ESSENCE.com got our first glimpse of model/actor Nick Denbeigh when he popped up on the “More Than a Game” red carpet. Since we know you like fine (and single) men, we tracked down the 25-year-old to get the scoop on what his interests are and who he be with (cue Biggie). Keep clicking for more info on our new, favorite piece of man-candy.
By Demetria L. Lucas
With a face like this and body like that (he’s oft told it’s his best feature), you could guess Denbeigh is a tad conceited… but you’d be wrong. He’s as humble as he is fine. “My best feature is my personality,” says the 6-foot beauty. “I like to joke around a lot.”
Denbeigh describes his hometown—Spokane, Washington—as beautiful and laid-back.
“It’s all green,” he describes. “You fly over and it looks like a bunch of trees. You can’t see the houses. There are mountains nearby for snowboarding and all sorts of outdoor activities,” he continues. “But nightlife? It’s pretty boring.”
Denbeigh’s lovely features come from a unique combination of his Black and German mother and his Native American and Norwegian father. His unique last name? It’s English.
Despite all of his beautiful physical features, Denbeigh is a total man’s man, who played football at Eastern Washington University, and later played in the Arena Football league. “I love to get dirty, and fight, roll around, and play basketball or football,” he says.
“I love modeling,” explains Denbeigh, who eventually wants to be a Calvin Klein model. "I love the finished product. When I see it, I’m like, “Dang, I did that? “That’s me?”
Despite being an alpha-male type, he’s got a soft spot for romantic comedies. “I like ‘How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,’” he confesses. “It cracks me up.”
Also on his list of favorite films is “The Brothers,” starring D.L. Hughley, Shemar Moore, Morris Chestnut and Bill Bellamy; and “The Chronicles of Reddick” featuring Vin Diesel (“People say I look like him,” says Denbeigh).
We’re sure the ladies like Denbeigh… and yes, he likes them back. “I’m really fascinated with women,” he says with a laugh. “I think they’re the most amazing creatures on the planet.”
But he swears he’s not a player. “I always get that,” he adds. “I’m not. If I’m talking to one girl, I spend time with just her. I wouldn’t want a girl to talk to too many people when I’m trying to be with her.”
Despite reports to the contrary, Denbeigh is happily single. Though he’s been pictured with effortlessly gorgeous award-winning actress Camille Winbush of “The Bernie Mac Show” fame, they are not an couple. “I met her at Katt Williams’s celebrity basketball game in July,” he explains. “We stayed in touch and have been friends since then. What happens in our future is yet to be determined.”
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