“It’s Better To Fake It Than To Make It” -Trent Monica, Dallas, Hairstylist and self proclaimed “King Of The 30KM Circuit.
I recently had the opportunity after a Dallas Mavericks game to sit down with Trent Monica. Trent is a Dallas Hair stylist. He is also the self proclaimed “King Of The 30k Millionaires” otherwise known as the “30kM circuit” He reluctantly agreed to be interviewed regarding his embracing of the 30km lifestyle and his secrets to success as well as his skilled technique in 30km deception.
Here is what Trent had to say regarding the mystique and myths surrounding lifestyle embraced by Jack In The Box managers across the country and dreaded by unsuspecting women -the 30k Millionaire.
“Make no mistake, being a successful 30KM is hard work. You have to do your homework. You have to create a perception that will survive beyond the 2 a.m last call”
So how you can you be the Lebron James of the 30KM maxed out credit card circuit? If you follow these simple rules you can “Out-3oKM” the competition. You can fake your way through beautiful women, comped casino rooms, free private jets and VIP treatment at the hottest spots in town. You can basically enjoy the benefits of all that Bernie Madoff enjoyed without the hassles of ownership or prison.
1. KNOW YOUR TOWN
“I am on a first name basis with almost every VIP doorman, bouncer and head bartender in Dallas.”
I have the same relationships with VIP hosts in most of the major Vegas clubs. It is an urban myth that you have to slip major coin to these types for preferential treatment. That is just not true. It is more important to be unique and engaging. You may have to pad the paycheck a couple times but if you add conversation, personality and hot women to those encounters you will be remembered. You will never have to wait in line again. You will be a VIP without cost of membership. it works.
2. BEFRIEND LOTS OF FEMALES
“Good looking women attract other good looking women” .
More importantly, they attract guys willing to shell out for VIP bottle service and dinner tabs to have a shot of going home with one of them even if they don’t know you from Adam Schmockle or Dirk Nowitzki
Regardless of your income level, the opportunities to befriend women abound. In the course of my job as a hairstylist, I am surrounded by women all day long. I engage them on multiple levels. I don’t hit on them. I become their friend, not their date. My goal is to be a BGF (Best Guy Friend).
This is where many amateur 30KM wannabes go terribly wrong. They forget what the ultimate goal is. They can not keep it in their pants. They forget the 30KM Golden Rule.
What is the golden Rule? If you want to be up there with me as a 30KM God, Don’t S**t Where You Drink! I bring at least 3 of my hottest BFF’s (Best Female Friends) to any gathering.
” Lets say we are at the club and one of my girls gets asked to come over to a table, she knows that this is a package deal. We all get introduced, and what do you know this 30KM god is sitting at a table drinking Perrier Jouet Rose, and Dom P. It works every time.”
3. GET GREAT SEATS AT SPORTING EVENTS
“You do not have to be related to the owner of a sports franchise to score good, babe impressing seats to a game.“
There is nothing better than being seen sitting on the floor at a Dallas Mavericks game. This may still seem like a stretch for an aspiring 30KM, but not if you do your homework.
Track seats on and StubHub. Look for seats to weekday games against opponents who are not that good. The seats will almost always be cheaper. You also want to be seen on the JumboTron or even better on local or national television. Once in your seats, find the camera guy who works the big screen. Strike up a conversation. Let him know your are there with a hot girl. Be sure she says hello to him. Be sure when you go to your seat she makes some kind of physical departing contact such as a touch on the arm. You WILL end up in High Definition on the arena big screen.
People will see you with those seats and will automatically think you have money. If you know people with great seats either at work or socially drop hints. You would be surprised how many times primo seats to off games go unused.
“Last season I had 50 yard line lower level suits seats to every Dallas Cowboys game in the new Stadium”
You may think that the Cowboy’s struggles make it more difficult to sell that to a hottie but you are wrong! The allure of the 50 or a suite at Jerry World is there regardless of whether the game itself will be a total ass-whip. Nightclub hotties eat it up. Now did I pay for those? Of course not. I get them from rich friends. Do you know any ladies that would go with someone else to a game and sit outside in shitty seats with 2o dollar beers when they can sit inside, get free food, drinks and watch the game in comfort? It’s a no-brainer.”
4. PRE-PARTY PRE-DRINKS
There is always going to be a slow night or two where you are going to have to shell out some of your own coin. A true 30KM knows the off nights at the hot spots around town. If you don’t want to go the Chinese takeout route those nights and still be successful the keys are preparation and damage control.
“The goal is to conserve funds while maintaining maximum “fake“.
You can get nice and buttered up before you even get to the club.(I Never Drink and Drive) Once in the club you already have your swerve on. Order one drink for yourself and you’re set. Nurse your drink!
