Tattoos and a smooth, sculpted chest. Pierced ears and perfectly groomed eyebrows. A definite, defined hardbody. There are so many reasons Darren Hoff is the perfect teamm8 Mate of the Month for August. Darren, 24, is a fitness model (go figure) and also works as a high school mentor where he supports struggling teenagers. With one job for the body and one job for the heart, Darren Hoff is the real deal, the whole package, the bee’s knees.
“I work with children from a wide range of different cultural, social and socio-economic backgrounds,” Darren says in his interview, “and am the keyworker and mentor for a number of students with special educational needs, as well as those with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.” He goes on to say that a goal of his is to remain a positive role model for these children while promoting empowerment and personal growth. This is where Darren continues to be inspirational, not just to children, but to anyone looking to get in shape. So with a little brains and a little brawn, Darren has a lot to offer.
He hopes that his work ethic and body carry him as far as the cover of an international fitness magazine. That’s his main goal for his modeling and fitness career, while he is still looking to work with photographers, models and athletes. But this is just one goal for one aspect of Darren Hoff’s life. And like anyone with a strong sense of self and dedication, he has more than one goal.
“Ultimately, my main ambition in life is to continually strive towards self-improvement and personal development, be content with what I have, and be a source of happiness to those around me,” Darren said. And then at the end of his interview, he shows he has about as much brain and heart as he does muscle, and drops a nugget of golden wisdom we can all take something from. Darren’s motto is the following:
‘Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of travelling.’
Check out the gallery below for a better look at Darren Hoff, teamm8’s Mate for August. Would you rather pick his brain, or just enjoy his body? What do you think of a fitness model who also helps disadvantaged children? Let us know in the comments below, or by tweeting us @underwearexpert.
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