What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Hanging with friends, talking, and laughing. Eating cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery!
Which living person do you most admire?
The Dalai Lama, Oprah Winfrey, Nelson Mandela, and Kanye West.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Fear. I fear the unknown, the future, and in some ways, success.
What is your greatest extravagance?
Dinners. Nights out. Shoes. Skincare products.
On what occasion do you lie?
All the time. You simply must. Most often, it’s to spare the feelings of others.
What do you dislike most about your appearance?
My flat feet.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
“No.” I’ve learned to say it, and I love it!
What is your greatest regret?
None. Mistakes have gotten me to where I am. I’m happy.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
My family and myself. My best friend “Kata” and Lisa Donahue, too.
Which talent would you most like to have?
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I’d have my eyes done and have a raging six-pack. Something deep I’d change is, I’d learn to forgive others and not judge.
What would you change about your family?
We’d be closer and could love each other for who we are.
What would you consider your greatest achievement?
Happiness, hope, and optimism in the face of the obstacles faced by African-American men.
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what would it be?
The President of the United States.
If you choose what to come back as, what would it be?
What qualities do you most like in a man?
Honesty, humor, intelligence, kindness, and strength.
What qualities do you most like in a woman?
Self-assurance, the strength of conviction, and wit.
What do you value most in your friends?
Humor, loyalty, and truth.
Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Holly Golightly, the Little Prince, and Marcellas from BB3.
Who are your heroes in “Real Life?”
I am my own hero. I loved myself when told I wasn’t worthy. I saved myself when no one else would.
What are your favorite names?
Christian, Marc, and Nicholaus.
What is your motto?
I have three. “Be your own hero” is a lesson I’ve learned. John 13:34 from the Bible, “Love yourself as I have loved you.” I also like “Do Not Cry Because It’s Over, Smile Because It Happened.”