I recently had an opportunity to speak with charismatic family man & handsome aspiring model Clint Hayslett.
By: Joshua Conner
Clint Hayslett is a fashion model, who became an internet sensation after a tweet produced by his son Collin Hayslett, went viral.
What would be the title of Hayslett life story and who would play him in a movie?
“I would hope, that maybe Bradley Cooper could play it. That would be great because I think he has a wonderful passion. The title of my life story would be along the lines of, The rest of the story, because I don’t know everything. The rest of the story is coming to me every day. Everyone else thinks they know it by what they see, but I like to go deeper and add a lot more life to my story,” said Hayslett.
What was Hayslett most memorable year?
“I would have to say this one, I think this year has been quite interesting already. Yeah, 2019, is going to be my most memorable year so far. There has been a lot of stuff that has happened, and like I said the rest of the story unfolding. I never would have dreamed, it would have been the way it has been, ” said Hayslett.
What is Hayslett life philosophy?
“My life philosophy would be live for God, no matter what,” said Hayslett.
Hayslett favorite inspirational quote was what John the Baptist said, in John 3:30, regarding how he was not allowing himself to be greater with his own popularity. “He must increase, but I must decrease.”
“It’s a nice way of just stepping aside and just not being at the first of anything. That’s scripture, but I have quoted it for the last few years, and I’m just trying to live that out. It’s a really humble quote, so I really appreciate that,” said Hayslett.
If Hayslett were able to leave one quality to his kids, it would be to have character in everything they do.
“If I could leave my kids one quality, I think it would be to have character in everything you do, because really no matter how you look, your character is what matters the most. You can go further with character, than just about anything else in your life,” said Hayslett.
How does Hayslett feel about being known as the “hot model dad?”
“Well, it’s very interesting, because I never would have called myself that. So, you always have to listen to everybody else, I am always my biggest critic. So, no matter what they call me, I am always not going to believe him. I am very humbled, grateful and appreciative. At 45 years old, I am very grateful at what people say about me. Even, more than that, one of these days, I won’t be hot model dad, I’ll still be Clint Hayslett. I want to be a man who matters to this world, and be a man of character,” said Hayslett.
What advice does Hayslett have for people on reinventing themselves?
“No matter what, you still need to be yourself. When you are reinventing yourself, don’t be someone else. Just be you, but an aspect, that you haven’t seen or shown before. That’s the best part, I could reinvent myself, and try to be someone else, but that’s really just trying to be them. It’s not something new. There may just be an aspect of yourself that you haven’t seen, and it might be reinventing you. It’s the same you, but different characteristics and traits coming out. So a new you, but not somebody else,” said Hayslett.
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