Meet Rudolph Artis

Interview conducted at Pappy’s Hotdogs in Virginia Beach.

Name: Rudolph Artis

Residence: Virginia Beach

How long have you lived in HRVA? 15 years

What is the best thing on the menu at Pappy’s? I haven’t gotten past the hot dogs yet. They are outstanding!

What is your guilty pleasure? Eating hot dogs.

What is the best concert you have ever been to? Maxwell. He’s an R&B singer that I saw a couple of years ago. It’s my favorite because it was at an outside venue and he hadn’t been on tour for eight or 10 years.

What is your favorite season in Hampton Roads? I like the fall. It’s football season and it’s not too cold. I like to enjoy the nice weather.

What did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a small business owner. I grew up in an entrepreneurial family. I wanted my own business and to follow in the footsteps of my father. Now I am a small business owner. I own Influance Hair in Norfolk. We are nationwide but based out of Hampton Roads.

What is your proudest moment? The birth of my daughter. She is 11-years-old now.

If you could have any superpower, then what would it be? I would end the political division that continues to divide the country. I would make America the strongest country again by giving a strong education to the less fortunate and providing jobs and healthcare to those who need it.

What is your favorite thing to do in Hampton Roads? I like to get out to the beach, the Oceanfront. Or dine in upscale restaurants like Catch 31 to relax.

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