"It was hard because I was kind of shy about it," he said. "It was hard for me to talk to people. I started in high school, doing tricks for kids on my wrestling team, kids in school, and eventually it helped me build self-confidence to ask people on the street, and I kept building confidence and kept going from there." Now, Benson walks up to people on the street, blindfolded, and begins loudly describing to them the clothes they're wearing that day and the objects and colors surrounding them - just another of his tricks. He's at his best when performing. "I love to entertain people, so that's what really drew me to this," he said. "Any emotion, whether it's crying or being angry, that's what drew me into it. It's emotion-based."