We may have lost an hour of sleep this weekend but we gained an awesome #mancrushmonday to start off the week! Say hello to the handsome Daniel Hayes!
Brains meets braun in the wonderful specimen that is Daniel Hayes. Along with being insightful and charming, Daniel is a Middleweight Champion, top ranked boxing prospect as well as Trinidad & Tobago’s boxing ambassador. An athletic youth, Daniel played a wide variety of sports growing up, including Soccer, Basketball, Football, Track and Field, Baseball and Swimming. At just 8 years old he started playing basketball and continued playing throughout college. At 16 he was already a certified lifeguard and a highly recruited athlete in multiple sports. In his senior year of high school he was recruited to play basketball for several NCAA Division 1 and 2 schools.
Hayes however decided to attend Thompson Rivers University where he and his childhood best friend were offered athletic scholarships. There, he started as a Kinesiology major but after just one single acting course, he discovered his love and passion for acting and switched his major to Theatre.
No stranger to the camera, Daniel has been a published print model since the age of 17. Hayes landed his first commercial with And1, which was quickly followed by a well-known television ad with Nike. Eagerly seeking to develop his craft, Hayes began studying at The Second City and Groundlings, schools who boast of alumni including Jim Carrey, Will Ferrell, Seth Rogan and Steve Carell. Hayes added to his training by studying at The Ivana Chubbuck Studio that has trained Hollywood’s elite such as Halle Berry, Brad Pitt, Terence Howard and more. Currently on his Olympic quest, Hayes fights out of the world famous Wild Card Boxing Club, home to superstar world champions Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto.
Let’s see what Daniel has to say about love and romance, shall we?
What is the first thing that you notice about a potential love interest?
The first thing I notice is their energy, aura and demeanor. Personality is the most important to me because beauty/good looks will wither in the face of adversity.
What’s your instant deal breaker?
Conceitedness or arrogance!
What is your definition of romance?
Sharing a deep-seated connection with another person both mentally and physically.
What is the best piece of romance advice you have ever received?
Treat them even better than how you would want to be treated.
If there was one piece of advice you could give to other men/women out there, what would it be?
Be yourself. BUT first, get to know yourself, learn your strengths and weakness because once you have a better sense of one’s self, you will be far more effective at being yourself.