Meet Aaron Kodak. He’s our Go-Go Dancer of the Month for May 2018–coming at ya from The Abbey Food & Bar (photos taken at The Chapel). Kodak is all lips, all muscles and a washboard stomach. But underneath his chiseled exterior, he’s a genuinely nice country southern boy who will throw you off with a home-cooked meal.
Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Atlanta. I now live in Hollywood. Hollywood and Vine.
How long have you lived in the Los Angeles area?
September will make five years.
What’s your take on West Hollywood?
I love WEHO. It’s very diverse. I love the diversity. I’m just a diverse person. I like a good mix of things.
What’s your Astrological sign?
What do they say about Aries?
It’s the best sign (laughs). We can be a little selfish at times, but at the same time we are very loving, very protective. We’re fun. We’re outgoing. That’s a typical Aries. I get along the best with other aries by the way.
What’s your relationship status?
How long have you been go-go dancing?
I’ve been go-go dancing for almost a year and a half now.
What do you think about dancing at the Abbey?
I love dancing at the Abbey. We’re like a family. That’s what I like the most about it.
What’s it like from up there?
Honestly, I prefer to be up there than in the crowd. There is more space to move around. You get to see everything that is going on. It’s a little thrill, you can say.
At what point does go-go dancing become work for you?
I guess on days that I’m like super, super tired. I’m putting on a smile, even though I’m like dead tired and trying to act like I’m having a good time. You don’t want the crowd to feel that energy. It’s all about vibes.
What is the biggest tip you’ve ever gotten?
I would say $300. That is my biggest one yet.
Does your mom know you’re go-go dancing?
My mom…OK, so what it is, is my mom doesn’t know—I haven’t told my mom that I dance, but she knows that I dance. She just hasn’t said anything. I’ll go home and she’ll say, ‘Show me how you dance in L.A.’ and I’m like, ‘What? You know. You know mom, but you’re just not really saying anything.’ She knows that I book dancing gigs, but she doesn’t know that I go-go dance. I haven’t told her because, she’ll think I’m a stripper and this is completely different than a stripper. I’m an actual dancer. She’s fine with it. I just haven’t said anything, but she knows.
What’s do you think is your hottest feature?
My lips. I would definitely say it’s my lips.
What goals do you have for yourself?
One of the goals that I have for myself is to start working a lot overseas. I’ve been booking a lot of modeling gigs and dancing gigs overseas. Those are some of my short-term goals.
What are people surprised to learn about you?
I’m a really good chef. People are always surprised to learn about that. I’m a country boy, so that surprises everybody. I’m a genuine person. People meet me and they are surprised to learn that I’m genuine and a nice guy. I’m just a country southern boy. That’s how I was raised.
Follow Kodak on Instagram under the handle @kodak5