Male Fitness Models: Kyle Hynick

Male Fitness Models: Kyle Hynick

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Introduction

I first saw Kyle Hynick, a mens physique competitor and fitness model from Canada, when he did a photoshoot for Box Menswear in New York.

According to his portfolio page at his modeling agency, City Models, Kyle is 6 feet (1.83 meters) tall with a 31 inch (78.7 cm) waist. Kyle also has a page at Model Mayhem.

A One-Time YouTuber

In doing a search on YouTube, I found that Kyle had been a fitness YouTuber starting about 8 years ago. At the time, Kyle was focused more on bodybuilding. A transformation video received 2.3 million views in 2013, according to an interview of Kyle in a Canadian newspaper.

Mens Physique, Classic Physique, and Bodybuilding

Mens Physique

In mens physique, the contestants wear board shorts and do semi-flexed body poses. The emphasis is on overall physique not muscularity. The categories are determined by height. According to the Canadian Physique Alliance, contestants are rated on the following criteria:

  • Muscularity and body condition
  • On-stage presence and personality
  • Posing shorts (board shorts)
Classic Physique

In classic physique, the classes are based on height and weight.

There are five mandatory poses:

  • Front double biceps
  • Side chest
  • Back double biceps
  • Abdominals with one thigh
  • Favorite classic pose (not the most muscular)

Source: Canadian Physique Alliance.

Bodybuilding

In bodybuilding is based on muscularity. There are specific flexing poses, and the classes are based on weight. Competitors wear posing briefs.

  • Bantamweight — up to and including 65 kg / 143 lb.
  • Lightweight — up to and including 70 kg / 154 lb.
  • Middleweight — up to and including 80 kg / 176 lb.
  • Light-heavyweight — up to and including 90 kg / 198 lb.
  • Heavyweight — up to and including 100 kg / 220 lb.
  • Super heavyweight – over 100 kg / 220 lb.

Source: Canadian Bodybuilding Federation.

Bodybuilding poses are the following:

  • Front double biceps
  • Front lat spread
  • Side chest
  • Side tricep
  • Back double biceps
  • Back lat spread
  • Front ab / thigh
  • Most muscular

Source: Canadian Bodybuilding Federation.

Kyle Wins Mens Physique Show in 2019

While at the Texas Box Menswear photoshoot, Kyle was in pre-contest condition. In October 2019, after the Texas photoshoot, Kyle competed in and won the novice mens physique division at the 2019 St. John Fall Classic in Canada. Kyle had some photos from the contest period.

Pre-contest-stage tan applied.
Post-contest-win physique

Kyle’s Social Media

Instagram | YouTube

Kyle performs the barbell walking lunge.

Kyle’s Photo Shoots

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Reflection @inked_photog

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Box Menswear

New York

In early 2019, Kyle was in New York for a photo shoot for Box Menswear, with Photographer Jade Young. Also, at that photo shoot was New York-based model Josh Riquelme. In July 2020, DNA Magazine featured some of the images from Kyle’s photo shoot with Jade.

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📷🇨🇦 @boxmenswear @jadeyphoto

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Texas

Kyle Hynick, wearing Box Menswear trunks, by Rafa

Later in 2019, Kyle was in Texas for the 2019 Box Menswear photo shoot. (Josh Riquelme was also at this photoshoot.)

Kyle by Carlos “Trey” Salazar
Kyle by Peter Fletcher
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Know what you want. @boxmenswear @jake_od

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Jade Young in Manhattan, New York City

When Kyle posted these photos on Instagram, I thought they were a photomontage. (No one in the crowds of people is looking at him.) Nevertheless, the 2019 photos are really in Times Square, New York City. Someone who saw him there wrote a comment.

Check out a related blog post on Times Square, Calvin Klein billboard ads and today’s fitness influencers.

Author’s note: Some of Kyle’s photos with Jade were featured in DNA Magazine.

Phantasma Photography

Kyle also had a photo shoot with Canadian photography studio, Phantasma Photography.

Photo on Instagram
Photo on Instagram

Some photos from one photo shoot were featured in DNA Magazine.

Michael A. Downs

In July 2020, Kyle travelled to Puerto Rico for a photo shoot with Photographer Michael A. Downs.

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A fuego @themichaeldowns

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In early 2020, before the outbreak of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, Kyle went to Miami, Florida for a photoshoot with Michael.

Kyle in Miami, Florida

Kyle got some great images while he was in Florida.

