Performer's Guide to Las Vegas: Chaun Williams of "Chippendales"

We chatted with Chaun Williams about his favorite places in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas is filled with things to see and do, and it can be challenging to make time for everything you want to try. Las Vegas performers often see some of the best the city has to offer, so who better to show you around? We asked Chaun Williams of “Chippendales” at Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino and HBO Max’s “FBoy Island” to share his favorite spots in town. 

Chaun Williams at "Chippendales" Las Vegas | WhereTraveler
Chaun Williams at "Chippendales" (©James Smith/Courtesy "Chippendales")

The Interview

WT- How does it feel to be back at Chippendales?
Williams- It’s amazing! I’m so excited to be back. We’ve got a lot of new routines and the show has definitely changed. 

WT- How do you feel about the new fan base you’ll be bringing in from your reality TV time?
Williams- It’s great! It’s really exciting, and it’s honestly the same demographic as Chippendales.

WT- How did you get your start as a performer?
Williams- I moved out to Vegas when I was 18, and I really wanted to take my shot at becoming an entertainer and a performer. I moved here on July 4th, and about a month later, I was with the Chippendales. 

WT- Where are you from, and how long have you lived in Las Vegas?
Williams- I’m originally from Arlington, Texas, and I’ve lived here for 16 years. 

(Courtesy Chaun Williams)
(Courtesy Chaun Williams)

WT- What is your favorite thing about living in Las Vegas?
Williams- I’d have to say the convenience-—everything is easy to get to and open late. I can get off work and go to the grocery store! There’s also so much to do here and a lot to do outside of the city. 

WT- What is your favorite spot to bring visiting family and friends?
Williams- Stovepipe Wells Sand Dunes. I like to bring people to see some of the gorgeous places in town that God made. A lot of people haven’t been to the sand dunes and aren’t aware of how much there is to do off the Strip.  

WT- If someone asks you for dinner recommendations in Las Vegas, what do you suggest?
Williams- I recently went to STK at Cosmopolitan, and I really liked the food and the ambiance. 

WT- Where are some of your favorite places to go and things to do in Las Vegas on your day off?
Williams- I like to get out and spend some time outdoors. I’m going at 100mph so much of the time, and getting outside and reconnecting with nature helps me reset. 

(Courtesy Chaun Williams)
(Courtesy Chaun Williams)