Reality show star Chumlee shed 75 pounds in one year.
Could you give some background on Chumlee of “Pawn Stars”?
—Charlie Harrington, Donna, Texas
The native Nevadan, 31, was born Austin Russell and received his nickname in elementary school after cartoon character Tennessee Tuxedo’s walrus sidekick, Chumley. The reality show star lost 75 pounds in a year by working out at the gym six days a week. As for his interests, he says, “I love rap music. Collecting shoes is my biggest hobby. I’ve got a couple hundred pairs of Nikes and Jordans. I got a lot of hats, too. I like to play basketball, but nothing competition-wise.” Chumlee also has a pet pit bull named Forest and a car collection that features a Rolls-Royce Phantom, 1964 Impala SS, Maserati GranTurismo, Cadillac Escalade and Range Rover.
Pawn Stars involves creative staging