The Multi Cultural Multi Talented Drake

The Toronto, Canada born actor/rapper Aubrey Drake Graham’s heritage includes a Jewish mother and an African American musician father from Memphis.  He has been opening up more about his Jewish identity(See Video).  He first garnered attention on the extremely popular Canadian teen soap, Degrassi.

Then Drake set the world on fire with his talent as a rapper. In June 2009, Drake signed a recording contract with Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment.In November 2009, Lil Wayne released a statement announcing that Drake’s first studio album, Thank Me Later, had been completed. The album was released on June 15, 2010, and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.  In 2012 he release a a video which display him going through some of the rituals of Jewish Culture. (Video Strong Language and Mature Content.)

Drake loves wine! In videos you will often see him sipping a glass of wine.  In his duet with Rihanna, they share a wine moment together.

(Click Here For Info About His Passion for Food and Wine)

Taylor Kitsch & Fitness: A Canadian Iron Man

Scene From Friday Night Lights

Canadian Taylor Kitsch melts a lot hearts as a fullback on NBC’s Friday Night Lights but his true athletic background is on the ice.  Born in Kelowna, British Columbia and raised in Vancouver, Kitsch is a former ice hockey player for Canadian BCHL.  He played for the Langley Hornets before a career ending knee injury.  Do you think Kitsch will be excited about the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver? We are guessing…yes. 

Fitness for Kitsch, did not stop with the injury or ending his role as an athlete on Friday Night Lights, the 28 year old never loss his devotion to fitness and health.  Before making it big, he became certified as a nutritionist and trainer.  His trade secrets to fitness is not really a secret.  Kitsch has gone on record to say, “displined eating and regular workouts.”  Moroever, he stays away from sugar and flour. 

He has graced the cover of Men’s Health and took time to discuss his support of fitness activities for kids.   Not just a man of words, Kitsch took part in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon which benefits the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Read About fellow Canadian Ryan Reynolds in the MCCN Celebrity Fitness Section

Article by Crystal A. Johnson