“Honestly, I have yet to meet a photographer who hasn’t asked me to remove my shirt! ” That was the answer of Eric Forgiel when asked how often he has to remove his shirt in a photo shoot. His response is actually a good indicator of his caliber as a male fitness model. Actually, the very first shoot he took was for an artistic nude photograph. He was approached by a photographer in his local gym, and he was ready to showcase what he has been working hard for. Eric was ready to seize the opportunity when it came. Because unlike other modeling segments where your body can be slim or athletic, a muscular physique is of vital importance on any photo shoots, spreads, features or campaigns in fitness modeling. A person who have invested an ample amount of time in building muscles, losing unnecessary weight and fats and living the healthy lifestyle will have evident results to showcase. And obviously, that’s what our Canadian male fitness model has done. Comfortable in front of the camera, Eric knows what his fans want…and partially, that includes him being shirtless!
A male fitness model with no air but has an extroverted and flamboyant personality. Eric says he didn’t really have much adjustments to do when he began modeling. “It came naturally and after having gained some good experience, I became more confident and my work started getting really good with minimal effort.” Eric has a “lot of drive” and is “very disciplined and self motivate easily”, a male fitness model who has an idea of what he wants to brand himself – plus a strategy to go with it, I predict that he will go a long way in an industry littered with failures and disappointments. Since, in all pursuits, discipline and a strong determination is necessary to achieve one’s dream. Qualities that our hard working male fitness model possessed.
In my phone interview with him, I asked him what makes him stand out as a male fitness model. And boy did he know what to say! He intends to bring back the masculinity in male modeling, which is typically lost by the metrosexual phenomenon which makes guys veer more on feminine side. He claims that he intends to portray himself as a man’s man, a girl’s dream guy, the aggressive yet attractive hunk. When he looks at a camera, he sees it as a woman he is trying to seduce, and basing on his photographs – his rich eyes speaks sexy, inviting you to fixate on his glorious body.
Eric wants to bring back the bad-ass men of the West, interpreted in a 21st century setting. A trailblazer in such respect, Eric lives what he portrays. He may have an intimidating look, but his approach- at least from our talks with him- was nothing but nice. Open-minded, vocal and passionate at what he does and extremely clear at what he wants to achieve.
In the incumbent, Eric preparing for a 2011 calendar and a “video compiling several photo shoots so that fans may experience what a professional photo shoot looks like.” He would love to show off and inspire people with the results of what is his typical regimen. He trains every muscle in his body twice per week and follows an exercise schedule like this:
Thursday: Same as Monday
Friday: Same as Tuesday
Saturday: Same as Wednesday
He never “repeat the same exercise two weeks in a row and Sunday” is his day off to rest and recuperate.
For everyone who desires to have a great shape and muscular physique like Eric’s, he leaves this tip to all MaleFitnessModels.NET reader:
“Education (in working out is important). What strikes me the most in the gym are people who have no idea what they are doing. It’s like walking into a Law Firm and asking for a job as a lawyer without having gone to university for training. Read as many books on the subject as possible and fully immerse yourself into the fitness lifestyle. Then, put that knowledge into practice and I guarantee you will achieve your goals.”
Guaranteed, if you’re determined to win like Eric Forgiel you will gain all the knowledge necessary to get where you want to go. Consider today’s male fitness model as a guidepost and inspiration and have glimpse of what the future can look like…shirtless.
REPRESENTATION: Eric Forgiel’s Australian agent is CSA Models Australia and International.