Kyle by Michael Downs. wears Box Menswear’s king fit boxers.
Kyle at the beach
Kyle resting in Miami by Michael A. Downs
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Hello? @themichaeldowns

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Luis Rafael

While Kyle was in Miami, he also did a photoshoot with Photographer Luis Rafael. Again, Kyle created amazing images with his photographer.

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Working on the tan @luisrafaelofficial

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Wednesday vibe @luisrafaelofficial

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Kyle in Miami sunset by Luis Rafael

Mark Jenkins

While Kyle was in Miami, he also did a photoshoot with Photographer Mark Jenkins.

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Just dive in💦🏊🏼‍♂️ @studiojenkins

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Kyle by Mark Jenkins
Kyle in Miami by Mark Jenkins. Kyle wears Box Menswear leggings.
Kyle in Miami by Mark Jenkins.
Kyle Hynick wears Box Menswear mesh-panel boxers.
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Life is too short for bad vibes. @studiojenkins

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Steven Schmidt

While in Florida, Kyle did a photo shoot with Photographer Steven Schmidt. Photographer Schmidt mentioned that Seth Holbrook connected him with Kyle. I have noticed how the models from the Box Menswear photo shoot in Texas have supported each other.

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Winners don’t make excuses. @stevenrs17

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Sunrise swim @stevenrs17

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Stevan Reyes

In addition, Kyle worked with Photographer Stevan Reyes in Florida.

Kyle by Stevan Reyes

Conclusion

Kyle has been involved in fitness and modeling for many years. He had a great physique foundation to build upon to achieve his current physique.

Photo: Kyle’s Instagram

I look forward to continuing to seeing more of Kyle’s work.

Male Fitness and Physique Models: Dominic Calvani

Male Fitness and Physique Models: Dominic Calvani

Introduction

Male Model Discovery: Dominic (Dom) Calvani

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What does this face mean to you?

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One model that I discovered through Instagram is Dominic (Dom) Calvani. Dom did a photoshoot with Photographer Jade Young (see photos below; photo feature at DNA Magazine), who has photographed several male models for Box Menswear. Dom has a strong, masculine look and muscular physique. I was interested in finding out more about Dom as well as his background.

Dominic’s Social Media

Dom’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dom.calvani/

Dominic’s Background

Based on Dom’s Instagram page, Dom is an athlete, a model, an engineer, and a big daddy who is from Brazil. According to a 2018 blog post at All American Guys, Dom was 30 years old (birthdate April 15 (Aries)). At the time of this post in January 2020, Dom would be 31 or 32. Perhaps this is the reason for the “big daddy” reference on his Instagram bio.

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Live life every step of the way

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I was interested to find out some more information, so I searched on Dom’s name in Google to see what search results I would get. I found a 2018 interview with Wire Magazine through Men and Underwear blog.

Dominic’s Interview with Wire Magazine

In an interview with Wire Magazine by Rafa Carvajal, Dom explained that he had an athletic background in mixed martial arts (MMA), specifically in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Dom had to leave MMA due to suffering serious injuries.

Dom, when asked by Rafa Carvajal to describe himself in three words responded “eccentric, unconventional, and dominant.”

Dom also told Wire that his family has roots in Calabria, Italy. However, he grew up in Brazil and lives in the United States. For work, Dom is involved in software engineering, supply-chain management, and real estate investing. On the side, he poses for photoshoots and dances.

Dominic’s Work with CA-RIO-CA Sunga Co.

Selected Photos from Dominic’s Photoshoots

Photographer Jade Young

Dom wears Box Menswear’s king fit boxers and track pants.
Jade Young and DNA Magazine

Dom and his photographer, Jade Young, had some of the photographs featured at DNA Magazine‘s website. Yellow Lucky 11’s trunks by Baskit.

Muscular model Dominic Calvani poses with a football, a red varsity jacket and yellow trunk shorts.
Dominic (Dom) Calvani by Jade Young at DNA Magazine.
This photo was also featured in the DNA Magazine feature.

Photographer Michael Stokes

Photographer Michael Stokes announced that Dom will be featured in one of Mr. Stokes’ books, Sinner or Saint.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B6ySc75h9xF/

Carlos Campos

What caught my attention in Dom’s photo was the image of strength that comes through his pose.

Mark Jenkins

Dom did a photoshoot with Photographer Mark Jenkins in Florida.

Conclusion

Rather than just a body to model products, male models have great background stories as people. Dom Calvani is one example of this. I found out about Dom through one of his modeling photoshoots.

Dom, with his photographers, creates stunning images. Dom also has a great life story. I wish him well in all parts of his life.