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Alex Cannon

May 2014

 

What did you want to become when you were a child?

It changed all the time! Everything from a Martial artist, to ice hockey player, football or basketball player.! haha. Now I'm working toward building businesses, investing and creating a life that allows me to live it whilst building a legacy to leave behind for my family.

 

How did your friends/family react when you told them you wanted to be a model?

I never 'wanted' to be a model it just kind of happened, my cousin who is an actress set me up with a photograher because my Mum & family were always trying to get me to model.... and it just went from there!

 

How long have you been modelling for?

On and off for about 6 years now! 

 

What has been your greatest accomplishment so far:

When I shot for Men's Fitness twice last year, as I did it off my own back. I found the contacts, contacted them, set it all up myself. As opposed to it coming from one of my agents.

 

Lets talk about your physique for a moment, how many hours a week do you spend working out?

I spend around an hour a day working out, it isn't imperative to do so to attain the physique you want but I thoroughly enjoy it!

 

Even male models get criticized for their looks, one season it seems that "ultra-thin" is in, while the next it is "healthy" that is in, have you ever felt the pressure to look a certain way?

No, never. I like to look how i like to look, truth is you can never make everyone happy. Dont try & be like anyone else, you'll can be the best copycat in the world. But nobody can be a better version of you!

 

Who inspires you in the industry?

In the fitness industry; Mike Rashid, CT Fletcher, Gregg Plitt, Zyzz was funny I liked his whole outlook on life too!

 

What aspects of your job do you like best/least?

The modelling side of my job, I love meeting new people and travelling! My PT/ Health Coach side I LOVE helping people, the satisfaction of someone reaching they're goals and knowing you helped them to it is priceless..... If you're not improving someone else's life, then you are wasting your time.

 

Describe your style in terms of fashion:

It varies all the time! If i was to sum it up i would say fitted! Even down to my tracksuits I wear they are fitted! Cant beat a tailored fit suit though!

 

What makes you happy?

My family, my friends, travelling, achieving & helping others.

 

What is your favorite song at the moment, and of all time?

That's a tough one! Favourite song at the moment is J. Cole - Power Trip (Mike D Remix). Favourite song of all time is Jen Bostic - Jealous of the angels, as it was played at my Mum's funeral and it's a beautiful song.

 

What are some of your favourite movies?

I recently saw "Wolf On Wall Street", that has to be one of my favourite films I've seen in a long time! I'm sure most lads would say the same. Other than that I love comedies, can't beat a good laugh. Gangster films, the old school ones like "Goodfellas", "Casino" etc I love all of them. That's a tough question! haha.

 

What is your biggest guilty pleasure?

I love a good pizza! Also when I go to Nando's - I go all out, you'd have to see it to believe it haha.

 

Describe yourself in 5 words:

Honest, positive, outgoing, ambitious, confident.

 

Which living person do you admire most?

My Dad, stongest man I know, best role model I could ask for. Hard working, successful, came from nothing, great personality & everyone loves him.

 

What do you most value in people?

Honesty.

 

Name 2 things people don't know about you:

I don't know really! It's not my business what others know and think! haha. I'm pretty open about everything. So, not much, I don't think!

 

What is your motto?

Live in a way that if someone was to speak bad of you, people would know they are lying.

 

Any advice for men wanting to become models?

Don't spend fortunes on getting a portfolio done, you don't need one to get started, just normal photos are good enough when you are contacting agents.... If they like you then they will take care of all of that.

 

Any last words?

Work hard & stay humble :)