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Axel Beckett

"I believe in miracles, you sexy thing."

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Created on 2013-09-06 09:52:25 (#2076987), last updated 2013-09-07 (211 weeks ago)

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Name:Axel Beckett
Birthdate:Oct 1
Location:Aussie in, New York, United States of America
Website:+ Dream Like New York

Axel Kye Beckett was, unfortunately, named after Eddie Murphy's infamous Axel Foley from Beverly Hills Cop. His dad's favourite movies, Axel's mum had more than a few spats with him when pregnant with Axel, but once they found out they were having a boy, it was pretty much a given. He was even played the Axel F theme in utero, and these days, Axel is pretty sure there are way worse nakesakes he could have ended up with. Axel grew up in in a town called Geelong in Victoria, Australia and both his parents were involved in performing arts. His mother, a choreographer for a Melbourne theatre company and his father, an ex actor on a long running Australian soap and now a drama teacher at a local high school. Axel was born into a performing environment, and as an only child, he interacted a lot with his parents and their circle of friends in the same industry. He showed promise as a performer himself from a young age, and he was in ballet lessons from about the age of 4. He loved it, but by the time he finished high school (a school focused on the arts) and was accepted into the Australian Ballet School in Melbourne, he was a little bored with it and his passion was waning.

Axel also played the piano beautifully and enjoyed singing. He saw an ad on TV one night for upcoming auditions in Melbourne for an X-Factor style talent show, and he went along for the experience, not really expecting to get very far. He was only a year into his tertiary ballet studies at the time, and he got a standing ovation when he sung Music of the Night and played the piano for it. It was at the audition that he met Chase Walker when they were sitting together in the waiting room. They struck up a conversation, and even though they waited a couple of hours for their turn, it felt like no time at all when they chatted together non-stop. After Chase's audition, Axel intercepted him backstage and congratulated him. They swapped phone numbers and added each other on Facebook, and promised to keep in touch. As it turned out, they both made it through to the finals and were part of a group of five hand-picked guys the same age (along with Lance Valentine, Leighton Kent and Jasper Cho) that were selected to form a new Aussie boy band by the name of Electricks.

It was mindblowing and a huge whirlwind for Axel, but they won the show and were signed immediately to a recording contract. He made the hard decision to post-pone his position at the Australian Ballet school when, after a long chat with his parents, he decided to grab this opportunity with both hands. It just turned out that in the process, he ended up grabbing Chase with both hands too. The night of their victory, they had a few too many drinks and ended up sleeping together in Chase's hotel room in Sydney after the wrap party. Axel always knew he was gay, but he had never come out to anyone but his parents. He just... was, and hadn't dated anyone, preferring instead to focus on his career. He had slept with a couple of girls from his school when they hit on him, but it never went anywhere and only cemented his sexuality for him. After the night with Chase, though, they couldn't deny their obvious chemistry and with sharing the beginning of this new journey together, they began dating in secret, with only the other guys in the band and their management being aware of the relationship.

They had just hit the top of the Aussie charts with their debut single when Angel Shaw had his management approach Electricks' management to ask if they wanted to be the supporting act for his six month international tour. It would launch them in the international market, and there was no turning back. They hit the big time quicker than they had time to realise what was going on, and not have a huge fanbase all over the world. So much so that they sighed with Angel's PR company, Lewis & Co, and have now made the move to New York City as their base, with plans to do a full publicity tour around the USA once they find their feet.

Axel isn't shy in any way, shape, or form. He's very comfortable with himself, and much to Chase's delight, he's very physical flexible and likes to be in as least clothes as possible whenever he can. He has a bit of a devious streak and a can be a bit of a bitch. The band have become his best friends, but it is going to be a learning curve when they start living together considering they're all different personalities. They know about him and Chase, and now they're in New York, the jokes have started about them getting hitched. Despite feeling like his feet haven't hit the ground since their whole process started, Axel is loving it. He doesn't miss ballet and finds the fame intriguing. He knows it won't last forever, though, and is trying to keep a cool head whilst the rest of him wants to live it up and have as much fun as he can.

Axel's tag @ +dreamlikenewyork is HERE

"I believe in miracles, you sexy thing."

- You Sexy Thing, Hot Chocolate

Axel is an original character, created for the PSL, [community profile] dreamlikenewyork. For RP and muse writing only. No infringement intended. Axel's PB is Joe Sugg, who belongs to himself.

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