoting in Boston at Saint and a beautiful girl name Mercy grabbed me and said go take pictures with her… Pointing to another gorgeous girl named Valentina. I had a littttle too much to drink so I didn't even remember taking the picture or filling out the modeling application in the morning… Whoops – Sorry for partyin!
What are your favorite physical features? Can you count to six? I mean - what else can I say… yea, my abs are the clear winner (I got tricks up my sleeve on how to get the infamous 'sixpack').
What's your inspiration while shooting? I just imagine that there is a really good looking girl checking me out from a little ways away, but I'm just trying to play it slick and not give her the time of day.
What do you enjoy the most about modeling? Networking with smoke shows. I mean being surrounded by beautiful woman all the time sucks, right? Nope – It's fantastic. Holler.
What is the most challenging aspect of modeling? We'll here's the thing…. Whenever anyone asks me what nationality I am – I tell them that I have French legs, Italian skin, and Asian eyes. The sad part is that I'm not Asian AT ALL, but nobody has ever questioned that. I get really salty when people ask straight up if I'm Asian. Seriously, are you blind or just extremely ignorant?!? With that said, the most challenging part for me is to not be Sir Squints A lot. (It's pretty damn easy to stand, flex, and look pretty)
What stereotype do you find most untrue when being categorized as a model? That I'm a brain dead guy who just has beautiful traps, chiseled abs, and perfectly trimmed scruff. Let's see – Should I teach you Differential Calculus or maybe I should teach you Quantum Mechanics cause I got it like that – Boston University: Biomedical Engineering? Yup…How bout them apples?
How do you stay in such great shape? TUNA AND RAW EGG WHITES. Mmmm… But really. I drink 4-6 raw egg whites before the gym, not so much for the protein as much as I do it for the mindset. Not now Chief - I'm in the f*****g zoneee. And after I make a delicious tuna salad. Even though I hate tuna, I pretend it's delicious. Diet wise, I have cut most liquid calories out of my diet, I stay away from dressings, and don't eat any junk food. Workout wise, I try to go to the gym 5 – 6 times a week where I start with 20 minutes of cardio and keep my heart rate up to burn calories by doing different exercises between sets.
Any unique talents? Photographic Memory… Or at least I used to. My lifestyle isn't really conducive to keeping that type of talent. Going out 2-3 nights a week and drinking my face off in college didn't really enhance any talent exceptttt my dancing. I mean - We're all friends here, let's be honest. In reality – It doesn't make it better; it just makes me think I'm better at it. Actually, I can break-dance - so I will say that as my real answer – Break dancing.
In one word how would you describe yourself? Interesting.
What is the best way for a girl to get your attention? Come up to me and introduce yourself. Wow, that was difficult. I absolutely HATE when girls try to play the 'So Hard To Get Card' where they constantly pretend to better than you and make fun of you for stupid s**t. I already know what's up if you're playing that card. And in most cases – I'm not interested anyways. Just be confident and show me who you are, please. If I like it, great. If I don't, I wasn't going to anyways - so let's not waste each other's time.
What's the craziest thing you've done lately? Jesus, really. I could write 10 pages on this topic. I went to Shrine at the MGM and literally was running around planking EVERYTHING – The front fountain – The Main Reception – A Box of Patron placed on a couch in front of 20 people – The cigarette receptacle right in the entrance – A tall table I stole from a restaurant with 2 security guards right behind me… Way too many planks for 20 minutes. Or when I decided to spontaneously drive 15 hours to Myrtle Beach at 2am on a Monday morning to meet up with my friends… By myself. Whoops.
For those looking to improve their self-confidence, what advice would you give?
1.) Perception is reality… You can be whatever you want.
2.) What you focus on EXPANDS so think positive!
3.) You become the 5 people you hang out with the most – So surround yourself with people whose qualities you admire. Once you begin to have the qualities you admire in others – you will admire who you've become and you will become confident in who you are.
How would you describe your personal style? Fresh as f**k. Or at least I try to be haha.
What motto do you live by? "How you do anything is how you do everything"
What's something that most people don't know about you? I love helping people. Throughout my time at BU, I worked on projects that were aimed at providing cost-effective, disease preventing devices to third world countries. Through these projects and life experience, I have decided that if you genuinely enjoy helping people you will be the most satisfied with life – Because of that, I try to be super nice to everyone I meet and help anyone I can. (Bet you didn't see that one coming)
What advice do you have for someone looking to get into modeling? Get you're a** to the gym, network, ask for advice, and subscribe to my website that will be launching in a few months. www.GOL4M.com. I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it. I just like to entertain people so hopefully you got at least one good laugh. Add me on Facebook – I'll entertain you every damn day!