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Élan Sorrell

I recently had an opportunity to speak with the handsome model and actor Élan Sorrell.

By: Joshua Conner

Élan Sorrell is a model, actor, and instructor at Flywheel Sports based in Los Angeles, California. Sorrell inspires me personally and professionally. Professionally, I am inspired by how Sorrell has successfully diversified his brand. Personally, I am inspired by Sorrell’s style, physique, and passion for his craft.

What would be the title of Sorrell’s life story and who would play him in a movie?

“Well, I’m an actor, so honestly I like nobody but myself to play me. The title of my story would be just a kid on his quest for greatness,” said Sorrell.

Sorrell’s most memorable year was 2013.

“Memorable year, probably 2013. I would say that’s the year, I decided to stop pursuing things that other people wanted me to do, and start pursuing what I was passionate about,” said Sorrell.

Sorell enjoys the freedom that comes from being an actor.

“What I like most, the freedom. The freedom to create, and be whatever I want to be depending on the character that I am playing. To bring my own emotions, ideas, and past experiences into that role. To be able to bring truth to something that is fiction,” said Sorrell.

Sorrell is also a flywheel sports instructor.

“My job is essentially to take a client and give them an opportunity to participate in an energized somewhat personal training structured class. So, I teach clients, high-intensity interval training, so the basis of that is strength, endurance, power, balance, stability and just overall core endurance,” said Sorrell.

“I’ve been rolling with Jockey for quite some time, I guess boxer briefs,” said Sorrell on his underwear preference.

One of Sorrell’s most favorite modeling gigs was doing an interactive experience for San Diego Comic Con, WestWorld Live Experience back in 2017.

If Sorrell could host a Ted Talk on any topic, it would be on fear.

“It would be on fear, and how clipping it can be and motivating it can be. Fear is something that everybody no matter what your background or upbringing encounters at some point of their life,” said Sorrell.

If Sorell could have a conversation with anyone died or alive, it would be Albert Einstein.

“Probably, Albert Einstein. I am really curious to know whether he realized the impact of his theories, philosophies and just his general intelligence when he was still alive. Everybody considers him a genius, one of the greatest minds of any generation, and I still wonder how it was to be in that position and still create so much that he did on a daily basis.

You can follow Élan Sorrell on Instagram @elansoreal

Extra Content: I asked Élan Sorrell if he could remake any show what would it be and why? Follow me on Facebook and Instagram @mrjoshuaconner to find out.

Michael Buckley

I recently had an opportunity to speak with the handsome, passionate and charismatic personal trainer Michael Buckley.

By: Joshua Conner

Michael Buckley is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer who manages both online and in-person personal training programs and a writer, based in New York, New York. Buckley has appeared in ebr, BMWFitnessWorld.com, and the Bodcast. I first became a fan of Buckley, from when he appeared as Harley in the Cyberchase For Real segments of Cyberchase. I am inspired by Buckley both personally and professionally. Personally, I am inspired by his amazing physique, brilliant writing and how creates a dialogue on mental health. Professionally, I am inspired by how Buckley has diversified his brand.

What would be the title of Buckley’s life story and who would play him in a movie?

“The title of my life story, that’s a good one, I guess a work in progress would be the title. I guess the person playing me would be either Bradley Cooper or Chris Evans,” said Buckley.  

2018, 2012 and 2011, were pivotal years for Buckley.

