Jayson Glick

I recently had an opportunity to speak with charismatic and handsome artist Jayson Glick.

By: Joshua Conner

Jayson Glick is an actor and model based in Los, Angeles, California. Glick is represented by Tilmar Talent Agency in Los Angeles, California, Look Model Agency in San Francisco and Envy Models in Las Vegas, Nevada, under Altamero Management. Glick inspires me, because of his great physique, sophisticated style, delicious food posts, and he was also a father’s day meme for the M By Michael Strahan page, which was loved over a hundred times.

What is Glick’s mission in the world?

“Well, you know, I try to keep what I do in perspective as far as acting and modeling, but you know, I’m all about spreading positivity into the world. I want to have an impact on people in a positive way. I try to be that way every day with people I meet or you know just spread some sort of positive message. You know everyone is going through something, so if I could just provide like a moment or two of happiness for people or make them have a little more faith in humanity, that makes me happy, honestly,” said Glick.

If Glick’s mantra was a hashtag, it would be #positivevibes.

“If my mantra was a hashtag, you know it would be #positivevibes. I talk about that every day when I have conversations with people. It works, when you put positive vibes out in the world and it comes back to you. It’s worked for me, my whole life, believe me, I go through things like everybody else and I have my moments. I am just a huge believer in spreading positive vibes, and you know, it works. That would be my mantra,” said Glick.

What is the story behind Glick’s first tattoo?

“So my first tattoo was the Chinese symbol for love. I have always believed that the world needs more love, and I am just a very loving person. I like to spread that message,” said Glick.

If Glick could remake any television show, it would be Family Ties.

“You know, what comes to mind is Family Ties, I am kind of dating myself here. I like it was a family, and they spent quality time together and they were happy. It kind of goes back to a simpler time, I guess, and I love that. I love to see families like that, you know happy, enjoying each other and helping each other with their problems,” said Glick.

What are Glick’s underwear preferences?

“Boxer briefs and my favorite brand right now, it’s pretty basic, but I like Adidas,” said Glick.

What was Glick’s most memorable year?

“I would say last year, I had just a really busy year with work stuff, and some personal things,” said Glick.

What does Glick enjoy most about being an actor and model?

“I guess what I enjoy most about being an actor and model is you never know what is going to pop up, or what opportunity or who you are going to meet. It would be very hard for me to have a 9 to 5 job, where it’s kind of routine and schedule. I like the unpredictability of what I do,” said Glick.

What would be the title of Glick’s life story?

“Wow, the title of my life story, you know the first thought that comes to mind would be something like Peaks and Valleys, haha,” said Glick.

If Glick could have a conversation with anyone died or alive, who would it be and why?

“Wow, man, so many names come to mind. You know, I’m such a sports guy, I probably would go with Michael Jordan, I would love to have a conversation with him,” said Glick.

Extra Content: I asked Jayson Glick what it’s like to be an M By Michael Strahan meme. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram @mrjoshuaconner to find out what he said.

You can find out more about Jayson by checking out his website: jaysonglick.com and follow him on Instagram @jaysonglick, Facebook @officialjaysonglick and Twitter @jaysonglick1.

Francisco “Cisco” Perez

I recently had an opportunity to speak with handsome fitness personality Francisco “Cisco” Perez.

By: Joshua Conner

Francisco “Cisco” Perez, is a business owner of CPro_Nutrition, actor, model, talent, AFPA Certified Health, and Wellness coach, WBFF Pro, and dancer for the Rock Hard Male Revue, based in Orlando, Florida. I am inspired by Perez’s “Influence to Motivate”, his amazing physique and how he is truly a jack of all trades.

What is Perez’s mission in the world?

“My mission is to live a healthy life, and a successful one. It’s pretty successful now, but there is always room for improvement. I just want to be happy, loving myself, whoever I decide to be with in the future, and loving my son, of course, he is number one,” said Perez.

What is one quality would Perez like to leave his son?

“The one quality that I would like to leave my son would be hard work. I don’t want him to be lazy, I’m not lazy, I don’t sit on my butt. I don’t ask for things, I go out and get it. If I can’t afford it, I don’t buy it. If I want it, I work for it and pay for it in cash. That’s one of the things that I want him to have,” said Perez.

Perez’s favorite inspirational quote is from Mahatma Gandhi, “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”

What does Perez enjoy most about being a jack of all trades?

