Who the f*ck is Kristóf, and what’s “Whitecity Boy”? ;)
White City is a popular nickname for Tel Aviv – thanks to the Bauhaus vibe. This is where “White City Boy lives”, aka Kristóf Yosef Steiner, Tel Aviv based writer, journalist, television personality and fashion observer. Get to know him by reading New York based The Wild magazine’s Q&A session with him.
Kristóf was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary. He was a VJ and producer of the Hungaran music television of the MTV Networks, and a star of local reality shows such as I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, and Celebrity Fear Factor. He is the writer of Hungarian teen trash comedy, Dream.net, he played in several Hungarian and international movie productions, and on stage as well. As “White City Boy”, his missions are personal tours all across Israel, thematic walks in Tel Aviv, home restaurant events and catering vegan happenings such as weddings and birthdays, party and event hosting, talk show and round table talk hosting, and more.
He started his writing career as a movie and fashion reviewer and pop culture expert, and interviewed several international film makers, word famous actors (Oliver Stone, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sigourney Weaver, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway and many more). He was the editor in charge of Hungary’s unique pop culture and fashion magazine, “PEP!”. He attended numerous fashion related events all over the world – fashion weeks and exhibitions -, and he is a regular writer of the Cosmopolitan Hungary, Hungarian Marie Claire Blog, and Time Out Israel. He published three book s of short stories in Hungarian in 2012.
Kristóf was a student of London’s Goldsmith College on a writing culture course by Bridget Whelan, and attending student at Dr. Shai Frogel’s “What’s Metaphysics?” course at the Tel Aviv University. He is a dedicated supporter of the Jewish-Arabic social youth project, Kids Creating Peace.
Q: What do you consider a fashion “faux-pas”?
A: Not being naked on a nude beach.
Q: What does good energy mean to you?
A: It means doing things for others, and not because I expect something in return. It means that I’m taking responsibility for how my life goes, and not placing blame on anyone else. Good energy means that one can see a bigger picture and is opened to experience good and bad. This is the only way of becoming the better versions of ourselves.
Q: What do you think there is too much of, and too little of?
A: There is too much destruction, hatred, discrimination and ignorance. But we can change this with just a little bit more of acceptance, unconditional love, and human dignity.
Q: What would you be doing if you didn’t have your current occupation?
A: I’d be planting flowers in parks and public gardens in New York City.
Q: What would you do if you were the president?
A: I’d legalize gay marriage, adoption and surrogacy all over the world, I’d make spiritual teaching the main part of children’s education in schools, and I’d legalize natural, herbal drugs instead of chemicals and poisons which only brings money to the big fish of the medical industry, but doesn’t really get to heal the World and it’s citizens.
Q: What can’t you live without?
A: My stuffed bunny rabbit called Amand. I have him since I was 2, he is my baby. And my tiny, colorful American Apparel shorts. I have about 12 pairs of them.
Q: What would you like to leave to future generation?
Books, films, theater plays and articles which can help people to learn, transform and connect to a higher source of energy.
Q: Who is your Hero?
“There is only one Queen and that’s Madonna, bitch!”