“My most memorable year, 2018, was pretty big, I made some big changes in my business. I’m actually launching a new company, and I have a business partner, so that’s pretty big. I moved into a new apartment, I started my new business online, and I also started doing corporate wellness gigs. Professionally, as far as it pertains to what I’m doing right now, 2018 was pretty big.
I guess maybe 2012 when I started my personal training business.  That was a really big year. I guess I have a follow-up. These were the years a lot of positive changes took place. I had the year 2011, where I worked a traditional job. I worked for somebody else, and I had to go to an office. I ended up not really enjoying that kind of work. That was an important lesson to learn.
I was also fired during 2011, at the end of the year. It actually ended up being one of the best things that ever happened to me, in terms of getting a wake-up call. I came to a realization that there are so many things that we can control and so many things that are out of our control. I thought I was supposed to do a job because that’s what you do get a job. I tended to give up on or at least diminished a lot of things that I wanted to accomplish in my own life. I realized that there is no set way to make a living.
I tried playing the game, that most people play, you know, get a job, you have a steady income. There is that illusion of stability. What I learned is that stability is kind of an illusion, and that just a more traditional job, there is no stability and everything is uncertain to a certain extent. You might as well, pursue things that you are actually interested and passionate about,” said Buckley.  

What is Buckley’s underwear preferences?

“Well, definitely boxer briefs, because I work out a lot, so I need something that covers my thighs. I need the boxer briefs, to hold my boys in place, while I’m going down at the gym. For the brand, it’s actually not a fancy one at all, but I actually like the Champion brand, athletic underwear. They fit me, they’re comfortable and they are not to tight. They also are sweat-absorbent,” said Buckley.

How did Buckley come up with the hashtags, #FitAsABuck, #BuckYourself, and #getbucked?

“Well, it is one of those things that when I was a kid, it was very easy for the other kids to find a not so clever name to make fun of me. So the potential for puns was something that was pointed out to me, very early in life. I kind of went from that, from there,” said Buckley.  

What is Buckley’s opinion on how mental health is treated in this country?

“My mom has bipolar disorder, she was diagnosed when I was in high school. She was misdiagnosed as clinically depressed, which means her medications were kind of off, for a good part of my childhood. My mom was a teacher, and as a teacher, she had a really good health insurance plan. She actually had great drug coverage, to cover the cost of her medication. She was so afraid of the stigma attached to mental illness, she actually paid out of pocket,  to fill all of her prescriptions. She was so afraid of being discovered,  and people would say that I don’t want this crazy person teaching my kids or whatever stigma there was around that.
She ended up running into a rough period and ended up giving up her teaching career. She started working with the stigma initiative. She then advocated for stigma-free laws in New Jersey and surrounding areas. It was legislation to protect people, their employer can’t hold it against them, if they come forward, as having a mental health issue.
So, I think a large part of mental health is linked to the spirit. I think we need to remove the stigma from it because I think there are a lot of people that probably end up deeper in the hole, that they need to be. They are afraid of coming out and speaking openly about the mental health issue. We all need to take care of our mental health, I think it’s something that is often overlooked.
That’s actually part of what I am doing in the fitness space.  There is a physical consideration, everyone needs to exercise. Your body needs it in order to function, at it’s best. I check the boxes, for the physical part, but there is also a mental health component to having a healthy life.
I’ve had my own struggles with anxiety. I’m a very pleasant person, but I’ve had my struggles with anxiety and depression. I’m not afraid to say it, I think it’s something that’s really important we need to speak more openly about. That will allow people that God bless them, don’t have to share in that struggle, to maybe understand a little bit more, and have a little more empathy. I do think we need to enact legislation to protect people so that they don’t hesitate coming forward if they have mental health issues.

Extra content: I asked Michael Buckley what is his favorite inspirational quote and if he could have a conversation with anyone, who would it be and why? Follow me on Facebook and Instagram @MrJoshuaConner to find out.

You can follow Michael Buckley on Facebook @BuckleyBodySolutions, Instagram @therealbuckley and check out his website buckleybodysolutions.com

Justin Schaible

I recently had an opportunity to speak with handsome fitness model with Marky Mark swagger Justin Schaible.

By: Joshua Conner

Justin Schaible is health partners operations specialist III at Fresenius Medical Care North America, from Winnebago, Minnesota, and based in Austin, Texas. Schaible inspires me professionally and personally. Professionally, I am inspired by how Schaible reinvented himself, depending on his location. Personally, I am inspired by his physique and his Mark Wahlberg style.

