Today's #bookboyfriend post will be about that lovely specimen, Nick Bateman.
Okay, put your eyes back in your head so you can read the rest of this post ...
I stumbled across Nick Bateman on Instagram awhile back and have mentally
placed him in many books since then.
I first pictured him as Josh Faraday in The Club Series by Lauren Rowe. His friend in the photo, Joseph Cannata I envisioned as Jonas Faraday. I have since showed this picture to Lauren Rowe and she even agreed this photo is almost scary perfect as Jonas & Josh.
Then I read Priest by Sierra Simone and he immediately became the sexy Father Bell.
I mentioned Nick before in my review of Ugly Love ... he's probably the first ever fan-casted #bookboyfriend to appear in the movie of the book he's visioned to be ... aka Miles Archer in Ugly Love. How did that happen? Thanks to Nick's massive presence on social media, fans of the book keep tweeting and hashtagging him as #MilesArcher. After awhile Nick looked up who Miles Archer was and found it was the character in a book. He admits he's not a reader but he read Ugly Love in 3 days and decided to give Colleen Hoover a call and see about making the movie a reality.
Check out this interview Nick did about Ugly Love ...
So who is Nick Bateman?
Born on November 18, 1986 in Burlington, Canada, Nick grew up wanting to be a Ninja Turtle so he started doing marital arts. After over 10 years of training he won his first world title. At the competition where Nick won his world title, ESPN International was holding an event called “The Best of the Best.” There was also an event for Model Universe and even though Nick wasn't 18 yet, he ended up going and meeting Clavin Klein. He ended up going back home to Canada and his first job was for Abercrombie & Fitch where he appeared on their shopping bags for about two years.
Something I love about Nick is how passionate and real he is, which is hard to find in anyone, let alone someone in Hollywood. In an interview with The Daily Front Role, Nick was asked if he considers himself a model or actor. He replied with who his favorite role model is and why ... "This sounds so cheesy, but one of my idols is Forrest Gump. As weird as that sounds, he’s one of those people where he was ignorant and full of bliss. He wanted to do something, he did it, and he did it good. He put his heart into it, and that’s the type of person I am." (FULL ARTICLE)
I love people with passion and heart, two things Nick Bateman oozes. He also remembers his friends ... he's all about getting the people close to him in life noticed too. (He did a calendar with his model friends and hopes to make movies with them too) He's also very appreciative of his fans and still feels honored when people come up to him. He's just an overall good guy ... not too many of those in the world!
We can't forget to mention Joey Bateman, Nick's adorable little dog and sidekick!
Oh, and sure, we can address or undress the elephant in the room ...
Nick is very, very pleasing on the eyes too.
As Tate states about Miles in Ugly Love ...
"his shirt isn't buttoned. I'm staring at his stomach.
Oh my word he has the V. Those beautiful indentations on men that run the length of their outer abdominal muscles, disappearing beneath their jeans as if the indentations are pointing to a secret bull's-eye."
It's like Nick was born to be Miles Archer.
Below I will post all of Nick's social media account so you can follow if you want! Be sure to follow his dog Joey Bateman on Instagram too! I'm also posting the Ugly Love teaser trailer video below too! There's a ton of interviews with Nick on YouTube as well, just search his name and you'll find them. He's such a sweet, down-to-earth, real guy ... there's not a lot you can't love about him!
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