Everyone knows I have a thing for a man with a beard. Add some tattoos to the mix, ESPECIALLY more tattoos than I have, and that’s a recipe for a serious crush from me. In my exploration of the many wonderful and beard focused instagram accounts, I came across a particularly fine specimen that I wanted not only to stare at on instagram, but to also feature as a #mancrush. Wouldn’t you know, this guy was just as beautiful on the inside as he was on the outside. He was a total gentleman when I reached out to him about the interview, and has been a great online penpal ever since. Good looks, a good heart, and an inspirational outlook on life, meet our #MCM this week Sebastian Nana.
The retired Nada spends his days at the gym and riding the sea wall in beautiful Vancouver. At 46 years old the bearded gent has recently become something of an instagram sensation, his striking photos, fit tattooed physique and honest posts drawing followers to him in droves. His artistic sensibilities and lush fascial hair earned him the position of Creative Director at @Thebeardstruggle, a wildly popular beard and beard care account and site. What you may never realize from his social media is that Nana is fighting the disease multiple sclerosis, but with incredible strength and positivity. It’s truly humbling to have a conversation with him, so I’m so happy to be featuring him and his take on romance this week. Take a read below. Save your swoons to the end ladies!
What is the first thing that you notice about a potential love interest?
I would obviously have to say the eyes . The eyes don’t lie . You can tell immediately if there is a mutual attraction . Something I think we have all learned in the past ,attraction can not be forced . It either there or not
What is your ideal first date?
Bike ride the sea wall at sunset , stoping at the beach with a bottle of wine and a blanket for the sunset in English bay .
What is your definition of romance?
Two people so in love that are will in to do anything to be together .
Have you ever done something crazy to get a crush’s attention?
Yes , in highschool I staged a BMX accident to get my crush to come out of her house to see if I was ok just to see her .
Describe the best date you’ve ever been on:
Grabbed take out from cactus club restaurant , drove to a city look out and created a bed in the back of my suv . With the hatch open looked over the city all night together