Jun 20, 2012 Erin Wisneski Uncategorized
Last spring, David Peters flew to California on a fluke. After three trips in six months, Peters decided to pack his bags and make a permanent move to the West Coast.
A Baker High School graduate and former personal trainer, Peters said he had no intention of getting on screen while in Hollywood. But after a woman approached him at a restaurant to do a casting call and nailing the audition, Peters got hooked. Head shots, casting calls and different rolls followed as Peters appeared on shows such as NBC’s “The Doctors,” ABC’s “Happy Endings,” and other shows like “Love for Sail,” “Celebridate,” “Storage Hunters” and most recently Fox’s “Take Me Out,” which premiered June 7.
George Lopez is the host of Wednesday night’s “Take Me Out,” which features 30 women at podiums each week. The podiums feature a red “X” that the women can each light up to decline a date with the male guest. If all the women decline, which is referred to as a “block-out,” the man loses.
Peters was featured on the show last week and was successful in obtaining a date. The follow-up to his episode premieres tonight on Fox, and Peters said to stay tuned because there is a “rendezvous in a hot tub.”
“It’s overwhelming – and the opportunities are through the ceiling,” Peters said of his Hollywood experience thus far. However, he said the people there are “really, really hard to relate to.”
In fact, Peters admitted that for a while he let his ego get the best of him and he lost his true self for a short period. He needed to take a step back.
“I was on a road trip up the coast of California,” he said. “I am a giving person and I was losing that part of me; it was being taken over by the notion of being on TV and climbing the ladder of success. I needed to do something that was going to help people, but that was also sustainable.”
His journey led him to develop Glowbox, which is a large gift box features a variety of smaller gift boxes within containing everything from chocolates to candles, robes and more. According to Peters, everything is of the highest quality and each gift within the box is individually wrapped.
“It’s kind of like Christmas when you open one up,” Peters said.
In addition, the box is put together by people who are trying to lift themselves up, like those in a women’s shelter. Also, 20 percent of sales are donated to various fundraisers. In fact, Peters invites people to take advantage of Glowbox’s fundraising program. He recently launched the Hundred Box Challenge in Central New York encouraging businesses, schools, booster programs and other organizations to earn money while selling the boxes.
“Glowbox is a way for a person to give an awesome gift, while helping others out, and being able to track how you are helping others out online,” Peters said.
For more information about Glowbox, visit yourglowbox.com.
“It is such a privilege to help others out,” he said, adding his own personal mantra, “If you want something, get up and go after it. You can have, do and be anything.”