Check out our interview talented actor, entrepreneur and model Blaise Ffrench.
Blaise has an impressive resume with a tall list of accomplishments before touching the age of 30. Blaise attended Saint Peter’s University where he played basketball before turning his passion for acting and modeling into a reality.
While still at school, Ffrench started doing marketing for Body Armor -a natural sports drink that is now sold at major retailers across the country thanks to his marketing genius. Coca Cola later went on to become a stakeholder in Body Armor further escalating the success of the brand.
Blaise has since added actor, entrepreneur, model and NBA sports agent to his credentials.
He has made appearances in hit TV shows including Power, The Code, Blacklist, and most recently, Law And Order SVU and Wutang American Saga. In addition to acting, Blaise is an established model featuring in campaigns for brands including True Religion and Banana Republic.
Follow Blaise at @blaiseffrench
Hi Blaise, please tell us a little about you?
My Name is Blaise Ffrench, I’m a hard working entrepreneur from Queens. I love sports, business, fashion, acting and modeling. For now.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Determined, Courageous, Leader
Name one your strengths?
My ability to go through pain to achieve a goal really impressed me.
Best advice ever given?
Make them remember your name! – Mom
When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be and NBA Player growing up.
Who has been the biggest influence on your life?
My mom, she instilled such great qualities and morals in me at a young age that I live by today.
How and when did you start into modeling?
About 3 Years ago when I went to LA and saw what the modeling industry consists of, I knew that I could do it. When I came home I took pics with a friend/photographer and posted them online and got great feedback and booked jobs from there.
What is fun and rewarding about modeling? And what is not?
Being able to capture yourself at your best for the world to see is very rewarding. It’s fun to be able to do different poses and create your own style on camera is fun.
Having to change into so many different outfits can be tiring lol.
What did you learn from your biggest failure?
I learned to focus on my goal throughout the whole process, in the beginnings of a process you have a ton of energy and as you go through the journey you start to lose that steam, however you have to persevere through the hard times to really finish through!!
The most important thing when you are shooting is?
To be ready, being prepared is everything. Getting a great nights rest, making sure my body is in tip top shape, and having fun. Preparation is key!
What’s your advice for the newer models?
If you can’t find work such as modeling gigs or any form of content, create it for yourself by doing your own photo shoots or filming your own tv shows. All this adds up for your reel.
Now tell us about your marketing work for Body Armor?
BODYARMOR is my baby, I consider It my first child. It’s a natural sports drink like Gatorade however more healthy. It’s very easy to market BODYARMOR because beverages is my thing and sports is as well so combining the two is a no brainer marketing wise for me.
Any advice to other young entrepreneurs out there?
Find something your passion about and can live with failing. If BODYARMOR doesn’t become successful I will Still drink every bottle that is left because I love the product that much.
What book should every entrepreneur read?
The Big Leap, helps you get over the fear of going into the next level.
And you are also an NBA Agent? Please tell us about it.
Since I never Made the NBA I try and be around the NBA as much as possible. My goal is to own and NBA team one day being and NBA agent is a good start.
Do you have any clients playing in the NBA?
Right now I currently don’t have any clients In the NBA however I do have clients playing overseas. I will sign an NBA client very soon!
Who do you think will be in the NBA finals this season?
This season I have the Lakers vs the Nets in the finals.
What is your own definition of happiness?
Being able to do what I want, when I want Is my definition of happiness.
What’s next for Blaise Ffrench in 2019/2020?
Having a major role on a big tv show, staring in a major modeling campaign, signing a NBA player to a team, and taking BODYARMOR SuperDrink to the next level is up next.
Which magazine or project is still on your bucket list?
Forbes and GQ magazine are both on my bucket list.
In five years from now, where do you see yourself and your career?
I see myself living in my two floor penthouse with sweeping views of the city, and my career in full swing having at least 50 employees helping them reach their goals.
What actor/actress do you admire the most, and why?
Will Smith, LL Cool J, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Roberts. The first three actors I admire the most because of their transition, they didn’t start as actors however they made a nice transition into acting and really honed the acting craft. Julia Roberts I have a huge crush on from when I first seen her in Pretty Women which was also a transition in the movie.
What is your workout routine these days?
Every morning I work out with weights, and then later on in the day I do some form of cardio switching it up from Hot yoga, Soul Cycling, HIT, boxing, and Pilates.
What is your favorite healthy food?
My favorite healthy food is Açai Bowls right now. That and Oatmeal.
And your favorite cheat food?
Ffrench Fries. Hahaha
What does fashion mean to you?
Fashion means expressing your style, fashion can be whatever you make it, it’s an art and unique to each individual.
How would you explain your fashion style and what items in your closet can you not be without?
My fashion style is modern entrepreneurial mixed with high fashion athleisure.
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
Jay Z, I’m a huge Jay Z supporter. I’ve learned a lot from him just by his music and his interviews. He carries himself in a way that is beneficial for me and so many others. He also is not a one trick pony who has his hand in many businesses like myself.
What would be the dream holiday, and who would you go with?
Entrepreneurs Day would be the dream holiday and I would bring the top entrepreneurs to a private island and network and brain storm ideas.
Something people don’t know about you?
I’m superstitious, if something works for me I will try and mimic every detail from the process to get the same result.
What do you like to watch on TV?
Shark Tank is my favorite show, I watch It every time I come home and I have learned so much in business from that show.
What music do you like?
I like all kinds of music, I like to dance so it has to be something that I can move to.
Do you support any charity?
I support a few cancer awareness charities that help support the research.
3 things you can’t leave home without?
I can’t leave home without praying to God, my wallet, and having an extra pair of workout clothes.
Idea of a perfect Sunday?
Enjoying a good breakfast that has orange juice, getting a workout in, preparing for the week, and going to bed early.
Where we can follow you?
Quote: It’s A Marathon Not A sprint.
Holiday Destination: Hawaii
Favorite song? Why? Mary J Blidge ft Method Man – I’ll be there For You. Reminds me of my mom and in return when I have a wife it’s something I will play for her.
Sports Team: Knicks (unfortunately)