Back in June, I was asked to be Russell Simmons’ makeup artist and stylist. We made rounds to all of the Cleveland television stations, so Russell could display his jewelry line and promote a drawing that would later take place at a local mall. The last station stop was WOIO Channel 19. There, a handsome man named Chris in a suit assisted us in the studio. I thought to myself, could this be an intern? He began to help carry the advertising staff’s suitcase down a flight of stairs. These gals knew who Chris was while I, on the other hand, was clueless.
Chris Van Vliet was the interviewer Russell was scheduled to talk with on air. I couldn’t believe how helpful this anchor was even while dressed in his on-air ensemble. It really left a good impression on me. Chris is the host of The BUZZ on WOIO. He is an entertainment reporter. Fast forward three weeks and I see on my schedule that Chris will be in for a photography session. Thinking it was for his WOIO job, I thought he would most likely to be dressed in similar business attire. Upon seeing him, I realized I was very wrong. Chris had been nominated for Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Sexiest Bachelor! No word on Facebook or blogs could be leaked about this until fall. Eric Mull was taking the photographs. We headed down to Cleveland’s lakefront at Edgewater Beach for the background. This shirtless photo of Chris is the real “BUZZ “in C TOWN.
I had a chance to ask Chris a few questions of my own while styling his shoot, which I would like to share. Chris is from Pickering, Ontario. It is a suburb of Toronto. He has a love of fishing that started when he was four years old. He told me, “If it swims, I will catch it.” Bass fishing is his favorite and he enters several tournaments each year.
I am all into being healthy and wanted to know how he got those abs! With weights and cardio workout five times a week as well as a high protein/low carbohydrate diet, he maintains his enviable washboard stomach. I got a real sense of what a gentleman Chris is working with him. I encourage you to follow the link below to vote for him in Cosmo’s Sexiest Bachelor Contest. Voting ends October 16th. If Chris wins the title, he is going to donate his $10,000.00 check to The Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland. I asked him why he is donating his winnings. He said, “It is an easy choice to donate to such an incredible organization, especially since Action 19 News has done a lot of work with these special kids in the past.” Ladies if you are single, this guy is a real catch!