Eye Candy of the Week: Isaac Keys

Eye Candy of the Week: Isaac Keys
ESSENCE.COM Jun, 18, 2010

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Well, good morning! If you didn’t tune in to “The Ultimate Merger” with Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth and Donald Trump on Thursday, let us introduce you to Isaac Keys, an NFL star turned actor who has our adrenaline running this morning.

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Isaac grew up on strong family values and backyard barbecues and the sounds of Al Green in St. Louis, Missouri.

“I came for a strong foundation,” he says. “My father instilled values that will carry on with me for the rest of my life.”

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Before trying out his other talents, Keys was a linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals.

“Going to the NFL was a dream come true,” he says.

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“The NFL was a stepping stone in my life,” Isaac says. “I really worked hard to get there and I battled injuries, politics, instability, financial issues. It was a dream come true, but it was not an easy road for me.”

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Keys says he wasn’t always this fine. He jokes that he remembers “wearing the husky jeans.”

“Growing up chubby kept me humble. Being through those awkward stages in life builds character,” he says.

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But as Keys grew, so did his physique. “It took time for my body to change,” he says, “When I started working out I enjoyed it and I enjoyed the attention that I received.”

We’d like to pay special attention to his shoulders and lats and gluteus maximus.

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Wouldn’t it be great to have Isaac Keys walk through your door? A girl can dream can’t she. Like Diana Ross says, “You can ring my bell.”

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When the opportunity for Keys to be on “The Ultimate Merger” with Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth and Donald Trump came up, he jumped at the chance of a new endeavor.

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“My impressions of Omarosa are that she’s a very intriguing person,” Keys says of being on “The Ultimate Merger,” with the former “Apprentice” star. “She’s a very strong woman and she goes after what she wants and knows how to go after it in the right way.”

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Competing with multiple guys for the heart of one woman can really “screw with a guy’s head.” Isaac says.

“It makes you look deep within yourself. My ego had to go to the side.”

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Just look at his… um, chest. We’re speechless.

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“I want a whole team of kids,” Keys says enthusiastically. “I want three or four. I want to be able to be at home on Christmas and have all of my kids around eating and having a good time.”

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“I don’t necessarily know if I’ve ever found love,” Keys admits. “I think it’s because I put love up on a shelf that you just can’t get to all the time.”

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“I’m definitely a romantic,” Isaac says. “I don’t ever want my relationship to feel like an obligation.”

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Isaac says he wants a spiritual woman who “knows where her blessings come from.”

“She’ll know she can’t control everything,” he continues. “So that means we’re going to pray a lot, which leads to understanding.”

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After spirituality comes confidence and conscientiousness. Translation he wants a girl who looks good and knows what she’s working with.

“I want to see her when she’s in the kitchen and think, ‘Ooh! That’s my baby.’ I’m not going to relinquish myself so I don’t want her to relinquish herself.”

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This linebacker says he likes a girl with a nice tight end. “I’m a booty man,” he admits. “It doesn’t have to be a big one, just a booty that fits her physique.”

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A woman with a bubbly personality and a winning smile will melt his heart every time.

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We’ve got plans for that suit and tie if he doesn’t stop staring at us like that.

Catch Keys on “The Ultimate Merger” on Thursdays at 10 p.m. on TV One.

Want more Keys? How could you not. Follow him on Twitter — twitter.com/isaackeys.