This week on THAT’S AWSM! Xxavier, a Cree-Ojibwe karate powerhouse from Toronto, and Akiel Julien, an actor from the hit TV show The Next Step, showcase their best 1950s movie heartthrob impressions, then take a spin on a 250-horse power jet as they try out the water sport flyboarding! Akiel will also be taking Darcy and Xxavier through their paces as he gets them warmed up and running in some pretty intense HIIT workouts. Will they be up to these challenges? Watch and find out!
Fun factOnce did stand-up comedy!
You may recognize him from his roles on Blackstone and Delmer & Marta, or you may have heard that he’s produced a few films and web series himself, but it’s time to get to know DARCY WAITE as host of That’s AWSM! Outgoing, sporty, goofy, warm, and entertaining, Darcy is down to try any and all of our AWSM activities… unfortunately he doesn’t often get to! He can recite every single line from every Will Ferrell movie ever made, and will only drink coffee from Tim Horton’s, but there is nothing he loves more than meeting teens from communities all over Canada and helping them live their best AWSM lives – which makes him the perfect guy for the job!
Xxavier is a sixteen-year old Cree-Ojibwe youth from Toronto, Ontario with a passion for old films from the 1950s and 1960s. He has a powerhouse of a high kick from all the hours spent in the gym practicing karate, a sport he picked up from his mom! Movies and karate are only two of his passions, he also can whip up a few things in the kitchen that will leave you feeling satisfied and well fed!
Fun factIf he could be anyone for a day, he would be his dog!
Akiel Julien is the actor who plays LeTroy on the hit TV show The Next Step. Akiel immigrated to Canada from Grenada when he was younger and has recently been taking the entertainment industry by storm with his killer dance moves and acting talent. Talking about killer dance moves, have you ever heard of bone breaking? Well if you haven’t make sure you follow Akiel on social media to see it in action! Akiel loves classic movies and is always ready to quote some of his favorite lines. Judging by his talent, he will be in quite a few new classics in the years to come!