When I asked September Man of the Month Victor Turpin about balancing his life on the Nickelodeon TV show See Dad Run with that of being a sex symbol, he laughed it off.
“Is that true? A sex symbol? I don’t think so, but thank you.” While most guys as great-looking as Turpin tend to be press humble, Turpin takes it to an extreme.
“Growing up, I was always the skinny kid on the block,” continues the Colombian native on his “non-sex-symbol” look. “Once I started modeling I decided to start lifting weights and start gaining some muscle. Since then I try and go to the gym every day, even on Sundays, which allows me to eat whatever I want and stay ‘kinda fit.’”
If Victor is “kinda” fit then Miley “kinda” twerks.
We at GuySpy love our guys soft-spoken and sweet, especially when they’re also, ahem, well-rounded. Victor is a singer, he’s appeared on soaps and sitcoms—if you missed him on Happily Divorced, you missed a towel-dropping performance—and he wrote every song on his first album.
“I love working on films… and sitcoms… and soaps. I love it all,” he says. “But I feel the most connected with myself when I’m recording in the studio with my own music.”
Now an L.A. resident, Victor’s vacation of choice has turned homeward, back to his birthplace, Medellin. “I go to visit my family in Columbia,” he says. “Lots of love and comfort and traditional food.” He also says there are more similarities between the two cities than most people would assume.
Medellin has “perfect weather for most of the year, so in that matter is very similar to L.A.,” he says. “Medellin is, believe it or not, a very cosmopolitan city, with lots of things to offer tourists and locals when it comes to culture and quality of life. So I would say the only main difference is the size of the city and the language.”
An optimist and a dreamer, Victor told me he shrugs off worrying about physical imperfection, saying “I’m happy with my body. You have to learn to accept and love yourself and the way you look… although I wish I had light eyes.”
In others he admits a weakness for teeth and pretty smiles. “I actually started college to be a dentist because I wanted everybody to have a pretty smile,” says Victor, adding, “that lasted two semesters till I got to biochemistry and I found out that I suck at formulas.”
We can’t say we’re disappointed that his career took a different direction, and we know he’s making us smile, especially after we hear how his singing took off.
“I started singing when I was fourteen in a Christmas choir in Medellin, but it really all started in the shower… something that I still do.”
After this pictorial, how could we not want a private performance.
You can get all of Victor’s music on iTunes! (shower not included)
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Photos, 1.) German Velasquez www.germanvelasquez.com. 2.) John Stevenson. 3.) German Velasquez. 4.) Harold Baez. 5.) German Velasquez. 6.) German Velasquez.