For the month of May we're going to highlight members of the vaping community and a few our customers. First up we have Mandi Hobbs. Mandi, who has been a Banzai customer since 2015, hosts a weekly show on Vapers TV. She took some time out of her busy schedule to answer a few questions, check them out below!
Banzai: Give us a little info about yourself. What interests do you have outside of vaping?
Mandi: I am 27 and was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA but I love to travel and go to all different kinds of conventions and meeting new people. I love pinup and the whole era and sometimes think I was born in the wrong time. I love gaming on PC and Xbox One and tabletop games. I like to keep it old school there. I also enjoy karaoke and singing as a fun hobby and I also love making people laugh with my silly sense of humor.
Banzai: How long did you smoke cigarettes?
Mandi: I was smoking from the time I was 15 until I tapered off when I was 25 years old.
Banzai: What was your first vaping setup?
Mandi: My first set up was super crazy expensive and looking back now, it was horrible. My boyfriend wanted me off of cigarettes because he wanted me to be around forever. He was really into electronics so, for Christmas one year he bought me this cigalike with 12mg cartridges in 3 flavors-which was all that you could get at the time-menthol, non, and cherry. I remember puffing on it for hours and still wanting a cigarette.
Banzai: How long have you been vaping?
Mandi: I have been vaping for a total of 5 years but been cigarette free for 2 years now.
Banzai: How do you stay up to date on what's going on in the vape industry?
Mandi: I follow Youtube channels, read blogs, subscribe to newsletters, watch other vapers.tv hosts and use the harsh, cruel world of Reddit.
Banzai: What is your favorite flavor from Banzai?
Mandi: That is really tough they are all great flavors. I am going to have to say out of all of them, Legion of Ploom is my favorite. I just love the tart kiss of flavor that it gives with that punch of pomegranite on the exhale.
Banzai: Where can we see more of you?
Mandi: I am on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram as shtrglassheart. I am on Youtube as myself, Mandi Hobbs :) You can also find me on vapers.tv on Sunday nights from 6-8PM EST unless there is a vape convention.
We'll be having interviews up every Tuesday and Thursday for the entire month of May. Stay tuned for more!