“I don’t know, it just kind of happened, that way. I tried going the route were the regular habit of life. You know, you have to go to school, get an education, and you have to stick with one job. I tried that, and it wasn’t for me. One thing after another just kept on happening for me. When opportunities arose, I took them, and that’s pretty much how I became a jack of all trades. It keeps me active, it keeps me going, it keeps me motivated and I enjoy it. I don’t answer to anybody, I have my own business. I have my brand, that I am trying to make as successful as can be,” said Perez.

Perez most memorable year was 2017 because he had an opportunity to be apart of Men of the Strip.

“My most memorable year would probably be, I would say 2 years ago. What are we in 2019, so 2017. I was out in Vegas, and I was part of a show out there called Men of the Strip. Even though it was a short period, it was exciting and quite an adventure. I was able to see myself on the billboards across Vegas, and the valley out there, it was nice to see. It was quite an accomplishment, I would think,” said Perez.

What would be the title of Perez’s life story?

“That’s a good one, I would say Magic Mike XXXL,” said Perez.

Extra Content: I ask Francisco “Cisco” Perez if he could produce a podcast on any topic, what would it be about? Follow me on Facebook and Instagram @mrjoshuaconner to find out what he says.

You can find out more about Francisco “Cisco” Perez by checking out his website ciscoperez3.wixsite.com/cpro, imdb.me/franciscoperez follow him on Instagram @ciscop.nutrition, @cpro_nutrition, and Facebook @CPro.Nurtrition. You can find out more about the Rock Hard Male Revue by following them on Instagram @rockhardmalerevue and rockhardmalerevue.com

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

Dr. Amaan Sadruddin

I recently had an opportunity to speak with one of Chicago’s handsome, astute & creative Renaissance Man Dr. Amaan Sadruddin.

By: Joshua Conner

Dr. Amaan Sadruddin is a doctor specializing in surgery and medicine, electronic music producer and model based in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Sadruddin inspires me both professionally and personally. Professionally, I am inspired by Dr. Sadruddin passion for helping his patients and their families, his work ethics, and how versatile his brand is. Personally, I am inspired by Dr. Sadruddin musicality, style, physique, and his creativity.

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

“That’s a tough one because I have to put myself in a slightly narcissistic situation, which is very hard to do. Title of the movie would be, go after it. I’m a very simple guy, that’s just how it would be. I think anyone would be able to play that movie. I don’t know, I don’t watch many movies, so that’s a really hard thing. I think I’d go with Johnny Depp, because of the way, he can switch characters really fast. If you see his movies, he can switch so beautifully and so fast. So, it’s the same for me, if I’m working in the hospital,  I have a different demeanor, and I don’t think the same way. If I’m back here, and I’m working on the creative stuff, then everything just changes,”said Dr. Sadruddin.

Dr. Sadruddin most memorable year, was last year, although he is expecting great things for this year.

“Most memorable year, you know what it would be this year. I got a chance, to do a lot of things, but since you asked specifically, it’s a really tough one, because you always want to look at the best of what is happening. This year has just started, so there is so much up ahead. Last year, was great, I meet a lot of interesting people and a lot of creative individuals. Just to see that vibe of people, not worrying about other things, and just for the sake of creating. Some people not doing it for the money, and really beautiful things can come from places like that. I would say last year, but this year was fantastic too,” said Dr. Sadruddin.

If Dr. Sadruddin mantra was a hashtag, it would be #committed.

“It would be committed, because I think that I am the type of individual, that if I say something, the least I have to do is be aware of what I said. If I say I am going to do something, I’ll take time out of my day, to figure out how I can spare it as much as I can. Sometimes, you put too much on your plate, and it’s really hard to bring it all together. I guess it would just be committed because that’s how it’s meant to be,” said Dr. Sadruddin.

What Dr. Sadruddin, enjoys most about being a doctor is the response.

“What do I enjoy most about being a doctor,  I think it’s the response. It’s just you can see emotions change so fast, and it works both ways. You can see them go from terribly worried to extremely relieved, it can also go the other way, they could be really well, and go to like instant pain. I’ve seen people shift when they come in, cause they happen to see one of their family members, and they walk in, and they see what happens to them, and the whole dynamic just changes. You can see the ripple effect, it’s like you see him going into shock, then the next family member,  and then the next. It really teaches you not to play around with your life,” said Dr. Sadruddin.

Extra Multimedia Content: In my first YouTube Video for joshuaconner.org, I talk to Dr. Sadruddin about modeling for national brands, and music.

