“The best thing about modeling for me is the mental focus and discipline that I have to maintain to stay at the top of my game”
13 mai, 2017
Hello World of Models family, I´m Samuel Bobbit and I grew up in Amarillo Texas until I was 14 years old. I was homeschooled with my four brothers and sisters and we learned to make do with the simple things.
For me personally I latched onto the sport of basketball playing several hours a day simply to entertain myself. I fell in love with the game and played throughout high school and into college. Sports were a healthy outlet for me to get away from the stress of everyday life.
Modeling: how did all begin
I had always thought about becoming a model, but was always too afraid of not being good enough to take the first step. My first encounter with the world of modeling happened in a gym where I held a job as a personal trainer.
Model/Photographer by the name of John Conroy approached me and asked if I had ever done modeling. With my answer being ”No,” John encouraged me to pursue my career as a fitness model. A few weeks after that I had my first shoot with John and loved every second of it.
The best thing about modeling for me is the mental focus and discipline that I have to maintain to stay at the top of my game.
Posing to photographers
My favorite thing about working with the photographers the ability to connect and have fun with them. Often times photo shoots can be taken too seriously,
I view them as an opportunity to network and relax after a lot of pre-shoot preparation. My preparation for a photo shoot is a daily routine. You never know how short of notice you might receive for a shoot so you must be ready at all times.
If given a seven day window for a shoe I normally begin with depleting water and sodium. This is so I’m at my leanest on shoot day.
Being naked on camera is it something that I’m comfortable doing. There are certain things that just shouldn’t see the light of day
The runway shows
For myself I’ve never actually been on a runway nor have I worked for any well-known designer’s. All of my work has been on camera being either athletic or aesthetic.
Male models x Female models
To me the industry is still saturated with the sexualization the female body but I feel like men are beginning to make leaps and bounds towards incorporating them selves further into the industry. Rewind to 2013 I stood at 6’4 and 175 pounds.
My biggest inspiration was Chris Hemsworth playing In the Marvel movie Thor. The day after that I begin my fitness journey gaining 50 pounds over the past four years.
When I’m not modeling I keep things pretty casual; jeans, tight fit V-neck’s or three-quarter sleeve T-shirts.
Imagine u a famous model surrounded by a huge crowd!
I think I would remain as calm as possible and try and greet my new found friends as graciously and with as much patience as I can muster.
On show biz
Show business, whether it be the stage or on film is where I imagine many models are trying to end up eventually. Who doesn’t imagine themselves on the silver screen for the whole world to see!
Superpowers and Superheroes
If I could have one superpower it would be teleportation. I go anywhere in the world for free at any time I wanted.
My favorite superhero is SuperMan!
Atracting someone´s attention
I have a bit of a wild side so I attract most peoples attention by pretending I am Channing Tatum and that I actually know how to dance haha.
Having fun, enjoying life
When I have a free day, I enjoy spending time out on the water. Riding JetSki’s, inner tubing, and soaking up sun.
Craziest thing ever done in a Summer time season
The craziest thing of ever done in one summer was shoot a football movie. Imagine if you can 40 high testosterone stunt men on the road with nothing to do but play in between shoot days.
Fav body part
My favorite body part has got to be my chest because that used to be a weak part of my physique and I feel like I’ve brought it up significantly.
Fav booking so far
My favorite booking was a Dick’s Sporting Goods commercial in late 2016. It was a shoot where I could show off my athleticism. I was dunking and running and getting to play basketball on camera. It was a dream come true!
Music, Food and Guilty Pleasure
My favorite singer is The Weekend.
My favorite food is pizza.
My guilty pleasure is sweets.
If u weren´t a model, u´d be….
Aside from being a model, personal training and fitness has always been very prevalent in my life. That’s my job when I’m not modeling.
Sam in 10 years
In 10 years hopefully have a small family and be an incredible on camera and print success.
I’m still building my book I don’t have any current projects in the works. However, I look forward to many bookings in the future various looks and difficulties.
In life has always been “Live every day as if it’s your last.
I’m 24 years old.
I wear a size 13 shoe.
I’m with MINT management New York!
Interview by Ed, the brazilian editor