What would be the title of Schaible’s life story and who would play him in a movie?

“I don’t know my life story, kind of goes all over the place. I’ve moved, I have worked several different jobs and careers. I have a tattoo, that kind of explains how I put all my trust in God, and follow the path that he has created, or outlined for me. That’s really important. The title of my life story, I don’t know just never give up really. That should be the story of everyone’s life. Never give up, I think that’s part of a good life,” said Schaible about his life story.

“My God, like what current actor would play me in a movie? I mean, I have always looked up to Mark Wahlberg, as far as actors so. I guess I would shoot for him. He looks good, he’s a great actor, and he looks like a genuine person,” said Schaible about who would play him.

Schaible also can rock a pair of Calvin Klein boxer briefs similar to Mark Wahlberg, which are his underwear preference.

2014, was Schaible’s most memorable year because it was the year that his mother beat cancer.

“Memorable year, these are the questions you really have to think about, well done. Maybe 2015 or 2014, I was living in Florida and I moved back to Minnesota, to take a position and another reason, I moved back to Minnesota was my mom was dealing with breast cancer. I wanted to be back closer to her when she was dealing with therapy. She came out on top of it, and beat it so, 2014,” said Schaible.

What does Schaible enjoy most about working for Fresenius medical care?

“I get to hear patients and their perspective on life. Some take it very positively.  For Fresenius, I work with dialysis patients, and they need dialysis in order to live their life. So, many people accept what they have to go through because it’s not going to help prolong their life. Eventually, some can get a kidney transplant and what not. Just, having their perspective on life, I guess gives me the chills sometimes, when I speak with someone.

I guess others don’t take it as well, but from the ones that do take it very positively, and have their faith, and trust that everything is going to work out. Many of them have amazing stories and have dealt with a lot. I mean dialysis, usually involves other issues as well, like high blood pressure, diabetes, all of that stuff can come with it. It usually starts it all. So, they deal with a lot of different things, just hearing their perspective on life, still seems to amaze me, on how they can still stay so positive,” said Schaible.

If Schaible were drafted to any national baseball team, it would be the Minnesota Twins.

“It would be my home team the Minnesota Twins, I’m a diehard fan. I would play, I guess towards the end of my career, I played center field, so I would take the center field position. I love the adrenaline rush,” said Schaible.

If Schaible could model for any brand it would be Nike.

“Well, Nike was always number one, Nike or GQ. I guess I would say, Nike, because I love my Nike gear, it’s my favorite workout gear. Because the only workout brand I ever purchased. I like it because it lasts a long time, it’s durable, it’s comfortable, looks good, and the name brand recognition. Michael Jordan was apart of it, and I love Michael Jordan, I loved watching him play so. Nike was just one of those ones, that I considered would be really awesome to model,” said Schaible.

In extra content, I asked Justin Schaible if he could have a conversation with anyone dead or alive, who would it be and why? Follow me on Facebook and Instagram @mrjoshuaconner to see what he says.

You can follow Justin Schaible on Instagram @justincschaible

Dr. Louis Santini

I recently had an opportunity to speak with the handsome and athletic Dr. Louis Santini.

By: Joshua Conner

Dr. Louis Santini is a dentist, from Iron Mountain, Michigan, and currently living in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Santini inspires me personally and professionally. Professionally, I am inspired by how Dr. Santini reinvented himself. Personally, I am inspired by Dr. Santini’s passion for cooking, how he is a marathon runner, style, physique and the brand ambassador for one of my favorite men’s underwear lines Richard Dayhoff.

What would be the title of Dr. Santini’s life story and who would play him in a movie?

“Let’s see, I’m going to go with Take it easy, kind of like the song by The Eagles. I would say Bradley Cooper would play me because people have told me that I look like him before,” said Dr. Santini.

