How does one go from eating Doritos for breakfast to losing 100 pounds, launching into a modeling career, and winning the heart of Britney Spears?
Lots of hard work… and a little luck!
Telling his rags toBritches story in an interview with Men’s Health, Sam Asghari remembers a time just five years ago when he was broke, working three jobs, and “stress eating” unhealthy foods.
“I was eating Doritos for breakfast, fast food, sugar, candy, no protein, a lot of carbs, and drinking sugary sodas. My nutrition was extremely horrible. The stress and the fear of not going anywhere [in life] combined gave me my depression.”
Sam had been down in the dumps months after being cut from University of Nebraska-Lincoln‘s Division I football team as a freshman.
Forced to move back to Los Angeles, the former athlete was working three jobs and eating like he still played football. It was a lifestyle that wasn’t working for him.
That’s when Sam realized he had to make a change.
Sam quit two of his jobs and decided to focus on a career in fitness — and really started focusing on his own fitness. Within six months of working as a trainer at Gold’s Gym, he dropped 100 pounds and cut down to a trim 3% body fat.
His new physique launched him into a modeling career, which then led to the opportunity of a lifetime: a starring role in Britney’s Slumber Party video. He remembered:
“I was excited that I get to meet one of the biggest artists of all time. I had butterflies.”
And jokes, too!
Sam remembered trying to flirt with the pop star between takes, continuing:
“She said, ‘Hi, I’m Britney,’ and I said, ‘I’m sorry. What’s your name again?’ I tried to be funny. I don’t think anybody got it.”
Well, something clicked. The two exchanged phone numbers before the end of the shoot and eventually went out to get sushi.
The rest, as they say, is Britstory.
[Image via Instagram.]