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Up Close and Personal with the Sexy Stars of Built

Ladies, get ready for a seriously good beefcake buffet. Meet the sexy stars of Style Network’s new reality series Built. These dudes may be high-fashion male models, but their skills extend way beyond the runway; they’re handy too! Airing Tuesdays at 8/7c, the show follows a cast of hunky models-turned-handymen who fix up homes and flaunt six-pack abs at the same time. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked all five stars the same five questions, so read on to hear them dish about love, women, fitness, and more!
 

Gage Cass

Best fitness secret: I work out at the gym and practice martial arts, but my advice is to laugh—the best abs workout you will have! Think about something funny and laugh then keep on laughing for a few minutes. You will definitely feel it!

Body part he loves most about himself: My eyes.

Qualities he looks for in a woman: Sense of humor, adventurous spirit, a risk-taker, someone who is willing to say “yes” to a crazy idea, creative, and likes to cook.

Relationship status: Engaged

What he loves most about the women in his life: My mom was a trailblazer and has always worked incredibly hard to meet any goal. Her persistence and drive are traits that I admire and apply to my own life. Other women in my life inspire me with their creativity and passion—it makes me want to be better, to do more creatively.

Best compliment you could ever give a woman: You’re a rockstar in the bedroom… and the kitchen!

Mike Keute

Best fitness secret: I am a personal trainer and have been for several years. I do a mixture of cardio and weight training exercises while at the gym to constantly change up my routine (muscle confusion) and keep my heart rate up. But it's all about having fun; if you're having fun, it doesn't seem like hard work and you look forward to keeping to your routine and seeing the results.

Body part he loves most about himself: My abs. I've worked hard to get them exactly how I want, and because of that, I have landed huge modeling jobs, including Calvin Klein Underwear.

Qualities he looks for in a woman: Determination and self-motivation. To me, beauty is only skin deep; while I certainly am attracted to outer beauty, if there is nothing more to a woman than that, I am no longer attracted. I like women who are determined to become their best possible selves and who can engage me in an intellectual conversation.

Relationship status: Single

What he loves most about the women in his life: My relationships with my mother and grandmother are the best among any women in my life. I love that they are always there for me and will always push me to become my best self, and it is because of them (and of course my father and grandfather), that I have become the individual I am today.

Best compliment you could ever give a woman: You make me a better person.

Donny Ware

Best fitness secret: Eating lots of healthy and organic meals while staying active throughout the day.

Body part he loves most about himself: They're like my children; I love them all the same.

Qualities he looks for in a woman: Fun, bubbly, considerate, loving, caring. And she must know how to laugh at my stupid jokes! There aren’t many jokes, but when I do tell a joke, I would like laughter!

Relationship status: I am currently chasing a girl. She's stubborn, but I give her good news every day! Like today I'm going to tell her who likes her... this guy does!

What he loves most about the women in his life: Affection and the simple beauty of her presence. I must say, I'm a sucker for a good cuddle!

Best compliment you could ever give a woman: Well, first you have to find a woman who is just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. Then all you have to do is… simply tell her that!

Shane Duffy

Best fitness secret: I compete in adventure races and triathlons, so staying in shape is a by-product of eating healthy and training. My workout regimen consists of full-body workouts, swimming, biking, running, weights, plyometrics and being well-rested. My tip is to set a goal and stay consistent in accomplishing that goal.

Body part he loves most about himself: I would have to say that my hands are my most beloved body part. They are my moneymakers!

Qualities he looks for: I always look for a beautiful smile and beautiful eyes. Confidence and drive are also very important.

Relationship status: Single but dating

What he loves most about the women in his life: I love the support and encouragement that the women in my life give me. I think it is very important to have a network of support, because lets face it, we all go through tough times in life.

Best compliment you could ever give a woman: “You make me want to be a better man.” But I think anything that comes from the heart is the best compliment you can give a woman, because people can tell when you’re not being genuine.

Sandy Dias

Best fitness secret: Intensive cardio
and weight training. I use light weights with a lot of reps. I also eat right (more protein, less carbs), get enough sleep, and stay hydrated. Being fit is an integrated healthy lifestyle, not a temporary fix.

Body part he loves most about himself: It actually has nothing to do with fitness—it’s my smile.

Qualities he looks for: The qualities that have always drawn me are confidence, self-assuredness, motivation, drive, organization, sense of humor, intelligence, and a desire to learn.

Relationship status: Taken

What he loves most about the women in his life: They’re confident, loving, organized, and not afraid to fight for what they want.

Best compliment you could ever give a woman: You make me want to be a better person.

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