Meet Drew Aggouras: Mr. Vermont in the 2024 Mister USA competition

    Drew Aggouras is a young man of many talents. He is an online personal fitness trainer, a fashion model, and now a Mister USA candidate who is representing the state of Vermont.

    Aggouras spoke with this #Powerjournalist about his latest endeavors.

    Academy Award winner Will Smith once said: “The best things in life are on the other side of your maximum fear.” Drew Aggouras is a firm believer on this quote.

    “The greatest things in life are a past fear,” Aggouras said. “Fear is such a big block for many people and once they hit it, they go the other way. Keep pushing past fear, because the greatest things are across from fear.”

    Drew Aggouras on fitness and modeling

    “Being a fitness trainer and a model has been awesome,” he said. “I started personal training because I found a love for fitness. When I was younger, I was a very insecure and small kid. I had a stutter and a lisp growing up. When I found the gym, it really changed my perspective on life and who I was.”

    “Presently, I really want to instill that on other people. I want to help them build their confidence and get more comfortable in the gym,” he added.

    On representing Vermont in the 2024 Mister USA, he said, “It feels fantastic. It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of something like this.”

    Drew Aggouras on repping Vermont in the 2024 Mister USA competition

    Aggouras, who has Greek roots, described Vermont as a “beautiful place.” He shared that he spent many winters there, especially on the slopes. “I love it, the people are great there, and I cannot wait to rep Vermont in the Mister USA pageant,” he expressed.

    Mister USA is an American beauty pageant, which is held annually, and the winner goes on to represent the United States in the Mister Universe competition, which will be held in mid-September. The finals for Mister USA will take place on August 11 in Hollywood.

    Drew Aggouras
    Drew Aggouras. Photo Courtesy of Drew Aggouras

    Drew Aggouras reveals his daily motivations

    Every day, he is inspired by his desire to “try something new.”

    “Nobody lives forever, and nobody is perfect. Every day, you can try to be better than you were the day before,” Aggouras said.

    “I try to live the way that my late friend had taught me to live. Unfortunately, he passed away, but he lived life to the fullest. I try to live every day like he did,” he said.

    “The world is not easy, the world is not kind but if you live each day like it’s your last, then you can make the most out of it,” he acknowledged.

    Drew Aggouras
    Drew Aggouras. Photo Credit: Paul Gerard Media

    Drew Aggouras on his future plans

    On his future plans, he shared, “I would like to continue to put myself out there and to show the world who I am. Also, to continue to inspire people to gain a love and passion for fitness in the same way that I have.”

    “I see myself opening up my own gym someday, where I can help people grow and get better. I want to help people from a holistic standpoint, to help enhance their body, mind, and spirit,” he foreshadowed.

    Drew Aggouras defines what success means to him

    On his definition of success, Aggouras remarked, “Success means to be happy and fulfilled in life. Success is combining my happiness and my will to help other people. If you find what you love in life, then you never work a day in your life.”

    “I want to love what I am doing every day and be fulfilled in it. I want to help as many people as possible, and also, to have a big family to share that with,” he acknowledged.

    To learn more about Drew Aggouras, follow him on Instagram and TikTok.

    Photo Credit: Paul Gerard Media

    Drew Aggouras
    Drew Aggouras. Photo Credit: Paul Gerard Media
    Markos Papadatos is Raver Magazine's Managing Editor and Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 20,000 original articles over the past 16 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a seven-time consecutive "Best of Long Island" winner, and in the past three years, he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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