I Live in Toronto, aka "The 6ix," as baptized, of course, by Drake. And Drake -- or Sir Aubrey Graham, if you're familiar with the man behind the music -- is, without a doubt, king of this Canadian city.
As a hot-blooded, heterosexual woman, I've obviously spent one night or several imagining what it would be like to wander the Toronto streets with Drake by my side. Can you blame me? You can't read a tabloid rag without also perusing some new story about Drake's dating exploits. My fantasy started out innocently enough -- a natural extension of what people are already discussing. Then I took things a step further.
This story doesn't end with me actually dating Drake (I'm no RiRi). But it comes pretty close, because I did manage, with the help of a casting agent friend and social media, to track down a #Champalepapi who could pass for mister #Champagnepapi himself. Yup: I found a Drake look-alike.
In true Drake fashion, my #drakelookalike can dance, rap... and even LIVES IN TORONTO. Also, he's a method actor, so this would be perfect practice for him. And for me, whose most recent "date" included getting stalked on a beach in Jamaica by a guy named Chicken, this would be a fun departure. To get ready for my Drake-themed date, I sat down to study all of Drake's videos; then dressed up like the women represented therein.
I thought we could go to Drake's restaurant Fring's, but that proved to be waaay outside our budget. We may look like hip-hop superstars, but our wallets said otherwise. So we went down the street to a regular Drake haunt called SPiN, where fake Drake could put real Drake's ping-pong enthusiasm to good use.