For one Michigan man, the big boost his career needed came in the form of a video of himself seductively eating a chocolate bar.
Real estate agent and part-time fashion model Donnell Blaylock Jr. has been inundated with messages and job opportunities since posting the 17-second “teaser video” to his Facebook page, according to Michigan Live.
The video, titled “Is this too much chocolate ladies?,” features the 23-year-old Blaylock winking at the camera before he slowly unwraps and bites into a Hershey’s chocolate bar as R. Kelly’s “Seems Like You’re Ready” plays. Produced by his photographer and publicist Marvin Bienaime, the clip has amassed over 1.7 million views since being posted on Wednesday.
“The whole purpose of the video was really just building my portfolio,” Blaylock told Michigan Live.
Blaylock has been a real estate agent with JGR Real Estate in Grand Rapids since January and has been pleased with the “outstanding response” to the video.
“I know how difficult it is for men of color to book the big-paying jobs,” Bienaime said. “I think in the next couple of days, something big will happen. He doesn’t have to go to an agent now, agents are coming to him.”
Blaylock said the video, which came about because he’s been labeled as “chocolate,” has been so effective that it’s garnered him inquiries from out-of-state buyers and sellers.
It’s also netted him romantic attention from admiring females, of which the career-focused bachelor said, “To a certain degree, I have to tune it out.”