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McCanners of New York | 89th Edition

McCanners of New York | 89th Edition

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How long have you been at McCann and what do you do here?

Started at McCann NY in January 2016 and currently working as an Account Supervisor on the Verizon Fios account.

What do you do when you’re not working?

Long runs in Central Park, enjoying Broadway shows, singing karaoke and sightseeing the city.

What would your DJ name be?

DJ Billionaire – that was my DJ name in high school and it’s stuck ever since.

Favorite go-to drink?

Pina Colada on the beach – can’t forget the signature umbrella either.

If you were to open a bar, what would you call it? 

“Toates Burgers and Bill” – a buddy and I developed this burger/bar idea many years ago and it has a nice ring to it.

What was your favorite birthday?

Probably last year, as it fell on the Summer Party at the Boathouse. Absolute blast to have the whole agency celebrate my day of birth.

What's your favorite scary movie? 

Cube – if you’ve never seen it, don’t. It still gives me nightmares.

First ever job?

Lawn care operator in my neighborhood – I can still mulch and trim bushes with the best of them.

What was your favorite Halloween costume?

Ohhh, this is a tough one. I’ve been everything from Waldo, Marty McFly, Scary clown, Superman (twice), magic carpet from Aladdin, Luke Skywalker, Michael Phelps, Banana, etc. But, I’ve provided some of the highlights in the below: 

What was your first ever concert?

Lil Wayne and T-Pain concert called T-Wayne back in 2006 – it was reckless, but loved every minute of it.

What movie makes you cry?

Marley and Me – it’s a beautiful picture.

Where was the last place you traveled to? 

Phoenix, AZ for my little brother’s graduation, the whole family flew out for it.

Name 3 things on your bucket list

Skydive, travel to Antarctica, swim with sharks.

Favorite curse word

Poop

Current song on repeat?

I’m the One by Justin Bieber…from last summer…it’s so damn catchy.

Favorite quote?

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” – Wayne Gretzky

Go to Karaoke song?

Move Along by All American Rejects, next question…

What advice would you tell your high school self?

Take risks, be confident and go on countless adventures.

Your most bizarre talent?

Drilling half-court basketball shots – my dream is to be featured during the NBA All-Star game, step up, drill one, then walk away like it’s no big deal.

What is the fanciest thing you've ever done?

Sat 4th row at the Grammy’s this past January – game and life changing to see all my favorite artists that close and in their Sunday best.

What are you currently obsessed with?

World Cup knowledge – I try to cram as much as I can into my head every 4 years.

What would be your last meal?

A meal where every item somehow involves Ranch dressing – that is a mandatory.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Moving to NY and working at McCann – anyone who watched “Mad Men” when it first aired probably has a similar answer.

Where are you most likely to splurge?

Chubbies.com – I’m pretty sure I’ve spent at least 3 paychecks on clothes and accessories from them.

If you could live at any point in history what point would that be - and why?

1980’s – feel like I would have been a superstar during this time given my lifestyle, 80’s movie fanaticism and my wardrobe choices.

What is a piece of information people would be surprised to hear about you?

2048 – I’ll be giving the State of the Union address. President Powers.

One thing you have always wanted to do and have not yet done.

Traveled to outer space – just waiting for the right time to go or when Elon Musk invites me on a future SpaceX mission.

Best piece of advice someone has given you?

“Find what makes you happy in life, and then the rest will come.” – my mother

Pick two celebrities to be your parents.

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively – feel like the sense of humor in that household is infectious.

Favorite Instagram account you think everyone should follow.

Probably one of the dozen Crossfit accounts I follow – super inspiring and motivating.

Favorite Restaurant in NYC?

Calexico – buy two get one free happy hour is clutch.

Name one song that would be on the soundtrack to your life?

All-Star by Smash Mouth – my childhood and forever jam.

First celebrity crush?

Amanda Bynes from She’s the Man, that movie will forever be a classic.

Celebrity doppelgänger?

Greg Smith from Victoria Beer commercials – Google it, it’s absolutely uncanny.

*If you are interested in being featured or want to nominate someone, please reach out to Katie Henry (katie.henry@mccannxbc.com)

 

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