If Dr. Santini’s mantra was a hashtag, it would be live with purpose.

“Let’s go with live with purpose. That’s just you know, particular with me because I think life is kind of dull and boring if you don’t have a purpose,” said Dr. Santini.

What was Dr. Santini’s most memorable year?

“My most memorable year, you know it was a couple of them. I would probably say, I’ll give you two options, either moving to Chicago because I come from a really small town in northern Michigan. So, I’m a small town guy and moving to a big city was a pretty big step. I would say getting into dental school, was my other memorable year, that’s another story. I kind of took a break from school and was working in business in Chicago, when I first moved here, and I wasn’t that happy. The dream of getting into dental school seemed unattainable, but you know somehow with persistence, I was able to get that,” said Dr. Santini.

What does Dr. Santini enjoy about being a dentist?

“What do I like about being a dentist, well number one, I like being able to help people. It’s very rewarding, being able to help people. I like to work with my hands and be creative, so dentistry allows me to do that. You know, whether you are getting someone out of pain, or you are making someone’s smile more aesthetic, you know being comfortable smiling again. I like that my hours are pretty much set, where I don’t have to work on weekends or late at night. I mean unless someone calls with an emergency, that’s the benefit of it.

I would say those things, you know, really being able to help people, being able to be creative, having a major impact on someone’s health, sometimes we can catch diseases that the primary care physician can’t catch, like cancer, diabetes, and high blood pressure, that kind of stuff,” said Dr. Santini.

“I would say ethical care, with a passion for excellence,” said Dr. Santini, when asked how he would describe the quality of his care.

What was Dr. Santini’s most memorable marathon to run?

“It would have to be my first one. That was in 2017, that was the one I did with Lawrence Dunning. I had never run a marathon before that, and you know Ryan Chiaverini, his mom passed away from cancer. So he gathered a group of us through Imerman Angels, as a team to run it that year. Unfortunately, Ryan got an injury, so he couldn’t do it. Nate had an injury, he couldn’t do it. So really, it just came down to Lawrence and I, as the last two guys on the team. It was really neat because I played athletics my whole life, but that was a challenge, I respect anyone that has ever run a marathon because it’s really stressful and tough. It was awesome to run with a friend like Lawrence. The whole way through, we cheered each other on, and it was definitely a fun time,” said Dr. Santini.

What is Dr. Santini’s underwear preference?

“Well, I think you know, I’m close friends with Richard Dayhoff, the famous Chicago designer. I wear his trunks, so I’m a big fan of his underwear, it’s what I’m wearing now, kind of like to give him a plug,” said Dr. Santini.

You can follow Dr. Santini on Instagram @louiesantini

Extra content: I asked Dr. Santini if he could throw a dinner party for any three people died or alive, who would it be and what would he serve them? You can follow me on Facebook and Instagram @mrjoshuaconner to find out

Shawn O’Neill

I recently had an opportunity to speak with millennial model and fighter Shawn O’Neill.

By: Joshua Conner

Shawn O’Neill is a bartender, model, and fighter with Cooper MMA. O’Neill was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, but he is based in Austin, Texas. O’Neill inspires me personally and professionally. Personally, I am inspired by how O’Neill’s dedication to the craft of his martial arts, as well as his style and physique. Professionally, I am inspired by how O’Neill has branded himself and his work ethics.

What would be the title of O’Neill’s life story and who would play him in a movie?

“The title of my life story, you know I haven’t even thought about that one. I’m going to have to go with what I’m known by, like how I use my Instagram name that would be SMO, which are my initials for Shawn Michael O’Neill, so it would be SMO life. Who would play me? I would have to say, Matt Damon. I think Matt Damon, he always puts himself in some tricky situation, and I’m always putting myself in some tricky situations, but I always end up coming out and winning at the end, because I don’t quit,” said O’Neill.

O’Neill’s most memorable year would be 2015 because he started taking jiu-jitsu lessons, and that really helped set him in the modeling world.

