We bring you an interview with the Cityboyz Fashion Model Winner Aaron O’Connell. The search was held in Orlando in October.
What prompted you to enter the model search?
One day I was browsing the internet for new underwear. When I stumbled on Cityboyz Fashion’s website I saw the promotional banner for the model search. While going through the details of the Contest, I found that the contest was held only a couple hours away in Orlando. I realized at that point that I would be willing to drive to Orlando if I got enough facebook photo likes on their page, for a chance at the title.
Have you modeled before? (if so what have you done)
Prior to the contest, I competed in 2 NPC Men’s Physique competitions, but I never modeled. Since the contest, I have had two photo shoots and plan to have thousands more.
How have you enjoyed working in mens’ underwear?
Being able to model men’s underwear, has given me a sense of accomplishment. I put in countless hours and sacrifice a lot to make my body the best it can be. Working in men’s underwear allows me to showcase my efforts and to me that is extremely enjoyable.
What do you do in in your spare time? (Hobbies and such)
Working out is my true passion. I call the gym my sanctuary, because it is the one place that no matter how I’m feeling I will walk out feeling even better. I am working towards my ACSM personal trainer certificate and should be personal training by the beginning of 2012. Currently I am a senior at Florida State University and I graduate with my bachelors in two weeks. Once I graduate I will be able to put my full efforts into the activities that support my fitness passion. Some of these activities are: Updating and furthering my website aofitness.com, creating my own fitness cooking show (I graduating with a hospitality degree), and all the other things that further my social impact on society.
What has the experience been since you won?
Winning the Cityboyz fashion model search has helped me gain a lot of exposure, which has given me added confidence that I will be extremely successful in my future of modeling.
What are your plans for the future in modeling?
I move back to south Florida in two weeks. I would love to sign with one of the top modeling agencies in Miami and go from there. Also, I am still in the process of trying to earn my IFBB pro card in the Men’s Physique division. This would help me gain exposure in the fitness side of things and allow me to compete at the professional level, which has always been my dream.