Getting To Know Aristo PR’s Kelly Basdavanos
Q: Where is your hometown? And why did you decide to come to Nashville?
My hometown is in Glen Cove, N.Y. I decided to come to Nashville to major in Music Business at Belmont University.
Q: What is one interesting fact about you?
I love sharks. I went cage diving off the coast of Oahu, HI with a bunch of Galapagos sharks. My next stop is either Australia or South Africa to cage dive with the Great Whites.
Q: What is your favorite Nashville eatery?
FIDO. FIDO. FIDO.
Q: What is your favorite music venue? (Anywhere)
Beacon Theater, NY.
Q: If you could only pick one, what would be your all-time favorite song?
“Vienna” – Billy Joel
Q: What are some of your hobbies?
I like to attend concerts, play tennis, paint and travel when I get the chance!
Q: What is your favorite thing to do in Nashville on the weekend?
On the weekend, I usually stop at Fido because their breakfast dishes are the bomb. I also like to try new restaurants around the city.
Q: If you could have any super power, what would it be?
Teleportation so I could travel anywhere in the world in the blink of an eye.
Q: What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My greatest achievement has probably been working the GRAMMY Awards my sophomore year at Belmont. It was amazing to meet so many industry professionals and talents who I will hopefully be working for some day in the near future.
Q: What is something interesting that is on your bucket list?
I would love to eventually travel to different parts of the world to help monitor sea turtle hatchings.
Q: What is one type of food that you could not live without?
Mac and cheese
Q: What actor would you want to play you in the movie of your life? Why?
Amy Schumer because she’s funny and fabulous.
Q: If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?
London. I absolutely love it there. I studied abroad in London last spring and loved it so much, I returned in August for a week.
Q: How would your friends describe you?
Obsessed with cats, bubbly, very particular, and truthful.
Q: What TV or movie series are you obsessed with right now?
I just started watching “Friday Night Lights” over winter break and I’m almost done with the third season. I’m totally obsessed.
Q: What did you ‘want to be when you grew up’ as a kid?
I wanted to be a singer when I was younger. I quickly realized that wasn’t going to work out since I have no musical talent whatsoever.
Q: If time or money weren’t an issue, what would you be doing right now?
I would be traveling to different parts of the world and exploring.
Q: What are the top five albums that have shaped your life?
Jonas Brothers (self titled album): They were a pretty huge part of my life— I was a mega fan.
The Eagles: Greatest Hits: My family would listen to this album every year we took our Canada skiing trip, so now it just reminds me of family and good times.
How To Save A Life – The Fray: For some reason when this album came out, I became obsessed. It still pops up in my playlists and it never gets old.
Oops… I Did It Again – Britney Spears: The tour after this album came out was my first concert ever. I was 7 years old and now when I listen to this album, a lot of childhood memories come back to me.
Mylo Xyloto – Coldplay: I love every Coldplay album, but Mylo Xyloto was the tour that I was finally able to attend and it still ranks as the best concert I have ever been to.
Q: A television show you can’t miss, but hate to admit you watch:
“Keeping Up With The Kardashians”
Q: If you could spend the day with any person (living or deceased), who would it be?
Harry Styles because he’s awesome.
Q: What is your life goal?
My life goal would have to be: be happy in whatever career path I end up choosing.
Q: What is your favorite joke?
What is a pile of cats called?
Daily necessities in your desk drawer, pocket, or purse:
My license, credit card, and cell phone.
Favorite thing in your office:
Take a photo of your favorite coffee mug and explain:
I received this mug as a gift and I absolutely love it (mostly because it’s pretty)!