I grew up listening to oldies music with my Dad. I soon wanted to begin with a fifties style and began combing my hair like a fifties James Dean type. Listening to all of the fifties rock 'n' roll, Elvis stood out the most. Once I began listening to his songs I became infatuated with him. The charisma, the look, the sound, no one else was like him. While growing up I started looking like Elvis more and more, people were calling me Elvis, and with a little more work on my hairstyle I had the look down. Soon I began to learn more about Elvis, reading anything I could get my hands on, listening to every song I could and I realized how much of an impact he made on the world. Going through school I was always more mature than my classmates and most of them just didn't understand. I actually began taking on the classic look around fifth grade and it's evolved into my look today. I was always different than my peers, more mature, more confident, more cool. Never once since I started did I say I'm sick of this or is it worth it; I always kept up my strong self-confidence. The self-confidence came with karate which I started along with my instrumental music classes about the same time. Once I found out that Elvis was a down to Earth, well-mannered, shy person, I idolized him. Elvis and I were actually more alike than I ever realized. Just learning about him made me want to let everybody know who this man was that didn't already know. I wanted to do a tribute to Elvis to commerate his life and how great of a role model that he was. I would describe my everyday style as that of a young Elvis. I always wear dress pants and button-up shirts and I comb my hair similar to Elvis' everyday. It is my style. Now, I'm a black belt in a korean form of karate called Tang Soo Do and teach weekly. I love doing tribute shows to Elvis. I meet so many great people. I love sharing his life with the world through my resemblence and voice. The bottom line is I am, first and foremost, a fan of Elvis Presley.