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Meet Matthew Pacific (isn’t that name everything?)—graphic designer, devoted reader of The Underwear Expert, and stellar amateur underwear model. When we received Matt’s photo submission, we were blown away. With his refined features, sculpted body and ease in front of the camera, Matt has all the makings of a breakout underwear model.
We followed up with Matt to find out more about his background, how he stays in such great shape, and of course his taste in underwear. Check out more pictures of Matt looking stellar in Emporio Armani and read on to satisfy your curiosity about our Rookie of the Week!
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Rookie of the Week: Matthew Pacific
Born & Raised: Marlborough, MA
Current Location: Providence, RI
Height: 5′ 10″
Weight: 160 lbs.
Relationship Status: In a relationship
The Underwear Expert: Do you have aspirations to model underwear professionally?
Matt: I’ve never had ambitions of being a professional model. It’s always been something I’ve done for fun on the side.
UX: What’s your favorite style of underwear? Do you have a favorite brand?
Matt: I wear both briefs and boxer briefs, but prefer briefs. I don’t have a favorite brand, in particular, but I wear a lot of Calvin Klein. I like their sueded microfiber fabric.
UX: How do you keep your body in shape?
Matt: I stay in shape by eating right and going to the gym. I make sure I always eat breakfast to give my metabolism a good kick start at the beginning of each day and then I take my vitamins. I’m a big proponent of Omega 3’s so I always make sure to take my fish oil every day. I keep my meals as balanced as I can. I make sure to load up on the protein so I stay full and eat veggies for the nutrients. I also have at least one serving of a complex carb with all my meals.
When I’m hungry during the day I’ll snack on almonds or beef jerky. There are also these organic, gluten-free bars called Ginny Bars that I love to eat. They’re made of sunflower seeds and shredded coconut and are wicked tasty. I always make sure that I drink plenty of water throughout the day and while I work at my desk I drink green tea.
I tend to hit the gym 4 days a week. I typically warm up with 15-20 minutes of cardio and then hit the weights. When I really want to tone-up I do Shaun T’s Insanity. It’s a pretty grueling workout, but the results are undeniable.
UX: What sort of graphic design work to you do? Do you have a particular specialty?
Matt: I do some freelance work and I also work for a large performing arts center. I design mostly advertising and promotional materials. I don’t have a particular specialty because I like all design and could never limit myself to just one aspect. I tend to do a lot of corporate design so I really enjoy it when I have free-range to create what I want.
UX: What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
I’ve had quite a few crazy experiences. Most from when I was younger, in college and a bit more carefree….Recently, though, I had the opportunity to co-pilot a biplane on Martha’s Vineyard and fly out over the Atlantic Ocean. The pilot was a certified aerobatic and a friend of one of my friends. Such an amazing sensation to glide in a plane 15 feet above the ocean at 200 mph with the wind blowing in your hair. The pilot was also sure to to maneuver a few flips and nose dives. I hate planes so it was a pretty big feat for me and something I’ll never forget.
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