On this edition of Fitness Interview, I interviewed someone very dear to me. I watched this talented young man grow and become the prodigy that he is today. And he’s only just beginning. He’s an unstoppable driven force of nature. Today, we hit topics such as his music, his new album 1990, his fitness, and modeling.
Mikey: You're a triple threat mister! A model, a singer, and a fitness enthusiast. Tell us a little about what inspired you to go the route of modeling and singing.
Antonial: What got me into modeling was being broke in college. I used to shoot with photographers who would pay me to do mostly underwear or nude modeling. Every time I would get my pictures back I would also critique my physique wishing what body parts I would like to get bigger. So after weeks of complaining my friend got me in the gym and we worked out arms and, no joke, my arms was sore for 2 weeks. But I loved the pain so I kept going and made it a lifestyle that I love!!!
Singing/Music I have always loved!! My parents were part-time musicians! My mother used to sing professionally and my dad a bass player so somehow I picked up playing percussion and piano! It wasn't until college where I started investing in my art and taking classes in jazz.
M: Well that is awesome that music runs in the family. Who else would you consider your musical inspirations?
A: Prince, Chick Corea, Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, Whitney Houston, Quincy Jones, Timbaland, Michael Jackson, Earth Wind & Fire, Journey.
M: How would you describe your music? Have you had any opportunities to perform your songs live?
A: My music is primarily Old School R&B with a little jazz and hip-hop with a hint of classical. Yes I have performed at Dallas Pride, Art & Soul Festival, Pink Elephant Festival, and etc.
M: That sounds great and very exciting. So, what do you love about modelling? Any favorite experience you would like to share?
A: Honestly I like it because I am almost acting. I get to be another person that society accepts, LOL. I love working with Calvin!! When you have a good connection with someone the pictures comes out amazing!! My favorite shot was the jumping shot which I've never done before, with compression pants on! It took me like 50 times to get it right but the shot came out amazing!!!
M: Now let's talk fitness, what do you love about it? What pushes you to be better?
A: With fitness, I love the results from it!! Your body is art and what your doing when you workout is painting your own picture. But honestly I have to workout because of diseases like Cancer, Diabetes, and High Blood Pressure runs through my family.
I critique myself to the fullest. I want to be bigger and my desires pushes me to be better and also wanting to always look better naked!!
M: Looking better naked is always a plus! What are a few of your favorite workouts and why?
M: What is current short-term fitness goal? Long-term?
A: Short Term: Get a bigger chest and calves. Long Term: To look like Todd Sanfield .
M: How would you describe your current fitness routine?
A: All of my exercises are 4x10
M: And finally, would you ever consider becoming a full time fitness model?
A: I would love to but I'm not big enough *Cries in Corner*
Follow this awesomely talented young man via his blog. Support, support, support! Check out his album, 1990, which is now available on iTunes.