I'm thrilled to publish this weeks interview with Brendan Dean. Mr. Dean is a model that has done numerous photo-shoots. He's an extremely nice man, and kindly provided some photos of him modeling underwear which can be found at the end of the interview. I highly recommend you guys like his Facebook page and follow him on his Twitter and keep up with him!
1. Age: 22
2. Where are you from? The Midwest
3. Favorite superhero?
I don’t really have one, so I’m going to have to go with all the people that deal with depression and push through it. Because fighting yourself and the demons you create is the hardest thing to do in the world.
4. If you weren’t a model, what other career(s) would you pursue?
I love writing. I have several blogs and try to post as frequently as possible.
5. Who or what inspired your appreciation for fitness and health? Have you always been fit?
Early on I found that the outlet for mental suffering is physical pain. Of course I keep it in a positive manner (working out). I love pushing my limits in the gym or when I go out for a run and of course seeing results is a great feeling.
6. Who or what inspired you to become a model?
I started to really get into bodybuilding so I created a body space to keep up with people with similar interests and a photographer came along and showed me the steps to get into it, and now here I am.
7. What would you say is the toughest aspect of being a model?
There’s a lot of competition and you have to be okay with accepting rejection because not everyone is going to want to shoot you. You are also constantly being judged so there’s a lot of pressure that goes with it.
8. What’s been the most rewarding experience as a model?
Getting to meet great photographers and definitely traveling to different places.
9. What is your favorite way to stay in shape?
I hit the gym 5-6 days a week and do cardio every day. If there’s no gym I just do body weight workouts pushups, sit ups, etc.
10. Can you also tell me about what your regular diet looks like? Do you have a guilty pleasure when it comes to sweets or junk food?
I eat a lot of chicken and vegetables. I also drink a lot of coffee. I try not to go out that much and eat because the foods are filled with GMO’s and MSG. I do however go out and eat out from time to time, but if I do I do double the workout to burn off the garbage I just ate. When I go out to eat I try to get the lesser of two evils.
11. What is your biggest pet peeve at the gym?
When people put their towels on equipment that they're not using.
12. What’s the most interesting health/fitness tip or fact you’ve come across?
That men are only supposed to consume 9 teaspoons, or 150 calories of none natural occurring sugar a day.
13. Which do you prefer: boxers, briefs, or boxer briefs? Why?
Boxers because it gives you more room, but briefs are nice because then you don’t have to adjust yourself if you get a boner. LOL
14. Do you favor any underwear brands? If so, which and why?
Calvin Klein. I really like the waistband styles they have, they're also really comfortable.
15. What would someone find if they went through your underwear drawer?
Just underwear, I don’t hide anything.
16. You get a natural wedgie in public – how do you handle it?
I’d just play it off or head to the restroom if it was bothering me that much haha.
17. Do you have any funny or memorable underwear stories?
Tried to give a kid in high school a wedgie and he wasn’t wearing any underwear which was pretty awkward.
Also had a friend who sharted at a pizza hut, Dude had to ditch his boxers, left them in pizza hut’s bathroom for the cleaning crew to deal with haha. To top it off the pizza closed down a few weeks later.
18. GQ wrote an article a few months ago stating that “tighty-whities” are stylish now. How do you feel about tighty-whities, & do you agree with GQ?
I don’t wear them unless it’s for a photo shoot. If people wear them it’s whatever I don’t judge.
19. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Death is the only wise adviser that we have. Whenever you feel, as you always do, that everything is going wrong and you're about to be annihilated, turn to your death and ask if that is so. Your death will tell you that you're wrong; that nothing really matters outside its touch. Your death will tell you, 'I haven't touched you yet.
You say you need help. Help for what? You have everything needed for the extravagant journey that is your life.