“I would probably have to say my second year out of high school, I think I was like 20. I made some friends, that asked me would I like to come and start taking jiu-jitsu lessons, where I started doing my MMA at. Ever since then, it’s kind of taking off, and it’s brought me a lot of great opportunities. It brought me into modeling, because it put me into splendid shape, and helped me get my career started to where I am today. So, I have to say that when I look back on some days, just because I started in my garage doing jiu-jitsu. So, I guess that was 2015,” said O’Neill.

The greatest lesson that MMA has taught O’Neill, is discipline.

“Discipline, MMA and mixed martial arts have taught me the biggest thing in life is discipline. If you get too eager, aggressive, or too nice, people tend to take advantage of that. With that being said, if you learn discipline, and you learn control, then you are always going to be in the correct mindset, where you don’t let anything get out of hand or out of control,” said O’Neill.

If O’Neill’s mantra was a hashtag, it would be #blessed.

“I don’t know, if you could put a life motto into a hashtag, I could say that one would be blessed, to be honest. I would have to say being so young, I have dealt with different trials and tribulations. When I was younger, I actually ended up almost dying, and I had someone save my life. So, I respect it as sort of a blessing. I have a lot of friends and family around me, that shows me a lot of love, support and help me out. You count your small blessings in life, not everything has to be glitz, glamorous and diamonds,” said O’Neill.

What is O’Neill’s underwear preferences?

“I would probably have to say boxer briefs, but I actually wear the athletic brand of underwear. So it’s called Spyders. They are some of the most comfortable fit that I have had or the Adidas ones that I have,” said O’Neill.

If O’Neill could model for any national brand, it would be Calvin Klein.

“Any brand, I would probably have to say, Zara or Calvin Klein. I know those are probably really basic answers, but I would choose Calvin Klein if I had to pick my number one choice. I wear a lot of their clothes, I like the way they fit and they have good materials,” said O’Neill.

What does O’Neill enjoy most about being a bartender?

“What I enjoy most about being a bartender, is probably the people I meet. You know, I go to work each day, but my job is never the same. I may deal with the same job duties, but the people that I meet, and the conversations that I have with people, I mean I’ve made friends that I have known, and I’ve made friends that I have had for a lifetime because that’s the job that I do. Even though I am making drinks for people, it’s just a connection that I can make, I think that’s the most enjoyable part,” said O’Neill.

You can follow Shawn O’Neill on Instagram @smo_life.

If Shawn O’Neill could have a conversation with anyone dead or alive, who would it be and why? You can find out by following me on Facebook and Instagram @MrJoshuaConner

Alfred Spinelli

I recently had an opportunity to speak with one of New York’s hunky firemen Alfred Spinelli.

By: Joshua Conner

Alfred Spinelli is a firefighter at the New York City Fire Department (FDNY), U.S. Navy Veteran and published cover model, living in Staten Island, New York. Spinelli inspires me professionally and personally. Professionally, I am inspired by how Spinelli served our country in the Navy and continues to serve as a firefighter. Personally, I am inspired by how Spinelli puts family first, his style, physique, and his delicious chef-inspired and didactic Instagram posts. Spinelli is as charming as his New York Commish accent.

Who would play Spinelli in a movie?

“An actor, that I actually paid attention to, and the funny thing is, I kind of like him, I like the show Chicago Fire, is Kelly Severide, Taylor Kinney. Yeah, apparently, being a fireman, and him being a fireman on the show, a couple of people have referenced the two of us together. So, I watched a couple of his movies, and I watched the show, and I like him. He seems like a pretty stand up guy, which is basically, what I try to be,” said Spinelli.

Spinelli’s most memorable year was 2001. This was the year his daughter was born, and 9/11 was his first day on the job as a firefighter.

