In The Easy Chair with ... Ben Nigrelli

In The Easy Chair with ... Ben Nigrelli

The Westerly Sun


AGE: 22.

OCCUPATION: Disc jockey.

RESIDENCE: Boca Raton Fla.

BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: Westerly.

RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: Graduating from Florida Atlantic University.

FAVORITE WAY TO SPEND MY TIME: Listening to music and reading.

PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Deejaying at Shrine for all my friends and family.

I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR: Being a compassionate individual.

TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: To DJ at LIV nightclub in South Beach Miami.

ALWAYS IN MY POCKET: Phone and wallet.

WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP: Professional basketball player.

PEOPLE WHO HAVE INFLUENCED ME MOST: My family.

FAVORITE AUTHOR: Gary Vaynerchuk.

I AM READING: “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” by Dale Carnegie.

I AM LISTENING TO: “Ocean Drive,” by Duke Dumont.

FAVORITE MOVIE: “Wolf of Wall Street.”

FAVORITE TV SHOW: ESPN’s “SportsCenter.”

FAVORITE PET: I don’t have a favorite pet but I’d have five dogs if I could.

FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD: Ice cream.

AMOUNT OF TIME I SPEND ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Too much!!

TRAITS I MOST ADMIRE: Hard work and dedication.

PET PEEVE: The sound of people eating.

FAVORITE QUOTATION: “I don’t want to survive, I want to live.”

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: The beach.

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: My phone.

LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I’m the biggest food lover you’ll ever meet.

BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: “Never give up on what you believe in.”

ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: “We all have challenges ... you can let them be obstacles or roadblocks, or you can use them.

IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: I’d end world poverty and find a way to allow dogs to live forever.

IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS: Take care of the people who have been taking care of me, and giving back for all I am so fortunate to have.

I DRIVE A: 2001 Navy blue Jeep Cherokee.

I WISH I DROVE A: Ferrari 458 Spider.

ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Chicken and vegetables.

IF I COULD HOST A DINNER PARTY WITH A GROUP OF PEOPLE FROM THE PAST, PRESENT OR FUTURE, I WOULD INVITE: Leonardo DiCaprio, Barack Obama, Lebron James, Elon Musk and all my close friends.

— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro


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