Joshua Hickman

I recently had an opportunity to speak with handsome and hard-working athlete Joshua Hickman.

By: Joshua Conner

Joshua Hickman is a B Physique athlete & NQ NPC Physique/Classic Physique fitness competitor. Hickman inspires me professionally and personally. Professionally, I am inspired by Hickman’s work ethic,  and how one of his professions is in the food service industry. Personally, I am inspired by Hickman’s service as a first responder, amazing physique, dedication to creating a strong body of work & his didactic social media posts.

What is a day in the life of Hickman like?

“They do vary, and they are always busy. So, typically it depends on where I am at in the year. So, as you know, I compete. So, as I get closer and closer to shows, my days might start at 4 or 5 in the morning, and it might go until midnight. That kind of schedule would stay that way for weeks on end. I usually don’t operate on very much sleep, I get anywhere from 3 to 5 hours. I am always active.
I have a few different professions that I actually do so. Then, I have to squeeze in gym time. The physical aspect of my life, I don’t want to say are precedent, but it does have a high priority, and so I am in the gym 5 or 6 times a week. My diet is such that I eat 8 or 10 times a day, so I meal prep enough food for 2-3 days before I have to cook more. So, I spend quite a bit of time in the kitchen. Then, I have an 8 hour work day, sometimes up to 12-hour workday. I might do 2-3 jobs within a day or so. So many of my days can start at 5:00 in the morning and go to 12:00 at night. I’m always on the go, I have a meal bag, that literally gets packed with 4 or 5 meals in it, because I may be eating on the road, going to one thing to the next. So, my days, I don’t want to say are hectic, but their busy and there on the go. So early mornings and late nights,” said Hickman.

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

“The title, I think with most people’s lives, would be something in the realm of a survivor, as far as the title of my life story would go. Who would play me, let’s go with Ben Affleck,” said Hickman.

How did Hickman get the nickname Mr. Homecomin?

“Hahaha, so one of my jobs is I am a bartender & server at one of Chef Art Smith’s restaurants. Chef Art Smith is a friend of mine, and the name of his restaurant is Homecomin, so that’s how he dubbed me the name Mr. Homecomin,” said Hickman.

What are Hickman’s underwear preferences?

“Boxer briefs, and any of the athletic ones. I like synthetic fibers. I have some Adidas, Reebok and Under Armour, as long as it’s synthetic,” said Hickman.

If Hickman’s mantra was a hashtag, what would it be and why?

“#NoPainNoGain, in my experience, anything in life takes at
least some sort of sacrifice. Especially your time, which is probably the most important thing you have. You can always make more money, you can do more things, but the time you have is important. So we all sacrifice something to gain something. A lot of times, it’s going to be that time, so obviously, no pain, no gain,” said Hickman.

What was Hickman’s most memorable year?

“My most memorable year, was probably my busiest. I was working full-time as a firefighter EMT, I was going to the law enforcement academy as well, and my daughter was born. I had a newborn, I was working full time and I was going to school full time. Yeah, a lot of times, I look back on that, and I have friends who were with me during that time, and there like man, I don’t know how you do it. Honestly, I look back at it, and I’m not quite sure how I did it.
So, as a firefighter EMT, you had to work 24-hour shifts. So, I would, during the week,  I had school from 8-5, my shift ran from 7:00 in the morning to 7:00 the next morning. So, I would have to take the first part of my shift off, with my vacation time. I needed school, so as soon as we were left out at 5:00, the school was an hour away from my station. So at 5, I was out the door, because I didn’t know what kind of traffic I was going to get. Then, I would get to the station, for the back half of my 24-hour shift, and I was on the third busiest truck in the department so, I didn’t get much sleep. Then, at 7:00 in the morning, because class starts at 8, I was hoping my relief was on time, and I didn’t have any late calls,  and I was out the door going back to school.  Then, I got off school,  and I got home and I took care of my baby girl, who was a newborn. So, I was burning the candle at both ends, I guess that goes back to no pain no gain, to get ahead, you have to sacrifice something, though, it was a lot of time,” said Hickman.

