Q & A With Giovanni Aguayo, a 21 year old gay Latino Male in Las Vegas with a big dream and a story to go with it.
Do you identify as gay? Queer? Latino? a singer? artist? performer? What would best describe your identity using these words, or not? If not, why not?
I would consider my self a gay man that is trying to start something in the entertainment business.
How did you get started? What are your obstacles
I started back in Februrary of 2011. I felt as if music was my only escape from my past relationship i felt it was a world full of imagination and you can go as far as you can and get lost in it and never look back to me it was my way to get away from the anger and the emotions i had i said my thoughts in lyrics, and beats and different things about it made me feel home in it.
Some people are comparing you to Quentin Elias. He performs at gay clubs and events and is super good looking, has a personality, but doesn’t have the best voice. How does this make you feel? What do you have to say to this.
Well, Quentin is a very out going guy i love his music and i like his style yes i have been compared to him but truly we both have a dream in our head he believes in what he does and i believe in what i have i don’t consider my self a great singer at all seriously i don’t, i have a huge passion for music and to me thats all that matters, don’t get me wrong when i sing at clubs i sing live i wouldn’t let any body down i mean shoot they either like my voice or they don’t as for me i don’t think every recording artist is amazing out their I like some and i dislike some, if i judge it that way why wouldn’t others judge me that way its just how it is in music and quentin boi has it going for him I’m very proud to know him and spark they both work together and truly shoot i wish i had it like him…
Sweet answer. I was concerned that I would come off kinda rude by framing the question in that way, but hey, that’s part of being in a random interview right?
Let’s get personal. How is your love life? You said that you are escaping from a past relationship? Can you please elaborate on this? Are you looking for love?
my love life…. well i was in a 2 1/2 year relationship with some one over controlling, and didn’t know how how to open their mind to new things in life, I would say around age 14 i had to grow up very quickly in my life long story some day id share but i never had that person tell me no don’t do this or that i always had my freedom when i met this person i was 18 years of age i lived here in las vegas I actually had a busy schedule i worked, went to school, and did a gymnastics class during my week only had sunday and tuesday really just for me and it was very hard i met this person and i was tired of just being stuck here so what i did is i moved to california and this person told me ” all the things you did in vegas you can do it here” after several months i wasn’t even allowed to go to the gym not because id let myself go but because this guy didn’t like me going to gym reason for him was (gym was to meet other people) complete BS so i wouldn’t go and he felt the higher power in the relationship so if it didn’t go his way we would crash seriously i never been so tied down in my life and i couldn’t go i felt like i needed to be their with him i was use to our ways even the fighting everything i felt it had to be that way. but one day i said let me see what i can do to get away so behind his back i made a couple friends they loved making music and seriously that was my spark right their i just ignited like a match on gasoline just a burst of passion for me and i told my ex that this was my dream just to make music i didn’t care of stage and lights or if any one heard me you know i just wanted to do it i felt i was at home he said fine whatever keeps you home and satisfied i said perfect. but besides that my love life now is kind of hard because of the way i felt trapped and i still don’t want some one to try to tie me down i have a song i wrote for my ex and in the lyrics it says
” got one thing you really want to know about me don’t you ever try to change me because it really kills me inside if you really want to love me then just take me for who i am and don’t you ever let go”.
I am happy to help support your dreams and make them a reality, Giovanni. Watch this video of little girls in Mexico crying for Justin Beiber. Do you think that one day, gay little boys will be crying for you like this too?
honestly i only dream of people ever just hearing my music and waiting in line to see me, if i ever reach that level then i would be honored as a person,it is hard to see people crush down because of the sold out but do i see myself maybe one day selling out a stadium hmmmm i have the heart for it and i have the passion for it so I can only try to take it as far as i can i just want people to see what i feel and to see what i can do, everything i do is made by my own 2 hands my software my beats my lyrics my production who knows maybe one day i can tour to mexico i speak spanish so shoot maybe be i can do something in spanish one day hahaha
Any advice for young gay Latino men out there that struggle with love, life and in pursuing their dreams?
THEIRS ALWAYS A ESCAPE AND THEIRS ALWAYS A WAY IN LIFE THEIR IS NO CLOSED DOORS NO BROKEN DREAMS LIFE IS TRULY YOUR CREATION AND YOU STAND WERE YOU WANT TO BE NO ONE PICKS YOUR LIFE ….. AFTER ALL THATS WHY THEY SAYS “ITS YOUR LIFE” NOT HIS NOT THEIRS ITS YOURS.
Thanks for your time. Do have a way that readers can contact you?
GIOVANNI_AGUAYO@AOL.COM is the best way to reach me.