Michael On Keeping Fit And NickNames

19 June 2012

Have you recently been into Topman and seen a handsome young dude called Michael hanging around on posters and walls? Yes, that would be Michael Morgan, amaze model with D1 models, who is getting a lot of attention these days.

We were first introduced to Michael at a fabulous D1 Models party, where we straight away fell for his charm, handsome looks and an abundance of cuteness. He was straight away added to our "have-to-shoot" list.

To celebrate that we have done a very very fabulous shoot with young Michael, we wanted to share this interview ahead of our exclusive Boys by Girls editorial coming next Monday called "The Michael Effect". You know, to get you in the mood.

So we had a chat with the boy himself, and enjoyed every minute talking to him. With a slight stutter, if he gets to a stutter-struggle, he will look at you with his beautiful puppy eyes and all-heart-melting smile, before he continues talking. Swoon. A lot. He chatted about how he keeps fit, and a secret skill from the passed, so make sure to have a read.

South Park or Family Guy?
Family Guy

Nice accent! Where are you from?
Cardiff in Wales

Good Cardiff. So Michael, how do you keep fit?
I go running, and I go to the gym.

What do you do at the gym?
Work out. I do running, skipping....

BBG interrupts. Do you do anything out of the ordinary to keep fit, like dancing for example?
I actually used to dance.

What kind of dance did you used to do?
I used to do breakdancing. I was five times Welsh champion and number one in the UK for under 18s.

Woooooo! (The BBG team goes a bit wild). Can you do a windmill?
Yes (shy, cute giggle)

Wow, we might get you to do that later.
There isn't enough space right here though, but I could do it for you if I had a bit more space.

Result! Untill that we'll just hunt on google for some fabulous Michael break dancing results. How did you get into break dancing?

I was at school and a break dance team came to my school and did a performance, and I started going to their classes. After the first 6 months, I actually started teaching my teacher and took over the class.

Wow, we're impressed! I (Sophie) went to see the championships in Cheltenham or something like that. Were you there?
haha I am not sure. I went a lot of places.

Which campaign would you love to be the face of?
I just did Topman, which was cool. Would also be great to do Calvin Klein amongst others.

Which place in the world would you like to shoot if you could choose any?
Mexico. I've been there on holiday and seen the sites, and it's amazing there.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Older. I'd love to go into acting at some point, and also photography. My favorite actor is Tom Hardy, and I'd love to do similar stuff to what he's done. I used to do boxing as well.

We can teach you a trick or two if you want. Photography ones. Not acting ones.
Well thank you.

Which animal would you like to be and why?
A cheetah.

Ooooooh!
Cause they're fast and can be places quickly.

That's good. Good answer. What music do you listen to at the moment.
Big Sean.

If you could be any famous person in history, who would you be and why?
Mohammed Ali, cause he was the greatest.

Do you have any nicknames?
Mogzee, because of the breakdancing.

Wow that's pretty cool. What does your mum call you?
Micky.

Thanks Michael, was such a pleasure talking to you! Stay fabulous, and keep your charming, shy ways.

Interview by Sophie Di Martino
Images by Cecilie Harris

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