Hickman says that his daughter already has the one quality he would leave her, stubborn determination.

“If I could leave my daughter, one quality, fortunately, and unfortunately, she already has it. It’s that stubborn determination, she very much so takes after me. I think that if you have that ability to kind of put your head down and push because the world isn’t going to give you anything free, you’re going to have to work for it. Which goes back to no pain no gain. If you have that stubborn determination to push through those tough times, you will get whatever it is you aim for. So, I am blessed that, she does tend to take after me in both a good and bad aspect,” said Hickman.

What does Hickman enjoy most about being a B Physique athlete?

“The comradery, by far. I am blessed to have the networking of this team. We have several different mediums that we communicate through and several group chats. I think when you compete, it’s a big test of your own personal will. I think if you experience that with other people and they experience that as well, you need to learn from each other, without that dreaded experience sometimes. So, the comradery that you get from these guys and the life experience that tends to get shared, it becomes a family.
I mean my coach alone, I meet her through this process, and she is a very good friend of mine. I’ve been to her wedding. You become a sense of family. A lot of different people from a lot of different walks of life. Our male team is also connected to a female team, with bombshell athletes. So it was a very good thing for my daughter. She loves going to the shows, but she is also able to see strong-willed women and how they handle themselves. It was a great learning experience for her as well. The family and learning dynamic there, is irreplaceable,” said Hickman on B Physique.

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You can follow Joshua Hickman on Instagram @Joshua.Hickman

Michael Villani

I recently had an opportunity to speak with one of Chicago’s handsome personal trainers from the land down under, Michael Villani.

By: Joshua Conner

Michael Villani is a personal trainer at HiFi Fitness, based in Chicago, Illinois and from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Villani inspires me professionally and personally. Villani inspires me professionally, because of how he was able to reinvent himself and how he trains and manages at one Chicago’s top-notch gyms. Villani inspires me personally because of his authenticity, humor, physique, and passion.

What is a day in the life of Villani like?

“Well, life has changed dramatically for me, because of the birth of my son, almost 5 months ago. I get up at 5 am every day, walking the dog, being as quiet as I can, not waking the baby, then getting my butt to hifi, then starting work. Being a personal trainer, it’s always early morning and late evenings. So, I try to live what I preach. I start the day bright and early, eating healthy, and working out. Even if I’m not feeling good, I at least try to get a 30-minute workout in a day. Days when I am feeling good,  I’ll go for an hour and a half. I make sure that I use the energy that I have got, to the best of my ability. Even the days, I am not feeling as good, I always have those low days, I am always trying to do something.
Even, if it’s just a rubbish workout, I would have to do something. Just to get the body moving, because a healthy body leads to a healthy mind.
Most of my day is spent personally training clients, managing the gym at HiFi Fitness and trying to help as many people as I can. I try my best, every day not just to live for myself, but for others. Every day, I am looking for an opportunity, where I can help someone in the simplest way possible,” said Villani.

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

“I would like to say Hugh Jackman could do a good job of playing me in a movie, just being another boy from down under. Mainly, just because, I always wanted to see myself as a good-looking Australian, and he is probably one of the best looking Australians around, ha-ha.
The title of my movie would be shit happens, that’s probably been the theme of my life. Of all the bad things that have happened to me, I wouldn’t have changed a thing. So, everything that has gone on in my life, you know back in Australia. I was married, got divorced, I worked hard, had a nice car, and everything. I gave it all up, I had to get rid of it after the divorce. Obviously, that lead me to where I am in Chicago, of all the bad things that happened to me in life, I probably wouldn’t change a thing. So shit happens, and shit got good again,” said Villani.

If Villani’s mantra was a hashtag it would be #cutthebullshit.