“My most memorable year, I’m going to have to say 2001, hahaha. So, basically, January 2001, my daughter was born, and July of 2001, I became a New York City firefighter, so FDNY. I graduated from the academy on September 8, 2001, and 9/11 was my first day on the job. If there was any one year, that really stands out, it’s definitely 2001,” said Spinelli.

If Spinelli’s mantra was a hashtag, what would it be?

“If my mantra was a hashtag, again 9 out of 10 times, when I post something, one of the hashtags, is generally, something about family. Whether it’s #familyfirst or #familyalways. Just for that reason, everything that I have ever done is based on what is important to me. It’s definitely family first,” said Spinelli.

What are Spinelli’s underwear preferences?

“Alright, I don’t know too many men who wear boxers anymore. The boxer brief has been a staple for the last 10-12 years though. 9 out of 10 times, I’m buying Hanes, with no tags, with the little writing on front. I’ve actually been online, and I’ve ordered a few, from just some random companies. Some of these are just, so damn comfortable, it’s not even funny. Overall, I’m a Hanes kind of guy,” said Spinelli.

If Spinelli could leave his kids one quality, it would be loyalty.

“One quality, it would be loyalty. They got to be loyal to each other, and they got to be loyal to the family. I mean, it goes hand and hand with honesty, being truthful and in general, you have to be straightforward. No lies, no beating around anything, you just have to tell it like it is,” said Spinelli.

Spinelli enjoys everything about being a fireman, and ultimately it’s a calling.

“Everything, it’s a calling, it’s something that some guys choose, some guys always wanted to be, and there are very few that actually can be. To me, FDNY, or Chicago Fire, that’s just, at least to me, it’s earned, no one can give it to you. When you earn it, it’s the best feeling in the world,” said Spinelli.

If Spinelli could have a conversation with anyone died or alive, it would be with his mother, who passed 21 years ago.

“I told you, I’m a family man, so if I could go back, and have a conversation with anyone it would be mom. The reason why is because it has been 21 years. There is so much to talk about, and so much, that’s she missed out on,” said Spinelli.

What would be Spinelli’s last meal?

“My last meal, if I was cooking it. If I was going to cook my last meal, wow, man, I love everything that I cook. You know, I would probably do the tuna steaks, with the white rice and cilantro, with mango pineapple salsa. That’s always been one of my favorites. I think I like that one, now I’m hungry, ” said Spinelli.

Extra content: I asked Alfred Spinelli if he could model for any brand what would it be and why? Follow my Facebook and Instagram page @MrJoshuaConner to find out what he said.

You can follow Alfred Spinelli on Instagram @al_spin4396 and like his Facebook page @alspinelliNY

 

Nathan Hainline

I recently had an opportunity to speak with handsome and charming Nathan Hainline.

By: Joshua Conner

Nathan Hainline is a health insurance agent at US Health Advisors, book cover model, and freelance photographer from in Wichita Falls, Texas. Hainline inspires me professionally and personally. Hainline’s inspires me professionally because of his work ethics, and entrepreneurial spirit. Hainline inspires me personally because of how he has served in the military for our country, physique, photography, charisma, and how he has been on the cover of several of my favorite Daryl Banner books, including the upcoming Garret’s Game.

What would be the title of Hainline’s life story and who would play him in a movie?

“Throwing some tough ones, at me, huh, drawing a blank here. I’m trying to write a book, and I’m going to have to think of a title for that book. Titles are the hardest part when I think about writing books or movies. I would always choose the title last, and have the story determine the title instead of the title determine the story.  So, I guess Against the Odds, is what I would put as the title of my movie. I’m still not a success story, where you would write the movie on. I’m in the part where the main person in the story is failing and trying to climb his way out of the gutter. So, the story is still being written, hopefully, it has a happy ending.

Without sounding too arrogant, I would say Tom Cruise, would play me in a movie. The only reason I choose Tom Cruise is that he is short. I don’t know if you know, I’m 5’6. I’m not very tall, and I weigh about 150 pounds. So, you wouldn’t be able to tell from the pictures. When people talk about being a model, I consider myself more of an artist, as opposed to being a model, because I’m a photographer, I create all of my own images,” said Hainline.

