Getting Cozy With… Randy Richards

Hey Guys,

I’m back with another model. You’ll notice a few small changes to the feature this time around.  After the last one, I reviewed and decided a few things should be changed to make the whole thing come together a bit better. The first is the name. It was just a bit too long and clunky (and bright spark here couldn’t remember the old one.) So, I’ve shortened it rather significantly so it still says the same thing but with fewer words.

Another thing I changed was to do the live event on the model’s social account of their choice. This was for a few reasons, the first is that the models want to draw in an audience relevant to them and that is best done on their account. It’s better for them to have full ownership of the videos after they have taken part for their future promo work. Where possible, I will get a copy to share here for those who can’t make the scheduled live event.

So, who’s ready to meet Randy?

Randy Richards

Randy Richards

Courtesy of FuriousFotog

I first ‘met’ Randy when he did a takeover on author Nikki Landis’ group on Facebook. I, of course, liked his pages, because who can resist those shoulders (hey, it’s a thing… no judging!) and then I added him as a friend in an uncharacteristic moment of daring (this was a few days before this feature idea came about so what was I doing be-friending a male model?)

Randy is a friendly guy but he only says something when it needs to be said, he doesn’t unnecessarily talk for the sake of talking which is nice. If he says something to you or if he answers a question you have asked,  he is doing so because he wants to. In addition to modelling, he also works as a bartender where he lives in Chelmsford, Massachusetts (or near Boston to those of us who don’t live in the States).

He lives with his two dogs, Raider and Coco. They are adorable and despite Randy’s huge appeal, the dogs tend to steal the show when he is doing a live chat. Randy is not a reader (I know, I know!) But he does love dirt biking and playing drums in his spare time, what little he has. I mean, wow, perfect hobbies or what?! He admitted on the live chat that he was a band geek in school days to a chorus of “and me” from myself and Erin (who helps me put all of this together).

As for his music choices, he considers himself a rock person (good choice) but also listens to quite a bit of country and some rap, an eclectic mix then! I need to corrupt him a little more I see, get some heavier rock and metal in there!

Randy reminds me of the jasmine flower, you’ve seen it when you make tea, right? He’s all closed up and tentative at the beginning of your friendship, but as he starts to open up you see all this beauty that was being held back initially. Randy is definitely a man who is just as handsome on the inside, if not more so, as he is on the outside.

Randy Book Covers

Keep your eyes peeled as he will very soon be gracing his first two book covers. I can’t say any more than that but they are on their way!

Randy and Fitness

While on the Instagram Live this week we talked to Randy about his fitness regime. He told us that his biggest tip he gives to people when they start training is to be consistent, to just put their head down and work for two months. Don’t check progress during those two months just work hard. Then at the end it will be easier to see how far you have come.

When he is prepping for a show or shoot he likes to give himself 16 weeks of training beforehand, his trainer preps his food and he eats five times per day. Right now he is in what he considers his ‘off season’ but he is hoping to compete in November so will train for that.

Despite all this good stuff he loves chocolate, and by the way he was devouring it on the chat blueberry muffins as well.

Randy at the Bar

As Randy works as a bartender we thought it would be fun to bring you a sexy cover man cocktail recipe to enjoy while you read your next book.

Dark and Stormy

This is a fantastic cocktail and it always makes me think of Randy. Only two ingredients with a heavy rum base it’s delicious.

Ingredients 

  • 50ml Goslings Black Seal rum
  • 100ml ginger beer
  • Fresh Lime

Method

Fill a glass with ice and squeeze in some fresh lime. Add the ginger beer and float Gosling’s Black Seal rum over the top. Garnish with some fresh lime, and there you have it.

 

Finally, I thought I would leave you with some of Randy’s best shots…in my humble opinion. Thanks to everyone involved in getting this feature off the ground. We are already working on the next feature and I can’t wait to hear what you think. If anyone has any burning questions for Randy please let me know and I’ll pass them onto him. He keeps telling me he’s an open book so I’m dying for someone to stump him!

Much love to you all and have a wonderful weekend.

Images used today courtesy of FuriousFotog.

I also want to send a big thanks to Erin, who has helped me keep on top of getting this project together. This isn’t an easy post to put together, there’s a lot of prep involved and Erin has been a Godsend in ensuring it happens.

Next Time

I’m pleased to announce that the next Getting Cozy With… will feature the gorgeous Lucas Martin. I can’t wait for you all to meet him!

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