“Well, going along with the same theme, I would say #cutthebullshit, ha-ha. I am a straight shooter, so you know I sort of think that cutting away the bullshit.  I don’t like to live in a false reality, I like to live and confront my reality. I don’t try to hide away from anything. If I have a flaw, I try to identify my flaws as best as I can. I have open and honest conversations with myself, you know, to try to cut the bullshit out of my own life. So, basically, a lot of people today, just have their heads in the clouds, I think you need to accept reality.
So, the first thing I do with myself is cut away the bullshit and face reality. If I have a problem, deal with it, don’t just hide it. Don’t think your insecurities are a bad thing. Look at your insecurities, identify them and work on them. Everyone is trying to put on a facade, especially with social media. You want to show realness, you want to show your weakness. I find you can have strength in your weaknesses, you can accomplish anything,” said Villani.

What are Villani’s underwear preferences?

“I am a boxer briefs kind of guy. I like the firm boxers, they hold everything a bit more comfortably. My favorite brand is called Bonds, it’s actually an Australian company. I’ve only been wearing bonds for as long as I can remember. So, I get my underwear imported, it’s an Australian brand, but it comes from China,” said Villani.

What is the story behind Villani’s first tattoo?

“Well,  I got my first tattoo, way back in 2011. It was a tribal pattern on my arm. Tribal, was a big thing, way back in the late 90s and early 2000s, especially because of a movie called Blade with Wesley Snipes. So in Blade 2, Wesley Snipes, came out covered in these tribal tattoos, on both arms, leading up to the chest and all up his back. I was like,  I want that. So, I got my left arm and left shoulder done in tribal tattoos. Then, I am thinking, I’m not Wesley Snipes, I’m not a 6’2, good-looking black dude. I just came out poor out of Australia, so that was the first tattoo I got.
Then, I got 2 more tattoos. I got one of St. Michael on my forearm. St. Michael is the archangel and defender of heaven. Even, though I am not religious, I thought it was a cool story. Then, I got the four horsemen of the apocalypse above that. So, I love the stories of the Bible, but I am not religious. The four horsemen represent conquest, war, famine, and death,” said Villani.

What does Villani enjoy most about training at HiFi Fitness?

“Well, the reason I am still in Chicago is because of HiFi Fitness. So, when I came to Chicago in 2014, I came here on a whim, I was chasing a girl and it didn’t really work out. I was planning to go travel the world, I brought my snowboard with me. I was going to Austria and Switzerland, work as a ski lift operator out there and then I would end up back in Australia. Meeting the guys at HiFi Fitness Gregg and Drew, those were the ones, that sort of enticed me and befriended me to stay. It’s the people who I love most HiFi Fitness. HiFi Fitness is probably like its own little soap opera, we can have a reality show about all the drama that happens, but I love it, I really do, that’s what keeps me here,” said Villani.

If Villani could have a conversation with anyone died or alive, it would be with Bruce Lee.

“Bruce Lee, Bruce Lee, is my mentor. Obviously, I’ve never met the guy, he died 50 years before I born. Bruce Lee has always been my idol and the archetype that I am always tried to model myself on. Obviously, I am light years away, being anywhere near what Bruce Lee would have been. He is probably one of the greatest and phenomenal minds of the 20th century. I always try to apply his teachings to my everyday life. I just try to work as hard as he did, he was one of the hardest working people of his time. From what he achieved, coming from an immigrant family and making it huge in a very latent time in America. He was able to rise above all of that and solidify who he was, Bruce Lee is my number one,” said Villani.

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You can follow Michael Villani on Instagram @therealaussiemike & HiFi Fitness @hififitness and www.hififitness.com

Ryan Chiaverini

I recently had an opportunity to speak with the handsome, talented & award-winning television personality Ryan Chiaverini.

By: Joshua Conner

Ryan Chiaverini is the Emmy Winning co-host of Windy Live on ABC 7 Chicago, musician, sports anchor, and philanthropist. I have been a fan of the show Windy City Live since the beginning and one of the reasons is because of Chiaverini. Whether it’s speaking with him for a post, watching him during one of the tapings of Windy City Live, being an extra in his Chicago music video or running into him during a Chicago/Midwest Emmy award ceremony, Chiaverini has been a class act and gentleman. Chiaverini inspires me professionally and personally. Professionally, I am inspired by the versatility of Chiaverini’s brand & his witty interviewing finesse. Personally, I am inspired by Chiaverini’s resiliency, style, fitness enthusiasm, humor, and he was named CS Modern Luxury Men’s Book Chicago Man of the year.