Hainline’s most memorable year was 2014 because it was when he moved back to his hometown.

“That’s a tough one, I try not to, I’m one of those people who doesn’t really think about what has already happened, at this point, it’s always the years to come. So, it’s always the year that I’m in is always the most memorable. I guess it can be the year, that I’m in is always the most memorable. I guess it can be the year that I moved here, which was back in 2014. I packed up, and just left Minnesota, for no apparent reason, and moved back to where I was from.
So my parents split up where I was from. My mom’s side is up north,  my dad’s side is down south, here in Texas. So, I was a mail carrier, up in Minnesota, with all the snow. Snow, up to the waist, sometimes. Rain, sleet, or snow, you still have to go for the mail, so give your mailroom a high five next time. That’s hard work, I just didn’t want to do that, and I didn’t like the direction my life was going, nothing was happening there. So, if I’m going to make a change for the positive, I just haven’t done. I enroll in college here, and got a business degree, in marketing. I meet a girl of course, so that’s the reason I stayed here. The year,  that I made biggest life changes would be 2014,” said Hainline.

If Hainline’s mantra was a hashtag, it would be #failforward.

“My hashtag would be #failforward. Yeah, fail forward, because that’s all I have done really over the course of the trials, and a lot of people will stop after trials. A lot of people will stop after so many fails, and you only I guess failure only comes from you stop trying so. I mean, I am going to keep failing forward, and I take my fails as a lesson learned. Your one fail closer to success,” said Hainline.

What is the story behind Hainline’s first tattoo?

“I can’t show you right now, but you can probably see from some of my pictures that I have a crown with my initials. It’s really not a meaning behind it, it’s just I got it when I was in basic training in the military and we were on leave,  it’s just the thing to do. I wanted to get a tattoo and be a badass. The only thing I could think of was, getting a crown, and just because I saw a picture on Pinterest, that looked cool and my initials.
Originally, I wanted to get it across my back, live every other guy, but then I realized that it looked kind of lame, because it looked like a jersey. Someone talked me out of that so that I was like that, I will just get something subtle with my name on it,” said Hainline.

“We offer selfless service and advice,” said Hainline about how he would describe US Health Advisors.

What do you enjoy most about being a photographer?

“Being able to create something that is not visible to the eye. When someone looks at a picture, and you saw what it looks like before like if you took a picture with a cellphone and a camera, it would be completely different things you would see. I enjoy being able to create something out of nothing,” said Hainline.

How did Hainline get involved in the book cover model industry?

“Well, I was bodybuilding at the time, but I was also an amateur photographer, doing photography for people on the side. I took a picture of myself a couple days before the show, and it was with really dark lighting on sunset. I was trying to get sponsored by a supplement company, so my post was getting shared a lot, and I was asking people to share my posts. Randomly, an author came across my post, with that picture,  and direct messaged me and said, I loved your picture and I would love to use it on on one of my books.
At the time, I was like, that’s not a real thing, that’s Fabio, that’s people from Hollywood, why would they want to use me. You can use it for free.
So the first book, I was ever on, I gave the image for free, just because I didn’t really believe it was going to be on a book. I just didn’t think it was going to be an opportunity. It ended up being legit, they used it on a book, and the book was published, they shared that. Authors were asking who’s that guy, I was tagged obviously. So other authors were asking what photographer I used, can I get some pictures of you. Actually, I’m my own photographer, so the rest is history. It made it really convenient that I was my own photographer,” said Hainline.

Extra content: I asked Nathan Hainline the age-old guy question and if he could have a conversation with anyone who would it be. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram @MrJoshuaConner to find out. 

You can follow Nathan Hainline on Instagram @nate_hainline and Facebook @nate.model also check out his website https://nathanhainline.com