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article imageInterview with Garo Bechirian from 'Men of The Strip' Special

By Markos Papadatos     Dec 24, 2013 in Entertainment
Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell once said: "A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work."
An individual who is worthy of this quotation is Garo Bechirian, the emcee of the "Men of The Strip" show at Gramercy Theatre in New York.
On performing in New York City, he stated, "It was fantastic. I had a great time. The turnout was awesome and we had a lot of people. We put on a hell of a show. Everybody was happy. There were smiles from ear to ear."
"I was the emcee, heartbreaker and the Boston bad boy," he said with a laugh.
At this show, Bechirian was joined by such fellow performers as Keith Webb, Kyle Efthemes, Chris Boudreaux, Nate Estimada and Joel Sajiun.
For this male revue, he collaborated with esteemed choreographer Glenn Packard, who also served as its creative director. "That dude is one hell of a choreographer and producer. He can teach modern moves to a person with two left feet. He's been around. He has worked with Michael Jackson and he was nominated for an Emmy. He is not all talk. He is all action," Bechirian said.
He holds "Men of the Strip" host Jeff Timmons from the Grammy-nominated group 98 Degrees in the highest regards as well. "Jeff has been in the business for a long time, so he has a lot of knowledge. I pick his brain as much as I can. He doesn't hold anything back. He gives good advice and he is really talented," he said.
Bechirian's hometown is Cambridge, Massachusetts, however, his ethnic background is Armenian and he was born in Lebanon. "I went to Lebanon in 2008 and it was very nice," he said, and subsequently noted that he would love to someday visit Greece due to its natural beauty.
As indicated in his biography of the official "Men of The Strip," he would love to do some more deep sea diving. " I just enjoy getting away from my own element. I like serenity and being surrounded by really beautiful creatures all around you. I went to the Bahamas and did it one time and I just fell in love with it," he said.
A loving father to two children, Bechirian revealed that both of his kids are his entire world."I have a daughter and a son, so I have the best of both worlds," he said. "My daughter is doing really well. My son is just a stud. He is awesome. He reminds me of myself when I was a kid. They are both great and I try to be there for them no matter what."
Bechirian is an extremely driven individual who aims for the stars. "I am just a go-getter, a trait that I got from my dad. If you want something, you need to go and get it," he underscored.
Regarding the secret of staying in such top-notch physical shape, Bechirian shared that a part of it is genetics. "I wake up every morning and I thank my mom and dad for some great genetics," he said with a laugh. "I watch what I eat and I work out in the gym. 85 percent is eating right and 15 percent is training hard."
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