I am thrilled to be Co - Master of Ceremonies for the Miss Fashionista USA Beauty Pageant this year!
Rick Rodstrom – Hollywood actor, Fashion model and one of your Emcee’s this evening. I would like to present to you, once again I am an entertainer and my passion lies in performing; be it film, stage or television.
You mentioned in your last interview what inspired you then … has that changed?
Well yes, I would have to say that music is my greatest passion, even over acting. I am in the process of forming a band. I used to be in a garage band and it was great fun performing cover songs. But now, I am writing my own music and lyrics for several albums. It is sort of putting my life story to song, without giving away too much. All great artists must put themselves out there, to make it real for their audience. It’s giving away a piece of yourself to make that common connection with your fans.
What do you like doing in your spare time?
Spare time is precious. Spending quality time with my son and daughter; creating moments and memories with them is what I like to do. The smiles on their faces when we are having fun, is priceless. I love travelling and seeing new cities. I try to find the popular local establishments to get a real feel for that city.
Where would you like to visit?
I would like to visit the Greek Island of Santorini. When I was younger, I saw the movie “Summer Lovers”, starring Daryl Hannah and Peter Gallagher. I fell in love with the blue, blue waters and the bright white buildings. That island seems like a perfect holiday get-away. I would like to visit Paris because I am a romantic at heart. Italy too; I love almost everything Italian; the clothes, food and cars. And lastly, Russia the beauty and the culture is quite amazing; Nah zda Rovh yeh.
What has been you best/worst date?
My best date was actually here in La Jolla. I was a waiter at a popular La Mesa restaurant and I was smitten by one of my guests, she had a twinkle in her eyes I’d never seen before. I did not do this often, but I discreetly handed her my number as she was walking out the door. I told her that “I would love to see you again”. I’m glad she took my number. I called her the next day, and we talked for quite awhile. She was amazing. I asked her to dinner at the Chart House (now Eddie V’s), for Friday night. She accepted and I picked her up and we had a wonderful dinner and finished with two spoons, sharing their famous Mud Pie. Then we strolled around La Jolla Cove. The warm summer air felt amazing, her long white saffron dress blowing in the wind; we held hands for the first time and it was so natural. She was playful and fun to be with, we were laughing most of the time. She kind of took my breath away. There was a little hut we snuck into and sat watching the moonlight dance on the water. It was a perfect moment. We looked into each others eyes and kissed. I will never forget that night.
My worst date that I’ve had was with a woman I had met online, several years ago after my divorce. She seemed nice and I spoke with her a little bit on the phone. She seemed interesting and attractive. I told her to pick any restaurant she would like. She chose a very nice restaurant in UTC, with known impeccable service and cuisine. She said that she would meet me there. I arrived about ten minutes early on a Saturday night. She arrived about twenty minutes later. She walked through the doors and I asked: “Veronica?” (not her real name) and she said “Rick?’. She nodded, I could not believe it but she did not look like any of the photos she posted on the dating website but quite the opposite of what I imagined. I was kind of in shock, this was not expected. So I decided to make the best of it. We were seated and chose our drinks. We had very little conversation and smiled a lot at each other; it was very awkward. She knew very little English and I knew very little of her language. We finished dinner. She said she lived near by. We could walk to her house. I walked her to her door and thanked her and said goodnight. I walked back to my car and while driving home; I decided never to use a dating website again.
How would someone get your special attention?
Well, I am very selective and private; they would have to be the same. The chemistry must be undeniable. I like to laugh and have fun; enjoy life and be in the spontaneous moment. They should be an achiever and smart, fit and like to spend quality time together with me; to doing many things and going to many events. She should love to travel, love fashion and love children. Be truthful and dedicated to their passions. They should not be afraid of anything but enjoy life to the fullest. They should have a strong faith. That’s pretty much what I look for in a women and I will just know.
Would you date a fan?
Yes, as well as I could be a fan of theirs. I have had two long relationships and unfortunately, they did not work out but I will never give up on love. I think the best relationship is when you both help each other achieve your goals in life and have a lot of fun together doing that. To be each others biggest fan or cheerleader is the best!
What would you like remembered about you?
I would like to be remembered as a real good dad to my kids (they are a part of me) and a wonderful brother, uncle, friend and colleague. Also, I would like to be remembered as a very talented performer by my peers and fans. I want to bring joy to many people’s lives. Most importantly, I want to help the less fortunate and those with special needs, around the world.