Photo credit: Scott McDermott via Haute Living Magazine

The 411: Michael in “Haute Living Magazine”

I had the honor of being the cover story for a recent issue of Haute Living Magazine, and I was so excited with how the article turned out. I think one of my favorite parts of the whole experience was the photo shoot: With my trusty stylist, Victoria Trilling, by my side I had the chance to wear a whole rack full of incredible looks with pieces from my Collection by Michael Strahan line and some from favorite designers like John Varvatos and Gucci (don’t even get me started on the awesome watch wardrobe I got to work with). What I really appreciated was having the chance to talk about how I created a new path for my career once my NFL days had come to a close—and that each day I try to do a little bit better than the day before … for myself, for my family, and for my colleagues. Take a look at an excerpt from the article below (you can read the full story here).

“To say that Strahan’s life reads like fiction would be accurate. He himself can’t even pin down the ‘craziest’ part. ‘The craziest part of it all? Hell, what are you talking about? It’s all crazy! From growing up in Germany with a dad who said, ‘You will get a football scholarship,’ who put me on a plane and sent me to live with my uncle to a Hall of Fame football career. Everyone expected me to talk about football on TV, but all of a sudden, I’m on a daytime show, which I parlayed into a news show, then another daytime show. It blows my mind because I keep on thinking, ‘How does this thing keep going?’ But it does. I think when I look back, all of it is going to blow my mind. It kind of blows my mind right now, but I try not to act like it because I don’t want to get caught up in the fray. I don’t want to stop and think about it because if I do, it’s overwhelming.’”