In our latest Model Profile we sit down with Maurice Bright. He’s an up and coming model in the world of underwear. Here is your chance to get to know more about this amazing guy.
What was your first modeling job and how did you come to get it?
My 1st modeling job was a swimwear style shoot for Lupo. I got the job by building a solid relationship with Lupo North America’s general manager Malcolm over time and he believed in me before I really did any extensive modeling.
What made you want to pursue modeling?
For a long time I felt like from head to toe I was a rarity in appearance. Attractive enough to fit a “model” mold but unique looking enough to be able to rise in the ranks efficiently given the work.
Do you have a shoot that you consider your breakthrough in your career?
The Lupo shoot, by far. Working with photographer Rawy Rayan to create those images really set the tone for my career.
Which shoot has been your favorite? Why?
My latest shoot for my Chocolat campaign, with photographer Diana Etienne. I really liked that shoot because it was not so “harsh” so to speak, a lot softer and artistic than my previous shoots.
Which shoot has been your most challenging? Why?
The Lupo shoot was the most challenging simply because it was a 5 hour shoot in the BLAZING heat haha.
Are there any brands or photographers you would like to work with that you have not worked with yet?
I’d love to work with Ricky Day, his work his phenomenal. I’d also like to shoot with Luis Rafael. As far as brands, I’m quite comfortable with the idea of modeling for Lupo exclusively to be honest.
What is something our readers don’t know about you outside of modeling that you want them to know?
Uhm, I’ve been actively writing poetry for about 14 years of my life now and I love it!
What kind of diet and exercise do you do to prepare for shoots?
My diet is more flexible than other’s may think – I frequent Chinese food, Wendy’s and etc. but I make sure these foods fit my macronutrient requirements for the day. I tend to cut out diet sodas as a shoot nears as well. The exercises I do remain the same, lifting heavy but I do add more high intensity interval training like speed clean & jerks to shed a wee bit more body fat if needed.
Favorite cheat meal?
I’ve recently rekindled my love for brownies so yeah, those haha.
Were you a fan of underwear before modeling?
Not really but I’m discovering some really gnarly brands out there so I’m learning more as the days go by!
Looking at your underwear drawer, what is it made up of? % boxer briefs, % briefs, % jocks, % thongs.
My underwear drawer is 70% boxers and 30% briefs but I’m really interested in trying out some jocks especially given my activeness.
The craziest pair of underwear you have ever worn?
Haven’t worn anything TOO crazy to be honest. I’d say these really tight Hollister briefs haha, didn’t really anticipate how snug they were going to be but my thighs and glutes are quite muscular so yeah.
What are your goals for your career?
To be one of the most known muscle models in the world, scoring a slew of work in underwear modeling but also remaining well respected in the fit model community.
What is the best advice anyone gave you when you started your modeling career?
“Don’t ever rush greatness, continuously feed it and be patient about it’s growth.”
(Pics from Lupo swimwear campaign with photographer Rawy Rayan)