Shawn Hoke, this month’s Sexiest Man of the Month for September 2013, is of Irish-Scottish decent and was born and raised in Kentucky. Coming from a loving and supportive family, this handsome male is currently studying Occupational Science and hopes to one day be an occupational therapist, as well as conquer the modeling world of course.
Growing up in Kentucky, Shawn says he loves playing sports and being outdoors.
“Kentucky has some beautiful scenery. I love being able to go rock climbing at the Red River Gorge, Kayaking at Elkhorn creek, and Hiking. It’s a great place to go outside and enjoy nature.”
A sports fanatic, his athletic experience includes Soccer, Football, MMA and Mat Wrestling. But the 21-year-old also loves playing the drums, piano and singing. With a passion for performing, Shawn not only wants to be a model, but also hopes to pursue a career in acting. While he has little experience in this field, Shawn has been told by many that he has the face, voice and emotion to be an actor.
Shawn first got into the modeling world when a friend invited him to try out for a fashion show. As soon as he arrived at the event he was asked to take off his shirt and then he had the job!
Working out two times a day, except Sundays, Shawn takes his fitness very seriously.
“My workouts consist of running, cross fit and a row machine. I throw ab workouts in at the end of both until I can’t do anymore reps. I also maintain a very specific diet that I rarely go off.”
While Shawn says he has made a lot of good friends and met some great photographers being a model, he says he has also learnt to be very carful about the jobs he takes.
“There have been some really awesome jobs and others have been very annoying.”
While he has a busy schedule with modelling and college classes, Shawn still manages to dedicate some of his time towards volunteering with autistic children, watching them at a gymnastics gym and helping them to play and relate to people.
And if ever his modeling ego gets too big, Shawn says his close family of five never hesitate to keep him in line when he gets off track.
LIGHTNING FAST Round:
1. What one film have you seen more than any other?
I make it a point to watch The Campaign at least once a week
2. What do you think are the most important characteristics in a person?
3. What do you consider beautiful and why?
I consider fire beautiful. When people sit around a fire, they can be there for hours without speaking.
4. What haven’t you done yet that you wish you could?
I want to do a wing suite jump.
5. Your best way to combat nerves….
Just jump into it and be confident.
Images by Adam Lewis (Lexington KY) and The Model Factory (Cincinnati OH).