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Man of the Week: Nicholas Scopellite

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Nicholas Scopellite
Sean McKeag | for Weekender

Name: Nicholas Scopellite

Age: 26

Hometown: Formerly of Queens, now in Hazleton

Favorite Weekender feature: Model of the Week

What’s something most people don’t know about you?: People don’t know a lot about me because I tend to keep things private. The more people know about you and what your’e doing, the more drama gets pulled into your life. Best offense is a great defense. But I will share this: June 18, 1989 I was born in Flushing Hospital in Queens, New York. I was born with bilirubin and was extremely sick. I stayed in an incubator for three mouths. Doctors told my parents that the chance of survival was slim. Then, one day, out of nowhere I was good, showing signs of progress. I had to get a blood transplant but I was fine. Doctors called me a miracle baby. I came into this world with a fight, and I’m not going out without one.

What are you passionate about?: I’m passionate about finding out who and what I am. Where it is I’m going and what am I capable of? I cannot say or categorize my passion under one specific event or thing. It’s much deeper then that.

Are you a dog person or cat person? dog

My last meal would be: My mother’s homemade stuffed peppers and stuffed cabbage.

My theme song would be: “Unstoppable” by: Tupac feat: 50 cent and Eminem and “Keep Pushing” by T-ferg featuring Meech New Era

My best concert was: DJ Tiesto at the Taj Mahal in Atlantic city

For a good time I …: As long as I’m in the presence of real people I can have a good time doing anything. I love music and night life. Music sets the rhythm to my life. I love sports and being active. I play semi pro arena football for the Comanches. When I’m not on the field I’m in the gym training. I love boxing and MMA. In my spare time I like to enjoy nature, go for a walk or have a cigar around a nice fire. When I get the chance I like to visit my hometown, which is New York.

What’s your biggest accomplishment?: My biggest accomplishment is overcoming many hardships. Picking myself up and rebuilding after numerous times life knocked me down. Learning from my mistakes and others. Using lessons from life to mold me into the man I am today.

Who do you admire?: Niccoló Machiavelli

Why did you decide to be man of the week?: Many people have told me from family to friends, to complete strangers that I should model and act in movies. I’ve always thought that would be an amazing field to get into. Now that I have the confidence to, I’m focused on succeeding.

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