What is a day in the life of Chiaverini like?

“That just depends on what the day is. I mean, you know what I do for a living, so some days are amazing because I get to meet my childhood heroes, you know big-named movie stars. You know while it’s fun and fulfilling in some ways when I am not in front of the camera, I really like to relax. I mean, as soon as I get offset, I get out of my sportcoat, and like to be in casual clothes, in a casual environment and really just enjoying being with friends and family,” said Chiaverini.

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

“A lot of people think that Ryan Reynolds and I resemble each other. In fact, people, have actually mistaken me for him. I guess him or Jason Bateman because I really like him. I think the title of my movie would be, I bet you didn’t know. I guess that’s because there are a lot of things in my life, that I have had to endure or persevere through, but people don’t really see that when you’re on television and you’re wearing a nice suit, people assume things about you. I think there are a lot of things in my life, having a mother who was addicted to alcohol, going through a really tough childhood, a lot of poverty, and struggles. I just think it helps my brother and I endure a lot of things,  that people just don’t realize when they see the surface,” said Chiaverini.

What song would play on the opening credits to Chiaverini’s life movie?

“Probably, don’t stop believin’ by Journey. I just think again, going back to my childhood, some of the things that we had to overcome, you just can’t stop believing. I mean there were times in my life when my brother and I were young, we were literally hungry and my mother was heavily addicted to drugs and alcohol and my father at the time was just living further away and he didn’t really know everything that was going on in our lives. So I think don’t stop believing is a good song for me,” said Chiaverini.

If Chiaverini’s mantra was a hashtag, it would be #youonlyliveoncesomakethemostofit.

“I just think that people have a lot of regret in life, you know I’ve got a couple. I think I’ve learned as I’ve gotten older, that you’ve really got to chase your dreams while you can because life will pass you by. You don’t want to be sitting in your rocking chair, when your older, going I wish I would have done that. A lot of people told me not to get into television because it was too hard of a career and you’re never going to make it. If I would have listened to those people, I wonder what I would be doing today,” said Chiaverini.

What was Chiaverini’s most memorable year?

“My 40th year, mainly because, I lost my mom, so it was a really trying year for me. She didn’t get to see my 40th birthday, which was really tough. It doesn’t matter, how old you are nothing prepares you for losing a parent. At the same time, after she passed away, a lot of great things happened. I won an Emmy and I got the cover of Men’s Book Chicago for Men of the year. I really felt like my mom was up there, looking at God, like that’s my son, let’s make some good things happen down there. I really felt like she was with me, in a spiritual sense,” said Chiaverini.

What are Chiaverini’s underwear preferences?

“Oh, boxer briefs, hands down, you got comfort and support. So you can wear a nice suit or go to the gym. Favorite brand, I guess right now, I’m really liking some Tommy Hilfiger, but whatever is comfortable and does the job, I’m in,” said Chiaverini.

If Chiaverini could collaborate on a song with any artist dead or alive it would be Elvis Presley.

“Hands down Elvis Presley! I watch every documentary or movie about the king. His Ora and stage presence was so captivating and how he changed rock and roll forever,” said Chiaverini.

What does Chiaverini enjoy most about singing and producing music?

“Music has always just moved my soul. My father is a professional musician, so it really runs deep in my blood. There’s a certain energy and feel you get when you’re on stage, playing, that is unmatched by anything else,” said Chiaverini.

Extra content: I talk Ryan Chiaverini about Windy City Live’s mission, follow me on Facebook and Instagram @MrJoshuaConner to find out.

You can follow Ryan Chiaverini on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @RyanChiaverini also check out his website ryanchiaverini.com.

Nate Forse

I recently had an opportunity to speak with Nate Forse, a California coach, helping his clientele reach optimum performance.

By: Joshua Conner

Nate Forse is the owner of Forse Lifestyle Coaching based in Marina del Rey, California. Forse inspires me personally and professionally. Personally, I am inspired by his faith, how he reinvented himself, his great physique, journaling, and inspirational Instagram posts. Professionally, I am inspired by Forse’s entrepreneurial spirit.

