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I’m thrilled to have Charles Paz on the blog today. Charles is a cover model, professional trainer and Photographer, as well as a Meal Prep Chef.

Rae: First, if we were meeting at a coffee shop I’d be drinking an iced Coffee with coconut milk. I’m so happy summer is here 🙂 ! What would you order?

Charles: Cookies!! lol. And maybe a Hot Chocolate.

Rae: For those who are not familiar with how you became a cover model, can you tell us how you were discovered?

Charles: Once upon a time, I weighed 300lbs. I did a total life change and lost nearly 100lbs. Did a body building comp and then some modeling. I had a cover artist see my pics and loved me. Did some shoots and the rest is history.

Rae: Wow – that’s inspiring! Are you involved with reader conventions?


Charles:
I was a regular at the RT CONVENTION as well as HOT MOJAHVE KNIGHTS. I just did My first WILD WICKED WEEKEND and it was AWESOME!!

Rae: Are you able to connect with fans and if so, what was your most memorable fan meet?  

Charles: I love the Fans. They are really good to me. Most memorable moment was when I had a fan bring me my first book cover and had me signed it. It was surreal.

Rae: Ok, I have to ask, what is the craziest thing a fan asked you to sign?

Charles: HAHAHAH!! Nothing crazy at all. I’m not that much of a ROCKSTAR.

Rae: In addition to being a cover model you are also a fitness trainer and photographer. Do you ever sleep?

Charles: I slept once. it was nice. Lol. I usually pass out from exhaustion. My mind never shuts off and I overthink things.

Rae: Can you walk us through a typical day?

Charles: My days are full of emails, bookings, training clients and training myself. I am always ‘Working’.

Rae: I know I speak for many of my followers in that it is extremely difficult it is to stay fit while sitting in an office chair. Any fitness tips for those who find themselves strapped to a chair for hours every day?

Charles: Get up and smell the fresh air sometimes. you are not chained to your desk. There’s a whole world out there to explore.

Rae: I find it very motivating and inspiring how connected you are via social media to your fans. You area always posting video clips to get people up and moving! 

Charles: Thank you!! I really appreciate that! I try my best to show people that I’m just like them and they can do it too!!

Rae: Now that summer has finally arrived do you have any traditions or trips you are excited about?

Charles: VEGAS….That is all. lol.

Rae: A few authors have sent me questions to ask you….in no particular order 😉

Charles: UH OH!!! Ok.

Rae: Naima Simone wants to know “If you could pose with any celebrity, who would it be?”

Charles: Hahahaha. Hmmm… I would pose with Emilia Clarke a.k.a. THE MOTHER OF DRAGONS DAENERYS TARGARYEN. Not because she is so beautiful but because her personality is amazing from interviews and behind the scenes stuff. I would be really comfy with her.

Rae: Hildie McQueen want’s to know “When is the next big “room” party and can she bring her older Mama friends?” (Hildie assures me this was a PG-13 safe question to ask 😉

Charles: HAHAH!!! Vegas at the end of July. Its NATIONALS for all the Bodybuilders and competitors. There will be many Pool Parties and Business Meetings to be had.

Rae: Suzanne Ferrell wants to know “If you prefer to pose with a model or something inanimate…like a gun? Coz I have silhouettes of guys with weapons on my covers.”

Charles: Id rather pose with a model. They are fun to shoot with. Hee Hee Hee.

Rae: From Jeanne Adams “So, Charles, welcome to Books I Love a Latte! If you could be on the cover a classic book – War and Peace, Pride and Prejudice, Dracula, that sort of thing – which one would you choose?”

Charles: It would be a Dracula sorta cover. I’m a Sweet talker and a lil evil as well.

Rae: MK Meredith wants to know “Considering your creative outlets with photography and modeling, and your physical outlets with Fitness and training, which provides you with the greatest satisfaction?”

Charles: With the right people and energy, without a doubt Photography. I love getting in my zone and bringing images to life. Its my true passion. Sometimes, lifting weights is more of a THERAPY session as I need to let out stress and get lost in the moments.

Rae: Speaking of photographs do you have a website of the photographs that you take?

Charles:  I don’t have a BIG WEBSITE. Just Instagram and Facebook. I always get yelled at for not having a website but seeing as well as I do with Social Media and staying booked, I think I’m doin pretty well

Rae: If you could have a photo session where or what would it include?

Charles: If I could shoot anywhere? It would be the beach. Maybe Brazil again. It was one of my Fave places to visit.

Rae: It was so much fun having you here today!

Charles:  Thank you for having me. It was a pleasure

***** 22 Tantalizing Tidbits*****

1. What is a must read book and why?

A Midsummer Nights Dream. Read the book AND watch the play if possible.

2. What is one place that I should see if I visit your hometown?

My studio of course Lol.

3. Castles or Beaches?

A CASTLE by the BEACH

4. What is one thing readers would be surprised to know about you?

I coached youth soccer and was undefeated for two years. I also play soccer and am pretty good I must say.

5. Hard Rock or Classical? Favorite Band or Artist?

Country actually. lol. Zac Brown Band

6. If you had an all expenses paid trip anywhere in the world where would you go?

Somewhere that has a nice beach and beautiful women.

7. What is your guilty pleasure?

Uhmmmm…… Crap. lol. I like Food too much. Hahahah!!! I eat healthy but honestly I can eat A LOT!!

8. What are you afraid of?

Losing Loved ones or being homeless

9. Tats or No Tats? If tats, how many and what did you choose for your first one?

No tats yet. I gotta figure out which one.

10. Organized or Free Floating? 

Free Floating

11. Binge watcher or weekly viewer? Which show(s)?

Game of thrones. Every week. lol

12. What’s on your playlist?

I listen to everything. Mostly Pandora. Steve Aoki is Number 1.

13. What play or musical do you want to see next?
 

Haven’t thought of that. I heard Hamilton is Good.

14. Best tip for relaxing?

Turn off your phone.

15. What’s your favorite TV show and why?

Monday Night Raw. Lol. Im a big Wrestling fan.

16. What’s your favorite movie of all time and why?

Yikes!! That’s tough. Theres too Many. I loved Gatsby. The production was awesome.

17. Would you rather see a movie in the theatre or at home on DVD and why?

DVD. I don’t like theaters.

18. One thing you can’t live without?

Family

19. Do you love to cook or go out to eat?

I can cook but would rather go out and eat.

20. Motorcycle or bicycle?

Bicycle

21. If you could try any career for a day, what would it be?

Professional Cuddler. I heard that’s a thing isn’t ?

22. Person or persons you admire and why?

Anybody who tries to make the world better.

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