This handsome delightful charmer has not only mastered the gift of capturing hearts through media, but has proven himself to be the definition of never giving up on your dreams. Surviving the busy lifestyle of New York is a struggle for anyone who doesn’t have the connections needed for success. Hassell knew at a young age that anything you wished to obtain meant hard work, dedication towards what you desire, and preparation. Jeremy Hassell gained this level of determination from his big brother who he stated taught him the drive he needed to obtain anything that he put his mind to.
“I remember trying out for the basketball team and I didn’t make the team. I was sitting at home playing video games and my brother walks in. I tell him that I didn’t make the team. He states it’s because you were not good enough. My brother made me practice 365 days on my basketball skills and the following year I made the team.”
Hassell amazingly crazy personality, led to a female friend in London suggesting that he should be on television. The beautiful woman as Hassell called her advised him to submit a tape to MTV. It was after going through a casting for the Real World, that Jeremy realized although he didn’t make the cut, this was definitely something he wanted to make a career out of.
He knew that in order to obtain the career he desired, meant utilizing a strategy that would place him right in front of the producers of MTV!
“I started waiting tables, and I said let me get a job at a restaurant where I know all the MTV Producers go too, so they’ll see me and I’ll be in their mind.”
Well the strategy worked because Hassell later received a call from MTV asking him to come in for a special. The special to his surprise consisted of his first interview with the well-known Pop Star, Madonna!
Despite the few opportunities here and there to work on set when needed, Hassell continued to wait tables while planning a way to fully be able to live out his dream.
Jeremy was determined to grab the attention of MTV, so he began hosting every event in New York City for free to get his name out there. This proved that if you truly want something bad enough, then you will do what it takes to obtain it.
“I realized that in order to be great, you have to put the work in”, stated Hassell during the interview.
His determination created a buzz throughout New York City!
That buzz led to him gaining a regular spot on the television network known as FUSE. The exposure on set with FUSE, unbeknownst to Hassell was being viewed by producers at MTV! This led to him being offered his own show on MTV 2!
It’s not easy getting on the road to success and Hassell shared some very positive advice about the entertainment industry.
“If you choose to do entertainment or if the entertainment world chooses you; you have to accept all that comes with it. You’re not always going to get exactly what you want. But, what you will get if you go after it, is the experience to become the best version of yourself through all the highs and lows.”
Hassell went on to say that by telling his life journey and experiences, he wants to show people that it’s possible!
“Whatever you want is possible but it’s all about how you go about it.”
The determination he showcases is an inspiration to all who refuse to give up on their dreams. His experience has made him all the more grateful and delightful to all who encounter him.
“Every day I still wake up and thank God for the opportunities I have been given.”
Jeremy Hassell has mastered the art of his craft by making the world talk freely about themselves in a fun and unpredictable environment. He has interviewed everyone from Lady Gaga, Madonna, Donald Trump, Naomi Campbell, P. Diddy and more!
With his electric personality, amazing energy and ability to brighten up any situation, there is nothing he can’t achieve! You can hang out with Jeremy Hassell every Wednesday at 9 pm est. as he talks with some of your favorite celebrities LIVE at www.omgossip.tv for the latest hot topics. Jeremy is so excited to be working with http://www.thevcc.tv/ (THE VIDEO CALL CENTER) on new and exciting content that will change broadcast entertainment!
Follow @jeremy_hassell on Twitter & Instagram for social media updates & behind the scenes. His mission is simply to enjoy every moment and bring you along for the ride!
Written & Interviewed By:
Tanisha D. Davis