What is a day in the life of Forse like?

“It varies, but I try to wake up early. I usually wake up between 6 or 7 am, depending on how late, I was the night before. I try to get eight hours of sleep. I wake up and do my morning routine, which involves: first of all, reading my bible, then prayer, then I do my morning coffee. I take vitamins, and I drink at least 2 glasses of water, then I do my journaling. I use a journal called the best self journal, which helps me set up my day, I get that organized. I do some reading, and some journaling, then I text out three things that I am grateful for to my best friend and team. Then, I write down 1 thing that I am letting go of and 1 thing that I am plugging into. So, what I unplug to and what I am plugging into. That’s my morning and I do that every single day before my day gets started,” said Forse.

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

“The title of my life story would be momentum. Who would play me, I would say Mel Gibson or Bruce Willis, back in their prime, because I really love those guys, but I guess I would like to go with Brad Pitt to play me in a movie,” said Forse.

What are Forse’s underwear preferences?

“I am a boxer briefs kind of guy, and I have to say Lululemon, they’re going to be my favorite,” said Forse.

What was Forse’s most memorable year?

“My most memorable year, well, there is a couple that sticks out. Really thinking about it, I would have to say 2013, because that was the year football ended for me. I moved to Chicago, Illinois, so I was in a new city. I got cut from the team, I was playing for and a lot of things changed for me. I changed cities, I changed careers, football was no longer the main focus of my life. I found my city, and I also found my career, which was in the fitness and wellness industry,” said Forse.

What is one sentence would Forse like people to use to describe his coaching?

“I help people become: high achievers, uncover their true purpose, maximize their life and master their bodies,” he says.

What does Forse enjoy most about coaching?

“What I enjoy most is seeing people truly change their lives and change the way they think. They start to get in better shape, and they start to feel better about themselves. They might have asked that person out, because they don’t feel insecure about how they look any more or started a business that, they were scared for starting for so long or they’ve lost 10 pounds and they’re finally able to communicate with their significant other better. Those are the things that really get me going because fitness is just a means to an end,” said Forse.

If Forse could travel anywhere with anyone died or alive, who would it be and where would he travel to?

“I would have to go back to Israel and visit Jesus, back in the day, when he was alive,” said Forse.

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You can like Nate Forse on Facebook, check out his website  https://www.forselifestyle.com and follow him on Instagram @NateForse

Mohamed Elzomor

I recently had an opportunity to speak with Mohamed Elzomor, renowned personal trainer & hunky M By Michael Strahan brand ambassador.

By: Joshua Conner

Mohamed Elzomor is a celebrity trainer and manifestation coach and the EMS (Electronic Muscle Stimulation) Specialist for My 30 Minutes EMS Training, based in New York, New York. Elzomor has been featured in: People, The ListNYPost, CBS & Viceland to name a few. Elzomor inspires me professionally and personally. Professionally, I am inspired by his: work ethic, prominent clientele & how he inspires the masses to live the fit life. Personally, I am inspired by his:  passion for family, great physique, humbleness & how he is the brand ambassador for one of my favorite clothing brands, that I myself wear faithfully M By Michael Strahan.

What is a day in the life of Elzomor like?

“I wake up, like real early at 4:30 in the morning. I take like a 30-45 minute long shower. That’s like my alone time. That’s where I get very specific with my goals for the day. That’s where I go do my gratitude list, that’s I feel happy for the things I already have. I am talking about basic things like the fact, that I have: my eyesight, both my arms and I can walk. We take all those things for granted, but you take one of those things away & that changes everything. So, I try to remember that as often as possible. Then, the 45 minutes that I have for myself, is the best time to do it. When you are not distracted, being emailed, texted, and people are talking to you or you’re focused on your job. That is probably the best part of my day,” said Elzomor.

Elzomor, then is out of the house and off to train his diverse clientele of billionaires, celebrities and princesses.

