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Mr. Quinlan, take it away! :)
When you were a child, what was your dream occupation? A professional baseball player, Wade Boggs of the Boston Red Sox was my idol and the first time I went to Fenway Park I was star struck! It is so amazing all the history that is there.
Describe an incident in your life that’s helped mold you into the person you are today. There have been so many but to really sum up this question Sarah I would have to be honest and say the death of my grandfather, Bill Hafner. He passed away this past March 27th and he was like my father. I promised him before he died I would win a physique show for him and exactly one month to the day of his death I won 3 classes including the Men’s Physique Overall Champion at the 2013 NPC Vermont Bodybuilding Championships. His death emphasized to never take people for granted while they are here on Earth because when they are gone they are gone forever. Sarah, I would like to share with you the emotional speech I gave outside the venue right after I won that night and dedicated the victory to my grandfather. I get emotional in this video but it shows the reader the real John Quinlan. I ended the part when I talk about him with the phrase I always use, “My grandfather Bill Hafner, the greatest man I have ever known.”
What would I find in your couch cushions? Baby food and crumbs, these kids make such a mess! LOL!
What food is your favorite guilty pleasure? Greek pizza, love it!
What’s your biggest fear? High places, hate heights!
What sets you apart from other models? My tattoos set me apart from the rest of my romance cover model brothers. I have been labeled the most tattooed male romance cover model in the world right now. I do love being unique, it has been my trademark in everything I have done.
We’re in a bar and I’m buying you a drink. What’ll it be? I wouldn’t let you buy me a drink Sarah, I will buy you….the beautiful lady a drink as a gentleman that I am. We will have a toast to this great interview that we did together and I will have a bottle of Coors Light :)
What made you want to become a model and how old were you? I was involved with fitness as a teen and I began being photographed in local gyms as a model for fitness brochures and flyers. I always enjoyed training so being photographed while doing it was just a bonus along the way and I enjoyed it. From there slowly over time one thing just led to another and here I am :)
Do you have advice for aspiring models? Never give up and stay positive. Being a model is not easy and comes with a lot of criticism. Good things will happen if you stay focused. Take the advice given to you from others in the business and use it as a learning tool to move forward.
If you could star in any movie, which would it be and why? It would have to be a boxer/fighting type movie. I would play the bad guy opposite the favorite good guy.
If you had to choose one…which song would sum up your life? Don't Stop Believin' – Journey. I always had to work very hard for anything I ever achieved so this song fits me nicely.
If you could vacation with any one person, dead or alive, who would it be and why? Megan Fox. She is one of the most beautiful women in the world so it would be fun.
Would you like to say anything to your readers / fans? Thank you so much for all the love and support you have shown John Quinlan.
On a scale of 1 to 10, rate me as an interviewer. 10, not only as an interviewer but as an author. You are a an amazing talent, Sarah Carr.
Anything else? It was my pleasure sitting down with you today Sarah. You’re the best :)
As always, the pleasure was mine, John! You're welcome back to my website for a feature any time! :)