Gigolos TV Star Nick Hawk Pens “Motivation” Essay for STRIPLV Magazine

Aug 15, 2017
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Recording artist, Brazilian ju-jitsu black belt, world champion and star of long-running Showtime hit TV series, Gigolos, Nick Hawk, has penned an essay in the August issue of STRIPLV Magazine, titled, “Motivation,” about climbing the ladder of success as a Brazilian Ju-Jitsu champion and Robert Drysdale Black Belt against all odds.

“We at STRIPLV Magazine are very excited to have Nick Hawk as a guest columnist in our August issue,” says Publisher/Photographer Scott P. Santodonato of STRIPLV Magazine, “Nick’s column called Motivation is a very inspired piece, and we look forward to him contributing in future issues.”

“Winning the 2017 Pan American Championship as a brown belt and receiving my black belt on the podium was the greatest day of my life. All the torture and physical and mental challenges paid off. I wrestled for a good chunk of my life and fortunately, most of what I did translated into Brazilain jiu-jitsu. I have a very aggressive style,” writes Hawk. “I’m always on the attack and I never give an inch to my opponent. A lot of Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitors wait for you to make a mistake, and I think that is a mistake in its self. I’m the one controlling the tie up. I’m the one attacking, shooting outside singles, snapping my opponent down, tripping and throwing my opponent through the air with various throws and my fireman’s carry. It’s been my favorite move since high school. I will never step off the mat thinking I could’ve done more.”

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About Nick Hawk:
I was born on September 3, 1981 in Madison, Wisconsin as Nicholas Haas. Having little money and being scared of my shadow motivated me to become confident and successful. I have worked well over 100 different jobs starting with newspaper delivery and farm work from an early age. I would work before school and play sports after. I lettered four times in wrestling and was captain of my wrestling team my senior year. After graduating high school, I attended college for a year in Wisconsin and continued my wrestling career. I ran out of the little money I had, left college and almost lost myself by partying my life away. I decided I needed to get away, and fast. I Joined the Air Force for a four-year-tour so I would receive the GI Bill to have the rest of my college paid for. I was an Air Force Marksman and passed all of the tests to become Air Force special ops but I decided to transfer into a job where I was able to attend college full-time.

In 2005, I left the Air Force with a honorable discharge, packed up all of my belongings and drove to California to take a shot at a career in entertainment. Never being there or knowing anyone, I drove straight down Beach Boulevard to the ocean, got out of my truck, picked up a newspaper and started to look for somewhere to live and work. While finishing college I bartended, I was a personal trainer and I stripped to pay the bills. I graduated college in ’07 with an English major that focused on Creative Writing, and a minor in Journalism. During my last year of college I started my first company Explicit Strippers in Los Angeles and expanded it to Orange County, Las Vegas, San Diego and Hawaii. I put on multiple successful male revue productions while booking male and female strippers for private parties. In 2008, I was on the cover of Men’s Health UK. I studied acting, auditioning and improv full-time in Los Angeles from 2006-2010.

I made the switch from being a stripper to a gigolo in 2009, when Garren James with, recruited me. Life as a professional gigolo has truly shaped me, brought me much fulfillment and has made me the person I am today. In 2010, I was approached by the Showtime series ‘Gigolos’ and have starred in every episode of all six seasons. In 2013, I released my ‘Nick Hawk Gigolo’ sex toy line which includes a dildo from my molded penis, a sex position book and over 20 other items.

I have currently released 14 singles including my hits ‘Leave With Me,’ ‘Tippin N Sippin” & ‘We Fight.’ The music video to “We Fight” was nominated for a Hollywood Music Award in 2016. Click here to watch: I also made Music Connection’s “Top 100 Unsigned Artists” list. My latest track “No Competition” was featured on Eminem’s Shade 45 “The All Out Show” and 50 Cent’s “This is 50 Show” in 2016, as well as a dope freestyle you should watch by clicking here:

I published my first book “Sexoirs of a Gigolo” in 2013, and I’ve written stories for Penthouse Magazine with plans to write more erotica in the future. Click here: to see my erotica book ‘Sexoirs Of A Gigolo: Nick Hawk’ is available on Amazon. I’m very excited to announce I have recently completed ‘Nick Hawk’s 100 Kicks In The Ass: A Guide To Gaining Confidence & Reaching Your Full Potential.’ This book has taken me over four years and many rewrites to complete. In 2015, I spoke at the “World Pick-Up Artist Summit,” The Global Seduction, Lifestyle and Relationship Conference and Hustler Magazine labeled me as “Confidence Man.” I now offer confidence coaching sessions, that I very much enjoy, through in-person, email, Skype and over the phone.

I stay busy, to say the least; I promote healthy lifestyles and positivity. In my little free time, I enjoy working out, working on my music, traveling the world, the outdoors, hiking with my dogs, snowboarding, wakeboarding and surfing. I’ve been training in MMA for over 20 years. In 2014, I won the no-gi IBJFF World Championship as a purple belt. In 2016, I won the IBJFF American National Çhampionship open weight brown belt division. I’m a three time NAGA Champion in the expert divison(brown/black belt), and recently I won the 2017 Pan American Championship, receiving my black belt on the podium by my professor Robert Drysdale. I will always get the most enjoyment, fulfillment and satisfaction exploring my creative side. I will continually create new innovative and original music. Finally, I’ve brought on a new Theatrical Manager to explore my acting craft, which I feel I have perfected, to add the only thing I felt was missing from my life.

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