“I train billionaires, celebrities, and like princesses on a regular basis, which has been my dream for a very long time. I am very grateful, that they are there. I have extremely interesting people that I train, and that I hang out with on a regular basis. So my day is always full of surprises. You never know who you are going to meet, what kind of stories you’re going to hear or what kind of opportunities are going to come up. So that’s what my day looks like,” said Elzomor.

Elzomor is all over Manhattan from 6 am to about 7 pm, strategically trying to get in lunch breaks.

“I’m literally all over Manhattan, from like 6 am to 7 pm. Then, I come home. I’m lucky, if I get a break to eat, I eat while I’m walking, or in a subway or uber. Then, I come home and spend time with my wife Julia and my daughter Leia. That’s like the best part of my day, by far, spending time with my family,” said Elzomor.

“I also don’t feel like, I work necessarily. I love it, I get to hang out, with really cool people, who happen to be extremely powerful at the same time. It’s kind of surreal when you think about it. A lot of people would pay to be able to hang out with people for an hour with a billionaire and ask them as many questions as they want. I get that and I get paid for it. I always try to look at my situation from a positive perspective. It’s become very nonchalant because I kind of walk to work and I train like 4 Victoria Secret supermodels in a row, it’s true.
They are just normal human beings, who are extremely inspirational because they all started somewhere. They had goals, and went ahead and accomplished them. I try to take from that as often as I can. Cause usually if I can do it, anyone can do it,” said Elzomor.

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

“I would say something along the lines of dream, believe, achieve.  That would be the name of my story, that would be the name of my movie. I would want someone to go, sit down, and watch the movie and understand that the whole moral of the story is that you can accomplish whatever you want to accomplish in life. If I had to pick someone to play me, I would say Zac Efron. I really like him, I want to train him, and we have mutual friends that say we kind of resemble each other. I think that is an awesome compliment, I’m not really sure if I see the correlation there, but I would love for Zac Efron to play me in a movie, that would be awesome,” said Elzomor.

What was Elzomor most memorable year?

“You know what, whenever a new year starts, I always say this is going to be my best year yet. Thankfully, it’s been that way. By far, it would have been when my daughter Leia was born. That moment hearing your daughter cry for the first time, that’s surreal. That’s a paradigm shift. You don’t understand what that feels like until you feel it.
From there on, it’s kind of a new fire under my ass. I just want to go ahead and accomplish goals, ten times bigger than the ones I set prior. So, the year when my daughter was born, I just went BEAST mode. I started to get featured in Vogue and People magazine and GMA, it all actually happened all around the time my daughter was born.
Religions say, that there’s a blessing that comes from your first child. Logically speaking, there’s a motivation that come from your first child, so there’s an overlap there for sure. It’s been an incredible ride so far. This year has been an incredible year as well, but I think last year was like an important part of my life. Where I can look back 10-15 years from now, and know that 2017 was the beginning of something great,” said Elzomor.

What is Elzomor underwear preference?

“Okay, so boxer briefs/boxers. I can’t remember the last time I wore briefs, probably like Elementary School. My favorite brand, by far is MSX also known as M By Michael Strahan. I am the brand ambassador for his company, so I wear his underwear, his sweatpants and I have closets full of stuff that I wear from M By Michael Strahan. People literally stop and go like wow, what is that, and what are you wearing.
Then I tell them, they have no idea, that Michael Strahan even has a clothing brand. It’s been around for like a year or two.
I love his boxers and I’m not just saying it because I’m the brand ambassador,  his boxer briefs are incredible.  You got celebrities hitting him up and asking him for underwear, it’s that amazing.
During the summer, I had a couple of his boxer briefs on & literally during the day, it felt like air conditioning was on my butt. I was like wow. I thought was leaning on a vent or something like that, but no, that’s just some crazy technology with these boxer briefs. They literally cool your down, when it’s 90 degrees outside. So yes, I highly recommend it. If anyone reading this article and they might want some boxer briefs, go to M By Michael Strahan please, they are good,” said Elzomor.

What is Elzomor favorite M By Michael Strahan product?

