We got a chance to talk to an up and coming model in the world of men’s underwear, named Matt Josbena. He’s was introduced to us through a former UNB guy. He’s a really great guy and we wanted you guys to know more about Matt.
Name: Matt Josbena
Interesting Fact: I used to weigh 300 pounds
What do you want to get into modeling? Why underwear/swimwear underwear/swimwear?
Modeling has always been a huge dream for me. To me its so much more than just taking a picture. It’s being completely vulnerable, and that was something I struggled with for a long time growing up. The reason why I love modeling underwear and swimwear is because you have to be truly comfortable in your own skin, and that is something I really want to help people do…build confidence!
What do you think sets you apart from other models in the industry?
I don’t think anything in particular sets me apart to be completely honest. Every model brings something to the table. Whether that be with personality, look, experience. I will, however, say that I am passionate and completely committed to my work. To me dedication, passion, and persistence go a long way.
What shoots have you done so far?(Which brands/photogs have you worked with?
I have done a lot of lifestyle shoots, bridal shoots, and fitness shoots. Over the past few year is when I got comfortable and confident shooting in underwear and my favorite photographer that I have grown to trust and we instantly work well together is Vincent Alain from Vincent Alain Photography. He is a genius!
Underwear has many styles from boxer briefs to thongs. Do you have any pairs you don’t want to wear on a shot? ?
I am most comfortable in briefs, but I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that I have just never tried wearing others. They can be kind of intimidating…am I right?!
Are there any underwear/swimwear brands you’d love to work with? Why?
Oryx, Andrew Christian, PUMP and Aussiebum are definitely on the top of my list. Mainly because I really love the design of the underwear and they also look extremely comfortable! But if there is one thing I love about modeling its being able to help a product line grow. So gaining the knowledge of other products would help me bring more business to other brands VIA social media and word of mouth.
Which photographers would you love to work with on a project?
I’ve got to be honest, I have followed Styrke Studio for a long time on Instagram and the photos are always incredible.
Who do you consider super stars in the world of modeling?
Eric Turner and Vince Sant. They make it look so effortless, which is how it should be. Natural and real.
Outside of modeling and working out what do you do in your down time? What are your hobbies and interests?
I love to cook and bake. I really like to go to natural springs and go for a kayak or a hike…be close to nature. I love taking acting classes at my studio ClassAct in Orlando. Traveling is definitely up there too. Really it comes down to making myself a better person and gaining more experience and knowledge! Also I love watching Netflix in my underwear sitting on my bed.
What type of fitness regime do you do to keep in shape, and does it change when you do a shoot?
I am in the gym 5-7 days a week depending on what I have got going on. Usually start out with a little warm up before lifting to wake up my body and then I go into the heavy stuff to build muscle. I generally do 20-30 minutes of cardio to keep myself lean. When I am about to shoot, I usually don’t lift as heavy and keep the cardio up. But “abs are made in the kitchen” so if you want that then you definitely have to keep on top of your diet.
Models can’t always eat great what is your favorite guilty pleasure in food?
Oh gosh! I think I have more than one…Pizza for sure and sweets (cake, cookies, candy, you name it!)
We are an underwear blog so what makes up your underwear drawer? (what percentage of briefs, boxer briefs, jocks, thongs do you have?)
Its 100% briefs. I just find them most comfortable.
What is one word that describes you?
If you were stranded on a deserted island what is one thing you must have with you?
What is your favorite color
What is a fact about you that would surprise our readers? (are you shy? Love disco? Know all the words to Star Wars?)
My entire life is a Bridesmaids quote. I can quote the entire movie. It so damn funny! And its always an ice breaker cause who hasn’t seen it?! That was the hint…if you haven’t seen it drop everything and watch it. You wont regret it.
Where can our readers find you on the net and social media?
Matt Josbena on Facebook @mattjosbena on Instagram