Born This Way Is Paving the Way!
Born This Way star, Sean McElwee, is a businessman and owner of a successful T-Shirt Company named Seanese (www.seanese.com). The name is a play on Sean’s name and because when he was younger, no one could understand him. Sean’s mom would often translate and tell others Sean speaks his own language: Sean-ese. Sean uses his own personal, funny phrases and sayings and has a graphic artist create the t-shirt designs. Sean has final approval. In addition to business, he is an excellent golfer and avid sportsman, and a self-professed ladies’ man who is “not shy”. We asked Sean to share with us a series of questions and answers.
Q: Who is the coolest person you’ve met since being a TV star? What’s the best part about being a TV celebrity? Any perks?
A: Coolest Person: That’s easy, it’s Caley Versfelt, my girlfriend. As for the best part of being a celebrity, well, I love getting all the attention…haha. And, yes, I do get to go to the Emmy Awards and other events.
Q: Who is the funniest or craziest person on the show with you?
A: I know that by heart: Caley and Christina. Those two drive me crazy a lot, in a good way.
Q: What impact do you hope that the show/series has on society?
A: BTW shows the world that just because people have disabilities, they can still do things. They are capable.
Q: As a role model to others, what advice or message do you think is the most important for others to hear, and that you would like to share with others?
A: I’m different and that’s a great thing because we are all a gift.
Q: Do you have any new t-shirt designs coming out for this season? Can you share with us your favorite-shirt or phrase from this new line…and why is it your favorite?
A: The newest ones are the “Born to” Designs. It’s my business so they are all my business. It makes me happy. “Born to Be Me” is my favorite because it’s all about me, my life, my future, and awesome disabilities. Down syndrome is not bad.
Q: Do you have a dream-goal for your business Seanese?
A: I’m looking forward to the next chapter; a future house, a future lady, a future hobby and to become the new Justin Bieber. And I hope I sell a lot of shirts so I can donate more for new baby baskets at Down Syndrome Associations!
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