Check out our interview with the “Mentalist to the Stars” Kevin Nicholas who is making a name for himself in the entertainment world with his mind-blowing tricks and a stylish flare to match.
Kevin’s journey has placed him front and center, performing for high-profile clientele in Manhattan, the Hamptons, Los Angeles and all over the world. He’s had the pleasure of entertaining countless celebrities, fashion houses and sports icons, including Jimmy Fallon, Kate Hudson, Paris Hilton, Derek Jeter and Michael Strahan, just to name a few. He has also partnered with top brands including Saint Laurent and Alexander Wang and the New York Knicks and Yankees at their spring training camp.
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Describe yourself in 3 words?
Driven, Passionate, Optimistic
Name one your strengths?
Always on time (early)
Who has made the biggest impact on your life so far, and why?
My parents have always been my biggest supporters throughout my entire career even when I didn’t have clear vision of where my career was going.
How did you get started in the business?
I all started when I was 13 years old, I saw an infomercial and convinced my mom to buy me the magic kit.
What did you learn from your biggest failure?
That you can only go up from there if you’re willing to persevere.
What’s your advice for the newer mentalist or people that want to follow your steps?
The best advice I can give to Someone is to enjoy the rollercoaster ride that is the entertainment industry. Enjoy the victories but also learn to enjoy the hard times – those will be the lessons that will create success in your career!
What would say are the greatest lessons you learned so far in this business?
Similar to my advice I can give others find the romance in the hard times as much as the good times.
Can you name a few of your celebrity clients?
It’s more east naming the celebrity’s I haven’t performed for so I can say I would love to perform for Ryan Reynolds in the future while enjoying a Negroni with him!
Now tell us about your huge success and what are you doing to keep it going and growing even more?
My success is really all about staying consistent and never stopping or staying dormant. I do something for my business everyday and focus on the big goals even if sometimes I’m not exactly sure what that is. I just make everyday an opportunity to give magic to the world “pun intended.”
I bet you get millions of it, but what are the best and worst Instagram DM pickup lines you received so far?
I find it funny because I can honestly say I don’t get anyone sliding into my DMs. Maybe after this article you never know. Will have a follow up interview after.
What book should every entrepreneur read?
Two great books that I took a lot of great advice from is “Can’t hurt me” by David Goggins and “Eat your frog” by Brian Tracy.
What actor/actress/model do you admire the most, and why?
I have to give a shout out to my good friend Glen Powell, I’ve gotten to know him over the last few years and am super excited watching his career and success skyrocket. He is one of the humblest, cool people and super excited for what’s next for him.
What’s next for Kevin Nicholas in 2022?
My goals are for more television work from late night and morning shows.
Which project is still on your bucket list?
A one man show! I’ve been working on that which I then hope will lead into a tour as well as a TV show.
What is your favorite healthy food?
I love salads and can eat them everyday.
And your favorite cheat food?
Not sure if I call pizza a cheat meal but also can eat it everyday!
What is your own definition of happiness?
Happiness is truly a state of mind. I live a blessed life, I wake up everyday knowing I get to do what I love, spend time with the people I love being around and no one to tell me what to do.
How would your best friend describe you?
The most interesting man in the world!
How would you explain your fashion style and what items in your closet can you not be without?
I’m a fashion nut. I’m obsessed with a lot of old the Hollywood style. My Saint Laurent leather L01 jacket is my favorite piece of clothing. I’m obsessed with Reiss and Todd Snyder they are my go-to brands for summer vibes, and I love Tombola or Greyson clothiers for all of my golf needs.
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
Something about having a negroni with Ryan Reynolds has always been something I’ve always wanted. I was a fan of his back in the Van Wilder days as well as a movie he starred in called “School of Life.”
What would be the dream holiday, and who would you go with?
My dream holiday would be going to the coast of Italy with my girlfriend and all of our friends and family.
What do you like to watch on Tv?
I love documentaries however I watch an episode or two of Friends every night before bed.
What music do you like?
I love Emo music and well as Alternative Rock.
Do you support any charity?
Yes, I’m blessed to get to perform for numerous charities a year but one of the ones I’ve always felt blessed to do events for is St. Jude’s.
Idea of a perfect Sunday?
A perfect Sunday is spending time with my friends, enjoying a cigar, having a BBQ and watching sports. It’s actually what I am doing right know as we do this article.
Where we can follow you?
TikTok – @modernmentalist
Instagram – @Modernmentalist
Website – Modernmentalist.com
Holiday Destination: Montauk
Drink: Mezcal Margarita with pineapple and tajin on the brim.
Celebrity Crush: my girlfriend
Favorite song? Why? “Only One” by Simple Plan. Just always gives me memories from when I was in school.
Sports Team: New York Yankees
Movie: “Forgetting Sarah Marshal” or “Wedding Crashers” for comedy but can watch “Midnight in Paris over and over as well.