I am 19, a sophomore at Ohio University majoring in Aviation Flight and my name is Ethan Quastler but you can call me Twellvs, that’s what everyone else calls me haha! I had gotten that nickname in highschool over 2 years ago when my old nickname was E12 and when Machine Gun Kelly’s mixtape “100 Words and Running” had came out and ALL i had ever talked about was MGK and EST and was just trying to help spread his movement and message to everyone I knew so a friend combined “E12” and “Kells” to make Twellvs! Ever since that mixtape dropped and I heard his story, I just never stopped supporting and never will. I was a junior in highschool at that time and never had any drug or depression problems like hundreds of other fans he has saved from those type of things. But I was just a normal teenager with normal problems and normal stress levels but his music was still an escape, from everything. It was also an inspiration to be YOURSELF and follow one’s dreams.
I had always wanted to be a pilot but it’s a very very expensive dream to chase and I didn’t know if it would be worth the debt but MGK and his team were and are living proof that you can achieve anything you want to if you are determined to it. After seeing him go from homeless to a hometown favorite by risking everything he had in order to make it was truly inspirational. From giving up meals in order to get a few hours of studio time in or to putting his daughter, his team, and his fans above himself was unbelievable. I finally decided to chase my dream and give pilot training a chance regardless of the cost, I knew if he could make it as far as he had, starting from nothing, I knew I could at least give my dream a chance regardless of any obstacles. I’m currently about 2 months away from earning my Private Pilot’s License as a sophomore in college after a year of training!!! I plan on earning my Instrument Rating, Commercial Rating, and Certified Instructor rating by graduation and am forever grateful for having a chance to chase this dream.
Being part of this movement is something beautiful to believe in and a great feeling to help spread the positivity to others. I have had “Lace Up” tattooed on my right shoulder for over a year and a LAC3 UP license plate I used on my car but now bring to concerts to rage with!! You will never see or hear another artist as passionate nor as dedicated and loyal nor as REAL as Machine Gun Kelly. He puts his heart and soul into EVERYTHING he does in life and has created a cult fanbase from which I have met some of my best friends and great people I will always be lucky to have in my life. He brought a generation of REAL together who share the same positive values in life.
From having the honor of watching and supporting every step MGK and EST made from the release of 100 Words and Running to where he is now about to release his debut album was an amazing and inspiring experience and it is a never-ending ride, we’re taking this to the top. Machine Gun Kelly, his team, their message, and their music is full of positivity and inspiration deserving of the entire world to see, appreciate, and support. EST FOR LIFE.