Spencer, the Stoli Guy San Francisco winner, gave his hometown a memorable show at the GayCities-produced event that happened at Beatbox. He proved to the celebrity judges Andrew Christian, Sister Pat-n-Leather and Donna Satchet that he had the look, the charisma and the energy to make it far as a Stoli Guy.
Now Spencer is getting ready to travel to New York City for the national finale. Will he be the one to claim the $10,000 prize?
Can you give us a little teaser of what your original talent showcase will be at the finale on September 18?
A lip-synch for my life that by the end will have everyone on their feet or everyone on their phones calling the paramedics because I’ve somersaulted off the stage.
The first person I told was my 91-year-old grandmother who said, “Of course, or else they would have to face me.” And everybody else has is just happy that they have a direct connection to their favorite vodka now.
Being an LGBT ambassador for Stoli is an exciting job. Why do you think you’d be the best at it?
I think being an LGBT ambassador for Stoli means connecting to people by being outgoing and creative so they’re excited by the brand and the community it’s so involved with. I always have the best time meeting new people and think I would be a great representation of a brand that encourages people to connect every day.
I think everyone learns the hard way that being any other person besides yourself makes everything a lot less fun. Realizing that it’s okay to be different is what being LGBT is all about in the first place!
What inspired you to participate in Stoli Guy 2014?
The words “Authentic,” “Inspired” and “Original” had huge appeal to me because it meant that Stoli was going to let me do pretty much whatever I wanted. A creative outlet like that doesn’t really come around all that often, so it got me excited thinking about what me and my hot glue gun could put together.
Favorite Stoli Guy Cocktail: It’s hard to pick but I’ll say “Future Husband”(Stoli Original + Ginger Beer) and stick with that. I’m not afraid of commitment.