By: Stephen Chrisanthus Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers
Recently I sat down with my friend Vincent Ventiera to discuss being a reality star, dj-ing around the country and living in Delray Beach.
What would you say is your main profession?
I’m the CEO of V2 Ent. I staff DJs for some of Delray’s and South Florida’s most prestige nightclub venues. I also am a touring night club DJ, from Vegas to Canada.
Your reality TV career seems to be taking off, what shows have you done? How has this affected your life?
You might recognize me from ABC’s The Bachelorette and Bachelor In Paradise. Participating in a show that has to deal with love and emotions has changed my life in a great positive way. I got to show people that I am not afraid to be myself and expose my personal life on a national scale. Fans understand and relate to your story in life. I love meeting people that watch the show and that are fans of me, it’s a great feeling. I’ve missed a flight once because I was talking to a lady about how dating had been hard for her in the past, luckily there was another flight right after and I got on standby.
Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in Delray?
I’m originally from Long Island NY, I moved to Boca Raton FL in 2009 with my mother. Then I moved to Delray Beach in 2013.
Have you seen any changes in the city?
I’ve seen tremendous changes in the city of Delray Beach over the years. The tourist season has almost stayed year round which is good for local businesses and restaurants. And I’ve noticed a lot of new infrastructure which will definitely help the city and population grow for the future growth. I travel a lot and see a lot of great major cities across the US and there is no place like Delray.
When you are in town what do you like to do for fun in Delray Beach? Favorite places?
Whenever I come home from traveling I make it a point to meet up with my good friends for tacos at El Camino. It›s my go to spot! When I am not DJing at SALT7 I also like to hit the beach up and train at Slash Fitness with my trainer Caleb.
Plans for the future?
I recently just signed with SKAM Artist Agency. One of the US elite entertainment/dj agency they represent everyone from Lil Jon to Tyson Beckford. I’m filling my summer tour schedule up with gigs across the US, and I’m looking forward to be spreading the Vinsanity! And also look out for “Vinny on Millionaire Matchmaker” airing this fall with Patti Stanger.
For information on what Vinny has going you can go to www.VinnyVinsane.com