Berries! TJ Fink is this week's HMOTB feature. He has been on the site several times, but the gif below blew up because it documented his 40+ lbs weight loss last year. Not only is he super motivated, he's creative and very funny. As always, I'll let him take it from here...
Hi Berry! My name is TJ Fink, and I'm a 28-year-old writer/Chiver living in NYC. I love meeting new people, and 2012 has already been an exciting year for me. Since January, I've started performing stand-up comedy on the regular; dipping my toes into part-time modeling; and contributing weekly articles to UnrealityMag.com. My friends and family have always been incredibly supportive when it comes to my creative projects, and I truly wouldn't be the man I am today without them. Here are a few more things about me:
My full name is Thomas James Fink, but I was nicknamed an acronym at birth. I used to have a black Labrador named Bear. I still haven’t seen The Wire. I have a cowlick. I bite my nails. I grew up on a dairy farm. I don’t usually care for pasta. I've never been in a fistfight. Spider-man has always been my favorite superhero. One time I accidentally convinced my younger sister I was gay. I cannot fly, but tried once at the age of six. I’m a lefty. I’m terrible at remembering names. I've lived in NYC for nearly five years. Comedic song writing is one of my favorite hobbies. I once served Tony Bennett a cowboy steak. I've never shoplifted. Babies and teenagers terrify me. Calvin and Hobbes will always be my favorite comic book. I sort of forgot my own birthday this year. I have intentionally Dutch-ovened someone before. I can't stand reality TV. I enjoy the simplicity of manual labor. Sometimes I jog to the soundtrack of 28 Weeks Later. I have never been to Europe. I fall in love easily. I used to know a legally-blind drug dealer. I have 41 mutual Facebook friends with my mom. I’m a member of the fraternity Beta Theta Pi. I value my alone time. I don’t really watch or follow professional sports. I have brown/hazel-colored eyes. I can only speak one language. I’m not the worst at poker. I graduated from St. Lawrence University in 2006. I sort of idolize David Duchovny’s character in Californication. I'm a habitual over-stepper of lines. I used to be a certified personal trainer. I hate manscaping, but do it anyway. Stand-up comedy is like therapy to me. I love movies with epic musical scores. I don’t have back hair. Sometimes I don't actually put my laundry away after I’m done washing it. I have had ACL surgery on my left knee. I love accidental puns. I wish I owned an authentic samurai sword. I have never exceeded the texting limit of my cell phone plan. I have six siblings. One time I accidentally roofied myself. I haven’t been clean-shaven in over a year. I love driving standard. I once nearly died while rollerblading under the influence of cannabis. I know how to safely operate a chainsaw. I don’t usually go to sleep before 1am.
TJ continues, “I’m a huge Zach Galifianakis fan, and did my best at a proper send-off during my friend’s bachelor party last summer.”
Thanks TJ for all the awesome pics, gifs and this hilarious video!