Thomas Wilson III

Posted on June 05 2018

College Ambassador - University of Alabama

Tell us about yourself? My name is Thomas Wilson III and I am from just north of Chicago in Illinois. I am a very outgoing, active, adventurous guy and I really like to try new things and meet new people! Golf is one of my favorite hobbies! Additionally, I am a huge sports junkie! In the fall I will be attending the University of Alabama where I will be majoring in Marketing with minors of Advertising, Journalism, and Sports Media!

What part of USA Palm peaked your interest? I am a very preppy guy and that's what caught my eye right off the bat about this brand and initially drew my interest. Additionally, I really like the lifestyle that is portrayed by USA Palm. I love the way their products represent a very relaxed, stress-free way of life! Truly inspiring!

How do you Enjoy the Palm Life? I do my best to live life as relaxed as possible. There's something to be said about how peaceful a palm tree is and I love to dress preppy! I spend a lot of the time outside with sunglasses on, Kenny Chesney (or other country music) playing, just enjoying life and being happy. I know that next year at Alabama I will be spending a lot of time in the sun by the water (as I do in the summers here on Lake Michigan!). I would define the Palm Life as a sort of vacation-like, care-free, get-away state of mind and I do that all the time outside (in my preppy clothes)!

What sports or activities do you participate in? I was on varsity for my high school swim team freshman, sophomore, junior, and half of this year before I quit. I will be a lifeguard for the second straight summer this year, and I currently babysit 3-5 times a week. Additionally, I am a writer for this brand titled 'Odyssey' at Alabama where I write articles once a week and they get published.

What is your favorite vacation spot? Why? My favorite vacation spot is definitely Cancun, Mexico. There's nothing nicer than being in the sun with a gorgeous view of the crystal-blue ocean in front of me and just getting to sit back and relax. Additionally, I love to try new things and Mexico is so different than other places I have been in the past; I love that place! Who wouldn't?!

Why do you think you are a good USA Palm Ambassador? I am a very outgoing male and have no problem reaching a large number of people...even virtually (1500+ on my personal Instagram, 900+ on my Snapchat)! I will reach many people next year at the University of Alabama (population of 40,000+). Just last week I won a marketing contest with a local business at my school! As mentioned earlier, I am a very preppy individual and really enjoy photography too.. I can ROCK this brand! Alabama is in the South (obviously) so there will be a lot of the USA Palm target market at my school next year.. we will be taking lots of vacations to various ocean spots! I am what USA Palm needs to take the brand to the next level, not only in Tuscaloosa, but in the country as a whole!

How will you make the Palm Life better? I was thinking that I could potentially have Palm Life 'sponsor' an event for my fraternity next year; this would lead to such widespread awareness across campus (and hopefully a lot of revenue too!). I plan to bring great awareness to the brand in Tuscaloosa and sport the brand all the time.. that's how WE can grow.

What else should we know about you? I will be rushing a fraternity next year. I live a 2 minute walk from Lake Michigan (GREAT picture possibilities in the summer.. just saying!).

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