“I love his sweatpants. I also have his sleeveless hoodie, I have like 8 different versions of it. I love his sweatpants, he’s got incredible designs, they fit really well, they have this cool zipper, so stuff isn’t falling out of my pocket. By far, all of his products are great, but these are my favorite,” said Elzomor.

If Elzomor could travel anywhere with anyone died or alive, who would they be and where would they travel to?

“Am I allowed to say space or other planets. Then, absolutely, I’ll leave this planet first. I am all about finding out secrets that the world has to offer. I think there is way more to life than what we are being told and taught to say in school. The planets, other dimensions, para universes. I think it is more complicated and complex than we are taught to believe.
I think it’s not that simple that you are born, work 9 to 5 your whole life, you barely scrap and then you die, there’s more to it. If I could meet someone who could answer those questions, it would be great.
If I could find a magical or prophetic figure or an astronaut. I would want to travel with an astronaut who has already been to space who knows what is going on. That’s what I would love, I would want to go with an astronaut, and go to some planet, that we already have access to, but no one knows yet and just get the whole scoop on where we have been and where are we going next,” said Elzomor.

Extra Content: What is the M By Michael Strahan product that Elzomor would like to try and if his mantra was a hashtag, what would it be. Follow me on Instagram and Facebook @MrJoshuaConner to find out.

You can follow Mohamed Elzomor on Instagram @fitlifebymo and check out his website FitLifeByMo.com

Greg Woerdeman

I recently had an opportunity to speak with Greg Woerdeman also known as TDOT Hottie, whose good looks are only outmatched by his work ethic.

By: Joshua Conner

Greg Woerdeman is a TDOT District Operations Supervisor & viral internet sensation based in Nashville, Tennessee.

What is a day in the life of Greg like?

“I guess a regular working day, it’s getting up by 5:00, I’m out of bed every morning. Walk the dog, grab all my food, that’s already prepped & throwing it my lunchbox. I’m usually at work by 6:00, and I work till at least 4 or 5 in the afternoon. Then, I come home, grab a quick bite, and get some gym time. When I get home, Torrey’s home, and we get some Greg & Torrey time in there a little bit. I might actually work a little bit more, if I have a lot to do, if not I’ll just kind of cuddle up on the couch with the dog & her, and try to relax a little bit. Then we eat some ice cream,” said Woerdeman.

“He eats ice cream all the time,” said Torrey Peak, Woerdeman’s girlfriend & photographer.

What ice cream flavor is most like Woerdeman?

“He’s pretty vanilla, haha,” said Peak.

“Probably vanilla, but here is what I do with it, so on a side note, I get vanilla ice cream & I put a bunch of stuff in it. I put Nutella, peanut butter, sprinkles, little brownie pieces and Oreos altogether, and I indulge in it. It starts out as vanilla though,” said Woerdeman.

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

“That’s a good one, I know Torrey would want Jason Statham to play me, I would want the Rock to play me. As far as like the title of my life story, oh that’s a tough question, “Who would have thought?”, would be a good one & the subtitle would be, “Just a regular guy.” said Woerdeman.

What is Woerdeman’s underwear preferences?

“Oh boxer briefs, definitely, and favorite brand is, Torrey is yelling at me, that I rather go commando, which is true around the house, but not in public. For me, it’s boxer briefs, and as far as brand, it doesn’t really matter, but whatever feels the softest,” said Woerdeman.

If Woerdeman was drafted to any National League Football team, it would be the Titans because it’s local and he would play linebacker.

What was Woerdeman’s most memorable year?

“My most memorable year, that’s tough. I would probably say, this past year, because my career has done really well for the most part. I’ve switched from construction to maintenance at work, and that’s done really well, and all of a sudden, I go viral. There has been a lot happening,” said Woerdeman.

How does Woerdeman feel being known as the TDOT Hottie?  

“It’s actually kind of nice, I guess I am kind of flattered, that I have my own hashtag in the first place. It’s just kind of nice, that I can represent our department as a whole in a positive way, and just be able to cut up about it. A lot of people don’t think of state workers as being in shape, or at least bit attractive, I guess it kind of maybe make a trend. That just because you work for the government, doesn’t mean you’re a fat old guy, you’re an in shape dude,” said Woerdeman.