You can also try the pre-party happy hour. Get one of your rich buds to at least have a happy hour at his penthouse pad even if he does not want to make it a long night. More often that not he will be up for having the party come to him versus the effort of hitting the club. Its a lot less expensive to buy the alcohol yourself before you go out and get their swerve on as well. This can save you up to 50 percent in bar tab expense. There is also a 50/50 shot that by the time you and your hotties are ready to hit the town, your rich buddy has changed his mind and comes along. Problem solved!
“Once again many wannabe 30KM’s make mistakes here.”
They forget why they are in the club. They live the night between their legs, buying drinks for every hot girl. They go home alone with a maxed out credit card. I would rather go home alone with my status as the king of the 30KM circuit in tact, new BFF’s made,and live to fight another day. Most importantly, I did not blow my pocket roll or my limited credit.
These amateurs watch too many movies. They have not learned that buying women drinks in itself never gets you laid unless its the last 2.am skank at the bar. They have also not learned that buying invidual drinks does not get noticed by anyone that matters. The true play is in the VIP bottle service area. Everything else is minor league.
“On a night where none of the rich friends are going out, pre-drinking is key”
5. CONTENT IS KING
This is the single most important rule of being a 30k millionaire. You have to Act As If. If you cannot speak/act/look the part, you are doomed to failure. Being able to speak to women, club owners, wealthy people or anybody else that is VIP is so important. What’s funny about this rule is that it is intertwined with all the others. The less you talk about what you have the better. Let people perceive what you have and how you live your life, not go out of your way to tell people about it. If you have to tell them you have money, you have lost the game already. You will immediately be tagged as a 30KM wannabe.
6. BEFRIEND WEALTHY PEOPLE
“I have always surrounded myself with wealthy people.”
People that are really wealthy sometimes get enjoyment out of seeing less fortunate people enjoy themselves in ways they would never be able to. This opens up a world of 30KM opportunities. Befriending wealthy people has allowed me to travel extensively, hardly ever forking out for more than airfare.
7.LOOK THE PART!
This is a key component of a successful 30KM. Obviously, if you’re only making around 30k or less, you’re not going to be able to buy a BMW, but you can lease one. With a little research you can find people on countless online web sites trying to get out of their leases with no credit check.
If you are like me ,you are also not going to be able to afford a sick condo in city unless you have four roommates. This again is where rich friends with plush pads come in. If you have 3 roomies and your buddy has a downtown penthouse, common sense dictates where the party should be.
“Replica is another word that most 30KM’s are really intimately familiar with.”
Replica Cartier, 2 karat stud earrings, Louis Vuittion wallet. These are all mainstays of the 30KM wardrobe. Most who tell you they can spot the difference are lying. In reality, unless its your wife, girlfriend, or another 30KM, no one is checking that closely regardless.
“When I lived in Scottsdale I leased a BMW 330i. Of course the subject never came up if it was owned or leased so that was an easy one to get away with. On my trips to Mexico I was able to pick up a knock-off Cartier watch that was a dead ringer. Even my wealthy friends who had them couldn’t tell, I think the one I picked up was $40. My condo in downtown Scottsdale was just sick, of course it was only 3 bedrooms with 4 people living there, but it worked. Whatever person had girls coming back would get a bedroom, the odd man out got the couch. Other than a couple of close calls, this worked to perfection.”
8. DON’T BE LIKE OTHER 30KMs!
This is where I stand out above and beyond all other 30km. I have never been caught, and never will! I never go out of my way to let people know what I have (or what I don’t have). I let them see for themselves. If you are low key, no one asks. When they do, depending if I am in town, or out of it, is when my stories can be a little more far fetched. The fact that I am appealing to the opposite sex is a bonus. If you have average or below average looks, you need to be that much more personally engaging and dependent on other women If you have 3 hot women on your arm, no one is going to be looking at you when you all sit down in the VIP bottle service section.
9. WATCH OUT FOR THE 30KM WANNABE!
“This is a 30KM idiot is a dangerous wild card.”
Their fake is easily spotted as bullshit. They put everyone else on their guard, making it harder for a true professional 30KM to operate. This type of 30KM idiot will join in on a conversation, pull a bank statement out of his back pocket and challenge you to a balance contest. He will try to force a seat at the VIP table with lame ass lines even a hottie at her drunkest would not believe. When you are in the middle of this type of situation, the best thing to do is avoid a confrontation. Defuse the situation. Pack up your girls and leave the area for a bit. The money guys will get the message and jettison the 30KM idiots. You can then return women and primo 30KM king status in- tact.
10. FAKE IT UNTIL YOU MAKE IT
I would hope that even the most skilled and successful 3oKM’s would not want to remain a 30KM forever. My goal as a 30KM has always been to surround myself with wealthy people, and who knows what may come from it. It’s not about what you know or what you make, its about who you know and what they make..
“Good Luck And Good Faking!”
Brian Cuban is a an author whose best-selling book “Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder” chronicles his first-hand experiences living with, and recovering from childhood bullying, eating disorders and Body Dysmorphia Disorder (BDD) and drug addiction. Brian speaks regularly about his recovery ,breaking the male eating disorder stigma and how those suffering can turn their lives around