Kevin Baker Interview
I recently had the opportunity to catch up with Kevin Baker, also known as ‘MuscleBaked’ from his YouTube channel for a one on one video interview. If you crave eye candy in the form of young muscled men, you’ll definitely want to check out more of him.
But first, let’s move right into the interview. Kevin was gracious enough to answer some questions that many of his fans are interested in and I hope that you will be too. You can see the actual videotaped answers to my questions here…
YouTube Channel: “MuscleBaked”
Birthday: April 16, 1993
Sign: Aries man
Body Type: Toned
Place of Birth: San Mateo, CA
Current City: Bay Area
What motivated you to start your online YouTube Presence?
A lot of you guys aren’t going to know this but I started YouTube, probably 8 to 10 years ago. Along time… My first video was probably in ’06. I was motivated and inspired by ‘iJustine,’ (Justine Ezarik).
My old YouTube name was TheiKevin which was a huge piggyback off of her name which was a piggyback off of Apple’s iPod. So, I mean I don’t feel so bad about stealing it. For some reason I was just gravitated to the fact that you can be this online presence and you can do what you want to do online and have people listen.
Plus, she was like really hot so it’s kind of like… I know I’m gay but like sometimes you just follow what hot people do and just hope that it will be successful for you too. And I’m still trying.
You’ve commented on being the jealous type. Is that something that’s hurt you with others and do you feel the need to work on that part of you?
Absolutely! I go through these regular phases where I get involved with a guy and everything’s going great and then suddenly things start to deteriorate a little bit.
And I start getting jealous once that person starts hanging out with other people or maybe I get the sense that he’s texting someone else instead of me or maybe the time he’s spending is not with me but with somebody else. I’m sounding like a crazy mother…
But it’s definitely something I need to work on because it has ruined friendships in the past… um things that complicate it and not even just with me, people have gotten really jealous with me hanging out with other people and… so being on the receiving end, I’ve given that sort of perspective of it and I understand.
It’s never a good thing to be jealous. I think a little bit of jealousy is okay in like a relationship. That just means that you really like the person. But the amount of jealousy that maybe I exude and that I’ve received personally – NOT GOOD! Something you gotta work on; always working on it. I’ve gotten a lot better at it though.
Prior to coming out, you’ve stated you tried women. When was the first time you had sex with a man and did it go anywhere?
Well, let me correct you right there because I have never had sex with… I’m not sure what you mean by ‘tried women.’ I dated women sort of. Like I really only had one girlfriend and it lasted for a week.
So I don’t know if I’d really count that but we kissed once and I was done; b*oner gone. I guess the first guy I hooked up with was my first boyfriend. That’s probably why I got so attached. It did go somewhere. We ended up dating for another 2 or 3 months and after that, it just went completely sour and I think he probably cheated on me.
Then again, it was completely, from the start, a long distance thing which was bound to fail from the beginning. But yeah, I mean, the sex was okay. It was alright.
In all fairness to me, in the first minute, here’s where Kevin said, “I experimented with ‘girls’ too. You know kids do this, right…” This is what led to my question. Perhaps my question should have said ‘experimented’ instead of ‘tried.’
What’s something your brain has tried to make you do that you have worked at to deny yourself?
I try not to deny myself things because I feel like it really just makes me want it more. But I used to have issued with food and the amount of food I’d eat and I would try to restrict and, in restricting and denying myself.
I would end up binging, like any given night I would go and just start binging and just start stuffing my face with food; anything that was in the frig, anything that was in the pantry… just start eating and eating and I never purged. I never did that. However, I did fell really bad about myself afterwards.
And it’s the nights when you start binging and start feeling absolutely horrible about it because that leads to eating disorders so I have since nixed that. I don’t binge anymore. I don’t feel the need to binge anymore because I don’t really deny myself food that I need or that I want. I just learn to incorporate it into my everyday diet.
What did your friends say when you first started baring your soul for the online world?
They don’t really understand. A lot of them don’t get it. A lot of them will watch my videos and, they won’t say it to me, but I know that they are wondering ‘why are people watching him?’
But that’s because they know me personally and they don’t need to watch a video of mine to get me. I think that people online like living either vicariously through someone else’s life or just, you know, it’s entertaining to watch someone else do something. I mean the whole point of movies and shows is… all you’re doing is watching people do stuff. If you think about it, at its core, you’re just watching other people do things. That’s interesting.
(I know that you are not a movie buff, but) what is it about the Hunger Games that does it for you?
I don’t really know. This is a hard question. For whatever reason I think that I just like Jennifer Lawrence. There’s something about her. She’s like the girl next door but also like really sexy at the same time. I think that sort of just drew me in and then from there, I’m pretty sure the novels were award winning so… the storyline is great. The acting is great. But yeah, probably J (inaudible).
When you aren’t doing a video and are just being you, what would we find you doing?
(He takes a sip of wine) Probably this and not filming it. I don’t have a whole lot of free time but in my free time I’m usually at the gym, browsing reddit and I’ve gotten back into reading.
I’m reading this novel called… I’m gonna butcher the name and I don’t know what it’s called and I’m not going to look it up right now. I’m sorry because I’m buzzed and I don’t feel like going to that much work but I believe it’s called ‘The Awakening’ possibly. It’s a psy-fi novel. But I’d gotten like super enveloped in reading again which is amazing because I need to like use my brain before I lose it.
Also, whenever I get the chance, I’m out with friends, enjoying their company whether it be at a bar or at Delores Park or, usually in San Francisco, now that I’m realizing it, a lot of my friends live in San Francisco so I’m usually out there on the weekends. However, it’s changed a little bit now that I’ve gotten back in to YouTube.
I have so much to do all the time that I’m stressed. But, it’s like a good stress. You know what I mean? I wouldn’t ever want to be bored. I’d rather be stressed in this good way than bored.
(I know how you feel about dating right now, but) if ‘The One’ crossed your path, would you open up to him?
Absolutely! If I knew it was the one, totally. I mean you’d have to go digging through my closet and you’d find all these skeletons; you know, Christmas presents that have never been given out but… YEAH! Yeah. I’d open right up. Absolutely.
What’s the worst quality about you that you wished you could change immediately?
I am very impatient. I’m really impatient. I’ve come to realize that over the years that I really just like instant gratification. Even if I know that it’s going to cost me something down the line, if I know that, okay, if I were to just wait and save some money, if I were to wait, I can save this friendship, if I were to wait, I could probably, you know, stay sane… I’d rather go insane.
Honestly because I don’t like waiting and I hate that about myself. I hate that I’m impatient. I wish that I could learn to be more patient. But I just can’t. I just want stuff. I want stuff done and I want it done as fast as I can even if it’s not done to perfection, I just want it done so I can just cross it off the list and not think about it anymore.
That’s my issue; is that I think so much about what I need to do and what needs to be done and what’s pressing in my own life that I need it off my mind. And so in order to do that, I need it done as quickly as possible which leads to really poor quality.
(So… let’s end on a positive note.) Tell me about the best date you’ve ever been on.
This is supposed to be ending on a good note but I don’t date a lot. And I don’t think that I’ve actually been on a date that I can say that I really enjoyed. So there’s that.
My thanks go out to Kevin for some new information here that he’s never been revealed before. I hope that you found his as adorable and yummy as I do. I’d share a glass of wine with him anytime!
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