TO REALIZE ONE’S DREAMS AND POTENTIAL IS NOT TIED TO THOSE THAT WALK AWAY, BUT CONNECTED TO OUR INNER CHARISMA AND BELIEF IN SELF THAT WE ARE MORE THAN ENOUGH TO FULFILL OUR WILDEST DREAMS. THIS IS SOMETHING RECORDING ARTIST AND FITNESS MODEL BRYAN HAWN STRONGLY BELIEVES IN, AND A GOLDEN RULE THAT MADE HIM REALIZE THE IMPOSSIBLE AND INSPIRE PEOPLE ACROSS THE WORLD TO LIVE WITH PASSION AND AMBITION.
After winning a recording contract in a talent competition four years ago, Bryan Hawn moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career in music. After a few months of recording, the production company ran out of money. Without losing sight of the goal, Bryan decided to fund the project himself and release his album independently. To pay for production costs, Bryan danced as a stripper in the gay clubs. With his charming sex appeal and radiant personality, Bryan raised enough capital to launch his own billboard campaign and release his inspiring album "More Than Enough". All of that was more than enough reason for us to look Bryan up and have a little chat with him.
Bryan, a career in international pop music… You really didn’t choose the easiest way of living. How did you arrive here?
Bryan: Ever since I was very young, I have always had a passion for music. When I observed different lifestyles around me, I realized the happiest people in life were not necessarily the wealthiest, but the individuals that had connected with a career that they love and are passionate about. What good is a six figure income job if you are miserable doing it? If life is about finding joy, and sharing it with others, then music with 100% clarity, became the undeniable path for my life. I believe when people connect with the desires of their heart, the road that appears to others as extremely difficult, becomes surprisingly easy, and is actually not work at all.
You don’t make a secret of the fact that you worked as a gay
stripper in order to finance your first music production and ad
Bryan: I think it’s a fascinating story, and I am very proud of my hard work and determination to find a way to create my own budget. There were also a couple essential contacts that I made working in the clubs that have catapulted me forward and played a big part in where I am today. It’s easy to try and fit people into a certain box when you see them wearing next to nothing on stage. It could be even considered taboo by some. I have found it very freeing to not base my inner confidence on the approval of others. Certain people may be critical of dancing on a bar in the midst of trying to pursue a music career. I’ve realized that my destiny is not tied to my critics, but guided by my intuitive sense of peace and joy. I’m proud of where I’ve been, and excited about where I’m going.
Some people are born for the spotlights, and you seem to be one of
them. Can you tell us about your other activities besides being a
Bryan: I think we all have the capability to shine in our own ways. One of my favorite quotes is by Marianne Williamson: "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
It’s so brilliantly said. As far as other activities, I love working out in the gym. Living in Miami Beach, I got to stay on top of my game. Most of my time is spent on my piano or writing a new song, but when I’m not in creative mode, I play paddleball and volleyball with my friends on the sand.
Singing, acting, performing in stage musicals and posing for fashion photos… where lies your biggest passion?
Bryan: My biggest passion is definitely singing because it gives me a medium to connect with my listener and take them on an emotional journey. If I can make somebody feel what I’m feeling, I then have the capacity to inspire them and impact their life for the better. That’s the beauty of art and I believe the definition of a true artist.
Bryan, you have an amazing body which reveals you must have a
strong passion for fitness and sports. What do you do to stay fit?
Bryan: When I was young, I was very competitive in Junior Olympic Track and Field. I travelled all over the nation competing and was ranked 3rd in the nation in the 800M run when I was 12. Hard work ethic, excellent diet, and pure discipline were instilled in me from a young age. Fitness has become such an amazing avenue in my life for stress release, inner self-confidence, and clarity of mind. It’s such a great alternative to so many destructive outlets that are offered. I’ve never ever tried drugs, but I do get high on life more and more each day ☺
You recently released an E-book, named The List. Can you tell us about this?
Bryan: The best way to learn more is on my site myspace.com/bryanhawn. In a nut shell, it’s and e-book exposing the truth and secrets behind the fitness model body. There are many people who spend 4-5 times a week in the gym. Why do so few of them have the body to show for it? Sometimes it’s not about working hard, it’s about working smart! It’s about working with your body, understanding how it operates, and leveraging that understanding to create that chiselled physique. My new single “Beauty” is also available to everyone who gets a copy of The List.
Do you have a boyfriend?
Bryan: No. I want something out of this world. I haven’t seen it yet, but I am confident that it will find me.
Physically, what are you looking for in a man?
Bryan: My favorite actor is James Marsden. So if you look anything like him, that’s a great start! Lol. I tend to like muscle boys. If you have a big chest and a hot ass, you’ve probably caught my attention ☺
Brayn: Somebody who can light up an entire room with just a smile, and at the same time make me feel like I’m the only person in the room. A guy that’s not afraid to take risks and is willing to put his heart on the line. A person who believes in the best, but is capable of making it through the worst. Someone who emanates love, and is not afraid of being loved.
What is next for Bryan Hawn?
Bryan: My music video “More Than Enough” has recently topped the charts at #1 in the country on MTV logo. I’m very excited about that and grateful to everyone who voted for it. Currently working with Chris Willis (“Love is Gone”) on a new dance track and constantly coming up with new creative ways to share my music with the world.
Any advise for those who are trying to make it in showbusiness?
Bryan: The best advice that I can give is to not wait for somebody else to believe in you. Believe in yourself! Have a clearly defined purpose of what you want to do, be passionate about why you want to do it, and have a burning desire to accomplish it, and the rest will figure itself out. –B-
Photo 1, 3, 8 and 10 by David Vance, www.davidvanceprints.com.
Interview by R.Evers, BeautifulMedia2008©