Extra Content: I ask Dr. Sadruddin the age-old guy question,  you have to follow me on Facebook & Instagram @MrJoshuaConner to find out what he said.

You can follow Dr. Sadruddin on Instagram @svexx.svexx, also check out his latest on Spotify

Gregg Avedon

I recently had an opportunity to speak with Men’s Health Legend Gregg Avedon.

By: Joshua Conner

Gregg Avedon is a NASM personal trainer, nutrition specialist, model, author and photographer based in Evergreen, Colorado. Avedon inspires me both personally & professionally. Personally, I am inspired by Avedon’s connection to nature, style, physique & his great flex Friday social media posts. Professionally, I am inspired by how Avedon continues to reinvent himself and how he graced Men’s Health numerous times.

What is a day in the life of Avedon like?

“I wake up everyday around 5:30 in the morning and the first thing I do is make coffee and take care of my new puppy. Then, I head out the door for my first clients of the day for personal training. So now, I’m living up in the mountains, so it takes me a little bit of time to get down from the mountains, and it also depends on what the weather is. If it’s snowing, then of course I’m navigating the snow, on the way down the mountains.

First thing I do is, I head to the gym, I have my first round of clients and then once I have a break, I train myself. I do cardio, and then I train my second round of clients. Then, I head back home, and I take care of whatever, I need to do when it comes to like: writing programs, nutrition plans, working on new books, or my website, basically taking care of business in my office at home, then it’s dinnertime. I try to at least take one walk everyday. I try to do like a 3 mile walk, if I can especially, being out here in the mountains. Whether it’s a hike or just walking around my neighborhood. Aside from that, then I try to get to bed before 11 pm,” said Avedon.

Avedon then explained how his days are different if he has a modeling job, because he spends most of his time on road and preparing for the job.

“Everything is sort of geared towards the job that I am working on, even my prep. People tend to think I’m a fitness model, when I’m really more of a fashion model. I’ve been a fashion model, my entire career. With the good fortune of working with Men’s Health, and working with other publications, where you see my body, but mostly, most of my stuff is fashion. So the jobs, that I do are more where I am clothed, so it’s not like I’m having to dial in and prep nutritionally, to do my jobs.

Although, you know, I always want to feel my best, and look my best.

So I’m always gearing up, when I have a job to keep it clean, I think if you do that, you look clean overall. In your: eyes, face, skin tone and your energy levels. When I go on a job, off course you’re dealing with travel, it’s usually a 6 am call time and a catered breakfast, but I keep everything pretty simple when I am on a job. I rarely if ever will go out to dinner, so when I work a long day, they’ll cater lunch, so I usually have a salad for lunch with whatever source of protein they may have. Dinner, I always go to the grocery store, get a basic salad,  some fruit, maybe yogurt and then I have dinner in my room,” said Avedon.

What would be Avedon’s spirit animal?

“My wife has told me that my spirit animal is the wolf, and the funny thing is one of the first dogs we had; she was a white Shepard, and she had very wolf like qualities. She has very long since passed, we lost her about 10 years ago, but I do feel like she is always kind of looking out for me. If you want to say a spirit animal, I feel her presence in a lot of ways. I would say you know a wolf in that regard. Just that she’s looking over me, guarding me and keeping me safe.

Last year, maybe about 8 months ago or so, I posted pictures of me with a wolf. In Colorado Springs, there is a wolf sanctuary, so I went out there. I actually had the good fortune of hiking with the wolves. It was just an incredible experience,  in the mountains. It is incredible, super intimidating at first, they are just way bigger than you could even realize and powerful. It was an awesome experience, that was something that, I probably wouldn’t mind doing again. I made friends with the owners of the wolves and everything, and continue to stay in contact with them, it was pretty cool,” said Avedon.

One of Avedon’s mantra is, “In my life, I have learned, that there is more wisdom in nature, than all the greatest minds combined. A simple complexity of a leaf, is as miraculous as a Continental Divide.”

“Just the power in that, in the grand scheme of things. That God, is in everything, he’s the creator, it’s absolutely amazing,” said Avedon. Avedon’s favorite quote however, is by Henry David Thoreau. Avedon really likes how Thoreau is connected to nature.

“He felt like a day was not truly complete, without walking in nature,  which is often how I feel. So there is sort of kinship that I always feel with Thoreau. The quote is, “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined,” Henry David Thoreau,” said Avedon.

