Nathaniel Willemse, X Factor, Australian Idol, man's world, career progression, The Ultimate House Party, romance, dating tips

Curious to know what goes on in a man’s world? Perhaps you’d like them to share their views on romance, first dates, style, or career progression? Well, SHESAID is here to help, therefore each week we will be featuring some of the most influential males in the business including musicians, stylists, models, TV personalities and athletes.

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Recently SHESAID caught up with musician and former X Factor contestant Nathaniel Willemse. Talking all things career, style and romance, the singer opened up about his biggest fears, finding ‘the one’ and confided: confidence versus looks…

You’ve come a long way since Australian Idol and X Factor – spill, what’s your secret to success?

Perseverance, determination, a love for what you do, drive.

Singer Nathaniel Willemse On Career, Style And First Dates

What projects do you currently have in the works?

My new single will be out this year along with the album. I’ve also teamed up with Sony Mobile and Boost Mobile to celebrate the launch of the new Sony Xperia E4 smartphone. It has this awesome PartyShare app which lets up to 10 people share playlists and DJ a party together, and streams pics to your TV.

In October I’ll also be throwing the Ultimate House Party and I’m searching for a co-host! One lucky winner and 20 mates will get to party with me and enjoy a private performance. You can find out more by heading over to boost.com.au.

Do you ever get intimidated by other artists in the industry?

I’m only envious of other artists. I’m only here to better myself, not to be better than anyone else.

What are some style tips that you’ve accrued throughout the years?

The creative direction team at X Factor are always dressed up to the nines and they told me: “Never feel that you can’t overdress.” I’ve taken a leaf out of their book! In terms of my style inspo, it has to be Kanye West.

We hear you recently married, congratulations! How did you know you had found ‘the one’?

The most important thing was that she understood me and I understood her. To date a musician is pretty hard – you’re away a lot and your schedule is all over the place. She understood me from day one and I wouldn’t want to let go of such a good thing in my life.

What do you find more attractive in a woman: looks or confidence?

I actually thinks it’s a combination of both, although they do say confidence is a girl’s best asset.

What’s the most romantic thing that you’ve ever done?

Proposed in Times Square in NYC.

What are your best first date tips for women looking to find love?

Let down your guard, be yourself, relax and just enjoy the date.

How do you deal with nerves?

I breathe and tend to do a lot of affirmations. It’s about creating a positive mental state for whatever situation you’re in.

What is your biggest fear?

There’s a couple: 1. Failure 2. Patting a lion! I love lions and I watch documentaries on National Geographic all the time but I always watch the bad stuff like trainers getting attacked. I love them, but hate them!

What have you got your sights set on over the next year?

More work on my music – I’ve got my new single and album coming out. I’ll also be going on tour and hosting the Ultimate House Party in October with Sony Mobile and Boost Mobile.

Images via Daily Telegraph, MTV, YouTube