It is with an immense pleasure and pride that we are welcoming exciting hunky new model Matthew Galantino
at Stunning Men
at Stunning Men
with photography by Jesse O'Leary
Matthew is from Perth, Western Australia, and is represented by CSA Models
Matthew has been a very active person from an early age and committed to a healthy living. He also runs several kilometres every day.
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Our warm thanks to Matthew for accepting our invitation to be featured and for doing the interview with us
All photographic copyrights to Jesse O'Leary
Matthew's vital statistics
Eye colour: brown
Hair colour: brown
Hair colour: brown
Matthew's interview in full
Matthew, welcome to Stunning Men and a big thank you for taking the time to do the interview. You currently live in Perth, Western Australia ...
Yes, but I am from Albany.
First thing first … how did you get into modelling?
I had been told by mates and some people that I work with that it’s something I should consider. A good mate of mine is part of an agency, and he was able to forward my details onto the agent, who was keen to have me on board.
What do you think is the most fulfilling thing about modelling?
At this stage, it’s knowing all the hard work is paying off. I’ve sacrificed a lot to reach the point that I’m at, and I don’t intend on slowing down anytime soon.
How comfortable are you in showing off your physique in a shoot?
Completely. My physique will never be as great as I want it to be, but I’m not about to let self-doubt control my life.
You are looking incredible. How did you get into such shape?
Thanks! Years of training and commitment to a healthier lifestyle. I rarely drink, and get up at 3:30am to hit the gym before work.
Early riser then! When did your passion for fitness start?
Since my early teens. I’ve always enjoyed being active, but it was since high school that fitness really became important to me. I found running 6-7kms daily was a great way to rid myself of the stress and frustration that you can experience in school. Running also kept me ahead in the sports I played.
What keeps you determined and driven to work out?
In short, I’m inspired and motivated by many things. Making my family proud and financially free though, particularly my parents and grandparents, is one of my greatest drivers.
What is your diet like?
Great. When I’m not cutting as much body fat as I can, it’s only moderately strict. I eat chocolate (quality dark chocolate that is) every day, even during prep! I do however almost spend more time in the kitchen than in the gym.
If you had a cheat day, what would be your favourite food?
Cheat meals aren’t a big thing for me. If I’m straying from my set meals, I’d rather eat great food at a restaurant than my body weight in fatty fries. Freshly made good quality pizza is always a winner.
Can you share your fitness regime with us?
Like my diet, there is a small amount of flexibility occasionally. Generally, I follow a four-day split, which includes chest and shoulders, followed by legs, arms the day after and then back. I train my core just about daily at home with variations of crunches and planks/bridges.
And what’s the best form of cardio for you?
None! My rapid metabolism makes maintaining my current weight a challenge as it is without adding cardio to burn even more calories. My day job also keeps me very active, so I find extra cardio isn’t necessary.
Now a few quick fun questions if we may? Do you think you are a good date?
(Matt laughs) Definitely! I try to keep chivalry alive, so if we go to dinner you won’t have to pay for it. I also believe I’m a very easy person to talk to.
It’s a date then! What’s your favourite song or piece of music to play while training or running?
I have a Spotify playlist that I update regularly. Favourite song for the gym right now would have to be “New Addy” Eli Sostre. Throws me into a deep training zone.
Do you have any other passions beside fitness?
Too many to list. Travel, camping, most things involving the ocean and more.
What can’t you live without?
As cliché as it may sound, the ocean. Its ability to heal the mind and body cannot be overstated. Because I work in maritime, there is rarely consecutive days that go by that I’m not on or in salt water. For me, few things are more grounding and relaxing for the soul than being so far from the shore that there is no land in sight.
Could you finish these two sentences for us? You wouldn’t know, but I’m very good at …
Now … I’m just not very good at …
… honestly, I can be better at everything. My recollection of names though is terrible. I’m not exceptional at singing either.
One last question Matthew, what is your big dream?
I have a lot that I want from life, but one of my biggest dreams is also what drives me, to make my family proud and financially free. There’s zero chance that I will be working in a 9am to 5pm (the rat race) job until retirement age.
Matthew, it has been a great to interview you! Thank you for your time and for being such good sport. All the best for the future.