With RT just a week away, I thought we should catch up with Len Gunn. Len was Mr. Romance 2011 and as fate would have it, the last Mr. Romance…period. I had the pleasure of meeting Len last April and he’s just as charming as he looks–and a perfect gentleman. So without further ado…
1. It’s been almost a year since you were voted Mr. Romance 2011, what has changed the most for you since winning your title? The amount of attention that I have received and a fan following that was completely unexpected. It has encouraged me to create a twitter “handle” and a dedicated Facebook page for Mr Romance.
2.Part of fulfilling your duties as Mr. Romance, was to participate in a photo shoot with Kensington Books in NYC. What was that experience like? It was a fantastic experience! I wasn’t sure what to expect when I went there as I hadn’t done a shoot that was specifically focused on romantic encounters. The shoot went great though. Everyone was considerate and the emphasis was on getting the best looks for each cover.
3.You’ve been on the cover of some romance novels but have you ever read one?You know, because I’ve been so busy I don’t get a chance to read a lot of books and when I do pick one up it’s usually a non-fiction type of book. That’s not to say I won’t ever read a romance novel and now that I’m on the cover of a couple of them I may have to check one out!
4.What do like best about modeling? New experiences. Each shoot is it’s own unique experience. Different locations, different people, etc., there’s always something new that I learn when I’m on the set. I like challenging myself and each job is a new challenge.
5.What do you like least about modeling? Honestly, modeling for the most part has been great. The only thing I regret is not being able to explore my creative side as much as I’d like. I figure that will come in time though.
6.Last year was my very first RT Booklover’s Convention and I thought it was quite an interesting experience.Aside from winning, what is the most memorable moment from that convention? Not to be cheesy but meeting everyone in the industry was great! Like I said, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the Convention but it was fun. Fun people and fun activities made the whole experience really enjoyable.
7.What is your idea of a perfect, romantic evening? Romance to me is getting to know someone intimately…going beyond the regular cliche conversations. A nice dinner where the environment is not too loud so we can talk without straining to hear. Good conversation, good food and good wine…It doesn’t get much better than that!
8.What’s the most romantic thing a woman has ever done for you?A girl that I had been seeing for a little while spontaneously invited me on a getaway to Cabo San Lucas. It was great because I wasn’t expecting anything and she paid for it and took care of all the details.
9.Is modeling your full-time gig or do you have an alter-ego career? By day, I run a sprinkler/lighting company. It really is like an alter ego job because I spend all day in the trenches. I end up dirty and grimy at the end of the day and most of my customers have no idea that I’m a model.
10.Will you be attending RT 2012 in Chicago and where can your fans find you in cyberspace? Yes! I will be attending. I can be found on Facebook under “MrRomance-LenGunn” and on Twitter @mrromancelen
So ladies….have any questions for Len? Which cover is your favorite? Len will be popping in from time to time to answer your questions….so ask away.
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