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Monday, August 8, 2011

Interview of Model/Actor Billy Freda!

Today it’s my pleasure to present an interview of multi-talented Billy Freda. His career encompasses many avenues; cover model, actor, fitness model, co-owner of a fitness gym, entertainment host and producer. Definitely a man of many talents!

Where to find information about Billy Freda:

Q: You have a degree in Engineering from Rutgers…my husband received his Master’s Degree there! Have you used that degree?
A: I was actually in technical sales and process consulting for about 7 years prior to going into entertainment full time.

Q: Tell us how you got involved in modeling and your first shoot.
A: My college girlfriend noticed an ad for male models needed. I went and booked the job! It was my first shoot and it was a fitness shoot. It was a little studio, and to be honest, I had no idea what to expect. Ironically, it was that photographer that submitted my photos, years later, to the Mr. Romance Competition, and that’s how I got into cover modeling.

Q: You are also a host for Fashion Network. What did you do there?
A: I host some of their special events, but mostly I cover NY Fashion week twice a year for them.

Q: With all the directions you’ve taken with your career, is there one job you’ve thought about trying but haven’t attempted?
A: Not really…..I’m already a little scattered, and prefer to stay primarily in acting.

Q: You posed for a half-torso cast at South Beach Body Casting. Can you describe the process?
A: LOL, Quite long and messy! If I remember correctly, they use a plaster that dentists use. First, I was wrapped in a gauze so the plaster didn’t stick to my skin. You have to try and stay flexed for as long as possible, so that as it dries, it captures the muscle definition. It was a little uncomfortable, but not too bad!

Q: You’re a former “Mr. Romance” (2003). Tell us about the competition. What was the atmosphere among all the contestants?
A: Well, as you may, or may not know, the Mr. Romance competition has been removed from RT this year, and I think it will be missed. It was a very fun atmosphere and some of the guys got close. We really worked together and I think we were happy for each other whoever the winners were. I’ve stayed friends with some of the guys from that year. As a matter of fact, I just shot with Brooks Johnson last week.

Q: You have a wonderful and long resume of your fabulous career. What will be added next to your list of accomplishments?
A: Series regular when my TV pilot gets picked up, or series regular on a sitcom.

Q: How do you stay in shape? Daily routine? Do you do something different for modeling shoots?
A: I use to train differently before shoots, but after modeling for over 13 years, I just maintain what I have. (They get me the way I am, or they don’t have to take me lol). I work out 4 days a week….3 days weights, 1 day cardio training. Like I said I’m just maintaining now.

Q: Favorite food?
A: Sushi!!

Q: Favorite drink?
A: I’m have a glass right now……Sauvignon Blanc wine!

Q: What would you consider to be the most romantic place in the world…just so we might get some travel ideas?
A: My bedroom! Honestly, any quiet tropical beach!!


Michelle said...

Love the My Love Forever Cover

Renee Vincent said...

*waving* You KNOW I wouldn't miss this interview, Billy. It was absolutely entertaining! Thank you for putting a huge smile on my face this morning and I look forward to meeting you again. At least now I know what to order for you at the bar ;-)

I wish you all the best in your acting career. With that smile of yours (and your brains, or course) I've no doubt you'll go far.

Liz said...

yummy. looking forward to the day I could get Billy on one of my covers...he'd look great carrying a beer keg!
lovely interview! thanks

Tina Donahue said...

Love your covers - smokin' hot. :)

Nina Pierce said...

Ummm, I don't think you need to change your fitness routine. It's totally working for me, errr, you. It's working for you.

Nice interview. Good luck with the pilot.

Cynthia Arsuaga said...

Great interview!

Kate Hofman said...

Billy, I loved reading your interview. You've accomplished such a lot in comparatively few years. I am very proud of you, Grandson!


DCL Publications said...

Everyone at DCL loves working with Bill. He is handsome, funny, and hard working and does the best covers! Thanks for interviewing our favorite Dark Lord!

Jannine said...

Loved the interview, Billy. You're not only hot, you're a nice guy, too. I loved talking with you at RT. Best of luck for your future endeavors.

Georgie Lee said...

Great interview! It is always fun to get a peek behind the scenes.

Teresa K. said...

Hi Billy,

Love the interview. Thanks again for wanting to put me in touch with Lenell.

That's what makes you so special. Your a good hearted man with a beautiful smile.

I so enjoyed meeting you at Lori Foster's this year. It look's like I'm going to have watch out for the Ms. Renee. She keeps telling me your hers, lol.

I do wish you the very best in all that you do, and I hope our paths cross again. I also hope they bring back the Mr. Romance Contest.

I hope to see you on that TV series or on that sitcom.

Teresa K.

jean hart stewart said...

Loved the honesty of the interview. Came across as a genuine person and one who'd be a good friend, besides being a hunk. Jean

Billy Freda said...

Stopping by to say hi! Thank you for all the wonderful comments!
Couple quick replies:
Liz: I love carrying beer kegs!! Anytime (but it has to be tapped)
Kate: My cyber Gram, you are the best and a talented writer....I'm proud of you too
Teresa: I hope they bring back Mr. Romance too
Ms Renee: As for your reply "Thank you for putting a huge smile on my face this morning", should I comment or just let it go?? LOL

Cara Marsi said...

Billy, love your interview and love the covers. I wish you lots of luck in whatever you choose to do.

Mona Risk said...

Billy, you have such a friendly smile and positive attitude. I wish you could model my heroes.

Sandy said...

Nice to meet an intelligent man. Interesting interview.

Katalina said...

Hi Billy, you're great, you've got it all!

Renee Vincent said...

Billy: Yeah...I'm thinking let's let that one go LOL! Safe travels to you!

Marianne Stephens said...

Billy, thanks for the interview and stopping by to comment!
Thanks everyone for reading his graciously given interview and leaving a comment.

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