large_18Meet Nicolas, the Stoli Guy finalist from San Francisco.

Nicolas left it all on stage at the local event with his cheeky rendition of Parisian burlesque. Vote for Nicolas so that this French cutie can be the star of the NYC finale. If he wins, Nicolas will get the chance to become Stoli’s LGBT ambassador, appear in an Andrew Christian video and

Queerty got to chat exclusively with Nicolas about how his upcoming trip to New York will further fan his love for art and architecture.

Can you give us a little teaser of what your original talent showcase will be at the finale on September 19?

I am going to perform something that is true to myself, that comes from the bottom of my soul. It is genuine, sexy, fragile and strong all together. It took me a lot of time and pride to prepare my performance but eventually, I just wanted to show the world what I am made of and to share a piece of me with the rest of you.

Screen shot 2013-09-15 at 4.05.49 PMHave you been to New York City before? If not, what are you looking forward to the most?

I am so thrilled to have been given the opportunity to go there for the first time. I cannot wait to wander the magnificent chambers of the Met, visit the Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim or head to the American Museum of Natural History. It is such a shame I missed the Yayoi Kusama temporary exhibit at the Whitney Museum but I know the city that never sleeps has so much more to offer.

Being an LGBT ambassador for Stoli is an exciting job. Why do you think you’d be the best at it?

What started to be fun game turned out to be a real commitment. With the help of my friends and family I have been chosen to represent San Francisco. Stoli is supporting many LGBT associations as well as the people in need. This is the way to go. I am here to listen, figure out what is going on and take actions in order to make the world a better place for all of our communities. I take pride in what I do and I am here to show that anything is possible as long as you know what you are doing is right.

What’s your advice for anyone looking to become one of The Most Original Stoli Guys in the country?

Personality matters. An healthy body is going to take you far but an healthy mind is going to take you even further. Follow your instincts, do good and be a leader. No one should tell you what to do as long as take pride in what you are doing and that you are doing it with integrity. Being The Most Original Stoli Guy is an actual mission, you will become an example and always remember, haters are here to give the strength to pursue your dreams.

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