Dear RentMen Visitors, Recently DevinMasters chose to answer 14 interview questions and his interview was last updated on .
What’s your lifestyle? What makes you who you are?
I'm carefree while still remaining responsible. In my "day job" I've figured out how to work smarter and not harder, which has allotted me a lot free time during the week. I love to learn, so with my free time I'm taking courses in the the things that interest me, but I didn't have the time to pursue in the past. My endless thirst for knowledge is one of the main things that make me who I am.
If you were to pick something that everyone else should absolutely know about you, what would that be?
I'm a black, queer, art fag, circuit queen, faerie adjacent, top 40 loving, hip-hop living, left handed, near-sighted, but far reaching... Devin Masters.
How do you go that ‘extra mile' in your life?
Honest to God I have 3 lists that I update periodically. What is the vision that I have for my career, for my family, and for myself. Thinking those things through, writing them down, and having them accessible help to keep me present. They also help me to figure out the direction that I need to take in my life and how I should go about getting there. Trying to keep that balance and awareness of myself is how I run the CURRENT mile, which I think a lot of people miss the mark on. To go the extra mile, I just try to always do right by people. I believe that it really does come back around.
What would you like your followers to know about you that is unique and even a bit personal?
That I don't cry when I'm sad in real life, but when I'm sad during an episode of Grey's Anatomy... waterworks!
What would you say are your greatest personal traits?
I listen, I have a warm personality, and I'm very empathetic. Many people tell me that they can sense that about me right away.
Tell us about the best experience you have had in your life.
When I was younger I used to work at a year-round after school / summer camp for foster kids. Even when the kids changed families they would still come to the program. It was a way for them to always have familiar faces in their lives. I did that for 2 years and the bond that I built with these kids who had so much adversity in their lives was absolutely golden. That was hands down, my best experience.
What do you do for fun?
The other morning I caught myself sipping coffee while listening to Kaytranda and searching the internet for different ways to arrange decorative bed pillows. The definition of fun has really taken a dramatic turn for me in the last few years. I guess this is what adulthood feels like. <shrug>
What is your ‘niche’?
Urban luxe. Gentleman in the streets and a master in the sheets.
What are your hobbies? What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love to write. Not really about anything in particular, just about what moves me in the moment. Politics, pop culture, music. Next year I plan on taking a few courses to polish my skills. I would love to write for a digital media platform someday.
If we sat on the beach and drank wine and ate great food just you and I, what would you tell me about yourself and your life?
I would tell you to stop asking questions. Enjoy the beach. Enjoy the wine. Enjoy each other's quiet company. Living in NYC, it's necessary to get out of town every now and then to remind yourself what real life is like. Life where everyone isn't operating at 120mph. When I get the opportunity to take a relaxing getaway, I really like to savor it.
What kind of diet and fitness regime do you follow?
Well I recently read this amazing book called "It Starts With Food" that has really helped me in my journey towards eating clean. After reading it I did a 30 day nutritional program called "Whole 30" that really changed my life. Eating habits aside, I try to get to the gym 3-4 days a week. 5 days a week when I'm doing it like I should be.
How often do you travel? Do you prefer to travel or are you more of a homebody?
I travel often. I've been all over the United States and my passport has gotten some good mileage. I am available to travel for clients domestically and internationally as well.
What are 5 things you can’t live without?
My cellphone x 5
What do you enjoy most about yourself?
Probably how I'm not afraid of change. I've seen talented friends let great opportunities pass them by because they were nervous about all of the factors in their lives that would change as a result. I know that growth isn't always going to be comfortable. Getting through a lot of that discomfort has actually groomed me for many of opportunities that have been presented to me.