A football legend's son turned model, reality TV star and now fitness entrepreneur, Calum Best is proof that
you can turn your life around. A proper gent with manners, he offers tips on how to dress for an
interview and a date in our recent videos. You can also find out what it was like growing up as the son of
George Best and if he really is any good at football.
Calum on being a teenage model in Malibu
It's funny because where I grew up you wouldn't think it was cool to be a model.
Even now, I think cringe, cringe, cringe but I'm a grown man so it's not the same
thoughts I had then.
Calum on his time in Milan at the age of 18
While I was in Milan, I was very lucky to work for the likes of Burberry, Monsoon,
I shot with Mario Testino, I shot with Terry Richardson, some of the best
photographers in the world. And you don't really realise it at the time until you
Calum on getting sucked into the party lifestyle
I remember this PR woman who worked for the agency. She and I were
getting invites to a lot of events. She looked at me and said, make sure you don't
get caught up in this. And I was like, I've got it, don't worry
because I was working during the day as well. Next thing you know
I was caught up in it big time.
I was soaking up the limelight, soaking up the newfound fame, I guess you could say, and I was just partying too hard. In my head I didn't know my path, I didn't know myself, my health was bad and I was out every night. Nothing about it was healthy.
Calum on conquering the demons
I thought, I've gotta give it my best go because at 27/28, you've got to get your stuff together and I went for it. I'm no saint. I'm not preaching any Gospel here and we've all got our demons - I'm just saying that I faced mine and I conquered them.
Calum on changing his life from shots of whiskey to shots of protein
As soon as I showed the universe I wanted to change they gave me an opportunity to change, which was a documentary for the BBC called Brought Up By Booze. It was a serious game changer in my life.