UNB Model Profile featuring Chandler Smith
Chandler sat down with us at UNB to discuss his modeling career to date as well as share some of his best work he has done.
UNB Kyle: What was your first modeling gig and how did you come to get it?
Chandler: My first opportunity i ever had to do a photo shoot was one week after the Alabama State Championship Bodybuilding competition in August this year. My friend Michael Muench got in touch with me about 2 days after the show and told me to get back on my diet and meet him in Atlanta in just 4 days haha. It was a simple shoot, just something to try to build up a portfolio. it was there i got my favorite shot so far. The one of me in pink CheapUndies and Pink Under Armour.
Kyle: What made you want to pursue modeling?
Chandler: Well its something i never thought of doing really. But when i started to get into competing in mens physique, people started to come forward wanting to work with me. So in my mind i thought, its an opportunity i might not ever get again. And i never know what will come of it if i didnt try.
Kyle: Which shoot do you consider your breakthrough in your career?
Chandler: As of right now it might have to be the first one. Mainly due to the response i got from some of the shots in it. But ive been able to do a couple of others since then but the shots have yet to be released.
Kyle: It is good to always remember your first jump into modeling. Which shoot has been your favorite? Why?
Chandler: Has to be the holiday shoot i did with you guys. It was so relaxed and everyone was having a lot of fun the whole time. Made some great friends that day.
Kyle: That one was a lot of fun! Glad you had a great experience! Which shoot has been your most challenging? Why?
Chandler: Ill have to say the first one. I had no idea what to expect, or what i was even doing really haha.
Kyle: I am sure it can be quite a new experience, but that is past you now and you have some great photos in your portfolio. Are there any brands or photographers you would like to work with that you have not worked with yet?
Chandler: Id love to do athletic wear, like Under Armour or Adidas. But from the brands ive been fortunate to wear so far, I love N2N Bodywear, and JOR. Still have so many brands to learn though haha. And again with me still be very new to all this im still learning photographers. But would absolutely love to work the FuriousFotog, Golden Czermak. He does some amazing work.
Kyle: What is something that your fans don’t know about you outside of modeling that you want them to know?
Chandler: I kinda built up a reputation among my fellow competitors this year for putting tons of pics of foodporn on everyones Facebook walls every Friday, calling it Foodporn Friday. I went even as far as starting a Facebook page for it haha. I really love food, especially sweets.
Kyle: Ok, we need to trade recipes in between underwear talk! What kind of diet and exercise do you do to prepare for shoots?
Chandler: As far as the diet goes, its not as strict as a Competition prep, but it has the same concept. Lots of proteins, low carbs, sodium, and fats. I workout 6-7 days a week. Working different muscle groups each day with about 20-30 min of cardio immediately afterwards each day.
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