Our finest investigative reporter uncovers the secret real life identities of people you’ve only ever seen in sweatpants for our documentary series ALTER EGOS. For our fourth installment @spensermestel finds out a few things about @wissammrabi!
🏋 GYM LIFE
:: Usually Attends: 12:30pm CrossFit L2.
:: Started CrossFit: At Brooklyn CrossFit South Williamsburg the day of Murph (Memorial Day), 2016.
:: Years of CrossFit: 3/4.
:: Origin Story: Wissam was looking for a program that would constantly change.
:: Athletic Background: Roller hockey, track and field, and fencing (florette).
:: Gym Superpowers: Handstands and anything on the rings (an Iron Cross is his 2017 goal.)
:: Gym Kryptonite: Cardio.
:: Favorite Workout Music: DJ Mike (Wissam grew up listening to Blink-182, Green Day, and the Offspring and digs Mike’s 90s playlists).
:: Loves Most about CFV: Posting beefy pics to his Instagram.
🚶 REAL LIFE
:: Occupation: Server / promoter / resident flirt at @compagnienyc.
:: Hometown: Marbella, Spain and then Brittany, France.
:: Years in NYC: 1.
:: Origin Story: It was Wissam’s childhood dream to move to America (“Catch Me If You Can” was his favorite movie).
:: Favorite Tattoo: The whale on his right bicep. He loves both marine mammals and how whale oil contributed to the Industrial Revolution.
:: Real Life Superpowers: “I have a million things going on,” Wissam told me, “but I always find time for the people I care about. I think I could teach New Yorkers that.”
:: Real Life Kryptonite: Obeying the skateboarding laws of Williamsburg.
:: You’ll Be Surprised To Know: Instead of going to college, Wissam attended culinary school in France. He’s been in the hospitality industry for the last seven years, since he was 18, and has worked in France, Spain, London, and Dubai. English is his third language.
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