You can follow Greg Woerdeman on Instagram @the_real_tdot_hottie

This post would not have been possible without the coordination of Torrey Peak of Torrey Peak Photography.

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Michael Scanlon

I recently had an opportunity to speak with Michael Scanlon, altruistic advocate & hunky model.

By: Joshua Conner

Michael Scanlon is an: international model & actor, ruby player formerly in Australia, MBA & Autism Behavioral Specialist from Evergreen Park, Illinois. Scanlon inspires me professionally & personally. Professionally, Scanlon has a great work ethic & has made great choices in diversifying his brand. Personally, Scanlon is handsome, has a great physique, style & social media presence. He was even named Top Modelof the year, by Chris Butler Photography in 2018. Scanlon’s good looks are only outmatched by his big heart.

What is a day in the life of Scanlon like?

“Everyday is so different, I just kind of wake up, do a little bit of social media work on the computer and I get to the gym. If I got a photo shoot to do, I’ll go to the gym, pretty early in the morning, then I’ll get to my shoot, and do a little bit of prep in terms of getting pumped up like, push ups, and pull ups that kind of stuff. There is also a lot of traveling involved too. Like next week, I am going to LA, so my Monday will consist of: waking up, driving to the airport, flying to LA, getting a rental car, going to a meeting, and trying to see if I can get a workout in, since I’ve got a photo shoot the same day. Everyday is so different, but I guess that keeps it exciting,” said Scanlon.

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

“Oh man, that’s a tough one, people are constantly telling me that I look like Henry Cavill, so he would play me in a movie, then the title would be something like an unexpected adventure”, said Scanlon.

If Scanlon’s mantra were a hashtag, what would it be?

“Oh man, you’re stomping me here, if my mantra were a hashtag, man, let’s see, it would be something like #everythingisearned,” said Scanlon.

What does Scanlon prefer boxers, briefs or boxer briefs and what are his favorite brand?

“Oh, it’s always boxer briefs, you know boxers are a bit to lose for me, briefs are a bit to tight for me, so I always kind of strive in the middle there. There are a few brands, that I like actually, you know, but if I had to pick one, it would be H & M, they are actually pretty comfortable,” said Scanlon.

Scanlon has also modeled for Richard Dayhoff underwear.

“Yeah, I did some of that with Joem, they’re really soft, they’re really comfortable, we’ve shot in them a few times and they’re really comfortable to wear. One of the things, that I like about them is that I like to keep my page a little bit more modest, and they are not overly revealing, so I do like that aspect of them as well,” said Scanlon about modeling Richard Dayhoff underwear.

What was Scanlon’s most memorable year?

“I think 2015, for me was kind of a big year. I think because, back in 2015, I was playing rugby in Australia, and we made the grand final, which is like the championship for them. I played the last five weeks of the season with a torn tendon, and we had to just wait until after the season was done to get surgery. In the same year, I got a huge promotion at the job that I was working with kids with autism. I started writing the company’s curriculum, and it was my last full year in Australia. I had a lot of good friends, I got to travel a lot, I saw a lot of Australia both personally and for work. I was able to go home and see my family for Christmas, so 2015, was a pretty great year,” said Scanlon.

How does Scanlon want to be remembered?

“There are a lot of different things, that I have been fortunate to do so far. I want people to see me as someone who helped others who needed it, especially you know the work with the kids with autism, that’s the most important thing for me. I just want to be remembered for helping others who needed help, more than anything. I know that’s the most important thing for me. I just want to be remembered for helping others who needed help, more than anything. I know modeling is in a lot of ways a selfish endeavor, but I still identify myself mostly with the work I did with the kids and I always will,” said Scanlon.

Extra Content: I talk to Michael Scanlon about the time he ran a non-profit and how would he describe his photography venture. Follow me on Facebook & Instagram @MrJoshuaConner to see it. You can check out Michael Scanlon on his website www.michaeljscanlon.com, follow him on Instagram @michaelscanlon_ & like his Facebook page @michaeljscanlon