What is Avedon’s underwear preference?

“I’m so simple, basic briefs & Hanes is the brand I get 9 out of 10 times. They fit, they support everything, that’s why I don’t like boxers too much, they don’t support me as well. Basic white briefs, is honestly my go to,” said Avedon.

How does Avedon feel to be considered a Men’s Health Legend?

“I’m super grateful & of course humbled everyday, because we are all in this journey together. I’ve had the good fortune to be in the right place, at the right time, and being prepared for when the opportunity happened for me. It’s just been an incredible journey. I just have a massive sense of gratitude, because it gives me a voice. It gives me a voice to reach lots of people, and sort of my whole standard is to get results and being consistent. It’s not rocket science,  you know, everybody has the ability to make massive achievements. If somebody asks me, Gregg, how can I get on the cover of Men’s Health,  I encourage them and I am always willing to help them.

For me, it’s just a humbling experience. I’m just grateful that I had the opportunity to do as many covers, and have the relationship with Men’s Health that I have,” said Avedon.

Extra Content: How does Gregg Avedon want to be remembered? You can find out by following me on Instagram & Facebook @MrJoshuaConner.

You can follow Gregg Avedon on Instagram @greggavedon & check out his website goliathplan.com

Bec Chandler

I recently had an opportunity to speak with Bec Chandler, Virginia’s blessed, handsome & enterprising gentleman. 

By: Joshua Conner

Bec Chandler is an: actor, model, photographer, & health consultant-advocare supplement distributor based in Richmond, Virginia. Chandler inspires me personally & professionally. Personally, I am inspired by Chandler’s faith, style, physique & passion. Professionally, I am inspired by his work ethic & creativity.

What is a day in the life of Chandler like?

“Oh, it varies, almost every single day, on a normal day: I get up in the morning, have breakfast, get on the internet and do some social networking. After that, I’ll probably hit the gym, get my workout in, then I’m constantly working on booking my next gigs. If I actually have jobs that I have landed, it depends on where I am at. Many times, I’m up at 2 or 3 in the morning, and I’m on the road at 4, so I can make a call time at 6 am, then I work all day and come home. Like right now, I just left Atlanta today, so I’ve been on the road for about 8 hours. That’s just industry life, you’ve got to go where the work is. Especially, if you don’t live in a major city, where there’s enough work to keep you busy. So, since I’m based out of Richmond, Virginia, I travel the east coast a good bit, so I’m on the road a lot,” said Chandler.

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

“Well, that’s a good question, never give up would be the title and, oh man, you know what, I think I would like Matthew McConaughey to play me,” said Chandler.

What was Chandler’s most memorable year?

“My most memorable year, you know what, I have to say this year is my most memorable year, to date. 2019, was a good year, I got engaged, I got to do a family trip with all my nieces & nephews, and I started the year, very well for my career, so far this year has been the best yet,” said Chandler.

If Chandler’s mantra was a hashtag it would be, be childlike minded.

“I think that people constantly get caught up in the rat race of life, that we forget to see the world through what God, put as a child’s eye. We complicate things, instead of simplifying things. I think we forget to look at trees, and see the beauty of the sky, you know look at it through a child’s eyes. It’s simple for a child, they are: happy, pure and kind and I think we forget that too often,” said Chandler.

Although Chandler reads the bible for inspiration, he also loves an Abraham Lincoln quote.

“You know to be honest with you, anything in bible, there is not a certain one that stands out more than the others. They are all important and we should abide by all of them. Anything in the bible is good, but I do love the quote, “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle,” by Abraham Lincoln,” said Chandler.

Chandler also is a photographer, what is one sentence would he like people to use to describe his photography?

“One sentence, I would like people to use to explain my photography, I’m going to hope people say it’s unique with a cinematic feel,” said Chandler.

How does Chandler want to be remembered?

“I want to be remembered as hardworking, kind, and as a genuine, but legitimate guy. I want people to look back and be like he was a legitimate, good guy, he was kind, caring and he went out of his way to help people,” said Chandler.

Extra content:  I asked Bec Chandler, if he could throw a dinner party with anyone died or alive who would he invite & we end up in one hundred acre woods. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram @MrJoshConner to see how we ended up there.

You can find out more about Bec Chandler from his website becchandler.com, www.totalchangefitness.com/, and follow his Instagram @becchandler & Facebook @Bec-Chandler

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