The MindFreak: Criss Angel

Criss Angel

 

He has astonished audiences in theaters and through television sets worldwide. He’s set records in the magic world and has the best rated magic show in Las Vegas. Criss Angel has accomplished a lot in his career, but few people understand what it actually takes to be a successful performer, let alone a successful magician in today’s times. It takes much more than learning a few card tricks and throwing on a tux (Criss changed the look of a typical magician). You have to understand what your audiences want and how to give it to them, which Criss Angel is exceptionally good at. Since season one of Mindfreak, Criss Angel has evolved both as a person, as well as a performer.

Season one of Mindreak: Criss Angel levitating a woman on Fremont Street, LV.
Season one of Mindreak: Criss Angel levitating a woman on Fremont Street, LV.

 

As Mindfreak started to get popular with audiences, Criss Angel continued to push the limits with his magic, and his death-defying stunts. Each season of Mindfreak showcased Criss’s talents and he did it through TV, which is incredibly hard to do in our fast paced world that we live in. Each week (and season) displayed some of the best magic that has ever been captured on film. Everything from card tricks, levitation, illusions, etc. were all executed beautifully by Criss. There is one particular piece of magic that Criss does better than other magician: levitation.

Criss Angel In Mindfreak, Criss Angel has demonstrated the ability to levitate on several occasions. His most impressive levitation was when he levitated above the Luxor Hotel & Casino (30 stories high). With major success in television, you would think that Criss Angel would be content, but that wasn’t the case. In 2008, Criss debuted his live magic show BeLIEve, and worked even harder than ever before. It was a great pleasure for me to see his show the first week that it had opened, and it was an amazing experience (and one that I will never forget). During the day, Criss would continue to film his Mindfreak show, and during the night he would perform in front of sold-out audiences for his live show BeLIEve. Of course with success comes jealously, and there is a lot of it in the magic world–and most of it is directed towards Criss. I’m an amateur magician myself, and I’ve heard all the hate and negativity towards Criss Angel. Personally, I don’t get it but I guess it stems from that certain magicians are not happy that Criss is enjoying success and they’re not. There are magicians that are more talented than Criss (believe it or not), but that’ll only get you so far. What sets Criss apart is his business sense, and his adaptability skill-set. Like him or not, Criss has worked his ass off to get to where he is today, and his ticket sales speak for themselves.

 

Criss Angel

 

Coming off his six sold-out shows at the Fox Woods Casino in Conneticut this past week, the future looks very bright for Criss Angel. With his innovation and drive to become the best, Criss Angel will always deliver a stellar performance, and it’ll be exciting to see what trick(s) he has up his sleeves next.

Happy Halloween: April Summers Style

HappyHalloween

 

Happy Halloween to you! Enjoy this short horror film directed by Playboy Playmate, April Summers. This black and white short film is done very well, and uses the “less is more” theme to it, which works beautifully with this short horror film. It will remind you of the master horror himself, Alfred Hitchcock. Also, be on the lookout for my exclusive interview with April Summers, which will you find here on justinmarroquin.com and nowhere else.

 

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Surefire: Nikki Leigh

Nikki Leigh

 

Meet Nikki Leigh. Beautiful, classy, kind, and sophisticated come to mind when you get to know this incredible woman. A graduate of California State Fullerton University (Cum Laude, in fact) and radio host of the Playboy show “Playmates Present” for Playboy radio station. Nikki is also a huge sports fan, and has also hosted a fantasy sports radio show. On top of the previously mentioned, Nikki is also an actress, model, and singer. You’ve most likely have come across Nikki before, and if you haven’t: you’re welcome.

 

Nikki Leigh

 

Nikki Leigh

 

Nikki Leigh

 

Nikki Leigh

 

Be sure to check out Nikki’s website http://www.missnikkileigh.com/

Keep up with Nikki on twitter

Glance upon Nikki’s pics on instagram

 

 

 

Playmate of the Year

Kennedy Summers

 

Voting is underway for Playmate of the Year 2013, and there is no better candidate to win the coveted award than Kennedy Summers. Recently, I interviewed Kennedy Summers, and out of all the interviews I have done thus far, Kennedy Summers was the only person that not only blew me away with her beauty, but her intelligence as well. To me, Kennedy Summers has it all: looks, personality, smarts etc., but what impresses me the most about her— is that she is so down to earth. A Playmate of the Year winner should embody all of the qualities I mentioned and more, which is why you should vote for Kennedy Summers to win Playmate of the Year, and to represent the Playboy brand.

Vote for Kennedy Summers here

David Blaine: Real or Magic?

Real or Magic?

David Blaine has astonished audiences from all over the world, and he will do the same tonight. Ever since his first special aired, David Blaine has continued to elevate the art of magic. The quality that makes David so likeable—is his humble attitude and approachability. David loves to perform magic, and it shows each time he has a deck of cards in his hands, or when he’s about to perform a death-defying stunt.

Tonight will be a special event. For the first time in his career, David will not feature a big stunt in his prime time special. Instead, you will see his amazing sleight of hand, and how he can make the biggest celebrities on the planet act like little kids. A lot of people are unaware of how great his sleight of hand is. It’s no secret that David loves cards, but what he does with a deck of cards is truly special. He doesn’t need a Las Vegas stage to entertain people, and just with his deck of cards—people can witness the magic just inches away from their faces.

So kick back tonight, and enjoy some great magic by the one and only David Blaine. Real or Magic airs tonight on ABC at 9:30 est.

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Check out David’s site davidblaine.com

Introducing Krista Ayne

Krista Ayne

It’s no secret that I feature a lot of models on here. Aside from their beauty, I have a lot of respect for how models carry themselves, and how they attain success. Actress and model Krista Ayne is one of those girls that is very motivated, and driven. Beginning as a 19-year-old model for Redken, Krista Ayne had her sights set higher than just modeling. Krista has also hosted for such shows as Fuse TV’s “Pants Off Dance Off” and Spike TV’s “Bikini Pool Shark.” She has also appeared on “The Howard Stern Show,” “The Daily Show,” Fox Business News, and MTV. But she didn’t stop there. Krista has also had feature roles in independent films such as Roger’s Number, The Bleeding, and the Lodger. Krista was also selected to play a lead role in Cinemax’s drama series “life on Top.”

Normally that level of accomplishment would be enough for most girls, but not Krista. Acting, hosting, and modeling is not enough for this woman. Appearing in rapper Pittsburgh Slim’s music video “Girls Kiss Girls,” and racking up a staggering 7 million views on YouTube, Krista, became a viral sensation. Also making an appearance in Jesse McCartney’s “Beautiful Soul” video, Krista Ayne propelled the video to the top of MTV’s “TRL” countdown, where it remained a top ten video for 50 consecutive weeks.

Whether it’s being in a music video with Lady Gaga, acting, or modeling for Playboy and Penthouse, Krista Ayne is one exceptional woman, and I am happy to feature her on here—and tell you more about here.

Krista Ayne

Krista Ayne