Skylar Lear: Model, Athlete, Bodybuilder & Entrepreneur
It’s not everyday we come across individuals like our cover star, Skylar Lear. American athlete, model, bodybuilder and serial entrepreneur, Skylar is truly an enigma. He’s quickly accomplished what many people can not in a single lifetime, and has done so with ease. He began his journey as quarterback at the University of Louisville and Campbellsville University and then graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science and Physiology. After becoming an NCSF certified personal trainer and Crossfit level 1 certified coach, Skylar then went on to compete in 9 professional bodybuilding competitions. He placed 2nd in two of his competitions as well as placing 5th and 6th in the others. And even still, he wasn’t finished.
His journey into entrepreneurship lead him to become the co-owner of Emagine products USA LLC, co-owner/founder of Louisville Software Developers, Co-owner/founder TLSL capital investment firm and co-owner/founder Argan Man brand. We sat down with Skylar to get to know the incredible man behind the brand.
Skylar let’s start off with where were you born? Where did you grow up and where do you live now?
I was born in Louisville KY., grew up in Radcliff/Elizabethtown Kentucky, I presently live in Louisville Kentucky.
Most people know you as a world-class bodybuilder so can you tell us about your current fitness routine? How often do you work out?
Fitness is very important to me and a huge part of my life. I lift weights 3 or 4 days a week and try and do something active every day, whether its riding wave runners, boating, going out and throwing the football, or just going for run.
You’re also an entrepreneur, what are some of the new business plans you’re working on?
Absolutely. I have 4 new product lines I’m introducing to my e-commerce business over the next few months. The “Lit flips”, “Scents of the Zodiac”, “Dargan oil” and “Argan Man” my all natural Argan oil based mens line with a body wash, lotion, and oil for beard hair and nails. I’m working on building my software development company Louisville Software Developers, where we specialize in building customized applications and websites for business and personal branding. I also own TLSL capital investment firm where I produce and act in movies, with many more projects to come.
Besides modeling, what other interests do you have?
Philanthropy, helping others around me reach their goals, and generating more success in my business adventures
What would you consider to be your biggest challenge as a model so far?
In 2014 I tore both of my shoulders performing a muscle up on the olympic rings. Subscapularis, bicep, and supraspinatus on the right. Supraspinatus, bicep and labrum on the left. It took 4 surgeries, a trip to the mayo clinic, and 3 years to recover. The last 6 months of it I had double shoulder surgery so I was without arms. In 2017 it put me back to ground zero with my physique and training.
So we’ll ask this for all your female fans, can you describe your perfect date?
I’d start out with something active like hiking, boating, or kayaking etc. Then dinner at a 5 star restaurant with an excellent view and delicious adult beverages. Finished off dancing at a nightclub VIP table, popping bottles, and having an unforgettable time until we retire to the bedroom for more fun.
A few rapid fire questions for you… what’s your favorite style of music? Favorite artist?
Favorite style of music is rock, Led Zeppelin.
Favorite movie of all time?
Can’t pick just one but 3 of my favorites are Fight club, 300, and old school. Pulp fiction is my favorite classic and silence of the lambs is my favorite horror movie.
Any pet peeves?
Cannot stand liars.
Tell us something about you not too many people know.
I’m a closet nerd that loves books, learning new things and I love singing in the shower.
Describe yourself using only 3 adjectives.
Driven, determined, loyal
Read the book or watch the movie?
Movie however I love books, Rise and Grind by Daymond John is the last book I read
If you can change any one thing about you, what would it be?
I actually wouldn’t change anything. A think an important part of personal development is accepting who you are and loving all aspects of yourself. Of course there is always room for improvement.
Where is your favorite vacation destination?
Azul Paradise in Bocas Del Toro off the coast of Panama. Very natural, very relaxing place with super clear warm waters, great fishing, snorkeling, and surfing.
Sight seeing or laying on the beach with a drink?
Drinking while sightseeing.
What is your favorite alcohol drink?
Old fashioned with Basil Hayden bourbon
If you can visit any city right now, where would you like to go?
Ibiza Spain or Santorini Greece
And last but not least, where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I see myself reaching a lot of my goals financially, physically, and spiritually while still continuing to grow and set new goals. I have a home office in Santa Monica, beach house in the Caribbean, yacht in Miami and a G650ER jet to take me anywhere I would like to travel. Im married to the woman of my dreams and have beautiful children. I’m motivating and helping others to achieve their goals and dreams while building an empire that’s generating enough income that I can truly make a positive difference in society.
Learn more about Skylar and keep up with his latest news at www.skylarlear.com and follow him on Instagram @skylarlear.