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Monday, May 28, 2012 | 9:45 p.m.
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Model and recording artist Nick Hissom premiered his single “Killin’ Tonight” at Tryst in Wynn Las Vegas on Sunday night, and the 19-year-old’s debut included a performance with DJ duo Manufactured Superstars (DJs Shawn Sabo and Brad Roulier).
Hissom’s mother Andrea Wynn and stepfather Steve Wynn watched from the front row as the favorite of Tommy Hilfiger performed with Morgan Larson. Check out Senior Editor John Katsilometes’ chat with Hissom posted Sunday ahead of the performance at the nightspot.
Paris Hilton and her father Rick Hilton were at a VIP table just off the dance floor. After the performance, Hissom and Paris chatted and posed for photographers. Hilton later tweeted, “@NickHissom, congrats on an amazing performance tonight! So proud of you! Love your new song with @MF_Superstars!”
Lil Jon, who took over the DJ booth after Hissom’s song, greeted Hissom as he finished and gave him props for his first performance. The evening was recorded for a music video directed by Kenny Ortega (“Dirty Dancing, “High School Musical,” “Michael Jackson’s This Is It”).
Nick said, “Being able to perform tonight at Tryst on Memorial Day Weekend was an incredible rush. Filming a music video with Kenny Ortega, and recording a song with Manufactured Superstars, are things, which, quite honestly, I thought I’d never have time for due to my studies at the University of Pennsylvania.
“I guess life is full of surprises! I don’t know where the entertainment industry will take me, but I do know that I’m working hard, thankful to my team and having the time of my life. I can’t wait for my next performance in New York this Wednesday!”
Hissom’s Tryst performance is the first of many dates with Manufactured Superstars as they embark on a summer-long tour across the U.S. and Europe to promote “Killin’ Tonight.” Hissom performs Wednesday at Gabrielle’s Angels Foundation Millennial Ball at Lavo NYC.
Thanks to David Becker of Getty Images for his photo gallery.
Don Chareunsy is editor of VegasDeLuxe.com and arts and entertainment editor of LasVegasSun.com.
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