On Mekahel is an Israeli-born model and TV personality. He has appeared in numerous TV shows, movies and commercial ads. His appearances also include starring as the central character in the Reality TV show about his life, Putting On.
We chat to On about Putting On, his fitness regime and fashion.
You are extremely well travelled – where are your favourite holiday destinations?
Wow, I have so many! I love a good sunny vacation somewhere in Greece or the French Riviera. But if we are talking specifically holiday time, I love to ski, and I love a chilly holiday destination. I will say Aspen or ski mountains in Europe is always a fun choice.
You made your successful reality show Putting On during an emotional time in your life, splitting up with your partner and coming out to family, friends and the world – did you ever regret doing the show?
Omg not at all. It helped me come out when I didn’t plan to do so. I thought I would only come out later in life, but I’m thankful it happened when it did because my life is so much easier now. I believe everything happens for a reason.
You are a fitness fanatic … but also a foodie – what workouts do you favour, and do you prefer to cook at home or eat out at restaurants?
I work out 5-6 days a week at the gym, and I run (fast) for about 15-20 min daily. If I don’t run, I can see my body changes – and for me, it’s my secret to keep my body in shape but also to eat all I want.
I prefer to cook at home because food makes home more homie, and also, I know like to know what’s in the dishes I make and eat. Don’t get me wrong, I still love to go out to eat and order in – but in moderation.
As a fashion lover, what is the most your most loved piece or most extravagant purchase?
I have Louis Vuitton X Supreme Collab hoodie, jean jacket and two bags – I got super excited about this collab, and it was my mission to get these pieces. And I think my Cartier love bracelets collection – it’s timeless, and I’m obsessed.
You have over 2 Million followers on Instagram; what does that level of success feel like?
I don’t see the followers as success. I think it’s what we do that people want to engage with and be part of – that’s the success. I love my followers, I appreciate them, and this journey is for us together. It does feel crazy sometimes to think about the fact that everything I post, 2 Million people are going to see.