Check out our exclusive interview with one of TikTok’s hottest upcoming stars, Blake Manning! With 1.9M followers across various platforms, Blake has taken social media by storm with his viral “POVs” and lifestyle content as a student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Not only will you see him online, he has also tapped into a modeling career with various print campaigns. As an incoming college student, Blake is juggling work, fame, and school all while keeping his cool and staying true to himself.
Also known as “Blakethegoatt” and “blakexmanning” on social media, Blake is one of the hottest upcoming models and influencers to come on scene with over 2.3 million followers on TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube.
Blake has been the face of various social media or print campaigns for BOSS, DICK’s Sporting Goods, JCPenney, Friar Tux, ROMWE, Curology, EyeBuyDirect, Allen Edmonds and others.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Smart, athletic, and ambitious.
How and when did you start into modeling?
I got into modeling through social media and my manager Jake helped me get in contact with LA Models. I started modeling in 2022 and haven’t looked back since.
Can you name a few of the brands you are working or have worked with?
A few brands that I have worked with are: DICK’s Sporting Goods, Nike, Adidas, Puma, Hugo Boss, Buckle, JCPenney, Friar Tux, Fashionnova, and Curology.
The most important thing when you are shooting is?
The most important thing when you are shooting something is showing your personality and being true to yourself.
Tell us about your collaborations with popular brands like BOSS, DICK’s Sporting Goods, JCPenney, and Friar Tux to name a few?
Working with these brands was super dope, I have been a huge fan of all of these brands since I was a kid. For example, DICK’s Sporting Goods was the place I went whenever I needed anything for sports growing up.
What’s your advice for the newer models and influencers?
My advice is to be yourself, that’s how you’re going to succeed.
Can you describe a typical day for you. What is your daily routine like?
On a typical Wednesday, my day kicks off around 7:30 AM. I’m off to acting class in LA, so I hit the road by 8:30 to ensure I’m there by 10:30. For breakfast, I savor an egg sausage sandwich paired with fresh fruit. The acting class keeps me engaged until 1 PM, after which I navigate through the varying traffic, arriving home around 3:30 PM. Once back, I dive into work emails while enjoying my lunch. I also take a moment to create a couple of engaging TikToks and touch base with my mom regarding upcoming plans.
Following that, I devote an hour to my workout routine, followed by some outdoor hoops. Then, it’s time to relish the fantastic dinner my mom prepares. As the evening sets in, I prepare to head out. Wednesday nights are reserved for line dancing at Incahoots, a club where my friends and I let loose on the dance floor. That wraps up the rhythm of a standard Wednesday for me.
What’s next for Blake Manning in the last months of 2023?
What’s next is that I am starting college at Cal Poly Slo in the coming weeks and I can’t wait.
Favorite form of cardio?
My favorite form of cardio is playing basketball games at the local gym or with friends.
Idea of a perfect Sunday?
A perfect Sunday is when my friends and I are all around the TV watching the Eagles beat the Cowboys. Along with, eating pizza and chips and having a fun time together playing poker.
Where can we can follow you?
Photo Credit: Melanie Guevara @melanieaguevara