Of the short animations on Mack Weldon’s site featuring Michael showing off various styles, Eric Wilson of the Times writes Mike “may be fatless, but he is just goofy enough, rubbing his belly or tripping out of a pair of trousers, to be relatable. He even has a dusting of chest hair, and sometimes wears glasses.” As the underwear industry takes a step back to consider more accessible body types and down to earth personalities, models like Michael are on the ascent.
Name: Mike Sharits
Born and Raised: Born in Richmond IN and raised in Connersville IN
Current Location: Westport, CT
Astrological Sign: Scorpio
Relationship Status: Married
Shoe Size: 10 1/2
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Blue
Ethnicity: American Mutt
Modeling for Mack Weldon is… Fun and real. It was such a great experience to work with a company that wanted my personality to shine through. Also, I am an extremely active and animated person, so jumping around at the shoot made me feel right at home.
Being described as ‘just goofy enough to be relatable’ in the New York Times was… Completely spot on. I don’t take myself too seriously, and am not afraid to make a complete fool out of myself. I never want to be the guy who is so wrapped up in always looking cool that I would miss out on the opportunity to have a priceless goofy moment that makes me laugh for hours.
If I could go on a wildly romantic date with anyone in the world, it would be… My Wife. Every moment with her feels like it’s out of a movie. She’s a musician, and travels as much as I do. So, I cherish any chance we get to go on a romantic trip.
If I had a super power, it would be… To fly, but it’s such a close call. As a kid I wanted to be Superman so I would have all the best powers, and wouldn’t have to choose just one. But if I had to choose, it would be to fly. The freedom and exhilaration would be an amazing gift.
The craziest thing I’ve ever done was… I decided to Model. It was completely unheard of for anyone from where I grew up to become a model. It was a huge leap of faith and has led to so many blessings, and enough crazy stories to make even Bukowski blush!
5 years from now, I’ll be… Acting! It is my passion and drug. I am fascinated with human experience, and all the factors that contribute to each individual story. Acting gives me the opportunity live and share all the stories I believe need to be told.