Name: Dan Duggan
Hometown: Simsbury, CT
1. How did you get into modeling?
My first ever photoshoot, someone contacted me on Instagram and said they needed photos done for a catalogue shoot and asked if I could help them out. It was a simple shoot, but I was very nervous as I had no idea what I was doing at the time.
2. What are you doing if you are not modeling?
I’m an instructor at Barry’s in NYC where I teach group fitness throughout the city. I do personal training on the side, but Barry’s is my main gig.
3. The most spontaneous/difficult/strange thing you’ve ever done
Hardest thing I did was a tough mudder. This was before I was really in the fitness industry, so I wasn’t in the best shape. It was tough and I almost didn’t finish; thankfully I was with a group of friends who helped motivate each of us to get through. Not sure if I would do another one, but it’s nice to say I’ve at least done one.
4. What’s your life motto?
“Try everything once” – Even if something looks scary to do, might not be entertaining, or unappetizing to eat, it’s important to at least try it one time; you never know what you might actually like.
5. Describe your personal style – Favorite Brands/Fragrance?
I’m in the gym a lot for work, so I tend to wear a lot of gym clothes when I’m out and about, but when the weather gets colder, I love a good pair of jeans, and a cozy waffle-knit sweater.
6. What genre of music best describes you?
I’m a pop princess all the way. Britney, Gaga, Beyonce, etc. I love a good summer bop. I’m not opposed to country though as that’s what I grew up listening to at my parents house.
7. Where are your roots – The best thing about/to do in your hometown?
I grew up in a small town so there wasn’t much to do when I was younger, but I we had a nice state park near us, and I would love to go running through the forest. The scenery was nice, and I would love to stop by the brook and just listen to the sounds of the water.
8. Name one celebrity you’d like to get naughty with!
I hate to admit it, but Zach Efron really does it for me.
9. Do you have any special Talents?
Before joining the fitness world, I was a professional Ballroom Dancer. I used to teach in the city and travel to various competitions. It feels like almost a lifetime ago, but I danced for over 10 years.
10. What is the most interesting thing online at the moment?
TikTok, I feel like whenever I have free time I’m always watching videos to see what funny things people post. I know it’s a waste of time, but It’s addicting.
Photo credits @mcphotography1021