CONNECTING FASHION, BEAUTY & HEALTH WITH KEITH HOLMES
NO: Tell our readers a little about yourself?
KH: I was born in DC general hospital in Washington DC. I grew up in a single family home, with my older brother. At the age of seven, I desired to be a boxer. I grew up in two major neighborhoods in the Washington DC area, southeast Sheridan Terrace and northeast Paradise Manor. My mom passsed when I was fifteen. I then permanently move in with my grandmother, whom I had been living with back and forth. I grew up with a humbled spirit and always wanted to help others. I grew up having faith that I could be whatever I wanted to be and that allowed me to work hard at what I wanted and it paid off, but not without challenges. I had to fight through many challenges before becoming a Maryland State Boxing Champion, a two time United States Champion and a Two Time World Champion.
NO: Can you describe yourself in six words?
KH: Humble, caring, understanding, helpful, a teacher and a motivator; and to add, very inquisitive.
NO: How important is a support system when building a brand?
KH: I believe having a support system when building a brand is very important.
NO: What do you think is the biggest misconception about women of color?
KH: I believe that the misconception of women of color is the fact that they are not beautiful enough for a black man, and that they need make up to make themselves stand out to the black man
NO: What is it about a woman’s beauty that stands out to you?
KH: What stands out about a woman’s beauty to me is her mindset. It is the way she thinks, the words she speaks and the walk afterwards.
NO: How important is health and beauty in a women’s life?
KH: I believe that health should be very important in a woman’s life because without good health, beauty is irrelevant.
NO: What is the Vegan lifestyle and what impact does it have on your everyday life?
KH: Being Vegan helps to be mentally conscious of your everyday movements and to make better decisions, decisions that will in most cases, eliminate sickness, allow more energy when working and not to be so aggressive.
NO: How did you feel when you won your first world championship?
KH: After winning my first world championship, it was like a feeling of relief. A relief from poverty, the lack of having. I knew it was a step closer to raising my children in a nicer environment.
NO: What advise would give a young man considering a career in boxing?
KH: My advice to a young kid that wants to pursue a career of boxing, is to educate himself or herself in the sport to know what it is that the sport brings. Study fighters that they would like to be like, practice very hard and be very serious.
NO: What do you want your legacy to be?
KH: I have never given it any thought of what I would like my legacy to be because it is so many things that I would like to be involved in. But in all, I would love for people to know that I brought a clear message to a multitude of people on how to live, love and appreciate.
NO: It was a pleasure interviewing you. How can I connect with you?
KH: Thank you for having me. They can find me on Instagram at @keithholmeworldchampion
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