Face of Foothills Finalist: Nick Stiles

Name: Nicholas (Nick) Stiles

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Age: 21

Title: Face of Foothills Finalist

City you live in: Maricopa

A typical day in my life includes…

drawing, singing (to myself because I’m awful haha), going to the gym, and attending car shows.

I was born…

in Greenbay, Wisconsin. So, yes, I’m a “cheesehead.” However, I’ve lived in the southern states since I was a baby.

My favorite thing about Arizona…

the beautiful scenery with the mountains and sunsets. I’m not fond of the heat but I do enjoy the sunny, golden days!

I’m listening to…

most likely The Weeknd. He’s been my favorite artist since I was a freshman in high school

My family…

is crazy and wild, but I love them. They know me better than anyone and will always be there for me

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

honestly it would have to be Jahseh Onfroy, known as xxxtentacion. Despite his controversial past, he was an interesting individual. He helped many people who were struggling and was an inspiration in his later years. He was somebody I hoped to meet and would have loved to pick his brain.

One thing I cannot live without…

music. Definitely. Music is a giant influence in my life. I’m not the best singer, so I haven’t tried to pursue a career in music, but I do tend to write lyrics, dating back to when I was 15

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

I wasn’t sure what I wanted to be. I was confused about my path. At one point I thought I wanted to be a game developer and designer. The only thing I did know was what I was eager to achieve in my life. By the age of 8, I decided I would own a chameleon purple Lamborghini.

I’m inspired by…

The Weeknd is an inspiration to me. Where he came from, his troubled past, and what he is doing now. The model/artist Toni Mahfud is another. I strive to perfect my skills and arts like he does. I want everything I touch to be otherworldly. A friend of mine, Jacob, is a true inspiration. I watched him go from having literally nothing to starting a modeling career for himself just by consistently posting on Instagram. He has well over 40k followers now and signed a modeling contact just recently. He did all of that while juggling a job and a relationship.

The one person who motivates me is…

if I had to choose one, it would be my mom. She supports me like no other person and has always been by my side. My oldest brother, Wesley; however, helps me find security in my doubts.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

the division and hatred between everybody. Life is too short to hate one another. Race, gender, sexual preferences. They don’t define a person. We’re all human and that should bring us together.

The perfect day would be…

probably a stress free day. A day where everything goes right and you have no worries in the world. That would ultimately be a perfect day, because your mind would be at peace. A day at a beach or some kind of “dream vacation” would be nice, but it would just be temporarily setting aside your worries.

My first job was…

setting up inflatables. You know? Like the big bouncy houses? We had 60 feet high water slides! It was pretty crazy! My friend and I got paid per party. We made half of whatever our boss made on the parties. It was nice for a while and gave us a good chunk of cash in high school.

My favorite escape…

is probably the gym and music. The gym is a great escape because you zone out and think about one thing and one thing only. Bettering yourself. Music is a great escape because it can help when you’re sad, happy, mad, or in no mood whatsoever. Some of my greatest days started just by me singing an upbeat song I knew all the lyrics to. It put me in a great mood at the beginning of the day and set the tempo for the rest of the day as well.

My life…

is definitely a journey. Growing up, I definitely had a lot of negative encounters. I used to actually be scared of happiness because I thought something ten times worse would follow up. Those hardships have made me who I am today, though. Without them, I wouldn’t be the same person. Being older, I don’t like the negative things get me down and anything can be changed with a positive attitude and determination

Always…

stay true to who you are. Don’t forget who you were in the beginning of your journey. Character means everything

I’m currently working on…

multiple things. I started fresh with a new Instagram and I am currently trying to build a fan base. I work on my body image daily in the gym. I want to sing and create music, at least as a side hobby. So I am currently trying to self-teach myself how to sing better.

Always…

try to be a positive role model. Negativity won’t get you anywhere. We all have our bad days, but be as genuine and nice as you can be. Always, always, always, uplift others and be there for them

Never…

bring others down or judge them. You never know what people have been through. And once again, we’re all human. Nobody wants to feel less of

Favorite Quote…

“Forgive me if my actions do not live up to your expectations, but keep in mind I’m still young and growing up takes a lifetime” – Me.

Biggest Dream…

to be able to inspire and touch people on a worldwide basis. I want to show what I have to offer to everybody in the world. A selfish dream would be to travel the world and experience views like no other.

My Pet Peeve(s)…

mmacking would by my number one. Cockiness and acting better than others would be another. An internal pet peeve is overthinking.

Summarize yourself in one sentence…

hmm…I am a complex individual.



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