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Secret Academy Episode - Chris "Drama" Pfaff

Stemming all the way from Akron, OH, Chris "Drama" Pfaff made the trek over to Los Angeles, CA, where he began his career in Hollywood starring alongside his professional skate boarding cousin, Rob Dyrdek, on MTV's Rob and Big. For the last decade, most of our generation has seen Chris mature on screen from being Rob's personal assistant to becoming a full fledged entrepreneur in the latest series of Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory. Before that show came to an end, Chris wisely leveraged his wide reach on TV, as well as social media, to launch Young & Reckless, a street clothing line that has become a huge success and worn by many celebrities. We're absolutely honored to have Chris on today's episode to talk about his journey as an entrepreneur and how he grew Young & Reckless and what the future holds for him.

Lesson's in Today's Interview:
  • What it was like to grow up on TV in front of millions
  • The 'aha' moment that triggered Drama to pack up and move to LA
  • Where Drama saw opportunity in the clothing market and why
  • The importance of leveraging social media and strategies that work
  • What the real meaning of Young and Reckless stands for
  • How persistence got Drama countless celebrities to wear his clothing
  • The pros and cons of the clothing industry and what you should know
  • The latest on Drama's music career and status on the industry
  • Where you can expect to see Drama on or off camera in the months to come
  • The 3 tips for any entrepreneur regardless of industry
  • What the real Drama is like off screen and off camera
  • The importance of having a mentor like Rob Dyrdek in Drama's journey
  • Why Drama still feels like he hasn't made it yet and his next big thing
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