Celebrity Escort Chris Gaida: Arm Candy
I recently attended my friend Chris's book signing in Los Angeles, California for Arm Candy. Chris enjoys what he does and has a deep respect and appreciation for the on and off screen work of Hollywood stars. He also has a knack for working with students, so celebrities better watch out. They may lose him to the classroom someday.
“From Julia Roberts to Angelina Jolie and even Tom Hanks, Chris has escorted them all down the red carpet. Despite the sinful connotations that the title 'escort' has, a celebrity escort is a professional job that has given him ALL ACCESS to Hollywood's most exclusive events accompanying the biggest stars including Sandra Bullock, Fergie, Jennifer Aniston, Mariah Carey, Taylor Swift, Megan Fox, Courtney Love, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Pamela Anderson, Queen Latifah, Susan Lucci, Betty White as well as dozens of others. Arm Candy: A Celebrity Escort's Tales From the Red Carpet tells Chris's amazing journey from a small town in Pennsylvania to NYC and finally Hollywood where he has rubbed elbows with the world's biggest stars.
From the red carpet to the amazing after parties, Chris reveals what happens when the cameras are turned off, shares backstage secrets, dishes the dirt on what celebrities have behaved like divas, provides his coveted party crashing tips and even tells a heartfelt tale about a celebrity that inspired Chris while he battled cancer. Arm Candy is a book for anyone who loves glitz, glam, celebrities and the red carpet! Whether hanging out in the dressing room at the Grammys, running lost through a casino with Cyndi Lauper or sneaking out the back door with Paris Hilton, Chris's job is always an adventure. Take a peek at what really goes on behind the curtain and at the edge of the red carpet from the view of Hollywood's ultimate insider. You will never look at Hollywood the same way again...” (Arm Candy: A Celebrity Escort's Tales From The Red Carpet).
"Chris Gaida (Producer and Writer) is one of the top Celebrity Escorts in the world and has even been referred to as "The Celebrity Whisperer"! For over a decade, Chris has worked just about every type of award show there is from smaller niche shows such as the TV Land Awards to the world famous Academy Awards. He has escorted celebrities on over 150 award shows and benefits. This once shy man after being thrown in the spot light has rubbed elbows with the most elite in Hollywood.
Shortly after graduating from American University in Washington, D.C. with a degree in Communications and another in Pre-Law, he moved to New York City to work for MTV as a temp when he landed this job as a Celebrity Escort. He has had such rapport with the talent that he has continual been asked to work show after show. At one point, he was escorting celebrities three days a week! Even during his battle with cancer, he continued to work. Shortly after his recovery, he took the gamble and moved to Hollywood. Upon his arrival he was welcomed with open arms and continued his busy schedule escorting celebrities.
Because of this unique career he has been able to meet people from all walks of life and has established relationships with the press, publicist and producers in addition to his celebrity clients. Chris has told the world his amazing story in Arm Candy: A Celebrity Escort's Tales from the Red Carpet and hopes it will give hope and inspiration to people who want to live their dreams no matter how far out of reach they seem to be."
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