You’re currently seeing a guy at the moment, but you’ve dealt with a lot of heartache in the past, haven’t you?
I’m much more relaxed about things these days.
Do you approach relationships in a different way now?
Yes now I know what I definitely don’t want from a relationship. But I’m lucky that I’m now in a relationship with someone who has the same wants and expectations from a relationship as me.
So when did you start seeing your current beau?
I started dating my boyfriend in February but we had a break and then decided that what we had was too good to throw away so gave it another go.
It always gets better. Just surround yourself with friends and family who love you and it will get better with time.
How do you feel now?
I am really happy, I’m with an amazing guy and see an amazing future with him so looking forward to what that has to bring.
When did you realise you were gay…
It was a very young age, around 10 or 11, but I was definitely sure by the age of 14. My coming out experience was a good one. I was very lucky that I had a good group of friends that stuck by me. I told my first friend when I was 14 and told the rest of my close friends soon after. I was totally out and proud by the age of 15. My mum kept asking me at first if I was gay because I had met gay friends and was hanging around with them, but she just wanted to let me know it was ok if I was
Did you have an easy time at school….?
Generally things were okay. I was the first person to be openly gay at school but a few soon followed after. I told someone who I thought was a good friend that I fancied a lad in my year and she went and told him and he kept threatening to beat me up because of it. My mum had to go into speak to the teachers – but that was the only negative thing I experienced.
You have an amazing body – is having a good body important to you…?
Yes, I am attracted to guys who workout and have good bodies so that’s what I want to look like.
How much work do you put into it?
I go to the gym three to four times a week, working a different body part each session (chest, shoulders, back, legs) I will always finish off my workout with an arms session. My diet is a funny one, I always try to eat healthily but I have a big sweet tooth – sweets are my downfall when it comes to my diet, especially after a big weekend partying
What do you make of those guys who pose nude and in pants on Instagram?
I do the same from time to time so can’t really judge. I don’t think I am that bad, I have a few topless and underwear shots but no nude pics!
Why do you think gay guys like showing off their body so much?
I think a lot of gay guys have body dysmorphia and showing off their body gives them the gratification they seek. Obviously body image is important to some people. So people want to look like they are building it up – are they creating a body to make THEMSELVES happy to to attract others…..The reason I train is because I want to look/be seen a certain way, so I suppose it is to attract attention…
So are you happy with your body? What was it like before?…
No, I don’t think many people are one hundred per cent happy with their body, there is always something we are working on to improve. I’m never happy with my stomach!
Do you feel a pressure to look a certain way?
Yes, with all these body perfect guys on the scene, it’s hard not the feel like I have to train to fit in.
What’s your favourite body part….
My bum or my arms, they need the least training and look the best in my opinion. I’m not so happy about my stomach and chest, which I think need toning up more. I probably train my chest the most, but I always feel flat chested.