Disclaimer: This is one of my biggest fan girl posts ever ... well until I do one about Henry Cavill ... but yeah, I apologize now.
Today's #bookboyfriend is the majestic Brock O'Hurn!
You may have seen him all over the internet as the real Thor, Mr. Man Bun, or just because he's so nice on the eyes ....
Brock O'Hurn is a 6'7" personal trainer/entrepreneur from California. He's only 24 years old and already taking the world by storm. With nearly 1.7 million followers on Instagram, a YouTube channel with one video that has 15k followers ... Brock is a classic example of being an internet sensation
Under all those muscles, height, long hair, and piercing blue eyes is a truly amazing human being.
Another reason I freakin adore this guy is because he's so interactive with his fans. I've had the pleasure of knowing this first hand, something we'll get to in a minute.
Let's look at those muscles for a moment .... and his V .... my God is it nice ...
I know, right? Okay, enough of just taking this guy in for the visuals ... there's an extremely humble, kind, beautiful soul under that is more important than the looks.
Back in November of 2014 Brock posted an Instagram video putting his long blonde hair into a 'man bun.' PEOPLE WENT CRAZY! He became an internet sensation practically overnight.
Brock O'Hurn is a personal trainer from California. He's the second oldest in the family of five, raised by his mom Paige. When he was 16 he was sick of hearing how skinny he was so he decided to hit up the gym. He bulked up and well, the rest is history as they say.
"I won't let you pay on a date. And like when we're walking down the sidewalk, you're on the inside no matter what. That's just how I am. It's embedded in me." Brock said during an interview on Buzzfeed. Brock is that guy that any mom would be proud to have her daughter dating. He's a sweet, humble, Dear John Channing Tatum but looks more like the Magic Mike Channing Tatum.
You won't find numerous women hanging on Brock's arm, drunken photos, or crazy partying on any of Brock's social media. Instead you'll find photos of his mom, sister, nephew, friends, and selfies with positive inspiring messages.
In 2014 Brock started a jewelry company called Ebb & Flo. All handmade in it's downtown LA office. The pieces are very unique and simple but they stand out and have an edge to them. It's designer jewelry without the crazy designer jewelry price tag ... plus you can't beat that it's made in USA!
Speaking of Ebb & Flo ... to celebrate hitting 10k followers on Instagram they held a give away. One guy and girl were randomly chosen by reposting & tagging the photo they posted to win a bracelet. I WAS THE LUCKY GIRL WHO WON!! I was so excited! I had looked at their jewelry from weeks prior but couldn't decide on what to get. When I got my bracelet I posted about it on my personal IG account ...
How awesome?! As you can see, in that top photo, Brock was the first to comment! So sweet of him! I LOVED that bracelet and knew I would order more pieces. A couple weeks ago Brock said that if you ordered from Ebb & Flo, emailed your order number to him, you would receive a personalized note and photo with your piece. Clearly I took advantage of that special since I was going to order something anyway. I got this awesome bracelet with a handwritten note and Polaroid from Brock! He also liked my IG post and Ebb & Flo commented on it as well!
I know that's just like a little thing but let's be honest, how many other celebrities do that? Far and few between ...
GQ published their current GQ Body issue this past February and inside is a page with Brock! There's also a longer write up and video with him that you can find on the GQ website and YouTube.
While running errands on my lunch break, I grabbed two copies of the GQ with Brock (one to keep and one to tear out the page) and posted it to IG. A couple hours later I checked my phone and there was a THANK YOU comment from Brock!! Dude, I mean really this guy is so incredible!
Then last Sunday night when I couldn't sleep I decided to do a #MCM on IG. I don't always post them (since it would be a rotation of Henry Cavill, Brock O'Hurn, and Sidney Crosby all the time) but I decided to post one with Brock as my #MCM. I made my little post and went to bed. When my alarm went off I do like everyone does and surf social media a bit before hitting the shower. I go to my IG app and there's TWO comments from Brock!! I mean if my Monday morning wasn't made ... it was so unexpected!
I mean really, how can you not love this guy?! Even if I never had those interactions with him, I'd still be a huge fan! Like he literally just makes life better by being in it.
Taking it back to the whole #BookBoyfriend thing for a minute ... as you all know, I'm writing my own book. Do I think it'll ever see the light of day? Maybe? But it's fun to write. The main character is based off Brock, from his personality down to his looks. I also pictured Brock as Alex Waters from the Pucked series by Helena Hunting. (even though Alex doesn't have long hair, his physical makeup is Brock to a tee!) I think more authors needs to get on-board and use Brock as their alpha muse!
As I mentioned above (and in my #MCM IG post) it's hard to find a real person in life at all anymore ... doesn't matter if it's a clerk at a store or celebrity ... it's something that is just not found all that often. But here's Brock, growing more famous by the minute and he takes the time to stay in touch with his fans, the people that got him to where he is today. I'm positive Brock could do this all on his own but his millions of followers helped him get there a bit faster and he isn't about to let them be forgotten.
Brock posted on social media a couple days ago about a Valentine's Day special happening on Ebb & Flo. You can check out the details below ...
All Ebb and Flow orders from now till February 14 will receive a special one of a kind Valentine picture of me with your order
All you have to do is:
1. Follow @ebbandflowjewelry on IG
2. Place an order
3. Be patient and let me do the rest!
Brock has done all kinds of videos and interviews over the past year, below are two of my favorites!
If you would like to follow Brock O'Hurn on all scales of social media, just click on the words below!
Snapchat add imbrockohurn to your friend's list
Thanks for reading my fangirl post about Brock! I just can't get enough of the guy! I hope to meet him in person someday just to thank him for putting a smile on my face so many times :)