Otis Kelsey

New York City

“I was born in Queens and then I moved to Harlem for a couple of years, then I moved to the Bronx, and now I live in Jersey. I'm mostly motivated by survival. I like to wake up bright and early, hear the birds chirping while I get ready for work. I can't stay in the house all the time. I always have to move, and this job keeps me moving. I take care of the warehouse and basically am the big helper around here. That's what I like to do most: help people out. For example, I drive the fork lift, help interns, run the register, and help Paul [the assistant director of operations]. This warehouse is huge and there's always work to do. I'm never bored.

When I'm off the clock, I'm always working. I model, sing, act, and write. I recorded two singles. This is what I love to do so I can't stop and I'm gonna reach for the stars.”

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